October Half Term Events and Activities

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Posted 18th October 2017


Tuesday 24 - Sunday 29 October

This autumn, explore the Artists' Village for cosmic fun and reach for the stars. Bring the whole family to enjoy a range of activities and special events. You can make your own solar system, hear stories from out of this world and play in the woodlands - even observe the night sky in our very own Pop-up Planetarium.

Included below is the programme of special activities on offer. Book tickets online now to reserve your space.


Tuesday 24 - Sunday 29 October

Drop in 10.30am - 4pm
Free with admission
All ages

Zoom around the Artists' Village searching for stars. Head to our glow in the dark studio to create luminous galaxy paintings using fluorescent paint and neon glitter. Enjoy sculpting with glow in the dark play dough.


Tuesday 24 – Sunday 29 October

Drop in 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Free with admission
Under 5s

Join storyteller Olivia Armstrong for a journey through the cosmos. Meet sky gods and star maidens, discover moon myths and dance with the seven sisters. Please note: must be pre-booked.


Tuesday 24 – Friday 27 October
10.30 am – 12.30pm & 2 – 4pm
Foyle Pottery Studio
Ages 5+

Make a terracotta clay comet, moon and stars to hang up at home. Led by artist Elaine Parton. Please note: this workshop must be pre-booked.


Every Sunday
Drop in 11am – 4pm
Clore Learning Studio
Free with admission

No space at home to be messy? Drop in to our family friendly Make Space every Sunday. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making, with a new activity every week. Suitable for all ages.


Saturday 28 October

Bring the whole family to discover Watts's fascination with the stars at our cosmos-themed, late night opening. Visit our pop-up planetarium, create glow-in-the-dark paintings and make a twinkling constellation in a jar.

Special guest: Learn about the wonders of the night sky with space scientist, educator and TV presenter, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.