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! 

Meet Me at the Harris

The Preston banner created by people living with Dementia

Meet Me at the Harris
Every Wednesday 2-3.30pm
Join us for activities such as craft, singing, reminiscence or seated exercise followed by tea. For people living with dementia and carers. During school holidays, grandchildren welcome. Free, drop-in.

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Introduction to Chinese Dance: Handkerchief Dance and Dragon (ages 5-8 years)

Chinese Half term

Monday 17 February
11:30 - 12.15pm
Try something new with this introductory Chinese dance workshop from the Confucius Institute.

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Introduction to Chinese Dance: Handkerchief Dance and Dragon (ages 9-12 years)

Chinese Half term

Monday 17 February
1.30 - 2.15pm
Try something new with this introductory Chinese dance workshop from the Confucius Institute.

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Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (ages 5-8 years)

Chinese Half term

Tuesday 18 February
11:30am – 12:15pm
Try something new with this introductory Chinese martial arts workshop from the Confucius Institute.

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Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (ages 9-12 years)

Chinese Half term

Tuesday 18 February
1:30am – 2:15pm
Try something new with this introductory Chinese martial arts workshop from the Confucius Institute.

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Half Term Drawing workshop (age 5-7yrs)

Tuesday 18 February 
11am - 12pm
 Join the artists from Oxheys as we learn to draw an interesting range of objects using simple drawing exercises.

 

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Half Term Drawing workshop (age 8-11yrs)

Tuesday 18 February 
1 - 2pm
 Join the artists from Oxheys as we learn to draw an interesting range of objects using simple drawing exercises.

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Half Term Drawing workshop (age 12-16yrs)

Tuesday 18 February 
2.30 - 3.30pm
 Join the artists from Oxheys as we learn to draw an interesting range of objects using simple drawing exercises.

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Board Game Bonanza: Table top games, Role Playing and Games Jam

Board Game Bonanza of Table top games, Role Playing and Games Jam

Wednesday 19 February 
Interested in board games? Join us for the Harris' first Board Games Bonanza this February.

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Bath Bomb making workshop

Picture of Bubble bath bath bombs

Thusday 20 February 
Various times
Make your own luxurious bath bomb to take home.

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Aardman Animations Model Making Workshops at Avenham Pavilion: Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the sheep

Thursday 20 February 
This workshop takes place at Avenham Park
11 – 12noon, 1– 2pm, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Join an expert model maker from Aardman Animations for a fun, hands-on clay modelling workshop.

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Aardman Animations Model Making Workshops at the Harris - Gromit

Wallace and Grommit workshop

Friday 21 February 
This workshop takes place at the Harris
11 – 12noon, 1– 2pm, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Join an expert model maker from Aardman Animations for a fun, hands-on clay modelling workshop.

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Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

First Tuesday of every month
Next one 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.

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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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