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The Holburne Museum in Bath is running a series of family friendly outdoor creative workshops from 2-13 August.

The art workshops will take the place of the art camps which were scheduled for the same dates in order to offer a more socially distance alternative as a result of the sharp increase in local covid cases. “As much as we have been planning to have every safety measure in place across all of our camps, it just genuinely doesn’t feel like the right or responsible offer to be hosting this year with the sharp increase in local covid cases in the past week,” explained Anna-Louise Highley, the Learning & Engagement Assistant at the Holburne. “We really do hope that next year will be the year for Art Camps to return safely.”

The creative workshops will be led by local artists and inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum’s collection. Designed for children aged five years and older, the workshops will take place from 10.30am to 1pm under a large marquee in the museum gardens. Tickets are £12 per family/bubble, with each ticket covering up to two children with one accompanying adult.

Workshops will be available to prebook online, with any remaining places offered on a walk-in basis each day.

The Holburne Museum will also be offering three weeks of free art activity packs for local families, with 30 packs available for free each day for the weeks beginning 2, 9 & 16 August from outside the main entrance of the museum (from museum opening times). The packs will be filled with beautiful materials with an inspiring activity suitable for ages 5+, with the museum’s Geodome providing an open-air creative area.

For more information and booking see or Eventbrite listing.