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Holiday Activities

Four boys wearing hats in a creative workshop at the Geffrye

Half-term holiday activities: Amazing Autumn

Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 October, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm

Create brightly coloured autumn leaf crowns, bake seasonal treats and make special light festival decorations to hang in your home. Download the Autumn 2016 activities flyer here.

Tuesday 25 October

Awesome Autumn Crowns - for ages 5 and over

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

Create a colourful seasonal crown bursting with leaves and berries.

Seasonal Accessories - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Be inspired by autumn to make magical shrinking accessories including magnets and badges.

Comic Book Heroes - for ages 5 - 8 years

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Invent your own garden-inspired super hero and learn how to make a comic strip to tell their story. 

Animal Ornaments - for all ages

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

Turn a pine cone into an amazing autumn animal ornament.

Paintings Trail - for ages 5 - 11 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore our paintings, complete the trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!


Wednesday 26 October

Terrific Trees - for ages 5 and over

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

Construct a terrific tree-shaped sculpture to hang important things on.

Toasty Mitts - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Create a spicy smelling microwaveable hand warmer to use on bonfire night.

Seasonal Pins - for ages 11 and over

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Be inspired by the season and create some stylish autumn badges.

Festive Decorations - for all ages

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

Celebrate autumn and make colourful decorations to hang in your home.

Paintings Trail - for ages 5 - 11 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore our paintings, complete the trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!


Thursday 27 October

Amazing Apples - for ages 5 and over

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

Make a yummy baked apple to take home and play some autumn-inspired games.

(Please note that owing to the high demand for places in our cooking workshops we advise that people join the queue early to avoid disappointment)

Portrait Pictures - for ages 5 - 8 years

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Dress up, learn how to turn a photo into a painting and then create a fancy frame to put it in.

Lovely Lanterns - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Turn a glass jar into an amazing lantern using metallic paints.

Leafy Frames - for all ages

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

Decorate a fabulous photo frame with leaf patterns.

Paintings Trail - for ages 5 - 11 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore our paintings, complete the trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!


Friday 28 October

Halloween Dream - for ages 5 and over

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

Be inspired by Halloween parties at home and make a spooky hat and a yummy chocolate apple.

(Please note that owing to the high demand for places in our cooking workshops we advise that people join the queue early to avoid disappointment)

Spooky Garlands - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Create a spooky Halloween-inspired decoration to hang on your door.

Perfect Pumpkin Muffins - for ages 11 and over

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Bake scrumptious pumpkin-flavoured muffins.

(Please note that owing to the high demand for places in our cooking workshops we advise that people join the queue early to avoid disappointment)

Creepy Candles - for all ages

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

Model some spooky candles to decorate your home.

Paintings Trail - for ages 5 - 11 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore our paintings, complete the trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!


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.