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Summer Holidays 2024

We’ve got a fun packed programme of events & activities lined up for families this summer holiday!

Join us for crafts, workshops, spectacular shows, a family rave and much more! Many events are free and we have strived to keep ticketed event prices accessible. Craven Museum at Skipton Town Hall is winner of Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum 2023 and is a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2024!

Available every day –

  • Free entry to Craven Museum including lots of hands on activities.
  • Museum Trails for all ages including a special Summer Reading Challenge Trail ‘Marvellous Makers’.
  • Complete a self-led Discover Arts Award qualification.

Special Events

Yorkshire Day: Chicken Run Build & Watch Party

Film

Yorkshire Day: Chicken Run Build & Watch Party

Horrible Histories: Rotten Royals

Theatre

Horrible Histories: Rotten Royals

The Ultimate Bubble Show

Performance

The Ultimate Bubble Show

Alice in Wonderland

Theatre

Alice in Wonderland

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave

Social Dance

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave

Craven Museum Events

Dig & Discover: Festival of Archaeology

Workshop

Dig & Discover: Festival of Archaeology

Arts Award Discover Day
Exploring Craven Museum

Workshop

Arts Award Discover Day

Craven Museum Relaxed Session August

Museum

Craven Museum Relaxed Session August

Curator for the Day

Workshop

Curator for the Day

Shakespeare's First Folio: Craven's National Treasure
Shakespeare's First Folio

Talk

Shakespeare's First Folio: Craven's National Treasure

Dewhurst’s: The History of Belle Vue Cotton Mill
Box of multi coloured cotton reels.

Talk

Dewhurst’s: The History of Belle Vue Cotton Mill

Creative Workshops

Art Club: Perfect Pencil Cases

Workshop

Art Club: Perfect Pencil Cases

Handmade with Herd & Hive: Creative Family Workshop

Workshop

Handmade with Herd & Hive: Creative Family Workshop

Art Club: Bratby Brushwork

Workshop

Art Club: Bratby Brushwork

Art Club: Macramé Magic

Workshop

Art Club: Macramé Magic

Art Club: Paper Fold Fun

Workshop

Art Club: Paper Fold Fun

Art Club: Block Print Bash

Workshop

Art Club: Block Print Bash

Art Club: Ace Accessories

Workshop

Art Club: Ace Accessories

Craven Museum Make & Take

Craven Museum Make & Take: Sheep

Workshop

Craven Museum Make & Take: Sheep

Craven Museum Make & Take: Coins

Workshop

Craven Museum Make & Take: Coins

Craven Museum Make & Take: Bugs

Workshop

Craven Museum Make & Take: Bugs

Craven Museum Make & Take: Mosaic

Workshop

Craven Museum Make & Take: Mosaic

Craven Museum Make & Take: Pick & Mix

Workshop

Craven Museum Make & Take: Pick & Mix

Information for Families

Our friendly staff want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible – Just ask if you need anything.

This is how we try to make Skipton Town Hall accessible for all families –

  • We are a Breastfeeding Friendly Venue
  • Baby changing facilities in the women’s toilets in the main foyer
  • All gender baby changing facilities in the toilets by the stage door (please ask)
  • All areas of the building are accessible with a pushchair
  • We have plenty of space to park your pushchair
  • Free family friendly museum & gallery with lots of fun interactive elements
  • Free family museum trails
  • Family events & activities programme – some events are free entry
  • Children under 2yrs can attend our ticketed events for free if they are sat on a lap.
  • Free sensory bags available to borrow – includes ear defenders, fidget toys and finger puppets
  • Relaxed museum sessions and performances
  • Pocket money toys available in our shop

We always welcome your feedback to help improve family visits. Ask for a feedback card and let us know what you think!

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