Entertain your children at Denny Abbey this summer

WONDERING what to do with the kids this summer? Children’s activities take place at Denny Abbey every Thursday in the school holidays, between 12 and 4pm.

The first children’s activity day kicks off with a celebration of National Archaeology Week with Children’s Archaeology Day on Thursday July 28. There’s no need to book, just turn up and join in the fun. Suitable for ages 4+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Join in National Archaeology Week by learning how archaeologists discover and identify treasures from the past. Search for artefacts using proper techniques. Have a go at a sand tray dig. Bring your own finds for the experts to identify plus see archaeologists at work on our test pit excavations in the museum grounds throughout the day!

Thursday August 4: Clay Extravaganza

Come and try your hand at making something in clay. Create anything from ‘sausages’ to sculptural masterpieces. Suitable for complete beginners and those more expert..


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Thursday August 11, 12pm- 4pm: Lovely Ladybirds

Celebrate the humble but beautiful ladybird. Make one out of a paper plate. Design a ladybird hotel. Take part in a ladybird hunt. Make your own origami ladybird. Or just colour in a ladybird picture. You’ll not feel the same about them again!

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Thursday August 18: Pirates and Buccaneers!

Come on me hearties; join the crew at Denny for some piratical adventuring. Follow the clues to find the hidden treasure. Make some essential pirate gear. Colour in a 3-D piratical scene. Come dressed up!

Thursday August 25: My Museum

Don’t leave it to us; create your own museum. Make your own showcase for our museum mural by drawing, or making, objects from our collection out of paper and card, and arranging them the way you want.

Thursday September 1: Time Detectives

Investigate the history of Denny through the people who lived here. Romans, Knights Templar, Medieval and Tudor monks and nuns, farmers. Find evidence that they were here; dress up in replica costumes; then make objects that they would have used, such as shields, medieval tiles, etc.

The Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach CB25 9PQ, 01223 860988, dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk. Admissions to the museum and all activities on offer: Adult �4.50, Concessions �3.50, Child �3, Under 5 FREE, Family ticket �13. The Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey is open every day from 12-5pm weekdays and 10.30-5pm weekends and bank holidays, 1 April – 31 October. Tearoom, picnic and play area on site. It is situated on the A10 between Cambridge and Ely. Admission prices for children’s activity days are Adults �4.50, Concessions �3.50, Children �3.00 (under 5s are free) and family tickets �13.

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