2016 Events

Ganesha – Family Fun Day
23 August, 11.00–4.00 (Free with admission)
Come and join The Bowes Museum in this fun packed day of drop in fun for all the family. Activities include:
1.     Make a Ganesha mask
2.     Create a rangoli pattern
3.     Design a mehndi hand pattern
4.     And much more!
Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Silver Swan Spectacular
24, 25, 26* August, 10.30-4.00 (Free with admission)
Sketch the amazing Silver Swan before trying a variety of Silver Swan themed crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

*There will be no Silver Swan on display on the 26 August due to necessary maintenance taking place by Darren Cox. The replacement part that was removed in November will be fitted so that the music plays in sync with the performance.


Mandalas
30, 31 August, 10.30-4.00 (Free with admission) Suitable for 5+

Mandalas are elaborate repeated patterns inside a circle and are created by Hindus as a form of worship. Learn more about Hinduism in the From Temple to Home exhibition before creating your own mandalas design. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies. 

Printing Patterns
1, 2 September, 10.30–4.00 (Free with admission) Suitable for 5+
Patterns are everywhere in The Bowes Museum! See if you can create your own pattern in this simple printing workshop. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

WW1 Workshops  
24, 26 October, 10.30-4.00 ( Free with admission)
Learn about the Museum’s WW1 project and see some real WW1 artefacts before making a remembrance poppy to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.  

Spooooooky Magic – Family Fun Day
25 October, 11.00-4.00 (Free with admission)

Come and join The Bowes Museum in this action packed day of drop in fun for all the family.
1.     See a magical magician perform!
2.     Make a magic wand
3.     Create a spooky ghost
4.     And much more...
Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Halloween Crafts
27, 28 October, 10.30-12.00 or 1.30-3.00 (£4.00 per child)

Be brave and take part in fun Halloween themed craft activities. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.  

Christmas Fun
19, 20, 21 December, 10.30–12.00 or 1.30-3.00 (£4.00 per child)

Get into the Christmas spirit and create some wonderful crafts to make your Christmas Day extra special! Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.