For Families

artyEvents & Activities for Families
Take a look here for our special family events - from Little Hands On for the under fives, to Arty Workshops for ages 5-12, there's something for everybody to see and do! 

Helping to plan the #HarrisYourPlace

Children's Space Poster

The Making #HarrisYourPlace
We are working with UCLan researchers to discover what the new Children's Space in the library means to you and your children. We are asking parents to take part in an enjoyable research exercise called the 'visual matrix'.

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Egyptian Balcony Tour

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Family tours 4th Saturday of every month (Ages  7+)
This is your chance to travel to the top of the building and see John Somerscales' impressive friezes that adorn the Egyptian balcony and find out about how they ended up in the Harris!

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Explore Dance Day

Coding on screen

Saturday 3 August (+ 10th August to gain Explore Arts Award)
SOLD OUT
Join us for a jam-packed adventurous day of dance for young people aged 7 - 11 years. We will spend the day dancing and grooving all around the building, being inspired by the galleries and exhibitions and creating a performance piece to be shared at the end of the day.

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Harris Code Club

Coding on screen

Sunday 1 September
Join @all_about_code for our monthly Harris Code Club! This club is aimed at children aged 10 years and over, but everyone is welcome to join in (including adults!). In this first session you can have a go at coding to create games, music, hack Minecraft and even control NeoPixel.

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Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

First Tuesday of every month
Next one 6 August
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.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Audio Described Tour

Wednesday 7 August  
Discover our summer exhibition with an audi-described tour created for visually impaired, partially sighted or blind visitors. Inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Make a Viking Long Boat

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Friday 9 August
Design and make a mini Viking longboat in this workshop inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Make a Viking coin and pouch

Tuesday 13  August
Come and make your own coin using a replica hand-made coin die, then make a drawstring pouch to keep your coin safe. Inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Make a Viking Celtic Knot Heart Necklace

Friday 16 August
Learn how to make a striking Celtic heart knot necklace or bracelet. Choose from a variety of colours and wear your creation home. Inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Make your own Viking felted mittens

Tuesday 20  August
Explore the technique of wet felting in this hands on workshop. Learn how to make a pair of cosy felted mittens in this beginners workshop. Inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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A Knight's Journey: Creative Writing Workshop with Explore Learning

Thursday 29 August

Join Explore Learning in the Medieval times as we help you on your quest to becoming a grammar knight and build your confidence to become fearless learners of the future! We'll look at creative ways to remember punctuation and create exciting short stories.

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