Gallery to hop into half-term with activities for kids - The Rugby Observer

Gallery to hop into half-term with activities for kids

Rugby Editorial 15th Feb, 2019   0

PETER Rabbit has inspired a programme of half-term fun next week at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

To celebrate the Peter Rabbit: Mischief and Mayhem exhibition, youngsters can hop to it and hit the Welly Boot Trail by picking up a map from the gallery before searching the town centre for welly boot clues which can help solve a puzzle.

The trail ends in Caldecott Park, where successful hunters can claim a special treat at Gloria and Lil’s at the Tool Shed Cafe.

Kids can also create a toadstool out of clay at the first Make It Saturday of the exhibition’s run on Saturday (February 16) – which is suitable for five to 11-year-olds, entry costing £3.50.

On Wednesday (February 20) the gallery hosts a free Mrs Tiggy-Winkle hedgehogs workshop, where visitors can get crafty and create a hedgehog to take home.

The drop-in session, suitable for all ages, runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Throughout Peter Rabbit: Mischief and Mayhem’s visit to Rugby, families can join the hunt for dozens of carrots, radishes and bunny ears which have been hidden away in Caldecott Park, town centre flower beds and the Asda store in Chapel Street.

Participants in the hunt can visit the gallery to guess the number of vegetables and bunny ears stowed away in the town, with the entrant closest to the grand total winning a bundle of Beatrix Potter prizes.

Peter Rabbit: Mischief and Mayhem runs at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum until April 27.

Curated by Penguin Ventures, part of Penguin Random House, and The River and Rowing Museum, the exhibition features rarely seen original illustrations and early manuscripts by Beatrix Potter from The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

It also includes first editions and early merchandise, and encourages visitors to get involved – helping Mrs Tiggy-Winkle hang up the laundry, visiting Mrs Rabbit in her burrow and planting carrots in Mr McGregor’s garden.

The Relaxed Hour will give children on the autism spectrum the chance to explore the exhibition in a calm, quiet environment on Thursday February 21 from 3.30pm to 5pm.

Rugby Borough Council growth and investment spokesman Coun Sebastian Lowe said: “The Peter Rabbit exhibition has proved incredibly popular since opening at the end of January and the half-term school holiday provides the perfect opportunity to pay a visit.”

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