Free family fun at the National Civil War Centre

Posted on: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Following its huge success last term, the National Civil War Centre is delighted to announce the return of Mini Museum and this time, it’s even better; it’s free! Families with children under 5 are invited to come and take part in free Mini Museum sessions aimed at encouraging young ones to play and explore the National Civil War Centre in Newark.

Parents, carers and childminders are welcome to come along to weekly free Mini Museum play sessions every Thursday during term time only, with the first session on Thursday 22 September. Each session will run from 10.30am until 11.30am and there’s no need to book ahead.

Each week has a different theme, communicated through songs, stories, and play as well as activities like treasure hunts, sand pits, and other ways for pre-schoolers to engage and enjoy themselves. 

The National Civil War Centre Manager, Carys Coulton-Jones, said: “We strongly believe in welcoming visitors of all ages and creating an environment which encourages play and discovery.

“Mini Museum is an opportunity for young children to experience the centre in a completely new way and explore the galleries in a safe and fun environment.

“I am delighted to announce that these sessions are free for children and their parents, carers or childminders and given the current financial situation hope they go a little way in helping families at this difficult time.”

Councillor Rhona Holloway, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Visitors said, “We, at the District Council, are doing all we can to help residents with the rising cost of living and I’m delighted we are able to run these sessions free of charge. The National Civil War Centre really is a place for children to have fun, learn, grow and develop so I encourage anyone with a pre-school child to drop in for one of these fantastic free and fun sessions!”

For more information, visit the National Civil War Centre website.