Children over 10 years of age can attend our events without an adult, so it's a great chance to get stuck in and enjoy a session, and gain a little independence too (although parents and carers are always welcome!). Here are some of the events for children aged 10+ this Easter holidays...

 

Do you have a mini author on your hands? Then come and join our fun and interactive Ask the Author… Anything workshop. Quiz our award-winning author, scriptwriter and playwright Richard O’Neill and discover what it’s really like to be an author. How does he get started? Where does he get his ideas from? He will take a look at a piece of writing you bring with you and give you top insider tips.

Our Introduction to Cartooning session is a fantastic chance to learn from professional cartoonist, Suzy Varty. If your child loves drawing already or is just curious about cartoons, get them along to meet Suzy and join in a fun creative workshop to remember. Spend a few hours creating a masterpiece, drawing simple cartoon faces and bodies, experiment with expressions and movement and finally create your own character to star in their own story. After that you'll have worked up an appetite so stay with for lunch in the coffee shop on ground level, or the cafe on level 2 with great views across the Ouseburn.

Are your kids fans of Horrible Histories? Then don't miss Ancient Egyptian Adventure! Join Saviour Pirotta as he whisks you back to the glorious days of Ancient Egypt. Discover why the gods hid all the facts about the universe at the bottom of the Nile, listen to a story about Egypt’s magical cats and enjoy the incredible tale of how a slave girl became Queen Amasis - perhaps the first Cinderella story in the world. Filled with mystery and adventure, these sessions are not to be missed. There is also an Ancient Greek storytelling session this holiday - Giddy Gods and Mischievous Monsters - where you'll hear about King Midas, who wanted to have more gold than any other king in the world, the dolphins who saved a travelling poet from pirates and how the Ancient Greeks kept their money safe on the way to the market...

Head over to the homepage to see the event listings for the whole family and book your places. Entry to the museum is completely FREE (special events and workshops are paid for) and the coffee shop, cafe and bookshop are open every day from 10am-5pm during the school holidays.