EASTER HOLIDAY ARTS AND CREATIVE WORKSHOPS IN BARNSLEY

The Easter holidays are nearly upon us, which often means lots of chocolate and lots of bored children. Fret not. Barnsley’s has a wealth of arts and creative workshops on offer for children of all ages. Here’s a run down:

Art-Station
THE ART STATION (the old HMV unit), Cheapside, Barnsley
SAT 12th – THU 17th APR
Enter the pop-up art station in the town centre and join the creative workforce in making large willow ‘Tour de France’ sculptures that will animate the town centre during the Cultural festival before finding a permanent home on the Trans Pennine Trail.
Fun and accessible for all ages and abilities.
Sessions: 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Free
For further information please contact jamesbrunt@barnsley.gov.uk
Below are children from Dodworth St Johns in a Willow Weaving Workshop in the Art Station.

sayityourway
SAY IT YOUR WAY FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS @ EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY
Prior to the opening of the Women Against Pit Closures exhibition, the museum’s youth panel took part in some strike banner making workshops.
Between 13th and 27th April, the museum will be holding a series of ‘Say It Your Way’ creative family workshops, including making your own protest badge or strike banner inspired by the exhibtion.
Drop into family activities between 11am and 2pm.
Sun 13th April – banner making
Sat 19th April – badge making
Sun 20th April – banner making
Sat 26th April – badge making
Sun 27th April – banner making

£1 badge making/£5 banner making. No need to book, just turn up pay in the shop on entry. However, if you do have any questions, feel free to call Experience Barnsley on 01226 772500.
www.experience-barnsley.com/2333-say-it-your-way-

EASTER CRAFT SESSIONS @ EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY
MON 14th – THU 17th APRIL
As the weather gets warmer and night gets shorter, shed your winter coat and come join us this Easter holiday for some creative craft to welcome Spring. Also, see how many Easter eggs you can spot in the Museum and Discovery Centre. Winner stands to win a mystery prize!
£1 per child/adult
11am – 1pm

www.experience-barnsley.com/easter-craft

SPRING CRAFTS @ EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY
TUE 22nd – FRI 25th APRIL
As the weather gets warmer and night gets shorter, shed your winter coat and come join us this Easter holiday for some creative craft to welcome Spring. Also, see how many Easter eggs you can spot in the Museum and Discovery Centre. Winner stands to win a mystery prize!
£1 per child/adult
11am – 1pm

www.experience-barnsley.com/spring-craft

EASTER BUNNY BAKING ACTIVITY @ CANNON HALL
SAT 19th – TUE 22nd APRIL
Drop-in Easter Bunny Baking Activities plus join us for Easter Bunny crafts.
Suitable for age 5-11, all children to be accompanied by an adult.
11.30am – 2.30pm
Booking Advisable on 01226 790270
www.cannon-hall.com/easter-bunny-baking-activity

EASTER CRAFTS @ THE COOPER GALLERY
SAT 5th – SAT 26th APRIL
Design and make your own ‘Easter Basket’ to collect eggs in this Easter (Sunday 20 April).
Free Admission.
www.cooper-gallery.com/easter-crafts

EASTER ACTIVITES @ WORSBROUGH MILL
Easter Bunny’s Treasure Hunt

SAT 19th – MON 21st APRIK
Easter bunny has lost the code to his precious Treasure Basket. Your mission should you choose to accept it is to work out the code to the Treasure Basket and claim your prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £3 per child.

MILLING DEMONSTRATION
MON 21st APRIL, ..am – 2:30pm
The water powered Old Mill is still able to grind wheat in the traditional way. Members of the public can see the milling process, actual grinding of the grain, within the mill’s 17th and 19th century buildings. The white and wholemeal flours are traditionally stone-ground on a pair of 19th Century ”French Burr” stones, powered by a cast iron water wheel installed in 1865. Free Admission.

MAKE A BIRD FEEDER

WED 23rd APRIL, 1pm
Join the rangers to make some bird feeder. Aimed at children from 4-11years.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
£5 per child (booking advisable)
www.worsbrough-mill.com/events-and-exhibitions

EASTER ACTIVITIES @ ESLECAR HERITAGE CENTRE
SPRINT FUN AT ELSECAR

MON 14th – THU 17th and TUE 22nd – FRI 25th APRIL
Join us for fun family activities every weekday during the school holidays. Drop in from 11am to 2pm. Discover exciting things to do. Get arty, discover science, get hands-on with history and much more too. Remember to pick up our special treasure hunt for 2014.
See website for details of activities. Aimed at five to 12 year-olds. (Must be supervised)

NEWCOMEN BEAM ENGINE OPEN DAYS
WED 16th and WED 23rd APRIL, 10am – 4pm.
See the restoration of our Newcomen Engine up close. Witness the work of experts as they conserve what has been described as ‘the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world’, including its deep Georgian mineshaft. See intriguing artefacts and historic documents too.
www.elsecar-heritage.com/events-and-exhibitions

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