Children & Families events

  • 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 

    14 & 28, September, 12 October, 7 & 21 December – The Hive
    21 September, 5 & 19 October, 14 December – Museum and Art Gallery 

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

  • Story Pit Tales - Sat, 07 October Sat, 21 October 2017

    On three Saturdays during the University of Worcester Beeline Storytelling Festival we will be joined by professional storytellers who will tell stories from around the world.

    Saturday 7 October, 10.30am & 12.30pm – Peter Chand

    Saturday 14 October, 10.30am & 12.30pm – Sally Tonge

    Saturday 21 October, 10.30am & 12.30pm – Amy Douglas

    No booking required.


  • Computer Coding for Children - Mon, 23 October

    Drop-in taster session introducing children aged 8 - 12 years to computer coding

    Come with headphones or purchase headphones from The Hive for £1.60.

    Monday 23 October and Thursday 26 October - call in any time between 10.30am and 12pm.

    No booking required.

  • Half-term Rat-a-tat Tales - Wed, 25 October

    October half-term Rat-a-tat Tales.

    Wednesday 25 October, 11am to 2.45pm.

  • The Ugly Duckling - Thu, 26 October

    Presented by Sea Legs Puppet Theatre as part of Beeline. Meet a host of colourful characters, as they run the troubled duckling out of the farmyard into a cold, lonely wilderness. Journey through the seasons as the hapless creature finds his way in a hostile world. Set on the banks of a magical river, brilliant storytelling, fantastic puppets and a delightful new musical score make this a must see show.

    Suitable for ages 3+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Thursday 26 October, 11am & 2pm

    Tickets are £4.00.

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  • A Little Bit of Nature - Beeline Workshop - Fri, 27 October

    Create your own very special book of nature with illustrator Sarah Millin who will encourage you to draw and collage through exploration of the magic of everyday waste materials. You will be taught the elements of how to write a book, using words and pictures. The workshop is designed for parents and children (children need to be accompanied).

    Suitable for ages 6+. Booking essential.

    Friday 27 October, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

    Tickets are £4.00.

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  • 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 Making Workshops - Sat, 25 November Sun, 03 December 2017

    Take part in The Hive Christmas lantern making workshops ready for The Hive's annual spectacular lantern parade on Thursday 7 December.

    Lantern making workshops are taking place on:

    Saturday 25 November, Sunday 26 November, Saturday 2 December, Sunday 3 December

    11am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 2.30pm

    £4.00 for willow lanterns (ages 7 years +)
    £2.50 for mini lanterns (all ages)

  • 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.

  • Victorian Decoration Making - Sat, 09 December

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

    Saturday 9 December, 10am to 3pm.

  • 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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