Seems there are plenty of family activity sessions lined up at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery to keep youngsters happy during the summer holidays.
Bath & North East Somerset Council-run museums are hosting a number of activity sessions suitable for all ages – from discovering Roman fashions to creating collages inspired by nature. All are free to local resident Discovery Card holders; otherwise normal admission prices apply.
Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), the Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Our new administration wants to make sure that the whole community can benefit from the wonderful Heritage assets we have in our area. This is a great opportunity for families from across Bath and North East Somerset to see what’s on offer at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery.”
Togas and Tunics, Roman Baths
Mondays July 20 and 27: family drop-in session; call in at any time between 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm, and find out more about how the Romans dressed.
Bedazzled, Fashion Museum
Tuesday July 21: 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm – family drop-in session.
Make paper beads and string them together to create beautiful and original jewellery.
Red, Fashion Museum
Tuesday July 28: 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm – family drop-in session.
Explore the colour red, its associations and how fashion designers have used it in all its various shades.
Seaside Explorers, Victoria Art Gallery
Wednesday July 22: 10.30am – 12 noon. For ages 3 to 6 years.
Paint fishy underwater scenes and explore the seaside of the past in the gallery’s paintings. Also have a go at making an ice cream cornet mobile to take home.
Nature Artist, Victoria Art Gallery
Friday July 24: 10.30am – 12 noon. For ages 5 to 11 years.
Make a mono-print inspired by nature and the gallery’s special exhibition. Make a landscape picture using rubbings and textures and use torn paper to create a collage.
Regency Revels, Victoria Art Gallery
Wednesday July 29: 10.30am – 12 noon. For ages 3 to 6 years.
Create some special hats and headgear. Dress up in your hats and learn how to bow and curtsey in polite society!
Picture Frames, Victoria Art Gallery
Friday July 31: 10.30am – 12 noon. For ages 5 to 11 years.
Create a beautiful picture frame using motifs and designs from our special exhibition.