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

For enquiries, please call 01236 636150.

Movie Mondays
Monday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July & 5 August
1pm
All ages welcome
Free – drop in activity
Our summer exhibition is A Game of Two Halves, a celebration of the centenary of Cliftonhill Football Stadium. A programme of family football movies will accompany the exhibition. Each showing comes with an old-school ‘B’ presentation of classic football footage or an episode of animated football favourite, The Hurricanes.

1 & 29 July – Early Man (PG) -The makers of Wallace and Gromit bring us the story of the first ever football match.

8 July & 5 August – Escape to Victory (PG) – Classic war and football mash-up, starring some of the greatest players of all time, alongside action legend Steve McQueen.

15 July – Believe (PG) – Brian Cox plays Lanarkshire legend Matt Busby as he comes out of retirement to coach a talented boy.

22 July – The Unbeatables (PG) – Harry Potter star Rupert Grint voices characters in this animated tale of football rivalry.

Wednesday Classics – classic films for families
Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July & 14 August
1pm
All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult during film)
Free – drop in activity

3 July – Iron Giant
10 July – Railway Children
17 July – Matilda
24 July – Flushed Away
31 July – The Borrowers
14 August – The Secret Garden

Planetarium with thinkscience
Friday 5 July
11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm (1 hour)
All ages welcome
£5 – booking required (one adult free with every child)
Step inside the thinkscience inflatable planetarium for a guided tour of the sky above you, exploring the science, and the stories, behind some of the stars in the night sky.

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Engineering Workshop
Thursday 11 & Tuesday 23 July
11am & 1pm (1 hour)
6 – 12 years
£5 – booking required
Enjoy activities that engage your curiosity and creativity. Build a motorised Lego model using our specially designed theme-based kits.

Science Makers thinkscience
Thursday 18 July
11am, 12.30pm & 2pm (1 hour)
6 – 12 years with adult accompaniment
£5 – booking required (one adult free with every child)
Let thinkscience guide you through a series of fun and interactive science experiments before you put your new knowledge to the test and make your own science wonder to take home.

Casting
Tuesday 30 July
1pm – 3 pm
All ages welcome with adult accompaniment
£2 – drop in activity
Lanarkshire is famous for its iron with products from the ‘Iron Burgh’ exported around the world during the 19th Century. Visit the famous Summerlee ironworks, and recreate the iron casting techniques of the Industrial Revolution. Make a ‘cast-iron’ copy of an object of your choice, or even your own hand.

Toys Through Time
Friday 9 August
11am – 3pm
All ages welcome with adult accompaniment
Free to play / Craft £2 – drop in activity
Get hands on with some 20th Century toys and see how play has changed in the last 100 years. From Victorian street toys to early video games, dolls, puzzles and board games. Visit out make and take table to make your own toys with our tried-and-tested instructions.

Photo ID Kit Portraits – using police style software, create your own unique characters!
Wednesday 7 August
12pm – 4pm
All ages welcome
Free (small charge for printing) – drop in activity

Photo Mementos
Saturday 10 August
12pm – 4pm
All ages welcome
£2 – drop in activity
Take home a unique little photo gift of friends and family made into a keyring, badge or fridge magnet from your day at Summerlee Museum

Period Photo Portraits at Summerlee
Sunday 11 August
12pm – 4pm
All ages welcome
£3 – drop in activity
Dress up in period costume and have your portrait taken in the re-created 1940’s cottage. It’s an affordable and unique memento of your Summerlee visit.

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