From puppet shows to model making there’s something for everyone at The Story Museum this Easter!
Saturday 31 March
It’s Always Tea Time: Tea Party Workshop
11:00 & 13:00, £5 per child, suitable for families
Join our tea party workshop and enjoy stories whilst decorating your own mug or plate. Find out more.
Tuesday 3 April
Do You Speak Chocolate?
14:00, £7/£5, ages 7+
Join author Cas Lester for some chocolatey fun event inspired by her latest book Do You Speak Chocolate? Whether you’re chocoholic or xocolatophobic (whatever that means!) come and discover why you should Never Underestimate the Power of Chocolate! Find out more.
Wednesday 4 April
Easter Story Makers
10:00-16:00, £37.50, ages 8-12
Enjoy a day of story making fun, exploring the exhibitions and watching a shadow puppet storytelling performance from One Moment In Time theatre productions.
By the end of the day you will also have achieved a nationally recognised Arts Award at Discover level. Find out more.
A Necklace of Raindrops
11:00 & 14:00, £7/£5, ages 6+
Enter a world of magic, mayhem and moonlit adventures!
A necklace of raindrops that keeps its owner dry in the heaviest rainstorm; a house that stands on one leg and a granny who sews magic into every stitch – these are just some of the objects and
characters that delight and entrance in these spell-binding stories. Dynamic physical storytelling, live music, shadow puppetry and magical moving paper scenery combine to bring these timeless tales alive for a new generation of story listeners. Find out more.
Thursday 5 April
Easter Adventures with Elys Dolan and Mr Bunny
14:00, £7/£5, ages 2+
Get creative with your children this Easter holiday! Join leading children’s book author and illustrator Elys Dolan for a storytelling session and hands-on workshop. Your little ones will be in fits of giggles as Elys brings her hilarious new book Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory to life in a fun and interactive storytelling session. Perfect for Easter, the book goes behind the scenes at the chocolate factory where Easter eggs are made. Find out more.
Friday 6 April
The Marvellous Moon Map
11:00, £7/£5, ages 2+
Join Teresa Heapy and David Litchfield for a jam-packed session! There’ll be storytelling, drawing – and the chance to make your very own paper boat. Mouse is off to find the Moon, with the help of his Moon Map – leaving his worried friend Bear at home. But as the Woods get darker, and the weather gets worse, Mouse realizes that he needs more than just his Map to find his way…
The Unexpected Journey Through Chocolate
14:00, £7/£5, ages 4+
“Chocolate should be taught!” said Roald Dahl. And as the inventor of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, who are we to disagree with Mr Dahl?! Let storyteller Lucy Walters guide you on a delicious history of chocolate through some very unexpected places – first stop is the Aztecs and the cacao bean. Can you guess where our journey will take us next? Find out more.
Monday 9 April
11:30, 14:00, 15:30, £7/£5, ages 8+
Join Science Oxford’s top secret spy school and battle through a series of maths challenges; including cracking codes, reading hidden messages, solving sequences and discovering hidden co-ordinates. Only the top spies will graduate from spy school! Find out more.
Wednesday 11 April
Read and Draw with Korky Paul
14:00, £7/£5, ages 5+
Join multi-million selling illustrator Korky Paul with Winnie & Wilbur for this family friendly event full of energy, wit, enthusiasm and lots of audience participation – plus BIG prizes to be won! Find out more.
Friday 13 April
Aardman Animations – Early Man Model Making Workshops
11:00, 13:00 & 15:00, £8/£6, ages 8-12
To celebrate the release of Aardman’s brilliant new film Early Man, we’re teaming up with some of their top model makers to bring you a very special workshop. Participants will get the unique opportunity to: Learn how to make their own Early Man character from scratch, ask questions and get top tips from an Aardman Model Make, learn about the animation techniques used in Aardman’s award-winning title and take their models away with them to animate at home. Find out more.