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The MERL Family Event: Autumnal Animals

Join us for some animal fun this half term at the MERL!

1 Nov 2019 10:30am – 12pm and 12:30pm – 2pm

Learn about the autumnal animals you can discover in the countryside through creative crafts, trails and fun play in the MERL garden.

Book a 1.5 hour session at 10:30am – 12pm or 12:30pm – 2pm (second session is a repeat of the first)

£4 per participating child, adults free

Sessions are suitable for families with children aged 3 – 11 and will include:
• Storytime
• Making natural bird feeders
• Follow the autumnal animals footprint trail
• Animal inspired make-and-take crafts
• Natural painting
• And much more! some activities will be more suitable for younger or older children.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and we encourage parents/carers to assist with all activities.

As some of the activities are outdoors, please ensure you dress for the weather. Picnics are welcome!


Please note that the museum’s car park can fill up quickly at busy times. Parking is also available in the University car park on Acacia Road, adjacent to the museum. Please collect a permit from reception on arrival.

We encourage visitors to use public transport wherever possible. Please visit our Getting Here page for details.