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Activities at The Whitaker

Early Years Studio: Autumn 2022

Join our popular weekly drop-in sessions from 10.30am – 2pm each Wednesday.

These play-based sessions are designed especially for parents, grandparents & carers to enjoy time with their little ones (age 12 months – 4 years). Our safe space and Early Years Team provide everything you need to allow your child to lead you on a multi-sensory journey of play.

Each session is £5 per child – pay on the day (siblings under 12 months are free, we have a baby area each week).

Our Kids Eat Free offer is also available on Wednesdays! book your table to avoid disappointment (terms & conditions apply, read more HERE)

Please be aware that if our capacity number of 18 children is reached there may be a small wait. The museum is free, and our Bar & Kitchen is open from 10am.

We ask for a ratio of one adult per 2 children due to the play-based nature of each session.

The last session this Winter will be on Wednesday 30 November. Unfortunately there will be no sessions on Wednesday 26th October and Wednesday 23rd November. 

  • Dates
    This is a permanent event
    10:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tickets

    £5 per child – pay on the day

Additional notes:

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only if you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email learning@thewhitaker.org
  • All activities are fully inclusive, please contact our team on learning@thewhitaker.org if you have any specific questions on accessibility
  • Unless otherwise stated, for family workshops you only need to book a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adult is free
  • Activities can be booked via our website or by visiting our Welcome Desk
  • Whilst some activities are offered free due to our current funding from ACE and HLF, we have introduced ‘pay what you can’ for some events with a suggested donation. We appreciate donations to ensure we can keep activities running in the future
  • Our events cancellation policy can be accessed here.

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