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! 

Preston Bus Station: 50th Birthday Party

Saturday 19 October

You're invited to Preston Bus Station's 50th birthday party!

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Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt

14th -  27th October
Join us for Where's Wally?
Can you find Wally in our collections? Join the search for Wally with your family at the Harris this October.

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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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Bizarre birds and dazzling dinosaurs: Exploring the Google Book

 A bizarre bird

Monday 21 October
Two sessions:
Join natural history illustrator Gareth Monger and writer/musician Andy Brain as we take a trip into the weird and wonderful land of The Google Book: a children's poetry book full of colourful, surreal creatures.

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Mini Zoo & Animal Story Time

Zoo time poster

Tuesday 22 October
Bring your little ones along to the Harris for this special animal-themed Story Time to complement our Children's Space in the Library, which mixes up books and paintings all about nature and animals.

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Halloween Arts & Crafts

Halloween Crafts Poster

Wednesday 23 October
Hosted by The Harris and UCLan SU

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Autism Friendly LEGO® Bus Workshops

 Autism Friendly LEGO® Quiet Hour

Wednesday 23 October
Quiet Hour
The event space will be closed to the public so that you can enjoy the workshop, free from hustle and bustle.

 

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Halloween at the Harris: Hocus Pocus

 Film poster for Hocus Pocus

Wednesday 23 October
Join us for an evening of mischief and magic as we invite witches big and small into the Harris for a spellbinding all-age film screening.

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Autism Friendly LEGO® Bus Workshops

 Autism Friendly LEGO® Quiet Hour

Thursday 24 October
Quiet Hour
The event space will be closed to the public so that you can enjoy the workshop, free from hustle and bustle.

 

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Halloween Crafts: Spooky Masks

Halloween Masks Poster

Friday 25 October
Get ready for Halloween with this hands-on mask making workshop. We'll provide all the materials, so you'll have everything you need to decorate it in your own scary style.

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Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

First Tuesday of every month
Next one 5 November
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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