Summerlee Summer Fun

Throughout the holidays, Summerlee are holding family activities including arts and crafts, traditional games, mine tours, tram rides, not forgetting the award winning play area and exhibitions!

Summerlee Summer Fun

About Summerlee Summer Fun

Please note, some activities have limited spaces, therefore booking early is advised. Some activities operate a ‘drop in’ policy. To book activities at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life phone 01236 638460.

On the Homefront
Monday 2 ,9 July & Friday 3 August
11am - 3pm
5+ yrs (All ages welcome)
Handling free - Craft £2
Find out about life on the Homefront during the Second World War. Explore our evacuee suitcase, learn about rationing and dress up in costume. Also make your own toy tank to take home.
This is a drop in activity.

Clay Modelling
3,17, 24 ,27 July & 2 August
11am - 3pm
All ages welcome
£2
Try your hand at modelling in air-drying clay, and get some advice on how to turn your lump of clay into anything you like.
This is a drop in activity

Toys Through Time
Wednesday 4 July, Monday 23 July
11am - 3pm
5+ yrs (All ages welcome)
£2
Try out some 20th century toys; from board games to video games, outdoors and indoors. See how toys have changed over the last hundred years. You can even decorate your own Frisbee to take home.
Booking required.

Woolly Weaving
5, 10, 19, 26 July & 7 August
11am - 3pm
5+ yrs (All ages welcome)
£2
Learn about Lanarkshire’s weaving heritage, handle some of the tools of trade and try your hand at peg weaving to make a woolly bug or a bookmark to take home (younger children may need a little help with this craft).
This is a drop in activity.

The Swinging 60s
Friday 6 , 18 July, Monday 6 August
11am - 3pm
All ages welcome
£6
Let’s go back to the swinging sixties and try a few groovy fashions, gadgets and games. Make your own tie dye t-shirt to take home. Please note, t-shirts take one hour to set so please arrive in plenty of time (all materials provided).
This is a drop in activity.

Boatbuilding Challenge
11, 16, 25 July
11am - 3pm
5+ yrs (All ages welcome)
£2
Summerlee is the home of the Vulcan, the world’s first all iron hulled boat. Emulate the master boat builders of the nineteenth century by building your own boat from the materials available and taking on our marble challenge.
This is a drop in activity.

Mischief Makers Comics & Beano Badge Making
12, 20, 31 July & 9 August
11am - 3pm
5+ yrs (All ages welcome)
£2
Browse through a selection of 1980s children’s comics and have a go at creating your own comic strip and Beano badges.
This is a drop in activity.

Forget Me Nots Coatbridge
13, 30 July & 10 August
11am - 3pm
5+ yrs (All ages welcome)
£5
As the centenary of the First World War comes to an end, we recreate a typical Edwardian love token. Have your photo taken as a soldier or Edwardian lady and mounted in a love token of your own design.
This is a drop in activity.

Festival 2018 Carnival Arts workshop Week
Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 July
10am - 3pm
7+ yrs
Free
Join in the celebrations! Come along to a family fun workshop led by expert artists to create and make carnival style artworks. Whether it’s a fish, a bell, a tree or even a pterodactyl! Participants can wear their fantastic creations and take part in the European Games procession on 4 August in Glasgow City Centre
* Children must be over 7 years old and accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing and remember to bring a packed lunch. As places are limited, please call 01236 632828 tosecure your place.

National Playday at Summerlee
Wednesday 1 August
11am - 3pm (Museum open 10am -5pm)
For Families
Playday is the annual celebration of a child’s right to play. It helps raise the importance of play and the need to make our communities both safe and child-friendly. No need to book, just come along and join in the fun and games. There will be lots to do and see, such as mobile playgrounds, giant bubble making, giant games, arts and crafts, and much more! Everyone is welcome but children under 12 years should be accompanied by a parent/carer at all times.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Summerlee Summer Fun are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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23rd September 2018 - 24th September 2018
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23rd September 2018
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