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February fun at museums

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February half term has never been so arty thanks to a series of workshops and themed fun days at the Red House Glass Cone and Dudley Museum.

Children can try being creative and getting messy with special sticky Saturday sessions on 15 February. Children aged 3 and over and their parents can join the free fun at Dudley Museum from 10am to 12pm and the Red House Glass Cone from 1.30 to 3.30pm.

On Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 February older children, aged seven and above, can enjoy animal themed fused glass sessions at the Red House Glass Cone. The sessions runs at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm and it costs £6.20 to take part. Children can take away what they have made.

There will be a knights and princesses themed fun day at Dudley Museum from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Wednesday 19 February. Children can make a craft item and join in with games and fun during the session, which is suitable for ages three and over and costs £3.60 per child.

The cone will hold a whiskers and waddlers craft activity, where children can take inspiration from their favourite animals. The session is suitable for aged three and up and runs from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

On Saturday 22 February families can learn about fossils and natural history with two free sessions. Children aged five and over can have a look at fossil ID and learn how to recognise different fossils from 10.30am to 12pm. There will also be a talk about unearthing natural history from 2 to 3pm, suitable for children aged seven and over.

Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member responsible for museums, said:

There’s lots to do for children and families at our museums this half-term, with drop-in crafts, fused glass sessions and themed fun days.
Children’s imaginations can be inspired with the fun knights and princesses session at Dudley and they can try their hand at creating glass in our iconic Red House Glass Cone.

Red House Glass Cone is based at High Street, Wordsley, DY8 4AZ. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm and admission is free (fees may apply for some activities). To book a session, call 01384 815571.  Well-behaved dogs are welcome on site.

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