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Theme: Sparks

Events aimed to spark children’s imaginations, join us for story-telling events to hands-on activities all designed to inspire and excite – expect plenty of chaos and maybe a bit of order!

Sparks is supported by Shepherd Group.

What's on

Sun
22
Jun

It’s not just about the First World War

At the turn of the 20th century, a new modern world was forming.

Sat
21
Jun

Art workshop: Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition - 2pm

Come along to family workshops at this celebration of excellence in contemporary art from across the world and be inspired to create your own artwork.

Sat
21
Jun

Art workshop: Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition - 11am

Come along to family workshops at this celebration of excellence in contemporary art from across the world and be inspired to create your own artwork.

Sat
21
Jun

Yorkshire in the Bronze Age

This family-friendly event brings to life the Yorkshire in the Bronze Age exhibition

Thu
19
Jun

An Audience with Michael Morpurgo

Join us for an audience with award-winning children’s author, Michael Morpurgo

Sat
14
Jun

The world of Jamie Thomson: Author of the Dark Lord series

Come along and meet Jamie Thomson, winner of the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny Prize and author of the Dark Lord series

Sat
14
Jun

GoodFest

GoodFest is a family friendly, student run festival which will run throughout the day on Saturday 14th June from 2pm until 10pm.

Sat
14
Jun

Festival Fringe Family Fun Afternoon

Energetic, crafty, puzzling, comic and historical fun