See, Make & Do – Free family open day
Love reading, writing and storytelling? Join us for See, Make & Do – our Family Open Day!
Drop-in at any time and explore The Book Nook in the Great Hall. Discover the character of Joe Joe and make your own bookmark. Listen to stories, read with your child and get tips for storytelling through our Neverending Stories book. There will also be free activity packs for you to complete your visit!
We’ll also be running two family-friendly activities (below) – these are completely free for children and adults, but are limited capacity so please book in advance. An adult must accompany their child(ren) during the activities.
Families are welcome to bring their own lunch. Hot drinks and snacks will be available to all families throughout the day.
Build a book – activity for all ages
10.30am – 12pm & 2 – 3.30pm (running time 90 minutes)
Let’s squeeze Dragon Hall into a book. What would that book look like? How would the chimneys fold out, and the staircases fold in? Inspired by the families that lived in Dragon Hall 180 years ago, Rose Feather will show you how to build a book and tell stories together.
Suitable for all ages, including adults! Limited spaces – book early to secure your spot.
Storytelling and drawing – activity for 5-10-year-olds
11am– 12pm & 2 – 3pm (running time 60 minutes)
Join author and illustrator Gillian McClure and her puppet friends as she tells the story of Selkie, a magical creature from the sea. Then grab your colouring pencils and create a story and characters of your own!
Suitable for children aged 5 – 10 years. Limited spaces – book early to secure your spot.
About See, Make, Do
Five art spaces in the East of England have come together to present a variety of hands-on, cost-free, family-friendly activities this February half-term.
Whether that be seeing if you can hold a tune with Snape Maltings’ Group A 8-18 singing group, applying gory stage make-up at the New Wolsey Theatre, or crafting costumes backstage at the Norwich Theatre Royal, there’s something new to try for all ages.
What’s more, the activities run all day throughout the half-term period at each of the five venues, which means you can visit as many as you like, as often as you like.
Plus, a low-cost meal deal will be on offer at every venue (or you’re welcome to bring your own packed-lunch) so feeding the family won’t have to cost a fortune.
See, Make & Do is supported by Arts Council England, New Anglia LEP, Suffolk County Council and Norfolk County Council