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May 2019

Tottington Hall comes to Montacute House

23 May @ 11:00 am - 1 November @ 4:00 pm

Aardman took inspiration from Montacute House and re-imagined it as Tottington Hall, which features in the award-winning Wallace & Gromit film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Members of Aardman's artisitc design team visited Montacute House whilst they were in pre-production for the film. During these visits many pictures and measurements were taken of the house interior, as well as panoramic views of the parkland.  These became the basis of the film's setting, Tottington Hall. Aardman is celebrating the 30th anniversary…

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July 2019

Lauren Child: The Art of Illustration

8 July @ 10:00 am - 8 September @ 5:00 pm
Holburne Museum, The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street
Bath, Somerset BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Lauren Child: The Art of Illustration. Step inside the joyfully eclectic world of Lauren Child MBE, award-winning author, illustrator and Waterstones Children’s Laureate (2017-2019). Best loved for her fictional series, Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child’s vibrant collage illustrations and witty narratives have charmed and amused children and adults alike for nearly twenty years. This exhibition celebrates the art of Child’s illustrations and her love of pattern, colour and textiles. It features works from her original stories as…

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Stone Age Summer

20 July @ 10:00 am - 1 September @ 5:00 pm

Stone Age Summer - experience the Stone Age in our prehistoric landscape. Walk in the footsteps of your ancestors and discover where Cheddar Man,Britain’s oldest, most complete skeleton was discovered in Gough’s Cave. Really get into the cave man spirit; digging through sand trays to discover ancient artefacts, making your very own clay thumb pots and trying your hand at brass rubbing - creating etchings of extinct creatures such as the wondrous woolly mammoth. And that's not all! Grab a…

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A head for history family fun trail

27 July @ 10:00 am - 1 August @ 5:00 pm
American Museum and Gardens, Claverton Manor
Bath, BA2 7BD
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There are some famous Americans in our garden, each with a story to tell. Come and learn more about interesting and unexpected American history and use your head to solve the trail and win a prize. Suitable for ages 5+. Last trail issued at 4pm. £2.50 per child. Normal admission applies americanmuseum.org

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August 2019

Family Festival 2019

2 August @ 11:00 am - 4 August @ 6:00 pm
Paddington Farm, Maidencroft Lane
Glastonbury, BA6 8JW
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Family Festival 2019 - A relaxing weekend of performance, music and workshops at Paddington Farm, co-hosted by Children’s World and Paddington Farm Trust. Including performances by Noisy Oyster - an internationally acclaimed puppet show company and winner of Best Street Performance at the World Puppet Carnival - and Professor Eek and his Disappointing Clown Company - "Based around the chaos of Professor Queen-Bee and Professor EEK, expect anarchy, guerrilla clowning and mayhem as they are joined by other clowns to create…

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Night at the American Museum

3 August @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
American Museum and Gardens, Claverton Manor
Bath, BA2 7BD
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What goes on at the American Museum when the lights are turned off? See for yourself on our special night of after-hours fun. With games, activities, and the opportunity to experience the Museum at night, you never know who you might meet? Suitable for ages 6+. All children must be accompanied at all times. Each child is able to bring 1 free accompanying adult. Additional adults in the group are £5 per person. Please do not purchase adult tickets if…

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