The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

30 May – 4 June 2022
May Half term family fun crafts and activities for all to enjoy

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May Half term family fun crafts and activities for all to enjoy

Monday 30 May – Saturday 4 June

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, we will have a fun filled week of arts, crafts, games and a 1950’s themed Jubilee Cream Tea celebration. Join us for different activities each day from Tuesday to Saturday. We will also have a Platinum Jubilee inspired trail for £1, available every day from reception for all to enjoy.


Monday 30 May – Saturday 4 June – Platinum Jubilee Trail

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


Tuesday 31 May – Platinum Jubilee wooden photo frames

Create your very own special photo frame in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Make your frame stand out by adding individual features and decoration.


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Wednesday 1 June – Festive Bunting

Get in the festive spirit by decorating fabric or wooden bunting with your own Platinum Jubilee designs.


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Bank Holiday Thursday 2 June – Special Keepsake box

Design your own Platinum Jubilee keepsake book! A special keepsake box, children will love to store their special objects in.


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Bank Holiday Friday 3 June – 1950s Jubilee inspired Cream Tea Event ! 11am – 5pm

Take a stroll back in time to the 1950s with our Platinum Jubilee inspired cream tea event. Reminisce about old times, look at old objects from the museum collections, play with some toys from the 1950s, try your hand at teabag painting, and more. Kids can have fun filling the giant teapots in our paddling pool, painting with tea, joining in nursery rhymes and listening to teapot stories.

Nursey rhyme and story times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Community and Family activities are free of charge. You do not need to book for these activities.


Make an afternoon of it and treat yourselves to our delicious Cream Tea!

A cream tea comprises of: 2 x rolls with a meat or vegetarian filling, scone, jam and cream with either a pot of tea or coffee for adults or squash or milk for children.


Adult £6

Child £4

Sit at our café tables or bring a picnic blanket, and even a teddy bear to join your tea party.


We have a wet weather alternative so the celebration will go ahead whatever the weather.

Please book your tickets by 12 noon on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

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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+. 


NEW Kid’s Lunchboxes

We’re excited to announce we are trialling a new Kid’s Lunchbox option for the whole of May half term which we’re sure you’ll love. 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 of course 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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Find out more about our admission charges here.

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