The in-person session will begin by introducing Blaze, the dragon on the weathervane on top of the Cloth Hall, through a short action poem. This will be followed by other activities including a simple craft linked to the treasure Blaze has found that day. This way, each session, the children will discover something new and exciting about the museum and its collections.
This month’s session theme is Music and will include a short action poem about Blaze followed by a story. We will discover some fun facts about Music along with a craft activity. We’ll end with a sing-along and a hunt to find the museum dragon.
Thursday 3 November | 11am | 25-30 minutes duration | 2-5 years | FREE
Places are limited and free tickets will be available from the museum reception desk from 10am onwards on the day on a first come, first served basis.
For further information, please telephone 01635 519562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Related upcoming events
18/08/2022 - 25/08/2022 All day
THE WOODLAND FEAST
A four course woodland feast in beautiful mature woodlands in Oxfordshire. Walk through the woods, enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail) on arrival. Sit at our locally sourced oak tables, under a beautiful canopy of mature beech trees for a feast cooked over fire. Our chefs have been carefully chosen for their mouth watering, fire flavoured and seasonally inspired food. Please find an example menu here. Gather around the campfire afterwards for marshmallows, fire brewed coffee or mint tea. We cater for all types of dietary requirements.
- A 4 course woodland feast
- A unique and beautiful woodland setting
- A cocktail or mocktail on arrival
- A campfire and awnings to keep you cosy in case of rain
- Foraged tea and wood fired coffee & marshmallows
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend you bring
- Warm and waterproof clothes
- Sturdy shoes, walking boots or wellies
- Hat and gloves
This event will be held in woodland near Goring Heath in the beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside. The nearest train stations are Goring on Thames, Pangbourne and Reading. Reading station is just a 23 minute train journey from London Paddington. You will be sent a Google pin drop with the exact meeting location of the woodland car park with your ticket.
Different Dates Available
18/08/2022 - 19/08/2022 All dayApprox 3 HRS
Steve, your guide, will share his knowledge about these beautiful birds - and Owls won't be all you see! There's also an array of other birds and wildlife on this route that you may be lucky enough to spot; sometimes Peregrines or even Hobby hunting, sometimes Sparrowhawk's, plenty of Buzzards and Red Kites.... as well as the smaller British birds.
These experiences run from June to September to coincide with breeding season.
Why not book on and join them?
The Family Owl Spotting Experience!Approx 2hrs
To see these beautiful and mesmerising small owls is something you wont forget. You will learn all about our resident Owls in the UK with many interesting facts about them. If we are lucky too as the light drops away we may see a Tawny Owl moving about the tress as they go out to hunt for the evening.
Steve, your guide, will share his knowledge about these beautiful birds - and Owls won't be all you see! There's also an array of other birds and wildlife on this route that you may be lucky enough to spot; sometimes Peregrines hunting, sometimes Sparrowhawks, plenty of Buzzards and Red Kites.... as well as the smaller British birds.
It is now the end of the breeding season and most of the owls are off finding suitable places to roost over the winter so they are hard to find.
These experiences will continue from March 2022 so keep an eye out for dates or if interested drop us a line and we will contact you when they are back on.
18/08/2022 10:00 - 18/09/2022 12:00
In the school holidays, The Vale & Downland Museum run themed sessions and family fun days that bring the Museum’s collection to life. More recently, their holiday events have been small and socially distanced, so they can continue to spark families’ excitement about the heritage of our local area
18/08/2022 19:00 - 18/08/2022 23:00
The Hartley Arms is opening its doors every other Thursday, to a world of live entertainment with Honesty Live! Sit back and relax with friends and family whilst enjoying a range of live entertainment from music to comedy. Drinks and food will be available throughout the night. Doors open from 5.30pm with entertainment starting from 7.30pm. Entry is FREE but Booking is ESSENTIAL!
Here’s a line up of entertainment in August.
Thursday 18th August: Acoustic Indie Singer Charley Hart
Charley Hart is a solo artist with an incredible voice and who sings lesser known but much loved songs, from artists such as Katie Tunstall to Paolo Nutini. She’s been gigging since she was fourteen years old and has written and recorded a number of her own songs that have appeared on Spotify. Her singing is a hobby that she has developed and grown since she was young, and she now enjoys playing regularly at local venues and events across West Berkshire and Hampshire. Her style is acoustic indie.
18/08/2022 All dayApprox 3hrs
You start by walking along the beautiful River Pang, a tributary of the Thames, through a mainly Ash woodland where Deer roam, Marsh Tits and Spotted Flycatchers move through the trees, Woodpeckers Drum and Yaffle and Blackcaps can be heard singing along the pathway. You then head into the reserve to explore its diverse habitat through beautiful woodland copses and meadows where there is an abundance of wildlife ready to be found.
Choose your own dates