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Holiday Activities

Two young girls in a creative workshop at the Geffrye

February Half-Term Holidays: A Place of Your Own

Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 February 2017, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm. Free

Explore how people make their homes their own. Make door signs, photo frames, ornaments and more.

Tuesday 14 February

Nursery Rhyme Time – Happy Homes - for ages 2 - 5 years

10.30 - 11.30am and 12 - 1pm (16 places available)

Explore what makes a home happy in this interactive storytelling and craft session.

Marvellous Mini Rooms - for ages 5 and over

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Create a marvellous mini room of your dreams using a variety of materials.

Self Portrait Posters - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Print a stylish self-portrait-style poster to hang in your room.

Printed Pillows - for ages 5 - 8 years

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Be inspired by our Teenage Bedrooms display and then print your own pillow.

Bedroom Badges - for all ages

Drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm (20 places available)

Make brilliant bedroom-inspired badges to wear home.

Digital Museum Trails - for ages 5 - 14 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore the museum, complete a trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!

Wednesday 15 February

Nursery Rhyme Time – The House that Jack Built - for ages 2 - 5 years

10.30 - 11.30am and 12 - 1pm (16 places available)

Explore what makes a home in this interactive storytelling and craft session.

Poster Art - for ages 5 and over

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Design a cool poster inspired by your favourite things.

Brilliant Bulletin Boards - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Create your own personalised noticeboard including pin badges. 

Designer Phone Cases - for ages 11 and over

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Design and make your own phone case using a variety of techniques.

Mood Swing Signs - for all ages

Drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm (20 places available)

Reflect your mood on your door by creating a crazy sign.

Digital Museum Trails - for ages 5 - 14 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore the museum, complete a trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!


Thursday 16 February

Nursery Rhyme Time – Sensing Rooms - for ages 2 - 5 years

10.30 - 11.30am and 12 - 1pm (16 places available)

Explore the home through the senses in this interactive storytelling and craft session.

Awesome Ornaments - for ages 5 and over

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Be inspired by objects in the museum to construct your own awesome ornament.

Pet Portraits - for ages 5 - 8 years

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Learn how to paint a portrait of a real or imaginary pet using watercolour techniques.

Decorative Door Signs - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Create a decorative door name sign using a variety of sewing techniques.

Give a Mouse Room - for all ages

Drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm (20 places available)

Make a marvellous mouse and a mini secret home to put it in.

Digital Museum Trails - for ages 5 - 14 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore the museum, complete a trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!


Friday 17 February

Nursery Rhyme Time – Whistle While you Work - for ages 2 - 5 years

10.30 - 11.30am and 12 - 1pm (16 places available)

Take part in some cleaning fun in this interactive storytelling and craft session.

Super Strummers - for ages 5 and over

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Strum a guitar in our Teenage Bedroom display and then craft your own!

Animal Ornaments - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Craft an animal-inspired ornament using clay.

Dream Catchers - for ages 11 and over

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Create a dream catcher decoration to hang in your room.

Funky Frames - for all ages

Drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm (20 places available)

Decorate a funky photo frame using a variety of materials to take home.

Digital Museum Trails - for ages 5 - 14 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore the museum, complete a trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the activities start. All children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Easter Holidays: Spring is in the Air

Tuesday 4 - Friday 7 April 2017, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm. Free

Celebrate the new season. Decorate plant pots, make scented herb bags and create garden animals from clay.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the activities start. All children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


May Half-Term Holidays: Patterns, Patterns, Patterns!

Tuesday 30 May - Friday 2 June 2017, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm. Free

Use your favourite patterns from the museum and gardens to create stunning stained glass, wacky wallpaper and patterned prints. Celebrating Chelsea Fringe.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the activities start. All children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Visit Geffrye Explorers for our children's activities that are available every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.


Easter Holiday Activities: Spring is in the Air - For ages 5 - 16

Tuesday 9 April - Friday 12 April, 10.30am -12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.00pm

Spring family day at the Geffrye - photography Morley von Sternberg

Get in the mood for spring! Bake herbal biscuits, create seasonal headwear and take part in a treasure hunt around the gardens. 

All activities are free and are for individual children and families and are suitable for children aged 5 -16 years old. All workshops are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the workshop begins. All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to bring a community group to the museum during this time, please contact Sarah Fairbairn, sfairbairn@geffrye-museum.org.uk, 020 7739 9893.

Easter Holiday Activities: Spring is in the Air - For ages 5 - 16

Tuesday 9 April - Friday 12 April, 10.30am -12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.00pm

Spring family day at the Geffrye - photography Morley von Sternberg

Get in the mood for spring! Bake herbal biscuits, create seasonal headwear and take part in a treasure hunt around the gardens. 

All activities are free and are for individual children and families and are suitable for children aged 5 -16 years old. All workshops are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the workshop begins. All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to bring a community group to the museum during this time, please contact Sarah Fairbairn, sfairbairn@geffrye-museum.org.uk, 020 7739 9893.