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Under 5s Invited to Play as Museum Goes Mini This Month

Parents and carers of children under 5 are in for a treat this January as the National Civil War Centre’s popular Mini Museum sessions return from Thursday 13th. Offering unique play experiences, Mini Museum is free for children and just £4 for adults, running at the Centre every Thursday in term time from 10.30am to 11.30am.

The drop-in play sessions were a hit with parents and childminders when they last took place in early 2020 and the relaunch this month will again see family fun available around the museum with chances to explore and play in the galleries. Each week will have a different theme, communicated through songs, stories and play as well as activities like treasure hunts, sand pits, and more wonderful ways for children to engage and enjoy themselves.

Carys Coulton Jones, Business Manager of the National Civil War Centre, said: “It’s so important for museums to be enjoyed by people of all ages and these great sessions allow our youngest residents to interact with our collections while having fun. We loved seeing children realise that museums can be a place for play as well as discovery in 2020 and are looking forward to welcoming more families of under 5s to explore and enjoy this year.”

There is no need to book to attend a Mini Museum session, simply show up during the hour and join in. The on-site Café Nineteen20 will be open after the sessions with toddler-friendly food on offer should families wish to stay and enjoy a snack or lunch together. For more information, please visit the See & Do section at nationalcivilwarcentre.com or follow the museum on Facebook

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