Autumn Half Term 2018

To see half term activities for February 2019, please visit the dedicated webpage.



  • Paint Your Park: Autumn Challenge Paint Your Park Autumn ChallengeJoin us and use Highfields Park as inspiration to create a piece of art. All entries will have their work displayed and the winning entry will receive two free tickets to a Lakeside show. Basic equipment supplied on the day.
  • The Art of Play The Art of PlayJoin us at Lakeside to explore the happy theme of play. In this drawing workshop you will be invited to let loose, take risks with pencils and enjoy happy visual accidents. Remember, playful adults are just as welcome as children at this event!
  • Model a Mammoth Model A MammothCreate your own small model of a mammoth from the Ice Age. Take a look at the piece of mammoth tooth on display in our Museum and imagine meeting the entire animal. Learn all about this awesome extinct species and its natural habitat thousands of years ago.
  • Trick Or Treat Trail Trick Or Treat TrailWind your way along the ferocious footpath, deep into the whispering woods… Do you dare to enter the witch’s lair? Can you solve the mystery to win a treat? Don’t be tricked! Only the brave need apply (the none-too-brave are welcome too).
  • Save The Planet Save The PlanetUsing materials from the recycling bin, create art to spread the word about protecting our precious planet. The artist will encourage you to think about getting across an environmental message while having fun making extraordinary 3D sculptures.
  • Carve A Roman Figure Carve A Roman FigureLearn to carve into bars of soap – so much easier than the stone the Romans would have used! You’ll be taking ideas from the Roman carved figures found at Margidunum in nearby Bingham, on display in the Museum.

Theatre & Workshops

  • The Snow Queen The Snow QueenKai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember. Day followed day, always the same, until in a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything!
  • Snow Queen Sparkle Workshop Snow Queen Sparkle WorkshopMake a Snow Queen inspired crown or wand and sparkle all the way home.  Free to The Snow Queen ticket holders.
  • The Musicians of BremenThe Musicians of BremenThis stunning, non-verbal, visual adventure uses puppetry, movement, trapeze, and live music to tell the traditional tale of four animals put to pasture: a donkey; a cat; a cockerel and a dog. Too old to be of any use to their masters, this tumbling, musical adventure explores these extraordinary friendships.
  • Adventure Story Making Adventure Story MakingJoin Mark Curwood, a fantastic storyteller, who needs your help to unravel a remarkable adventure story. Free to The Musicians of Bremen ticket holders.