Bolton’s Family Learning Festival 15 – 30 October 2011
13th October 2011
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A festival of family fun delivered in partnership with Bolton Library and Museum Services, Bolton University and Bolton College Family Learning. All activities are free and there’s no need to book unless otherwise stated. 

Mini Explorers and Fishy Fridays
This year’s 4 week courses especially for the under 5’s at Bolton Museum and Aquarium during September and early October went down a treat with full capacity for each. For more details of future courses and workshops, please contact Bolton College Family Learning on 01204 482556. 

Dinosaur Discovery Workshop! 
Handle ancient fossils and life size casts of dinosaur bones in our interactive blanket dig. Listen to some dinosaur themed stories and have fun in this prehistoric family friendly event. 

Heaton Library                   Thursday 13 October  6pm – 7pm
Farnworth Library               Thursday 20 October       6pm – 7pm
Bolton Museum                   Tuesday 25 October 11am – 12noon

Little Treasures
Enjoy fun and creative art sessions with your children at Bolton Central Library. As part of the Little Treasures Family Learning, families can make things, listen to stories and explore objects from Bolton Museum. There’s also a free taster session at High Street Library. Places must be booked in advance for all sessions. To book, please contact 01204 332211. Places are limited so book soon! 

Bolton Central Library  Fortnightly from Saturday 15 October /10.30am-11.30am
High Street Library       Monday 17 October  10.30am-11.30am

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!
A free family activity day celebrating crafty crafts and pastime perils from our local history books!  Get creative with your sticking, cutting and making skills! Lots of family fun and fantastic facts to be found!

Bolton Museum        Saturday 15 October 10am-3.30pm

Sing and Sign
Come along to learn more about this wonderful new way to communicate with your baby (ages 0 to 2 years).  For more information take a look at the website

Bolton Central Library        Monday 17 October 10.30am

‘Popup’ Studio!
Come along and get your photo taken! See how Boltonians have changed from when photographer Humphrey Spender took photos of Bolton during the 1930s. Everyone will receive a free copy and the images will go into the Bolton archive for further generations to look at.  

Bolton Museum       Tuesday 18 October  11am-3pm

What next for Science?
Check out the latest developments from the Institute of Materials Research and Innovation at the University of Bolton. Ask the scientists in the Bolton Lives Gallery and get involved with their hands-on activities and demonstrations. Part of Manchester Science Festival. 

Bolton Museum  Monday 24 October                                 11am–3pm 

Fish Feeds
Come and see the fish in the Aquarium have their dinner! Find out what types of food they eat and where they come from.
Bolton Aquarium Tuesday 25, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October 1.30pm

Things that Glow in the Dark!
Join us as Don Stenhouse, Collections Access Officer (Museum) shows a range of insects that can glow in the dark! 

Bolton Museum Wednesday 26 October 11am – 12.30pm

Bookstart Bear Club Stories
Bring your favourite cuddly toy to our story time for the under 5s and have a look at toys of long ago. Everyone welcome. 

Bolton Museum           Thursday 27 October    10.30am-11.30am

Smithills Spooky Crafts 
Join us as crafts go spooky for Halloween! Make a decoration inspired by Smithills Hall. This activity is free but admission prices apply if you would like to look around the hall (£3 adults, £2 concessions).

Smithills Hall                               Thursday 27 October                     1pm–4pm

Caspers’ Ghost Tours! 
Come along and join our friendly ghost tours especially for children. Tickets £4 per person. Advance booking required. To book please call Smithills Hall on 01204 332377.

Smithills Hall                               Friday 28 October           4pm

Super Saturday: Scientific Big Draw! 
Join us for our ‘Super Saturdays’ on the last Saturday of the month. This month, we celebrate the Big Draw and National Science Week with a range of fun activities including crafts, storytelling and object handling. 

Central Library and Museum Saturday 29 October           11am-3pm

Big Book Bonanza: Bonfire Night!
This year’s theme for the Big Book Bonanza is Bonfire Night! Celebrate with a collection of books, stories and craft activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Bolton Central Library Saturday 5 November           10am-3.30pm

For family events children must be accompanied by an adult.  For information about Family Learning courses in your child’s school please ring Bolton College on 01204 482556.


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