Children & families events

The Hive is host to a number of regular events for children and young people and the best part is they are free!  

No need to register, simply turn up and join in the fun!


Ages 0-12 months

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Every Friday, 1pm – 1.30pm

A gentle, social music making session aimed at new parents/carers and their babies.

Ages 0-5 Years

Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, 1.30-3pm

A fun interactive stay and play session for children aged between 0 - 5 years. The session ends with story time at 2:45pm.

Bounce and Rhyme

Every Tuesday, 10.00 - 10.30am
Every Friday, 11.00 - 11.30am

Fun and friendly Bounce and Rhyme session aimed at pre-school children (1-4) and their parents and carers. 

Pre-school groups/Nurseries please note, these sessions can get very busy. We would be happy to do a separate session for your group.

Rat-a-tat Tales

Every Saturday & Sunday, 11am and 3pm

Listen out for the rat-a-tat in the children's library.  Storytime is about to begin...

Interactive stories for children.


Self-led Activities

Treasure Hunt

Take part in our popular weekly themed treasure hunts across the children’s library. Just ask a library assistant for details!

Sustainability Trail

The Hive is full of sustainable design features and we have developed a self-guided Sustainability Trail so that you can discover them. 

Borrow a trail map and supporting notes from the pod in the children's library and find out more about The Hive's sustainable features.  There are stickers on the windows/walls at each numbered point around the building. The trail starts in the café on Level 1.

Download trail notes
Download trail maps