21 Oct
29 Oct

October Half Term

School Holiday Family Fun
10am - 3pm
Adults £14, Children £9, Family £39

Get creative! Come and draw, paint, stick and colour with our art-based workshops running Monday to Friday. Part of the ‘Fantastic for Families’ national art campaign, this October half term activity is sure to entertain the whole family. There are also two great family trails to enjoy! Our new interactive 'Missing Plans' family trail, and, as it wouldn’t be October half term without something Halloween, our ‘Black Cat’ trail is back. 

Daily Activities:

‘My First Car’ project
Whether you’re just learning to drive a pedal car or had your licence for years, come and tell us about your first car – what it looks like, how it drives, create a drawing or compose a few words. We would love to see and hear about it! Drop into our Learning Spaces all week, suitable for 3 years plus.

Halloween ‘Black Cat’ trail
It wouldn’t be October half term without our Halloween ‘Black Cat’ trail! Search high and low for the Museum cats and find the colours of the cats' eyes in our 'Black Cat' trail. Available every day and suitable for 3 years plus.

'Missing Plans' trail
Don’t miss our brand new interactive trail available every day… plans for the Morris 8 have been lost and our junior designer’s future hangs in the balance… Can you help? Our costumed guides will brief you on the case and you will need to follow the trail of clues around the Museum to solve the mystery. Suitable for all the family.

Art based Workshops:

Monday & Tuesday
Be part of the ‘Motor Mouths’ digital arts project led by artist Richard Jones. Start by simply drawing your car then, using digital technology, before you know it you could see yourself in the driving seat!
Suitable for 5 year old upwards with adult supervision.

Have a go at painting ‘My First Car’ in watercolour. Artist, Maria Clancy, will guide you through the process and techniques of painting in watercolour. There will then be a chance for you to add your car to a large picture of the Museum painted by Maria. This is a watercolour workshop using water-based washable paint.
Suitable for 5 year old upwards with adult supervision.

Have a go at drawing and designing ‘My First Car’. Artist, Brian Casey, will be on hand to guide you through the process of drawing and sketching your masterpiece. Could it be a Formula 1 racing car or even a car that can go into Space? You can also see Brian’s amazing 10 metre long frieze of 9 pairs of Formula 1 cars and drivers.
Suitable for 5 year old upwards with adult supervision.

Stamp your ‘Marque’. In this printing workshop choose from an array of templates inspired by our collection of car badges and created by youngsters from Lillington Youth Centre as part of the 'Make your Marque' project*. This printing workshop uses water-based washable paint.
Suitable for 5 year old upwards with Adult supervision.

All workshops run from 10am to 3pm. There is no need to book, just drop into the Learning Spaces. All material supplied, just bring your imagination. Most workshops allow you to take away your completed masterpiece. 

*'Make your Marque' project
Collaborating with artist Robyn Woolston, a variety of art activities are taking place with a group of young people from Lillington Youth Centre using our British Motoring Treasures exhibition for inspiration. This will result in a temporary art installation to be displayed in the Museum from the end of October 2017 to early May 2018.


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2017-10-21 10:00:00 2017-10-29 15:00:00 Europe/London October Half Term School Holiday Family Fun British Motor Museum Emma Rawlinson museum@britishmotormuseum.co.uk
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