Mr Toad Hops on to Paddleboard to Launch Museum Summer Activities

Mr Toad surprised riverbank walkers, picnikers and boaters yesterday when he paddle boarded from the River & Rowing Museum jetty up to Henley bridge.

Even with his very large body and shoes, he made it look easy to get aboard and stand up. He was out on the river promoting the Museum’s summer fun activities launching next week (1 August).

There will be different themes each week River Creatures (1-5 August), Henley Royal Regatta & Boats (8-12 August), We Love Henley (15-19 August) and Wind in the Willows (22-25 August) with fun playtime activities including games, puzzles, puppet theatre, crafts and story time.  Mr Toad will be joined by Maddy for sing along sessions on 3, 10, 17 and 24 August at 11am.  There are also brand new Museum trails for all ages.

This week (up to Sunday 31st July), kids go FREE with at least one paying adult.

Debbie McFadyen, Visitor Operations Manager at the Museum said, “What I personally love about the Museum is there are lots of different things for different age groups.  The themed activities are mainly for the younger children but we have things for older children including a new trail where they really have to look to find the things.  Tickets are all day tickets so families can come and go and perhaps have a picnic out on the Meadows.  We are also looking at running the kids go FREE promotion again the last week of August too.”

Mr Toad managed to stay dry throughout and waved to children on the footpath and in boats.  Afterwards he said, “I’m more used to be in the water but it was toadally fun!