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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens - May Half Term Events

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There's lots of activities to keep your youngsters busy during half term!

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens - May Half Term Events

Family Wellbeing Day 

Saturday 25 May / Drop-in session from 11am - 3pm / Free / Age 4+ 

Join us for a day of family activities promoting the development of positive mental health of our children, emotional literacy and body wellness including story-time with the Brain Besties, mindful garden walks, kids' yoga and nature inspired crafts. This event is supported by Heads Up CIC and our community partners.

Community Garden Kid's Heritage Trail: Eadred the Saxon 

Saturday 25 May / Sessions at 1pm and 2pm / £2 per child, accompanying adults go free 

Eadred the Saxon has hurt himself and needs a special potion to make him feel better. Can you help him? Follow the Nine Herbs trail around Mowbray Park Community Garden and see how many herbs you can spot and smell. As part of Sunderland Heritage fortnight and Family Wellbeing Day we will be exploring the Saxon heritage by making huts with mud and sticks and learning how to write our names in Viking runes.

Creature Collections  

Tuesdays 28 May / Drop-in sessions from 1pm - 2.30pm / Free / No booking required  

Explore brilliant birds and other taxidermy creatures from the Museum collections and find out how they are cared for by the Museum team. This activity supports the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition learning programme. 

Community Garden: Food is Fun 

Wednesday 29 May / Drop-in session from 1pm - 3pm/ Free 

A family friendly session at the new Community Garden in Mowbray Park. Make eating a playful and sensory adventure. Wake up your senses with our exploration of taste and smell and how we enjoy food. Give our flavours a go and find out what your unique taste favourites are. You can sow your own herbs to grow at home too! Drop in to the Museum café.

Bear's Museum Adventure: Find the History Heroes 

Wednesday 29 May / Sessions at 1pm and 2.30pm / £2 per child, accompanying adults go free / Pre-booking recommended  

Join Hannah Graham, storyteller as we meet Bear for another amazing adventure in the Museum. Follow Bear through an interactive story and trail to discover the people who made history happen in Sunderland.

Garden Mania 

Friday 31 May / Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm / Free / Pre-booking recommended 

Celebrate National Children's Gardening Week in this fun hands-on workshop. Make newspaper pots, plant seeds to grow at home and learn about the importance of soil and worms!

Wildlife Spotters 

Until Saturday 1 June 2024 / 10am to 4pm / Free 

Families can collect a free wildlife spotters activity sheet filled with puzzles and challenges to help them explore the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

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