Children & Families events

  • Christmas Rat-a-tat Tales - Sat, 25 November Sat, 23 December 2017

    Every Saturday and Sunday from 25 November to 23 December curl up and get cosy at The Hive for our Christmas Rat-a-tat Tales.

    A great way to get kids into the festive spirit and discover the joy of stories together.

    11am and 2.45pm.

  • Lantern Parade - Thu, 07 December

    Once again enjoy the wonderful annual Hive lantern parade.

    After the parade there will be singing in The Hive atrium and biscuits and squash for the children.

    Watch this space for more information about the event.

    Thursday 7 December, 6pm.

  • Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tails - Sat, 09 December

    Presented by Widdershins Theatre 

    What really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll. All will be revealed in this beautiful show by Widdershins Theatre using puppets and props. It’s full of fun and laughter and has an exciting gypsy soundtrack that you won’t be able to stop singing long after the show has finished. Suitable for everyone aged 3 and up and their pet trolls. 

    Performances at 12.45pm & 3pm
    Adults £7.00, children £3.00, babes in arms free 

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  • Victorian Christmas Decoration Making - Sat, 09 December

    FREE drop-in craft session to make a Victorian Christmas Decoration.

    Saturday 9 December, 10am to 3pm.

  • Young at Art - Thu, 14 September Thu, 21 December 2017

    Exploring, listening, making 

    Art and story themed sessions for Under 5s. No booking required. £3.00 per child, payable on the day at each venue. Thursday mornings, 10.30am–12pm 

    7 & 21 December – The Hive
    14 December – Museum and Art Gallery 

    Young at Art is run in partnership with Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum.

  • Fantastic Potter Potions Shows - Thu, 01 February

    Watch the expert potion masters casting their spells and making lots of chemical potions and reactions, all to help Harry on his adventures. Class volunteers will be needed throughout, so make sure you get practising your magic. The shows are suitable for children aged 5-12. All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

    Two shows on Thursday 1 February at 4.30 to 5pm and 5.15 to 5.45pm

    Tickets cost £4 for adults and £3.50 for children.

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  • Children's Mindfulness Day - Mon, 05 February

    Once again for CMH week we’re holding a free children’s mindfulness day for Year 3 & 4 children. The day will consist of activities that improve resilience and support coping skills. Maximum 6 places per school.

    Monday 5 February 10am to 2.30pm.

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  • Children's Mental Health Staff Twilights - Wed, 07 February Tue, 20 March 2018

    A series of staff twilights on a range of children’s mental health issues. Sessions are led by CAMH lecturers from the University of Worcester. Topics include anxiety & stress, and attachment & nurture.

    Wednesday 7 February 6 to 7.30pm

    Tuesday 27 February 6 to 7.30pm

    Tuesday 20 March 6 to 7.30pm

    Tickets cost £3.00

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  • Sidney's Shed - Presented by Rhubarb Theatre - Mon, 19 February

    Maisie is running from the bullies and thinks she’s just found the perfect place to hide. But this is no ordinary shed and Sidney Waffles is no ordinary gardener… Join Sidney and the bravest little girl in Windy-on-the-hill as they take a time-travelling journey to dig up the past and weed out the bullies!

    Monday 19 February - 2 to 3pm. 

    Tickets cost £7 for adults and £3 for children.

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  • Make and Take Doggy Crafts - Thu, 22 February

    Craft sessions with the Dogs Trust.

    Thursday 22 February. We have four sessions available.

    10 to 11am, 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm.

    Tickets cost £3.50

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  • Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years - Thu, 08 March

    Often waiting until primary school to encourage positive behaviours in children can be too late. Led by a University of Worcester lecturer and Pre-School Library Alliance manager; join us for 90 minutes of research and practical advice regarding what works when supporting children in early years settings. Please bring along examples of best practice that you are happy to share.

    Thursday 8 March 5pm to 8.30pm

    Tickets cost £3.  

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  • Here I Belong by matt Hartley - Fri, 09 March

    Presented by Pentabus Theatre. Elsie has lived here all her life. She’s seen elections, weddings, wars, people coming, people going. We tell her story over six decades – from the coronation in 1953 to her birthday party today.

    Staged cabaret style, the action happens all around you, the audience. As we move forward through time the décor and actors change as we take you on a funny and moving journey through sixty years of village life.

    Bring your friends, bring your family or just bring yourself – there will be cake!

    Friday 9 March at 7.30pm.

    Tickets cost £10.

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