Category: familyChristmasThings to do

This winter, The Box is running a great range of festive workshops for families to enjoy. Spend time together and get crafty, making something special to take home with you with the help of the museum's friendly and experienced facilitators. 

Here's all the details:

Festive printmaking

27 and 28 November

Come and have a go at printing your own Christmas cards, gift tags and wrapping paper. Take your inspiration from the plants, starfish and Mildred the mammoth in The Box's natural history gallery. Use the ready-made ‘stamps’ or make your own 'printing blocks' to have lots of fun creating some special Christmas crafts that you’ll be proud of.


Clay candle holders

4 and 5 December

Create a very special candle holder that will make your Christmas candles really twinkle. A perfect gift to treasure! You'll learn different clay techniques using air dry clay, and take your inspiration from stars in the '100 Journeys' gallery and 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition.


Bookmaking and marbling paper

11 and 12 December

Enjoy learning how to marble paper and create your own handmade book full of Christmas wishes to treasure and keep, or to give to a loved one. During this workshop you'll be experimenting with marbled paper and learning the basics of simple bookmaking, adding a little bit of magic to your unique creations.


Christmas decorations

18 and 19 December 

Make your very own Christmas decorations from fabric, felt and ribbons to hang on the tree! Take the galleries as your starting point for ideas... what will capture your imagination? Will it be the mammoth, Captain Scott’s polar adventures, a snowy owl or something else? You’ll make treasures you’ll look forward to rediscovering every year.


Booking information

Each workshop takes place at:

  • 10am to 11.30am
  • 12.30pm to 2pm
  • 2.30pm to 4pm. 

The sessions are suitable for children aged 5+. You'll need to book in advance, and tickets cost £10 for the first child and £8 for each additional child. All children must be accompanied by an adult, but the accompanying adults go free. 

Book on The Box's website



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