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Family Activities, Events & Workshops

Baby Bounce and Rhyme at the Beaney

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Every Thursday, 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am
Free drop-in activity, the Library
www.kent.gov.uk/libs

 

Our popular sing and rhyme sessions for children up to age two and their parents or carers.

Warhammer Gaming Club

Warhammer Gaming Club

Third Thursday of the month, 5pm to 7pm
£1 per person, Community Room
www.kent.gov.uk/libs

School League Rules. Please bring your own figures. Beginners welcome. For ages 12 to 16.

Saturday Story Time

Saturday Story Time

Every Saturday
11am to 11.30am
Free admission
The Library


Stories and Tales - suitable for 2 to 7 year olds accompanied by an adult

Create a Flying Exotic Bird

Create a Flying Exotic Bird

Continues to 31 October 2015
£1 per person, Drop in
Collectors & Explorers Gallery

Create your own flying bird inspired by exotic Indian birds on display in the Stephen Lushington case.

Create a Roman Laurel Wreath

Create a Roman Laurel Wreath

Continues to 2 September

Canterbury Roman Museum
Drop in free activity included in museum entry price

No need to book


Create a Roman Laurel Wreath and dress as a Roman Emperor or Empress.

Create a Medieval pilgrim badge

Create a Medieval pilgrim badge

Continues to 2 September

Canterbury Heritage Museum
Drop in free activity included in museum entry price

No need to book


Discover the colourful story of Thomas Becket, explore the interactive Medieval Discovery Gallery and create a fun pilgrim badge to take home inspired by those on display.

Jumping Beaneys - Beautiful Birds

Jumping Beaneys - Beautiful Birds

Friday 28 August, 10.30am to 11.30am
£3.50 child, accompanying adult free
The Learning Lab

 

Discover the beautiful birds on display at the Beaney, sing songs and create your very own feathery friend to take home.

A Hair-Raising Heritage Halloween

Hair Raising Heritage Halloween

Saturday 24 October – Saturday 31 October
The Great Hall, Canterbury Heritage Museum
Drop in free activity included in museum entry price

 

Fun craft children’s activities to get you into the spooky spirit! Make some ghoulish decorations to take home and find out about some creepy mysteries around the museum!

Rome Back in Time

Rome Back in Time

Saturday 24 October – Saturday 31 October
Canterbury Roman Museum
Drop in free activity included in museum entry price
Children must be accompanied by an adult/guardian

 

Join us for fun self-led craft activities including making your own magnificent paper Roman helmet and mosaic.

British Wildlife: Give Wildlife a Home

British Wildlife: Give Wildlife a Home

Wednesday 28th October
The Beaney Learning Lab 2pm-4pm

£2 per child, £5 for families with 3 children. Accompanying adults free.
(Drop in Family Activities)

Create a ‘Bird Banquet’ and make a ‘Home for a Hedgehog’ with these simple craft activities to help the animals in your garden.

British Wildlife: Love Bugs

British Wildlife: Love Bugs

Friday 30th October
The Beaney Learning Lab 2pm-4pm

£2 per child, £5 for families with 3 children. Accompanying adults free.
(Drop in Family Activities)

 

Investigate the world of creepy crawlies and then have fun making and decorating your own colourful butterfly to take home (take inspiration from our Colours and Camouflage gallery!)

Follow the beaney on:

What's On Guide

Download the Canterbury Museums and Galleries What's on guide

For all our latest exhibitions and events pick up a Sept - Oct 2015 What's On guide at any of our Museums or see the full list here

 
 

Subscribe to our Newsletter 

for details on the latest exhibitions and events

 
 
 
 

 

Magna Carta family activity sheet

Magna Carta family activity sheet

Pick up from any desk, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Explore the Canterbury in the Age of Magna Carta exhibition with a fun activity sheet for families with children age 5-12.

 
 

We love Kids in Museums!

Kids in Museums

All of our museums have excellent educational facilities and our programme of events always includes a multitude of activities for children (and adults) to enjoy.

To ensure your little ones are entertained this summer, here is our guide to the areas of our museums we have made especially for them…

 
 

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