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! 

Chinese New Year 2020 Year of the Rat

Chinese New year 2020 Year of the Rat poster

Saturday 25 January
Come and celebrate the year of the Rat with the Confucius Institute at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library. Running from 11am to 3:30pm, this is a fun-packed, family-friendly day with plenty of things to see and do.

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Chinese New Year - Tai Chi workshop

Chinese New year 2020 Year of the Rat poster

Saturday 25 January
1.30pm
Come and celebrate the year of the Rat with the Confucius Institute at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library.

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Chinese New Year - Shaolin Fist Kung Fu workshop

Chinese New year 2020 Year of the Rat poster

Saturday 25 January
2.45pm
Come and celebrate the year of the Rat with the Confucius Institute at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library.

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Harris Code Club

Coding on screen

Sunday 2 February
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 4 February
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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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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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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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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