Family Open Day, Washington F-Pit Museum
Step back in time and remember the region's coalmining heritage. See the impressive winding engine which once took pitmen to the coalface and brought coal to the surface, now operated by an electric motor. The 'F' pit, which was sunk in 1777, became the largest coal-producing pit at the colliery but eventually closed on 21 June 1968 when the last coals were drawn to the surface.
Times: 11am - 3pm
Plus drop in arts and crafts sessions with a different theme each week:
24 July - Cogs and Coasters
Join us and make a coaster inspired by our amazing engine. 50p per child.
31 July - Deep Down in the Mine
Join us and sketch and draw mining inspired pictures with chalk and pastels to make a display in the museum. 50p per child.
7 August - Blooming Marvellous
Join us and plant and decorate your own mini miner’s garden. 50p per child.
14 August - Fishy on a Dishy
Join us and make a little fishy on a little dishy using clippy mat crafts and paper. 50p per child.
It’s only cold when you’re standing still…
Sarah from Xercise4Less gives Raring2go! some great ideas for family fun to keep fit and healthy. Don't get stuck indoors just because it is winter. Dark mornings, cold blustery evenings and it seems we would all rather reach for our duvet than even contemplate heading outdoors to get active! Remember it’s only cold when you’re standing still…
Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!