For Immediate Release
Thursday 8 December 2022
The Christmas season is here – and the museums are ready for fantastic family activities through December 2022. From a reindeer roundup at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum to gingerbread-infused workshops at The Commandery, there is plenty of hands-on fun for visitors this month.
Make Christmas memories with gingerbread-filled mornings at the historic Commandery through December. Children can make their own gingerbread man decoration, a craft a wintery house, and delve into sensory trays to see what they can create with gingerbread playdoh. Every session comes to a close with a story, drink and a biscuit.
Christmas at The Commandery will take place from 10.30am to 12noon on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December, and Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 December. Usual admission applies + £5 per child for the activity morning.
Oh deer! Santa needs help to round up his reindeer at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Family activity bags will be available from the shop – filled with exciting reindeer-themed activities – from Saturday 17 December. Can you complete the quest to round up all Santa’s reindeer in time to deliver all the children’s presents for Christmas? The answers to the trail spell out the word that he needs to get his most important sleigh adventure of the year underway!
Families can also get creative making their own wonderful decorations and more. Reindeer Roundup will be running from Saturday 17 December to Saturday 31 December for £3.50 per bag. Entry to the museum is free.
“Christmas is a magical time to visit the museums with family – there are plenty of opportunities to be immersed in the festivities of the season before we arrive in 2023.” – Helen Manning, Events and Activities Coordinator at The Commandery.
Please see the website for full details www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk.
Notes to editors
- Christmas at The Commandery
- Reindeer Roundup trail at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Opening hours (including Christmas)
The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester is open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sundays, 11am – 3pm. The Commandery is closed from Saturday 24 to Monday 26 December and open from Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 December. It is closed for the month of January and will reopen on 1 February.
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester is open: Monday to Saturday, 10.30am – 4.30pm. Closed Sundays and bank holidays. It is closed on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December, as well as Monday 2 January.
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Reindeer Roundup activity bags, from Saturday 17 December to Saturday 31 December.
Can you find all of Santa’s reindeer hidden around the museum?
Have fun helping Santa roundup his reindeer in time to deliver all the children’s presents for Christmas. The answers to the trail spell out the word that Santa needs to start his Christmas sleigh ride! Get creative making your own wonderful decorations and more.
Available from the shop from Saturday 17 December. £3.50 per bag. No need to book.
Christmas at The Commandery, various dates in December.
Get festive at the historic Commandery this December!
Make your own gingerbread man decoration and a house craft, see what you can create with gingerbread playdoh, and get stuck into some Christmas colouring.
- Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December
- Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December
- Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 December
10.30am – 12noon. Every session ends with a story, drink and a biscuit.
Usual admission + £5 per child. Admission to The Commandery can be paid for on arrival (free entry to those with a residents’ or season pass). Book online.
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