Wacky Wednesday- the perfect way to entertain the kids under 5!
Each week during term time from 10:15-11:00 we combine storytelling, singing and craft activities - the perfect opportunity to drop in and have fun with your Under-5.
Doors open early at 09:30, so come and enjoy a coffee, juice and cake before the session starts! Plus, why not make a day of it and stay for lunch, explore the Nature Trail, discover soft play area and visit the ponies.
To plan your visits to Wacky Wednesdays, here are the dates for the whole year!
Each session starts at 10.15 and finishes at 11.00
Sept 13th - Oct 18th
Nov 1st - Dec 6th
Christmas Special 13th Dec (Chargeable / Booking Required)
Jan 10th - Feb 14th
Feb 28th - Mar 28th
Apr 18th - May 23rd
Jun 6th - July 18th
Free entry, but we welcome donations to cover the cost of materials.
If you would like to get involved in becoming one of our Wacky Wednesday Volunteer Co-ordinators, find out more through our opportunities page.
Two of our regular visitors, Helen and her son Dominic, recently spoke to our Librarian about their visits to Wacky Wednesday's:
'My 3-year old son and I started attending Wacky Wednesdays at the beginning of September, initially on a temporary basis before I was due to start a new job.
Over the course of those 5 weeks we really grew to love our Wacky Wednesdays, so much so that as the start date for my new job loomed closer I felt genuinely sad that visits to the museum were no longer going to be part of our weekly routine.
After mentioning this to my husband, he suggested asking my new employer if I could alter my working days so that Wednesdays would be one of my days off. So I asked - and they said yes!
So our temporary attendance at Wacky Wednesdays has now become permanent!
We both really enjoy the different themes each week and Dominic loves bringing his crafts home to show Daddy.
We pretty much have a routine in place now......first to the Wacky Wednesday session, then to the Little Diggers play area, outside to press the alarm buttons in one of the outhouses and visit Eric, Ernie & Finn, back inside for lunch in the cafe, then wandering around the museum opening the drawers and talking about the "olden days", before heading home for a nap!
Dominic and I really do love our Wednesdays together! It is also clear to me how much Dominic is learning and benefitting from our visits to the museum - from the varied topics discussed in the Wacky Wednesday sessions; asking me questions about the exhibitions in the museum; or from simply watching Finn get new shoes put on!
Thank you also to the staff and volunteers at the museum - the enthusiasm of the Wacky Wednesday session leaders and the helpfulness of the cafe staff has not gone unnoticed and is very much appreciated.'