Family events

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


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

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, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

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

Create a Flying Exotic Bird

Create a Flying Exotic Bird

1 May to 30 September 2015
£1 per person, Drop in
Collectors & Explorers Gallery, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

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

Children's Festival

Canterbury Children's Festival

Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 May 2015

Enjoy performances, workshops and free drop in events at The Beaney, Canterbury Roman Museum and The Marlowe Theatre in an energy filled programme of family friendly events perfect for half term!


Download leaflet here

The Clangers are Coming! Gallery trail and creative family activities

The Clangers are Coming! Gallery trail and creative family activities

Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 May 11am to 5pm
£8 Adult, children go free. Special online price £5 per adult. Located at Canterbury Heritage Museum

Count down to the launch of the new Clangers TV series with an outer space gallery trail and drop in creative activities, including balloon rocket making and Clangers art. See original Clangers on display and episodes from the original TV series. 3-12 years.

Magna Carta Celebration Day

Magna Carta Celebration Day

Saturday 6 June 10am to 4pm
£2 charge per child for drop-in creative activities in the Learning Lab.

Pay on the day. All accompanying adults and all other activities free
The Learning Lab, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Celebrate the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta and the launch of the Canterbury in the Age of Magna Carta exhibition. Investigate real medieval objects, try on costumes, take part in creative activities including medieval writing and seal making.

Jumping Beaneys - Colourful windows

Jumping Beaneys - Colourful windows

Friday 26 June 10.30am to 11.30am
£3.50 child, accompanying adult free
The Learning Lab, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Enjoy a story about colour. Discover colourful windows around the Beaney, and make your own 'stained glass' window to take home. A creative workshop for the under 5s.

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What's On Guide

Download the Canterbury Museums and Galleries What's on guide

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


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