Children’s events

A picture of the children's area, with art cart and dressing up clothesThe museum hosts a programme of events for children of all ages, as well as having a dedicated children’s area with a fab new arts cart, table and chairs, plus dressing up and our weekend workshop.dinosaur clipart

These are some of those coming up:

BayFest 2019

For full details and booking information about all events contact seasidemuseumevents@gmail.com

Saturday 27th July   11.00am-2.30pm
Join us on the Pier and travel back in time to explore the incredible world of fossils and what they tell us about prehistoric life on earth. Show Palaeontologist Philip Hadland your finds.

Sunday 28th July   11.00am-2.30pm
Join us on the Pier to find out about the many types of seaweed to be found on our beach and use it to make seaweed picture. Meet expert Ian Tittley of the Natural History Museum

Thursday 8 August 11.00am-1.00pm
Scavenger Hunt at Hampton – meet at Hampton Pier
You have one hour on the beach to find as many things on the list as possible.
Wear sensible clothing and footwear. Bring a bag or bucket per person for your finds, and a pen/pencil. Numbers limited to 15 people at one time.

Tuesday 13 August   11.30am-12.30pm,  1.30pm-2.30pm
Story and craft 10 years and under. Make a wooden spoon mermaid or pirate. Maximum number 10 per session – please book

 Thursday 15 August   2.00pm-5.00pm
Herne Smugglers’ Trail    Leader: Jackie Cordell (07753 265295)
Reimagine the days when smuggling was rife in the village. Discover smugglers’ haunts and graves. A historical walk and talk with tea stop at the Church and tours of mill and churchyard.
Walk: approximately 1 hour, some uphill. Strong footwear required.
Limited numbers, please book Adults £3.50 Children £1.00 (Minimum 6yrs, with adult only) Meet and Finish: Herne Windmill, Mill Lane, Herne, CT6 7DR

Friday 16 August   11.15am-12.15pm, 12.45pm-1.45pm, 2.15pm-3.15pm
Lego fun for families
Drop in and use our Lego to create the fun of the fair, perhaps a fairground for the end of the pier, or a funfair by the seaside

Tuesday 20 August   11.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Story and craft 10 years and under. Make a pin windmill.
Maximum number 10 per session – please book

Thursday 22 August 11.15am-12.15pm, 12.45pm-1.45pm, 2.00pm-3.00pm
Join local artist Rob Turner at the Museum for a family workshop. Use your imagination to recreate the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm in cardboard.
Booking advisable but we will be happy to include last minutes participants if space allows.

DOORS AND AROUND (MOSTLY)
The Seaside Museum Quiz, available throughout Bayfest.
Look around the doorways of houses in Herne Bay. Look carefully as some of the clues are a little way away from the door either upwards or sideways or in front.
Visit The Seaside Museum to collect your Quiz Sheet.

Seashore Walks

£5.50 for families, £3.50 for adults and £1.00 for children
– Booking Essential

Tuesday 23 July, 10am  – 12pm – Ian Tittley (The Seaside Museum and Natural History Museum) will lead our expedition. Meet at the museum.
Numbers Limited, Booking Essential.

Tuesday 6 August, 10am-12pm – Rockpooling at Reculver!
Ian Tittley (The Seaside Museum and Natural History Museum) will lead our expedition. Meet by HatHats, Reculver Visitor Centre, Reculver Lane, Herne Bay CT6 6SS
Numbers Limited, Booking Essential. Part of BayFest – FREE

Wednesday 7 August, 10.45am-12.45pm – Rockpooling at Reculver!
Ian Tittley (The Seaside Museum and Natural History Museum) will lead our expedition. Meet by HatHats, Reculver Visitor Centre, Reculver Lane, Herne Bay CT6 6SS
Numbers Limited, Booking Essential. Part of BayFest – FREE

Thursday 29 August, 5.30pm-7.30pm– Ian Tittley (The Seaside Museum and Natural History Museum) will lead our expedition. Meet at Hampton Pier.
Numbers Limited, Booking Essential.

Saturdays and Sundays

an example of the activity table available at weekendsActivity packs will be available for children every Saturday and Sunday. These will cover a variety of activities such as origami boats, paper planes and cards for various occasions.