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October Half Term

24 October – 29 October
Join us this October half term for a variety of fun activities for families to enjoy

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This October half term we will have a fun filled week of arts and crafts topped off with a spooky family Halloween day on Saturday 29 October. Join us for different activities each day from Monday to Saturday. We will also have a spooky Halloween inspired trail for £1, available every day from reception for all to enjoy.


Monday 24 – Saturday 29 October – spooky Halloween Trail

Families will love our spooky Halloween inspired trail for £1, available all week, 10am – 4pm. No need to book the trail, just ask at reception when you arrive.


Monday 24 October – Rangoli Sun Catcher Craft

Visitors will be invited to create and decorate a colourful stain glass rangoli sun catcher to hang in their window at home as well as rangoli mandala to colour in and decorate. Suitable for 3+ with some parent/ carer support.

£2.50 per participant

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Tuesday 25 October – Affirmation Station Craft

Visitors will create a positive individual or family affirmation poster to hang at home. The hanging poster will involve drawing a personal image along with positive affirmations all around the poster significant to themselves and their families, adorned with sequins and gems and small fun sized pictures to cut out and stick to the poster as a collage. Suitable for 3+ with some parent/ carer support.

£2.50 per participant

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Wednesday 26 October – Meet our Bucks Hero: Valerie Williamson

Awarded the British Empire Medal

Come and hear Valerie tell the story of how she discovered archery. Even though Valerie couldn’t walk until ten years old, she became so skilled in archery that she competed for Britain in the 1980 Paralympics, winning silver and bronze medals. “In 1980, we were looked upon as people with disabilities trying to do sport. By the year 2000, Paralympic athletes were recognised as athletes with a disability – and that’s a very different way of looking at it.”

Talks at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm (each talk lasts for 15 minutes followed by a short Q&A and medal handling session).


National Paralympic Heritage Trust pop-up Museum

The pop-up museum will also be coming to the Museum and provides a unique opportunity for us to share the Paralympic Heritage, Buckinghamshire is famous for. The panels, handling collection and interactive activities tell the story ranging from Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann and the early games to Paralympic athletes and sports.

FREE (places for the talks are limited so please pre-book your tickets to avoid disappointment)

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Thursday 27 October – Witch on a Broom Craft

Find out superstitions about witches and broomsticks. Make a broom from a stick, with a witch or wizard to sit on top and fly around at night! Suitable for 3+ with some parent/ carer support.

£3.75 per participant

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Friday 28 October – Make a Fear Eating Monster – Clay Workshop

Make a Fear Eating Monster clay workshop – Book in for a taught clay workshop where one of our learning team will show you how to create your own scary monster…but don’t worry, this monster is your friend and it is designed to eat up all of your Halloween fears in its huge greedy jaws.


Please bring something to take your creation home in. Drying time: overnight. Suitable for 6+. Grown-ups welcome to book on too. Limited spaces available, please book to avoid disappointment.

£3.75 per participant

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Saturday 29 October – Family Halloween Event

Come dressed in your best costumes to party the day away at Discover Bucks Museum. Meet our storytelling witch, visit our spooky dark den, and put on a shadow puppet show. Are you brave enough to drink some witch’s brew? Or to search for spiders in the slime? Take part in the fun and games including digging in our boneyard and things to make and take home.

Adults £5.50 (You will be issued a 12 month museum pass with this ticket)

Children £5.00

Babes in Arms – Free of Charge

Adult Discover Pass Holders – Free of Charge (please bring valid Discover Pass with you)

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Unless otherwise stated activities will take place between 10am and 4pm. Please book your tickets online following the links above. Suitable for ages 3+ unless specified. 


Kid’s Lunchboxes

Children (and parents/carers) loved the new Kid’s lunchboxes over the summer so we’re bringing them back for October Half-term. Children will be able to pick and mix from a selection of items to make up their very own lunch box. Choose and purchase from our museum café, there are also paninis and light snacks, hot and cold drinks plus ice creams available to buy.


Make a day of it and visit our AMAZING new Galleries plus why not visit the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery too!


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