School summer holiday fun

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th August

School summer holiday activities in Bucks and HertsSummer holiday activities for the family

Terrific Tuesdays are themed family craft and activity days organised by the Museum’s Learning Team. All crafts and activities are included in the standard admission price!

The overall theme for the summer holidays will be Nature and we will be exploring flora and fauna, creepy crawlies, owls and other birds, animal habitats, environment, and trees. Each week there will be a mixture of crafts, pottery and other activities.


August 2nd Terrific Tuesday

Theme: Beatrix Potter

An extra special Terrific Tuesday that falls within Colne Valley Regional Park’s Festival Fortnight.

  • Enjoy a nature themed interactive performance as Beatrix Potter and Sarah the Maid inhabit the gardens at Chiltern Open Air Museum. Follow the trail with Beatrix Potter to help her explore her Garden. This will be a rolling 10 – 15 minute interactive, promenade performance.
  • Make some clay hedgehogs with the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
  • Take part in family craft activities

Activities for this Terrific Tuesday are kindly funded by the Colne Valley Regional Park’s Festival Fortnight.

         


August 9th Terrific Tuesday

Theme: Creepy Crawlies

  • Make some clay garden goblins with the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
  • Take part in creepy crawlies themed craft activities
  • Say hello to our visiting tortoise, snake, gecko and tarantula

August 16th Terrific Tuesday

Theme: Trees and Flowers

  • Make some clay trees and leaves with the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
  • Take part in tree and flower themed craft activities
  • Have a go at some bark rubbings

August 23rd Terrific Tuesday

Theme: Let’s Fly Away

  • Make some clay nature prints – tracks and trails with the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
  • Take part in bird and winged animal themed craft activities
  • Make a pine cone bird feeder

August 30th Terrific Tuesday

Theme: Make Do and Mend

  • Make some clay models with the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
  • Take part in recycling themed craft activities
  • Make things out of recycled materials
  • Make a bird feeder

If you’d like to attend multiple Terrific Tuesdays and Museum events then you can purchase an Annual Pass which costs £30 per adult, £18 per child and family pass prices start from £50.

Terrific Tuesdays general info

  • Activities run from 11am – 3.30pm
  • Takeaway sandwiches, hot sausage rolls, drinks, cakes and ice creams available to purchase
  • Plenty of space for picnics
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Adventure playground
  • Visit our small farm
  • Ample free car parking

More info on what’s at the Museum for families

Additional information

Have a go at orienteering on site download a free map here or buy an orienteering pack in our ticket office for just £2.

Activities for each date are subject to change. Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.

Book tickets

Dogs on short leads are welcome.

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