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Events at the Dean Heritage Centre

July 2016

 

MONDAY 25TH JULY: 11.30AM

NATURE INVESTIGATORS

Join Jo for the chance to explore the DHC woodland area and Bradley Hill. From types of trees to animal habitats, learn how to recognise and identify all things nature in various places that you wouldn't necessarily be able to see!


TUESDAY 26TH JULY: 11.30AM - 12:00PM

VICTORIAN SCHOOLROOM EXPERIENCE

Experience what life was like as a Victorian school child with our school Dame in our very own Victorian classroom, complete with old fashioned desks and slates to write on. Lessons will include timestables, handwriting and general Victorian knowledge.


TUESDAY 26TH JULY: 2.00PM

CLAY SCULPTURE

Fancy something crafty? Have a go at creating your very own scuplture out of clay.


WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY: 2.00PM

BUG BOX MAKING

Join Alex for your chance to build a home for creepy crawlies with our bug box making workshop. You will event be able to take your creation home with you.


THURSDAY 28TH JULY: 1.30PM

GET CRAFTY WITH EMMA

Find new creations to make out of old fabric, accessories and a few special items. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page to find out what recycled materials will be used each week!


FRIDAY 29TH JULY:

IRON AGE SKILLS

Discover how the Iron Age life was different to ours and explore the role archaeology plays in our knowledge of pre history.


SATURDAY 30TH JULY

NEW WOODLAND TRAIL LAUNCH

PREVIEW WEEK: FROM SATURDAY 23RD JULY

The Gruffalo coming to the Dean Heritage Centre

We've got some exciting news to announce as a very familiar friend is returning to our woodland this Summer! Back by popular demand, our current Very Hungry Caterpillar woodland trail will be replaced by none other than THE GRUFFALO trail! Our talented onsite chainsaw carvers will once again be carving these much loved characters to create a trail depicting scenes from one of the best loved children's book

With Gruffalo themed arts and crafts, film showings, story telling, facepainting and a procession to take part in, along with tasty Gruffalo themed snacks to enjoy in our onsite cafe this is definitely a date for your diary.

Plus, why not be one of the first to see the Gruffalo return to the Centre before it's official launch date and join us during our exclusive preview week from Saturday 23rd July until Friday 29th July. What's more, if you visit during these dates you can receive 25% discount off your entry ticket if you return again during the Summer holidays! (Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until Friday 26th August. Please bring your ticket when you return to qualify for this deal)

Dean Heritage Centre Gruffalo