Activities for Children

Activities for Children

Michael Rosen (poet and children’s author) event at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Photo by Historyworks

There’s something for everyone in Cambridge, and that includes kids! Here are a few places to visit with activities tailored for children.

Children’s Activities at The Fitzwilliam Museum

If you’re looking for a cultural or educational outing, look no further! The Fitzwilliam Museum was described by the Standing Commission on Museums & Galleries as “one of the greatest art collections of the nation and a monument of the first importance.” Roam around and enjoy the wonderful art selection while your children enjoy one of the many activities created just for them. Activities vary with every season, but no matter what time of the year you chose to visit, there will always be something that matches your family’s expectations.

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Cycle of Songs at the Fitzwilliam Museum July 2014. Photo by Historyworks

Activities for infants-5 year-olds

Explore your senses through interactions with colour, shape, texture, sound and movement with your 0-2 year-old at ‘Baby Magic.’

With your 2-5 year-old, discover the magic of art by interactively exploring the museum’s collections and then making art of your own at the ‘It’s Magic’ family activity.

Activities for 5-12 year-olds

Perhaps your children are at the 5-7 year age-range. Travel through time and space, learn how to make a map and create your very own collage at ‘Mapping the Museum’!

With ‘Lavish People’ children aged 8-12 will use mixed media to create their own portrait based on objects found within the exhibition. ‘Connecting Pieces’ also offers them the possibility to work with an artist to explore interconnecting sculptural artworks.

Also look out for events like Family Art Week and Family First Saturday, which children of all ages will enjoy with their parents.

Cambridge Science Centre

Get ready to put your thinking cap on at the Cambridge Science Centre—“a venue for exhibitions, shows, workshops and talks: a place in which to discover, to create and to learn.” It is a permanent interactive public science centre that offers tourists and visitors the opportunity to engage with scientific discoveries and explanations. The focus of many of the discoveries portrayed at the centre is those that emerged from the University of Cambridge and the community of Cambridgeshire.

Admission times for the centre are as follows:

Tue – Fri 13:00 – 17:00 (during term time)
Mon – Fri 10:00 – 17:00 (Cambridgeshire school holidays)
Sat – Sun 10:00 – 17:00
Bank Holidays 10:00 – 17:00 (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day)

Because the Cambridge Science Centre is a charity, a small portion of running costs is covered by admission prices:

Adult (18+): £3.50
Child: £2.50
Under 5s: Free
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children or 1 Adult, Children): £10

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