Taurus Crafts: Children's Activities

Children's Activities

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 some days. Regular activities include: Jewellery making, knitting, chocolate making, stone carving, puppet making & pottery painting.

During all activities children must be accompanied by an adult.


Summer Activities Programme 2018

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Magic Workshops. Abracadabra - You’re a Magician! Learn to perform actual magic tricks in a friendly, fun & relaxed atmosphere with Simon Sparkles. £4 per person (30min workshop) All ages. 12.00-12.30, 12:30-1.00, 2.00-2.30, 2.30-3.00. 31st July & 5th Aug.

Circus Skills. With Grant Brookes have a go at Juggling, Diablo, Devil Sticks & Plate Spinning, fun for all the family in this drop in workshop. £4 each (as long as you need) Ages 5+. 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00. 27th July & 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Aug.

Candle Dipping. Make a candle by dipping into different coloured wax to create a rainbow effect. £3 each (15-20min approx) Age 6+. 11.00-3.00.  1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Aug.

Raptors & Reptiles. Join Black Rock Reptiles for a fun educational, hands-on experience with exotic reptiles, invertebrates & birds of prey. £2 each - Reptiles. £2 each - Birds of Prey, (as long as you need) All ages. 11.00-2.00.  30th July & 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Aug.

Fairy & Dragon Homes. Create a mini dwelling, to take home, for fairies or dragons to live in, using materials found in the forest. £4 each (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00. 25th, 31st July & 7th,  28th Aug.

Dream catchers & Jewellery Making. With Balm Jewellery make a dream catcher or beaded items such as keyrings, necklaces & bracelets. From £4 each (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00. 7th, 11th, 14th,18th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th Aug.

The Pink Pig in the Jingle Jungle. Watch Lullaby Leesa and her amazing puppets in an incredible adventure through the jungle. Make your own puppet & perform your own show. Free or Optional Donation (40min approx) All ages. 10.30, 11.30, 2.00. 25th July & 1st, 8th Aug.

Stone Carving. With Cat’s Eye Carving carve something on a 4 inch square piece of Tetbury limestone to take home. £15 (30 mins) Age 5+. 10.30-12.30 & 1.45-4.30. 30th July & 3rd, 9th, 17th Aug.

Slime School. Make your own sensory slime, choose your colour then customise with glitter, polystyrene balls & more. £4 each (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00. 29th July & 4th Aug & 1st Sept.  Notice: Following the Which investigation into slime, we have checked the levels of boron used in our slime school workshops. Our calculations have been independently checked and verified that our slime contains safe levels of boron.

Wendy’s Workshops. With Mad Dog Designs create something different this school holiday using scrap materials. Free (20min approx) All ages. 11.00 -1.00 & 2.00-4.00. 26th July & 2nd, 16th ,23rd, 30th Aug.

Paint Your Own Pot. Paint pottery items then have them glazed & fired. From £6 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00.  26th, 27th, 29th July & 2nd, 3rd,4th, 5th, 9th,10th,11th,12th, 14th,16th,17th,18th,19th, 21st,23rd,24th,26th, 30th, 31st Aug & 1st & 2nd Sept.

Forest of Dean Rock Painting. Celebrate the one year anniversary of  Forest of Dean Rocks & join the rock painting fun with Amy Sampson from FODROCKS. Prize draws and rock decorating kits, badges & stickers available to buy. Free (stay as long as you need) All ages. 2.30-5.30. 26th Aug.

Surfing Koala’s Seaside Adventure. Come & join Lullaby Leesa & her amazing puppets on a grand adventure to the seaside down under. Make your own puppet & perform your own show. Free or Optional donation (40min approx) All ages. 10.30, 11.30, 2.00. 15th, 22nd, 29th Aug.

Fairy & Mythical Creature Wings. Make your own fairy or mythical creature wings to wear, using material & wire. £9 (45 mins approx) Age 6+. 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00. 19th, 25th Aug & 2nd Sept.

Make & Take. With a Taurus Crafts’ potter throw a pot on a potter’s wheel & take away an unfired pot. £10 (20min approx) Age 4+. 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00. 28th July & 25th Aug.

Paper Planes. Go on a journey around Taurus Crafts to find the coloured patterns for your own paper plane. Find and colour the patterns to complete the design. Once completed visit Paper & Planes shop to find out how to make your own paper plane using your trail sheet. Free. 28th July - 2nd Sept.

Postcard Competition. Local schools have painted giant postcards inspired by retro holiday art and the local area. Vote for your favourite and help the school win a prize. Voting starts on the 28th July and finishes 2nd Sept.

During all activities, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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