Activity Cart: FREE Ladybird activities, available all week

Discover the Abbey Quarter Half-Term Trails
Explore the Abbey Quarter with our Abbey Quarter Trails! Or purchase our Discover the Abbey Quarter Pack and earn an Arts Award: Discover. Complete the trails and join us for at least one craft Activity over Half-term to submit your pack for an Arts Award.
Discover Reading Museum
Discover Abbey Quarter
Discover Abbey Ruins
Trails are £1.50 each from the Museum shop, or £6 per pack (includes all three trails and the fee for your Arts Award).

Tuesday 28 May
The Greatest Knight!
Be inspired by the 'Greatest Knight' in England, William Marshal  who is connected to Reading Abbey and Caversham. Decorate your own signature helmet and shield, then have fun trying to launch your 'noodle' javelin at the target!
Ages 5+, Families, 1-hour sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2.15pm
£3, booking essential (see our website or call us)

Wednesday 29 May
Make & Take: Ladybird Bunting and Streamers
Make some fun bunting out of hand drawn ladybird pictures. Help decorate our new Welcome gallery on the ground floor.
Families, half-hour sessions 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
50p, pay on the day, drop in*

Wednesday 29 May
Victorian Schoolroom Experience in the Gateway 
A 45-minute experience for adults and children over 5 in our unique Victorian classroom, now in the brand new setting of the historic Abbey Gateway. Please note that the Gateway has no step free access and there are uneven steps and floors.
Ages 5+, 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm (meeting at the Abbey Gateway)
£1 per person, see our website to book in advance or pay on the day*

Thursday 30 May
Ladybird Friendship Rocks
Paint your own friendly ladybug creature in these drop-in sessions!
Ages 5+, Families, 1-hour sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2.15pm
£2, booking essential (see our website or call us)

Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June 
Workshop: Family Make and Take with Air Dried Clay
Learn about the different patterns and meanings in medieval tiles. Make your own tile in air drying clay using traditional tools. With a chance to handle original medieval tile fragments and with an explanation of some of the meanings of the patterns, this is suitable for children of all ages and abilities.
All ages, 31 May: 10am & 11am and 1 June: 11.15am & 12.15am
£4 per person, booking essential (max 12 places per hour slot, see our website or call us)