April's 'Stay at Home' Activities

Try our fun activities to keep the Family entertained during lock down.


Friday 10 April


when we re-open


In your own home



FREE activities to do at home.

Despite these challenging times, we didn’t want to disappoint our loyal young supporters, so we’ve been working hard to put together some 'Stay at Home Activities' for you to do. Originally designed for the Easter holidays we thought we would keep them online for more family's to enjoy from home.

We really hope you’ll join in. Listen to Professor Pickle and Dr Pumpkin and see how you can get involved. 


Just like there would be if you visited the Museum we’ve put together a group of themed activities to keep you busy. There’s a quiz, a wordsearch, a colouring competition, a craft activity and, of course, a touch of science from our ever popular scientists – Dr. Pumpkin and Professor Pickle.

Find all of our activities in the tabs below, and don't forget to share your creations with us on social media using the hashtag #BMMEaster 

If you enjoy these activities, please support us with a donation. With the Museum closed we have lost our main source of income and we need your help until we can once again open our doors to visitors. We only ask you to help if you can. Any donation, no matter how big or small, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 




Join Dr Pumpkin in the kitchen for some egg-cellent science. First, test your eggs to see if they're good or bad. Then try Dr Pumpkin's amazing Fake Bake 'Apple' Pie!


To make your own Fake Bake 'Apple' Pie, you will need:


Ready to roll shortcrust pastry
400g sugar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
Half a pint of water
600g of buttery snack crackers
2 tablespoons of butter or spread
Half a tablespoon of ground cinnamon
Flour for rolling out pastry (optional)
1 egg for an egg wash (optional)
Cream to serve (optional)


9 inch pie dish (or similar)
Wooden spoon
Measuring jug
Sealable freezer bag
Rolling pin
Measuring spoons
Hob and oven
Oven gloves/towel
Bowl, fork and brush for egg wash (optional)


Before you start baking, make sure that you have a grown-up to help you.

1. First, wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.

2. Gather together all of your ingredients and equipment.

3. Roll out half of the ready to roll pastry and line your pie dish with it. (You may wish to grease your tin first.)

4. Crush your snack crackers in a sealable freezer bag by bashing them with a rolling pin or similar – what fun!

5. Tip your crushed crackers into your lined pie dish.

6. Heat the water, sugar and cream of tartar in a saucepan on the hob. Make sure you have your grown-up’s supervision here.

7. Simmer for about 15 minutes until you have a sort of syrup.

8. Add the cinnamon, lemon zest and juice and leave to cool slightly.

9. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees or gas mark 7.

10. Pour the syrup over your crackers in the pie dish and dot with the butter or spread.

11. Roll out the rest of your pastry and cover your pie. You may wish to use any leftover pastry to decorate it and you may wish to brush it with an egg wash.

12. Put your pie into the oven and bake for around 30 minutes. Make sure you use oven gloves to take it out!

Enjoy your fake 'apple' pie! Can you fool your family into thinking it is real apple?


More experiments to try

If you enjoyed making the fake 'apple' pie why not download our worksheet and see what other experiments you can try. 

Are you good at solving puzzles? Then give our wordsearch a go!

Click the wordsearch to download and print...

Downloadable Worksheet for Word Search JPEG

If you enjoyed solving our puzzle you can try making your own by clicking here.

Win a Family Ticket to the British Motor Museum

How to enter

Download your template by clicking on the image below and simply email a scan or photo of your completed drawing to family@britishmotormuseum.co.uk by Sunday 26 April (see terms and conditions below).


Easter Colouring Sheet


Terms & Conditions

  • Only one competition entry is allowed per child.
  • Closing date for the competition is 26 April 2020. The judges' decisions are final.
  • The family ticket is issued subject to the Rules and Regulations of the British Motor Museum. Full details are available on request.
  • The family ticket is for 2 adults and up to 3 children (16 and under) for museum entry. The ticket is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • The prize will be issued as soon as the Museum reopens to the public after the Coronavirus crisis.
  • The prize must be used by 23 Dec 2020 (this expiry date may be reviewed depending on how long the Museum remains closed).
  • Winning competition entries will be published via the Museum's social media channels. By entering this competition you agree to the publication of your entry  
  • Any personal data provided will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.


Now it's time to get crafty and build your own Mini car and a bus from egg boxes! Once you have built the car and the bus, why not have a go at building a town?!

How to make a Mini car out of egg boxes


What you’ll need:

- Egg Box
- Any colour paint
- Plain paper
- Felt tips
- Coloured card or felt
- Pom poms or big buttons (or anything round!)
- Glue or tape
- Scissors

Please ask an adult before you take any items and make sure you put something down on the table to ensure you don’t make a mess!

Be careful with the scissors and ask an adult for help if you need it.


How to make a bus out of egg boxes

What you’ll need:

- Egg box
- Red paint 
- Plain paper
- Felt tips
- Coloured card or felt
- Pom poms or big buttons (or anything round!)
- Glue or tape
- Scissors

Ask an adult before you take any items and make sure you put something down on the table to ensure you don’t make a mess!

Be careful with the scissors and ask an adult for help if you need it.


Now create a town for your car and bus

Now you have your car and your bus it’s time to create a town for them to drive around in!  Click here to download the worksheet. 

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