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Celebrating 30 Years of Elmer this May Half Term

A special celebration of the classic children’s book, Elmer

A special celebration of the classic children’s book, Elmer, is taking place at The Hive on Saturday 25th May, kicking off a week of activities for the half term.

Elmer Day at The Hive will feature a treasure hunt, storytelling, and puzzles to mark 30 years of the much-loved story. The activities will take place 10:30am – 3pm and are free to attend.

Each day next week, at 11am and 2:45pm, a selection of favourites from a range of children’s books will be read by the library team and on Tuesday, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, there is storytelling, games, drama and creative writing in a workshop with local children’s author Jayn E Winslade, as she launches her latest book The Power of Six.

For those with a digital eye, there is a free introduction to computer coding for children aged 8 to 12 on Thursday at 12pm. The Hive is also hosting the Canal & River Trust and Severn Rivers Trust family STEM Day on Thursday from 10am to 3pm where children can drop-in anytime and learn about the biodiversity in our rivers as well as take on the challenge of designing a boat.

Seeing out the half term week is a production of The Selfish Giant, presented by Sealegs Puppet Theatre. An uplifting story of a giant who shuts out the world but rediscovers the beauty of friendship. The play is on Thursday from 2pm to 3pm and is £4.50 for children and £7 for adults. Babes in arms are free.

Janine Downes, Manager at The Hive, said: "We know children’s holidays can be an expensive time for parents, so we like to ensure we have plenty of free and educational activities as well as some special theatre events. The Hive is always buzzing with activities for all ages, so come down and see what we have."

Find more information on all of the events coming up at The Hive: You can follow The Hive on social media @TheHiveWorcs.