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Early Years

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Mini Curator Explorer Bags

Hire our ‘mini Curator’ Bags for the day, get up close with a magnifying glass and explore the dark spaces with torches, what exciting artefacts will you find?

Skills: observation, language, spatial awareness

Framework areas: communication, moving & handling, PSHE development

Cost: £4.50 per pupil - 30 students. 1 adult free per 2 pupils (Nursery) or 1 adults free per 6 pupils (Reception)

Time: 2.5 hrs

Bertie Bear Hunt

Hunt around the museum to find Bertie Bear and solve the riddle! The trail is designed to encourage Early Years children to enjoy the experience of visiting a Museum.

Skills: observation, language, spatial awareness

Framework areas: communication, moving & handling, PSHE development

Cost: £4 per pupil - 60 students. 1 adult free per 2 pupils (Nursery) or 1 adults free per 6 pupils (Reception)

Time: 2hrs

Brooklands Safari

Trek around the museum to find the museum objects with animal names. This trail will encourage Early Years children to enjoy the experience of visiting a Museum.

Skills: observation, language

Framework areas: communication, moving & handling, PSHE development

Cost: £4 per pupil - 60 students. 1 adult free per 2 pupils (Nursery) or 1 adults free per 6 pupils (Reception)

Time: 2hrs

Bertie Goes Racing

Make goggles inspired by Bertie’s Race Day story, then explore the museum with one of our Early Years Trails.

Skills: observation, language, spatial awareness

Framework areas: communication, moving & handling, PSHE development

Cost: £4.50 per pupil - 30 students. 1 adult free per 2 pupils (Nursery) or 1 adults free per 6 pupils (Reception)

Time: 2.5 hrs

Plucky Pilots*

Schools can book a 15 minute session for children to try out the Museum’s pedal planes.

Cost: 50p/pupil 15 children

Time:15mins

*Please note that a height restriction applies and this activity is weather dependent.

How to Book

Before You Visit

  • On booking a visit you will receive a visit information pack. Please read it carefully and distribute the relevant information to the other adults involved with the trip.
  • Return the booking form
  • Book a pre-visit to familiarise yourself with our site (available for group leaders and one additional person)
  • Contact us should you need to change an aspect of your visit, e.g. numbers
  • A timetable of the day will be sent shortly before your visit. When you receive this please brief all group leaders abut the day
  • You may photocopy your trails. They are included in your information pack or can be downloaded here

Payment

We accept cash, cheques or cards, either in advance or on the day. We ask that groups provide a single payment for their booking.

Cancellation

Please note that a cancellation fee of £30 will be charged if the Museum is not informed if a group visit is not going ahead at least 1 week before the reserved date.