Easter Family Activities

Join us this Easter at Berwick Museum & Art Gallery and Paxton House for a selection of fun-filled family activities.

These hour-long workshops are designed to be fun, hands-on sessions aimed at people aged 7+ (no upper age limit!). We encourage all family members to come along and engage with the inspirational local stories of civil engineering, botanical painting, or water-themed music. Parental collaboration is required!

Our workshops at Berwick Museum & Art Gallery are completely free however normal admission prices into the venue still apply. Events at Paxton are bookable directly with Paxton House and do include a small charge to cover their costs as well as the usual admission price.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Read on to find out more and click on the dates to book.

Brilliant Bridges @Berwick Museum & Art Gallery

This workshop challenges your family’s engineering skills! Design and make your own bridge model using colourful craft materials and repair our Lego model of the Union Chain Bridge.

Dates: Wed 6th April @11am, Thurs 7th April @2pm, Wed 13th April @2pm, Wed 20th April @11am

Cacao Chemistry @Berwick Museum & Art Gallery

Become a welding expert with our Cacao Chemistry workshop! In this session, we weld and test chocolate shapes to investigate the ultimate strength of chocolate.

Dates: Wed 6th April @2pm, Wed 13th April @11am, Thurs 14th April @2pm, Thurs 21st April @2pm

The Art of Nature @Berwick Museum & Art Gallery

Get creative with watercolours and discover the wonderful world of botanical painting including local hero Margaret Dickinson.

Dates: Thurs 7th April @11am, Thurs 14th April @11am, Wed 20th April @2pm, Thurs 21st April @11am

Building Investigation @Paxton House

Get involved in an exciting session of bridge & boat building! Explore and get creative through exercises and investigating.

Dates: Mon 11th April @11am, Mon 11th April @3pm, Tues 12th April @11am, Tue 12th April @3pm

Water Music @Paxton House

Explore how music has been shaped by water. Come along to learn how other people have used rivers and oceans to be creative and perhaps be inspired yourself. Be prepared to make sound, to move and to listen. No equipment or prior knowledge required, but if you play a musical instrument do bring it along.

Dates: Mon 11th April @1pm, Tues 12th April @1pm

Stargazing @Paxton House *weather dependent*

Come along to Paxton House at nightfall and view the sky. If it is clear, we will join up the constellations, learn how to navigate using the North star, and view the Moon through binoculars.

Please note: in the case of wet or cloudy weather, we will not be able to stargaze outside. Instead, we will simulate the sky indoors using computer software.

Dates: Tue 12th April @8pm