Children & Families events

  • Mischief Making Sessions - Mon, 23 July Mon, 27 August 2018

    Join us throughout the summer for a bit of mischief. Will you get to grips with Minecraft and wreak havoc in our online version of Worcester, make a Dennis or Gnasher mask to take home with you, create a comic book game in computer code or create your own comic character to add to our Giant Hive Comic Book.

    Every Monday and Thursday from 23 July to 27 August Sessions on the hour at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

    Activities are free or £2.50 per child for craft make and take.

    Pop Up Pranks - Trick your family with a cheeky Gnasher Jack in the Box.

    Monday 23 July and Monday 20 August

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    Cartoon Faces - Make a wall plaque of your favorite Beano characters 5 yrs +

    Monday 30 July and Thursday 2 August

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    SRC Comic Strip Creation - Write and design your own comic story to take away. For children aged 7 and over.

    Monday 6 August and Thursday 9 August

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    Beano Wars Coding - Code your own mischief game – will you turn Dennis into Gnasher or make them both vanish?

    Monday 13 August and Thursday 16 August

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  • Summer Reading Challenge - Wed, 25 July Sat, 22 September 2018

    2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the iconic children’s comic Beano.

    To celebrate, The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge theme this year is Mischief Makers.

    The challenge encourages all children aged 4 to 12 years to borrow and read six books between 23 June and 22 September.

    Every Day from 25 July

    Wednesday 25 July to Sunday 2 September

    There are free activities every day during the holidays. A daily story time at 11am and 2.45pm and our usual interactive Rat-a-Tat Tales will run on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.

  • The End of the Ice Age? - Mon, 13 August Wed, 15 August 2018

    Keep cool at the Hive this August with Bristol based artists Megan Clark-Bagnall & Jasmine Loveys. Between them their skills include performance, visual art, hosting excellent parties and disco dancing.

    A small group of young artists are invited to join them for a series of art workshops. This is an exciting opportunity to explore a variety of art techniques and undertake new experiments! There will be a BIG MAKE activity as well as individual makes for your children to treasure and take home!

    Each day we’ll add another element towards our big make and together we will create a slightly scientific, large in size and experimental multi media installation that reflects our place in the world. Expect lots of frozen water, sound, lighting and a chance to use technology in new ways!

    DAY ONE : Explore Your Place In The World What better way to capture some images of the world around us than by making our very own pinhole cameras out of everyday objects. Embrace your unique perspective as we look at the world differently!

    DAY TWO : Treasures On Earth Let’s step outside together, explore the earth, it’s offerings and together we’ll create some treasured trinkets from nature’s bounty to take home!

    DAY THREE : Welcome To The End Of The Ice Age We’re going to end these workshops by throwing a welcome party! Together we’ll curate an ice cracking finale art exhibition and preview your artworks to parents! 

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  • Roald Dahl Day Sat, 15 September 2018

    Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and went on to write some of the most iconic children's books of all time. His phenomenal list includes, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The BFG.

    Get stuck into some jumpsqiffling activities at The Hive to celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday –   have a gobblefunk around with words to find out what character you could play in a Roald Dahl story, create some revolting recipes in our 'Delumptious Cafe' – wormy spaghetti anyone? Take a photo in our special dress-up selfie station.


    Make and Take sweet badges and fridge magnets inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

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    Roald Dahl Rat-a-Tat Tales - 11am and 2.45pm And of course you can borrow a whole host of Roald Dahl classics to take home and savour.

  • Caricature Masterclass - Sat, 22 September

    Children will learn the art of character and caricature drawing in this workshop. Chris Ryder from WittyPics unleashes your child's creativity.

    Book to avoid disappointment.

    Cost £4.50 per child. For children aged 6 - 12. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

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