Family activities take place every day throughout the school holidays. 

These events are included in the Thinktank entry price.

Interactive Drop-in Sessions: Slime labs

Monday - Friday only, 11am - 12noon

Join us on the galleries for the ultimate interactive experiences. This week we have spooky slime labs! From screeching ghosts to fizzing slime, these activities are fantastic for families. So if you are the sort of person that likes to get stuck in and do things for yourself, then these sessions are made just for you!

The Science of Fright Show

Monday - Friday only, 1pm and 3pm

Have you ever wanted to build your own Monster! join us as we show  you step by step how to build the ultimate spooky friend. Perfect for mad scientists of all ages who don't mind a bit of blood, bangs and bad jokes.

Storytelling: We’re Off to Find the Witch's House


Join one of the Museum Enablers as they venture on a spooky journey to find the witch's house. You’ll meet lots of silly and humorous characters along the way, from a skeleton, to Dracula. But will you make it all the way to the witch’s house? Take part in short interactive activities, including wolf and witch shadows, bowling over mummy cans, and popping a balloon. Ideal for under 8s.

Arts Activities

3pm - 4pm

Get creative with one of our exciting Halloween-themed arts activities that you can take home. From snapping bats, to ghostly bookmarks, we’ve got just the right activity for you.

Family Packs

You can also borrow one of our fun filled backpacks specially designed for 3 - 7 year olds and their parents/ carers. Each pack links to a variety of activities linked to one of our galleries. 

This programme of activities may be subject to change.