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  weekend workshops.
Pick up our museum trail or one of backpacks while you’re here.
Don’t forget to join the Wheels of Time scheme

Things to Do at Home
Design a Postcard
Build a Lego Straight Tusked Elephant

For full details and booking information about all events contact

Saturday 25 November, 1pm to 2pm
Horse play: a family workshop
Devise your own hooden horse play in this fun performance workshop with writer Sonia Overall and hooden horse James Frost. Suitable for families with children aged 6+. FREE
Numbers are limited. Please book in advance or call 01227 367368

Saturday 25 November, 3pm to 4pm
Hooden Horse Folk Play
Performed by the Canterbury Hoodeners, based on traditional sources, along with tunes and songs

Saturday 2 December, 11.30am to12.30pm
Hooden Horse exhibition Curator’s Tour
Meet the Hooden Horses with a guided tour of the exhibits by James Frost 

Monday 1 January 2024, 11am-1pm
New Year’s Day Litter Pick
Join us to help clear up the town and the beach.
Hot drinks and snacks after.