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30th Nov, 2021

Creepy creations and spooky splats on offer this half term

CREATIVE Halloween activities are on offer at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum during the half-term school holiday.

Creepy Creations includes a Sensory Splat messy play session on Monday (October 25) from 10.30am to 11.30am, offering babies and toddlers a Halloween-themed hour of creative play. Places cost £5.60 per child, with all participants encouraged to bring a change of clothing.

A Wicked Hats craft workshop from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Tuesday (October 26) gives children the chance to make a witch or wizard hat (£1.50 per child), and on Wednesday (October 27) a Sensory Open Play session encourages children to create and play with fabric, colour and shape from 10am to 12 noon (£1 per child).

The Art Gallery and Museum team joins forces with the council’s Play Rangers on Thursday (October 28) for the Witches and Wizards Activity Day at the Benn Hall. Admission costs £3 per child and can be booked online at www.bennhall.com

The Creepy Creations programme returns to the Art Gallery and Museum on Friday (October 29) with a Mindful Colouring session, where children can collect pattern colouring sheets inspired by Zarah Hussain’s Light Upon Light exhibition, currently on display in the Gallery. The free, self-led session runs from 10am to 5pm.

On Saturday (October 30), a free Relaxed Hour workshop from 3pm to 4pm gives children the chance to create a range of Halloween crafts in a calm and quiet environment. The Relaxed Hour sessions have been developed in line with the autism guidelines published by Kids in Museums and in partnership with the Rugby Autism Network.

Throughout half-term, children visiting the venue can join a free Pumpkin Faces Hunt, searching for pumpkins hidden throughout the venue, drawing the pumpkin faces and entering a prize draw.

Places at Sensory Splat, Wicked Hats, Sensory Open Play and the Relaxed Hour must be booked in advance. Places can be booked online at www.ragm.co.uk/holiday-activities or by calling Rugby Visitor Centre on (01788) 533217.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all activities.

Rugby Borough Council leisure and wellbeing spokesman Coun Howard Roberts said: “Rugby Art Gallery and Museum’s creative play sessions received national recognition at this year’s Kids in Museums Conference, and the team has developed another packed programme for the half-term holiday.

“The activities and workshops aim to inspire and entertain, giving children the chance to get creative in the run-up to Halloween.”

Visit www.ragm.co.uk for more information about exhibitions and events at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

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