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Wacky Wednesdays – play and learn with your under 5’s!

Wednesday mornings during term time (see below for dates) from 10:15-11:00 we combine storytelling, singing and craft activities –  the perfect opportunity to drop in and spend time playing and learning with your Under 5’s.

Our Wacky Wednesday volunteers provide a lively mix of storytelling, themed activities, singing and craft making.

We can accomodate up to 20 children plus their carer. Book on arrival. First come, first served.

2019
Jan 9th – Feb 13th
Feb 27th – April 3rd
April 24th – May 22nd
June 5th – July 17th

PLUS
Science Special Easter 10th April 2019
Seaside Special Summer 21st Aug 2019

Particularly suitable for pre-school children aged 18 months to 5 years.

Here’s some lovely reviews from visitors…
“Wacky Wednesday is a fabulous session for pre-school children. During the year we’ve had so many fabulous Craft Activities which have really engaged the children. The sessions are punctuated with songs and stories. My granddaughter has really enjoyed the sessions . The staff and volunteers are to be congratulated.”

“I have been childminding for over 12 years and have never been to anything with the children that engages them so well and offers so much opportunity to develop in so many areas; crafts, singing, stories. It’s brilliant, thank you.”

“Wonderful Wacky Wednesdays. My son loves coming. Thank you so much.”

“We love coming – see you in September. Thank you for all your hard work.”

“Fun, fun, fun for everyone. We so look forward to these sessions.”

“This is the best session we attend. The ladies who do the sessions are fantastic with the children and the amount of thought and preparation involved is amazing. It is always educational with very clear links to the coal mine. Thank you to all your staff for helping me make some wonderful memories.” Sarah, Early Years Consultant

Doors open early at 9:30, so come and enjoy a coffee, juice and cake before the session starts!

Sign in from 10 for a 10:15 start. 

We have capacity for 20 children (we prepare crafts for 20). This makes it enjoyable for all. On the rare occasions when the event is oversubscribed there are always plenty of other things to do at the Museum with little ones.

Plus, why not make a day of it

  • Stay for lunch in our family-friendly cafe
  • Explore the Nature Trail
  • Discover our indoor soft play area for under 5’s
  • Play in the fabulous Adventure Playground
  • Visit the ponies and our Clydesdale Finn – don’t forget to say hi to our new pony Bud!
  • Don’t miss the canaries next to the entrance to the Underground Tour!
  • Download the iSPY Explore App & explore the Museum together
  • Free art cart in the Mining Lives gallery

Drop in, Free activity, but we welcome donations to cover the cost of materials.
Special events in the school holidays are £5 per ticket and must be booked.

  • Don’t miss the canaries next to the entrance to the Underground Tour!
  • Download the iSPY Explore App & explore the Museum together
  • Free art cart in the Mining Lives gallery