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February Half Term

Frontage 2

Saturday 10 February, 11:00-12:00, Age 2+, £9 - SOLD OUT

Suitcase Stories: The Golden Fish

Bringing Puppet Stories to life, from a Suitcase! Join Emma Boor as she unpacks some puppet fun with ‘Suitcase Stories’ to delight young children and their families! You'll get carried away in Emma’s luggage of well-loved tales, that are jam-packed with puppets, music, silliness and joining in!


Fish puppet

Saturday 10 February, 14:30-15:30, Ages 2+, £9

SEN Suitcase Stories: The Golden Fish

A special relaxed sensory edition of Suitcase Stories designed specifically for audiences with access needs.

This performance of Suitcase Stories has been adapted with specially designed sensory activities, a slower pace, reduced audience size, partial Makaton signing and a flexible approach to delivery that will be improvised on the day to suit the audience needs.


Monday 12 February, 11:00-12:30, Ages 7+, £9 - SOLD OUT

Year of the Dragon

Welcome in the Year of the Dragon with an interactive family event hosted by Snowflake Books.

Celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year and explore dragons in Chinese Myth and beyond with the wonderful Snowflake Books. Dance with the dragon, play the gong, colouring and crafts and lots more in this family fun event!


Monday 12 February, 14:30-15:30, Ages 2-5, £9

Drag King and Queen Stories

It's story time with extra sparkle! Join Adam & Apple as they delve into the Story Museum collections and share their favourite story heroes. Expect drama, laughter, songs and the occasional lip sync battle in this joyous event. The session for little ones includes readings, sing-a-longs and a brief meet and greet at the end of the performance.


Monday 12, Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 February, 10:00-16:00, Ages 8-12, £44 per day, per person

Story Explorers: Menacing Minibeasts

Join our popular Story Explorers courses and explore the marvellous world of minibeasts!

Make new friends and hone your story skills in a fun holiday workshop. Work with professional artists and creatives, with plenty of dressing-up, role play, craft, games and chat along the way!

Monday 12 February: Dragonflies and Dragons - SOLD OUT
Bring to life an amazing dragonfly myth through drama and costume as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the team Snowflake Books.

Tuesday 13 February: Creating a Buzz - SOLD OUT
Delve into the busy life of bees through balloon games, team challenges, role play and dressing up. Find out how Anansi the Spider trapped an entire nest of hornets without getting stung and how Winnie-the-Pooh tried to catch bees with balloons!

Wednesday 14 February: Butterflies and Crickets
Craft your own insect costume to take home, inspired by our Brilli-ANT exhibition. Work with cardboard sculptor, Lottie Smith, and learn how to transform cardboard into a beautiful butterfly or quirky cricket.


Coloured flowers with butterflies against a black and white starry background

Tuesday 13 February, 11:00-11:50 & 14:30-15:20, Ages 3-8, £12

Snug and Grub Catch a Bug

Join Garlic Theatre for this funny, bug-tastic, musical, puppet adventure for all the family.

Snug and Grub live safely underground in their earthy heap. One day they pop out from under a rock to see some googly eyes peering through the leaves of their special bean plant. What on earth is it and who can catch it first? But beware, something is hovering in the blue sky ready to swoop down… A wonderfully wiggly adventure for all the family.


Two puppets

Wednesday 14 February, 14:30-16:00, Ages 6+, £16.50 (adult & child ticket)

Cardboard Sculpting

Join cardboard wizard, Lottie Smith and craft your own insect costume in this amazing workshop for children and grown-ups, inspired by our Brilli-ANT exhibition. As lead designer of our Brilli-ANT exhibition, Lottie will show you how to transform cardboard into a beautiful butterfly or a quirky cricket.


Three figures wearing cardboard sculptures

Thursday 15 February, 11:00-13:00 & 14:30-16:30, Ages 5-12, £16.50 - SOLD OUT

LEGO Master Builders Club

Calling all young engineers, architects and inventors! Build a story with LEGO! Master Builders Club will be providing 1000s of LEGO bricks that will transform the museum space into a LEGO fan's paradise. The theme this half term is Awesone Arctic Adventure, suitable for all abilities of “Brickie” aged 5+.


Friday 16 February, 11:00-12:00 & 14:30-15:30, Ages 5+, £12

In the Dead of Night

Join award-winning Faceplant Theatre for this adaptation of Arthur McBain's charming book about overcoming your fears. Will Lily conquer her fears? Will she conquer her fright? Will she conquer the ghouls in dead of the night? A thrilling, funny, and heart-warming story about an awesome girl called Lily who faces her fears, conquers the ghouls, and saves the day. A lovely show for all the family this February half term.


Illustration of child in pyjamas holding broom and torch in the dark

Saturday 17 February, 14:30-15:30, Ages 2+, £9

The Witches Sports Day

Calling all Winnie and Wilbur fans! Join illustrator extraordinaire, Korky Paul for the latest installment of the world's favourite witch and her trusty cat. Winnie and Wilbur are taking part in the local witches' sports day and the main event is the exciting broomstick race. Winnie is desperate to finally win it this year - but can she fly to victory. Korky will bring the story alive through the games, drawing and PRIZES in this fun-filled event.


Illustration of the author, and another of a witch doing the high jump