Families will have more than 20 different activities to choose from at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery during the school summer holidays.

In fact, there will be something happening at one of the three Bath & North East Somerset Council-run museums every day during the summer break.

Young visitors will be able to dress up in a Roman toga; make an owl puppet, mask or mobile; design a fabulous dress or fashion accessory; or create beautiful artworks based on the Victoria Art Gallery’s current exhibition, A Celebration of Flowers.

Activities at the Victoria Art Gallery are free for everyone. At the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum, activities are included in the admission price (free for Discovery Card holders).

Suitable for children aged three and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Roman Baths

Tuesday Times Tables
Tuesdays 17, 24, 31 July, 7, 14, 21 August

Come along and enjoy a series of evening sessions looking at objects from the Roman Baths’ collections. You will also get the opportunity to handle original artefacts.

Togas and Tunics
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 21 July to 26 August

Discover what the Romans wore and dress up in a toga.

Outbreak of Owls
Monday 23 July – Friday 27 July
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

The goddess Minerva’s animal symbol was an owl – join us to create an owl mask.

Friend or Foe?
Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

We believe that the statue of Minerva would once have worn a helmet. Get crafty and make a helmet.

Flight of Fancy
Monday 6 August – Friday 10 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

Use the Roman mosaic technique to make a fantastic owl.

Flying Free
Monday 13 August – Friday 17 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

Create a parliament of flying owls by designing an owl mobile.

Minerva’s Mate
Monday 20 August – Friday 24 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

Get creative and use collage to make an owl puppet.

As Wise as an Owl
Monday 27 August – Friday 31 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

Create a wise bird in 3D.

Fashion Museum Bath

Dress with Structure
Tuesday 24 July
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30

Fashion designers use structure to create clothes with a unique style. Design a dress that has an added structure: what does it look like and what does it do?

Paper Bag Slogans
Tuesday 31 July
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30

Slogans on T-shirts, like our Dress of the Year 2017, have been used to make statements in fashion for decades. Design a paper bag with a cool modern slogan using Sharpie pens and sequins.

Tuesday 7 August
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30

Get crafty to design and make a tassel key ring.

Royal Robes
Tuesday 14 August
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30

Imagine you are the fashion designer for a king or queen and create a design fit for royalty.

Bottle-top Bangles and Badges
Tuesday 21 August
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30

Upcycle plastic bottle tops and ribbon scraps to create colourful accessories.

Crazy Cravats
Tuesday 28 August
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30

Create a cravat with some crazy materials.

Victoria Art Gallery

Felt Flowers and Bugs
Wednesday 25 July
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Make a felt flower or bug badge to wear.

The Faraway Tree
Friday 27 July
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Use a wrapping technique to create trees full of blossom.

Secret Garden
Wednesday 1 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Make a secret garden full of flowers and insects.

Pond Life
Friday 3 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Have fun perfecting a picturesque pond.

Bitty Butterfly
Wednesday 8 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Use mosaic techniques and materials to make a beautiful butterfly.

Painted Posies
Friday 10 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Create a summer scene with watercolours and special pens.

Dancing in the Wind
Wednesday 15 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Use wire and collage to make a mobile.

Time for Tea in the Garden
Friday 17 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Create a teacup card decorated with summer flowers.

Paper Petal Power
Wednesday 22 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Use different types of paper to make flower decorations to brighten your home.

Textured Treats
Friday 24 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Create textured rubbings and make a bunch of flowers and bugs.

Bug Hunt
Wednesday 29 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Follow the bug trail around the gallery and make garden bugs, such as butterflies and dragonflies, using watercolour pencils.

For further details please visit:

Roman Baths – www.romanbaths.co.uk
Fashion Museum – www.fashionmuseum.co.uk
Victoria Art Gallery – www.victoriagal.org.uk
Discovery Card – www.bathnes.gov.uk/discoverycard