Children & Families events

The Hive offers a varied events programme for everyone to enjoy, from music, drama and art to learning opportunities, workshops, book clubs and lectures.

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Please note that we do not give refunds on tickets booked in advance.

  • Summer Reading Challenge Story Walks - Fri, 02 August Wed, 21 August 2019

    Friday 2 August, Thursday 8 August, Wednesday 14 and 21 August, 11am - 12pm.

    Come and join Worcestershire Libraries at the National Trust's Croome Court, to celebrate this year's Summer Reading Challenge!

    Story Walks at Croome, are FREE and include entry into the park. A great way to spend the morning with the family, exploring the grounds of Croome, whilst listening to space-themed stories, and completing an interactive alien trail.

    The meeting point for the walks is  outside the 1940s-style canteen - leaving from the canteen at 11am, so it is best to arrive a little before. The walks last around 1 hour and end at the Main House via the Rotunda - the route follows a paved footpath.

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  • Summer Reading Challenge 'Space Chase'

    2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and to celebrate, The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge theme this year is space. The Summer Reading Challenge is a national initiative to encourage children aged 4 – 11 to read six books over the six-week holiday. Children receive special rewards from their local library each time they finish a book and all children who complete the challenge will receive a certificate and medal at The Hive's space themed Summer Reading Challenge Award Ceremony in October.

    Everyday we have FREE activities in the library including story time at 11am and 2:45pm, colouring and treasure trails.

    On Mondays and Thursdays take part in our extra space chase activities that cost £2.50 per child.


    Make your own Martian Mask

    19 & 22 August, 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm

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    Space Coding

    29 August, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm and 1:45pm

    Code your way to the moon.

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  • Roald Dahl Day - Sat, 14 September

    FREE drop-in, 10am - 3pm

    Roald Dahl, world famous children's author was born on 13 September 1916. His richly imaginative stories including The Enormous Crocodile, The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have become firm favourites on family bookshelves all over the world.

    We are planning a splendiferous day of gloriumptious fun with lots of wondercrump activities to inspire children to enter the wonderfully imaginative world of Roald Dahl.


    Roald Dahl Rat-a-Tat Tales at 11am and 2.45pm


    Wonka Craft Activity, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm

    Create a Willy Wonka inspired top hat. Cost £2.50.

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  • Space Day - Sat, 05 October

    Saturday 5 October, 10:30am - 4pm

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landings at Space Day! There's something for everyone to enjoy.

    Unleash the inner astronaut in you with FREE interactive activities and exhibitions. Question the experts on all aspect of the universe and Space. Take an immersive 3D virtual reality planet walk. Observe static rocket firings, learn about weightlessness, what astronauts eat, how they go to the toilet and live in Space, try your skills with controlling robots. Experts from the University of Worcester will be exploring the challenges of using robots to explore planets such as Mars. Watch demonstrations and optical illusions from the University of Wolverhampton. Find out about Britain's Space program, check out the sky through a telescope with Bromsgrove Astronomical Society and take a photo in our space rocket Selfie booth.

    Space Queens

    free 25 minute film that takes an in depth look at the women behind Apollo 11 and the next generation inspired by the historical monumental event, to pursue careers in aerospace. This documentary features a mix of new and archive interviews to tell a story of equality at the heart of the space race.

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    FREE Talks include:

    David Hardy Talk – Artists in Space :The early Years (one of the world's most distinguished space artists and once a regular illustrator on Patrick Moore's Sky at Night Programme. Suitable for adults       

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    Dave Shayler Talk – "How to live in Space". Suitable for adults and children 12+

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    If you are interested in pursuing a career in a subject related to Space, we will be conducting career tours.

    Immersive Dome Experience

    40 minutes sessions at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

    Experience and learn about the wonders of the night sky by booking onto a session in the 360 degree Immersive mobile planetarium.

    Suitable for children 6+ and adults.

    Cost is £4 for children and £5 for adults.

    Unfortunately, latecomers will be unable to enter the Dome once the show has started.

    For Children's tickets please book here.

    For Adult's tickets please book here.