Upcoming Events

School Summer Holidays

Crafts at the Castle: Saffron Walden

Wednesday 3 August, 10.30am-3.30pm    Crafts at the Castle: Day at the Seaside make a peg clam, yogurt pot jellyfish, and Winstanley’s lighthouse.

Wednesday 10 August, 10.30am-3.30pm    Crafts at the Castle: Treasure! – make a treasure chest, gold torque and design a coin.

Wednesday 17 August, 10.30am-5.30pm   Crafts at the Castle: The Lost Language of Nature Our big Summer Event. As well as our weekly craft activities there will also be story telling, nature surveys and a chance to get involved in a community art project! This weeks crafts: Make a wildflower, model blackbirds baked in a pie (from the nursery rhyme) and a paper bittern.

Wednesday 24 August, 10.30am-3.30pm     Crafts at the Castle: Saffron Walden – try pargeting on clay, make a model of a local building and a saffron crocus. 

Wednesday 31 August, 10.30am-3.30pm  Crafts at the Castle: Harvest – make a cow mask, a harvest mouse and a corn dolly.

How to take part:

Pre order the activity pack from our Art Tickets page. Each pack contains the materials you need to complete the three activities, a trail to do around the museum and an instruction booklet.

Come to the museum on Wednesday to collect your activity pack and, weather permitting, join us in the Museum grounds near the castle where we will help you with the crafts in your pack and supply basic materials and equipment.

Why not bring along a picnic blanket and stay for the day! If it is raining, take your pack to do at home. Please note, pack price does not include entry to the Museum. 

Usual admission fees to the museum apply. 




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