Family Friendly Events, Activities and Workshops
Family Friendly Fun every Sunday
Every Sunday 14.00 - 16.00 Free family friendly acitivities in the Pitt Rivers. Activity backpacks, sorting boxes, trails, colouring sheets and craft activities.
Programme of other Family Friendly events
Fun ways to explore the museum and discover more about our exciting collections. Make something super to take home. FREE drop-in activities for children aged 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
First Saturday of every month and in school holidays
13.00 - 16.00 (unless otherwise stated)
|Under 5 event: Beautiful Baubles
Thursday 5 December 10.30 – 12.30, 14.00 – 16.00
Make your own decoration inspired by wintery objects in the Museum. Especially for under 5s.
|Pitt Stop: Lyra’s Furs
Saturday 7 December 13.00 – 16.00 Discover the collection of Arctic clothing that inspired Philip Pullman. Then follow in Lyra’s footsteps and prepare for a journey north.
|Trail: Polar Adventure
Saturday 21 December – Sunday 5 January during opening hours
Go on a journey to the North Pole! What will it be like on your adventure and what will you need?
|Pitt Stop: African Games
Saturday 4 January 13.00 – 16.00
Learn how to make and play Mancala – a simply addictive game!
|Under 5 event: Feathered Friends
Thursday 9 January 10.30 – 12.30, 14.00 – 16.00
Make a feathered crown and have feathery fun in the Museum! Special event for under 5s.
|Pitt Stop: Brilliant Body Art
Saturday 1 February 13.00 – 16.00
Be inspired by the collections to make your body beautiful! Make an ornament and have your face painted.
|Under 5 event: Dance to the Ditty
Thursday 6 February 10.30 – 12.30, 14.00 – 16.00
Grab a Javanese Dance scarf and get dancing at this special event for under 5s.
|February Half-Term Activities: Big Stars and Little Secrets
Monday 17 February – Wednesday 19 February 13.00 – 16.00
Reunite with the Natural History’s biggest stars after its closure & discover some of the Pitt Rivers best kept secrets…
|Pitt Stop: Knights in Shining Armour
Saturday 1 March 13.00 – 16.00
Explore the Museum’s armour and become a courageous knight! Make shiny shields and hair-raising helmets.
|Under 5 event: Singing Around the World
Thursday 6 March 10.30 – 12.30, 14.00 – 16.00
Learn catchy traditional tunes from around the world, and make a noisy instrument to practice them at home! Especially for under 5s.
All of the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities. To find out about current events download: The Oxford University Museums family friendly leaflet (PDF)