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Summer Holiday Activities

Fun packed programme of creative, hands-on activities for children
24th July 2019 - 1st September 2019


Throughout the school holidays, including half-terms, we have a fun packed programme of creative, hands-on activities for children ranging in price from £3.50. There are even free activities for some days. Regular activities include Jewellery making, chocolate making, stone carving, puppet making & pottery painting.


Candle dipping. Make a candle by dipping into different coloured wax to create a rainbow effect. £4 (15-20min approx) Age 6+. 11.00-3.00.

Stone carving. with Cat’s Eye Carving  Learn to carve on a 4 inch square piece of limestone. £15 (30 min) Age 5+. 10.30-12.30 and  1.45-4.30.

Gold panning. Try your hand at gold panning, discover the history of this technique. £4 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00.

Funky flamingo puppet. With Jenny from Puppet Folk, make a funky flamingo puppet using recycled materials. £6. (20 min approx) Age 5+.  11.00-1.00 and 2.00 -5.00.

Little tree houses. With Jenny from Puppet Folk, make a tree house and monkey finger puppet using natural and recycled materials. £10. (20min approx) All ages. 10.00-1.00 and 2.00 -5.00.

Cupcake decorating. With Isabel’s Bakehouse decorate a range of delicious cupcakes. £8 for 4 cupcakes (40min approx) or £5 for 2 cupcakes (20min approx) all ages. 10.30-3.30.

Throw a pot. Experience throwing a pot on a potter’s wheel and take away an un-fired pot. £10 (20min approx) All ages. 2.00-4.00.

Roaming reptiles. Join Roaming Reptiles for a fun, educational, hands-on experience with snakes, lizards and more. £2 per child and £2 per adult (as long as you need) All ages. 11.00-2.00.

Soap making. With Bubble & Fizz make unique soaps. £6. (20min approx, pick up 40-60min later) Age 3+. 10.00-12.30 & 1.00-3.30.

Fossil hunting. Find real fossils and sharks teeth, identify them on a fact sheet and select six to take home. £4 each (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00.


A magical show. Enjoy a fantastical magic show by Arnie Kazam full of laughter, intrigue, and wonder. £2 per child/£1 per adult (40min) All ages. 12.00-12.40 & 2.00-2.40.

Arthur and the bumblebee. Watch a magical puppet show with Lullaby Leesa. Free or donations (40 min approx) all ages. 10.30, 11.30, 2.00.

Make it

Paint a pot. Unleash your inner artist and paint a pottery item to take home the same day. From £6. (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-1.00 + 2.00-4.00 Sundays. 11.00-1.00 Saturdays. C

Jewellery making. With Balm, design and make beautiful beaded jewellery. £4. (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00.

Creature wings. Make amazing angel or dragon wings using wire and material. £5 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00.

Button bracelets. With Coleg Elidyr create unique pretty button bracelets. Small £4, Large £5, (30min approx) Age 3+. 10.00-12.30 and 1.00-3.30.

Blooming pots. Transform a flowerpot into a work of art and plant a seedling £6. (30min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00.

Mini makers. Create a kite or mask using recycled materials. £4 (20 mins approx) All ages. 11.00-2.00. and 2.00 -4.00

Crowns and wands. Make an enchanted crown and wand using doilies, ribbons and more. £4.50 (20min approx) all ages. 11.00-4.00.


Floral impressions. Press flowers and plants into clay to create a hanging decoration. £3. (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00.

Guerrilla gardeners. Make eco-friendly seed bombs. £3 for 2 bombs. (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00.

Mini dens. Build a mini den for fairies, dragons, monsters, and unicorns to live in, using natural materials. From £4. (30min approx)  All ages. 11.00-5.00.

Bird feeders. Create your own all natural bird feeder. £3, (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00.

Origami eco-pots. Make a plant pot using folded paper and plant a seedling. £3, (30min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00.

Bug hotel. Make and decorate your own bug hotel to give insects a home . £4. (30min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00.

On – trend

Slime. Make your own surprise slime, jumbo slime or classic slime with glitter, polystyrene balls & more. From £4 (30min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00.

Squishies. Customise a squishy, choose from a range of squidgy items. (Limited items) £3 Small, £7 Medium, £8 Large. (30min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00.


  • Arts and Crafts
  • For the Family
  • Holiday Activity
  • Nature


Taurus Crafts
Lydney Park Estate
GL15 6BU
01594 844841

O/S Ref: SO 621 022


Find us on the A48 West of Lydney

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Taurus Crafts

A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local food & drink. Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust Ltd

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