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Brilliant Beasties

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Brilliant Beasties at the American Museum & Gardens

Come along to the American Museum & Gardens for our monthly sessions for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers during term-time. We will be singing songs, telling stories, sharing rhymes and making something together, while learning all about the “Brilliant Beasties”, our very lovely animal friends.

Each session will be led by Sally Warhurst who has many years of experience working with early-years and is passionate about encouraging children to explore their creativity, while building their confidence to join in with simple songs and storytelling with actions and props.

Things you need to know…

Activities are aimed at ages 5 years and under but we encourage family members, parents and carers to join in.

Sessions are programmed once a month on a Tuesday from 10.30–11.30am, but please arrive from 10.15 to say hello and get comfy. You will need to book each session separately so please check dates carefully.

Each session will be located in the Coach House at the American Museum & Gardens. As we are needing to direct pushchairs around the garden please allow 5 mins extra time to walk down to us.

Tickets to Brilliant Beasties for children under 5 and one accompanying parent or carer are £3.50 and must be booked in advance via Eventbrite. This does not include admission to the Museum and/or Gardens.

Please check in at the Ticket Office on arrival. Admission to the Museum and Gardens is not included. Please note that tickets to enter the Museum and Gardens will need to be purchased from the Ticket Office when you arrive.

Standard full admission tickets are £13 per adult, £7 per child (5-17yrs), or £33 per family (2 adults + up to 3 children) for admission to the Museum, Exhibition, Gardens, Café and Gift Shop.

Alternatively, standard tickets to the Gardens only are £7.50 per adult, £5 per child (5-17yrs), or £20 per family (2 adults + up to 3 children) for admission to the Gardens, Café and Gift Shop only. Both admission ticket options are available to purchase from the Ticket Office on arrival.

Children under 5 years of age and members of the American Museum gain free admission to the Museum, Gardens, Café and Gift Shop as normal with their membership card, but will still need to purchase a ticket via Eventbrite to Brilliant Beasties at £3.50.

Tickets to the Museum and Gardens for extra accompanying adults and family members are subject to normal admission and can be purchased when checking in at our onsite Ticket Office upon arrival. Only those with tickets to Brilliant Beasties purchased through Eventbrite will be admitted to the session in the Coach House.

Numbers are limited to 16 children and accompanying adult per session.

Our Coach House has a baby change area and disabled toilet.

If we need to cancel for any reason, we’ll be in touch.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email to [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1225 460503.