For Families

artyFrom Little Hands On for the under fives, to Arty Explorers, Time Explorers, Hands On and lots more for ages 5-12, there's something for everybody to see and do!
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

Tuesday 3 February

Every month, especially for our younger visitors, Little Hands On uses stories, art, singing, games and crafts to introduce little ones to some of the fascinating things you can see in the Harris.

What time? 11am–12 noon           Age? Under 5s and their carers
Do I need to book in advance? No, just turn up            Cost? Free

Little Hands On Story Time

Little Hands On Storytime logo

Friday 6 February

Every month, join us in the Discovery Room for story time!

What time? 10.30am–11am           Age? Under 5s and their carers
Do I need to book in advance? No, just turn up            Cost? Free

Hands On at the Harris

Hands On at the Harris logo

Saturday 7 February

…does just what it says on the tin! Drop into the Harris and get stuck in.
You can stay for 15 minutes or for longer – it’s up to you.

Today: Visual Verses

Time?
  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

Hands On at the Harris

Hands On at the Harris logo

Tuesday 17 February

…does just what it says on the tin! Drop into the Harris and get stuck in.
You can stay for 15 minutes or for longer – it’s up to you.

Today: Today: Perfect Portraits: Take a look at some of the portraits you can find in the Harris and have a go at drawing your own!

Time?
  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

Wonderful Wednesdays

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Wednesday 18 February
Banish the mid-week blues and celebrate Wonderful Wednesdays during the school holidays.
Come along and discover something different to do each time - drop in for 15 minutes or stay for longer, it's up to you!

Time?  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

Hands On at the Harris

Hands On at the Harris logo

Thursday 19 February

…does just what it says on the tin! Drop into the Harris and get stuck in.
You can stay for 15 minutes or for longer – it’s up to you.

Today: Hands On History: Indoor Championsheep with the Preston Lamb!

Time?
  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

Hands On at the Harris

Hands On at the Harris logo

Saturday 21 February

…does just what it says on the tin! Drop into the Harris and get stuck in.
You can stay for 15 minutes or for longer – it’s up to you.

Today: Hands On History: Ancient Preston. Whose footsteps are you walking in? Find out about the people (and animals) who lived in the Preston area long before the city we know and love was built.


Time?
  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

Egyptian Balcony Tour logo

Saturday 28 February

Climb up high to get a closer look at the sights and stories of Egypt on our famous Egyptian Balcony.

What time? 11-11.40am           Age? 7+ Max. 2 children per adult
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, call 01772 905414    
Cost? £1 adult/50p child

Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

Tuesday 3 March

Every month, especially for our younger visitors, Little Hands On uses stories, art, singing, games and crafts to introduce little ones to some of the fascinating things you can see in the Harris.

What time? 11am–12 noon           Age? Under 5s and their carers
Do I need to book in advance? No, just turn up            Cost? Free

Little Hands On Story Time

Little Hands On Storytime logo

Friday 6 March

Every month, join us in the Discovery Room for story time!

What time? 10.30am–11am           Age? Under 5s and their carers
Do I need to book in advance? No, just turn up            Cost? Free

The Potter's Apprentice

The Potter's Apprentice logo

Saturday 7 March

Will you or your pot get fired? Have you the skills to become The Potter's Apprentice?
Complete tasks just like children did in Victorian potteries.

Time?  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

Hands On at the Harris

Hands On at the Harris logo

Saturday 21 March

…does just what it says on the tin! Drop into the Harris and get stuck in.
You can stay for 15 minutes or for longer – it’s up to you.

Today: Preston Fashion.


Time?
  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

Egyptian Balcony Tour logo

Saturday 28 March

Climb up high to get a closer look at the sights and stories of Egypt on our famous Egyptian Balcony.

What time? 11-11.40am           Age? 7+ Max. 2 children per adult
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, call 01772 905414    
Cost? £1 adult/50p child

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This week's events

Sat 31st, 10.30am-1.30pm
Handling Chinese coins in Discover Preston gallery

Sat 31st, 1-1.45pm
Tour: Picture the Poet BSL

Sat 31st, 1.30-3.30pm
Hands On History: Gold Thread Makers
Ages 5-12

Tues 3rd, 11am-12pm
Little Hands On
Under 5s & carers

Wed 4th, 12.30-1pm
Talk: Time for Tea with Clarice Cliff

Wed 4th, 2-4pm
Meet the Costume Champions

Fri 6th, 10.30-11am
Little Hands On Story Time
Under 5s & carers

Sat 7th, 1.30-3.30pm
Hands On at the Harris
Ages 5-12
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