Birds of Prey, a favourite Family Fun Day, is swooping into the River & Rowing Museum again this Easter for a jaw opening, fascinating close-up with majestic hawks, eagles and even vultures on Thursday 16 April between 10.30-4.00pm.
Meet the magnificent birds from Millets Farm Falconry, Abingdon, and get up close to the birds of preys and owls. Enjoy species talks and nature themed art and craft activities. The talks are most suitable for children aged 7 yrs and over. Art and craft activities are suitable for all ages.
Every day during the Easter holidays (4-17 April) children can follow the Easter Egg trail with clues hidden around the Museum galleries to claim their mini Easter Egg. Plus there’s a colouring competition with Easter prizes in the Museum’s Café or you can take part in one of our creative, spring inspired children’s workshops (listed below).
You can celebrate Easter with a delicious 2 or 3 course lunch served in the beautiful Thames Room on Easter Sunday (12 April), with stunning views of the meadows and river. Children’s menu available (includes ‘surprise’ Easter egg). Book your Easter Sunday lunch and receive a 25% discount on entrance to the Museum.
Helen Cook, Head of Learning, River & Rowing Museum said,“There’s such a variety of fun, interactive activities at the Museum this Easter! Birds of Prey is a truly unforgettable experience for the whole family; our workshops are engaging and inspire the children to get creative – and the Easter egg trail is great fun for all the family.”
Art of the Wild: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World, a fascinating exhibition highlighting Gertrude Hermes’ stunning works, is also open until 4 May. One of the most imaginative and talented wood engravers of her generation, Hermes drew much of her inspiration from nature including the River Thames.
With its riverside location on Mill Meadows, the Museum is perfectly situated for a day of family fun or a get together with friends this Easter.
Full details and bookings at www.rrm.co.uk
Tues 7 Apr
10.30am – 12.30pm
Make a brood of ducklings with thin balsa wood to swim on a collage pond. Learn to dance the wonder waddle and find out how ducks communicate.
4 – 7 yrs
Plants and Pollinators
Thurs 9 Apr
10.30am – 12.30pm
Welcome in springtime by creating a mobile blooming with paper and felt plants and the insects that help them grow. Encourage nature to thrive on your doorstep by making a seed ball to take home.
7 – 11 yrs