May Half Term

27 May - 4 June

Keep the kids smiling with a range of exciting half term events and activities. ... There is plenty to see and do in Derby;

Country House Character Craft - 27 May - 2 June

We are exploring the end of the country house era at Sudbury.

Mad Science at the National Forest Adventure Farm - 27 May - 4 June

This May half term holiday will go with a bang that the National Forest Adventure Farm.

50 Things Trail - 27 May - 4 June

50 Things Trail - 27 May - 4 June

Family Fun, School Holidays

Pick up a '50 things to do before you are 11¾' booklet and see what things you can tick off at Sudbury.

Don't Dribble On The Dragon - 28 May

My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly. Within a box beneath his socks. He’s hiding it from me…

Something Else - 28 May

Something Else - 28 May

Family Fun, Theatre

A small creature lives his life always trying to fit in but never does, because he's Something Else. Then one day a stranger turns up who wants to be friends... But does Something Else want to know someone who's not like him?

Bank Holiday Make And Take Day - 29 May

Join QUAD artist Helen Jackson in our highly popular Make and Take Day, where you can make whatever you want, with whatever materials are available. Your imagination awaits!

Half-term Nature Activities at Calke Abbey - 29 May - 2 June

Join us in Squirt's Stable to learn about Calke's wildlife.

It’s playtime at intu Derby - 29 May - 2 June

This half-term fast-forward to the future and join us for a week of free robot-themed adventures. We've got robots to make, robots to colour and even a visit from a real life robot - Titan! Read on to hear all about our kids activities for this May half-term and don't forget to join our Kids' Club too.

Georgian Jollies: Toys and Games - 30 May

Georgian Jollies: Toys and Games - 30 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

Pickford’s House is full of beautiful traditional toys and games.

KidsQUAD Animation Club - Voyage to the Stars - 30 - 31 May

Join our artist to script, design and animate a story about adventurous astronauts venturing to outer space.

The Art Hub: Indian Adventure - 31 May

The Art Hub: Indian Adventure - 31 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

We love our new exhibition at the Museum & Art Gallery exploring the Music of Courtly India.

MinecraftLAB: Home of the Future - 31 May

Participants will have two hours to research, design and build their creations before pitching their ideas to a professional architect from Guy Taylor Associates.

Soap Carving Workshop - 31 May

Soap Carving Workshop - 31 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

Learn how to carve soap to add some luxury to your home - suitable for children aged 7 and above.

Handling History - 31 May

A unique opportunity to handle objects from the collection. This session gives visitors the chance to see and handle items with an Indian connection.

Pickford's Plot: Summer Garden - 1 June

Help us create some beautiful planters for the Georgian Garden – enjoy the sights and smells of fragrant flowers and fresh herbs.

Family Friday: Shadow Puppets - 2 June

Capture the beautiful stories in the Ragamala paintings on display and create your own shadow puppet.

Nature in Focus: Bumblebees! - 3 June

Join us and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to celebrate the brilliant bumblebee!

Museum Explorers: Egyptian Wonders - 3 June

Collect your passport and begin your exploration at the Museum & Art Gallery. Discover the collections, complete the challenges and continue your journey to Pickford’s House.

The Big 1 - 4 June

The Big 1 - 4 June

Family Fun

Derby's annual summer family fun day for all to enjoy.

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