VISITORS to Forge Mill can enjoy a ‘Summer of Lego’ over the next two months with activities and events for all the family.
Summer of Lego will begin at the museum from Friday, June 15 and run until September 2.
During this time the museum will be hosting a ‘Brick Built’ exhibition by Warren Elsmore and thanks to £10,000 in grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund has been able to put together a programme of free or subsidised activities, workshops and events for visitors to enjoy throughout the summer holidays.
The programme starts with a series of themed activities and workshops for under 5s on June 15 with the museum hosting a ‘big build for little people’ with giant plastic bricks and other brick related activities at either 9.45am or 11am.
The museum is also hosting some ‘Tiny Engineers’ workshops providing construction fun with local company, Create Build Learn.
These workshops, on June 22 and July 6, will be around the themes of On the Farm and Under the Sea.
As there’s limited space for each workshop visitors need to book in advance.
Forge Mill’s annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic is on June 29 and this year will be on a ‘World of Bricks’ theme and will include a teddy bear brick trail, craft activity, songs and games. This is always a very popular event so requires booking in advance.
Forge Mill education officer Debbie Lakeman said: “We were thrilled to receive the grant from the Big Lottery Fund and can’t wait to bring these fun summer activities to our visitors.
“The exhibition is very exciting and perfect for inspiring youngsters to get creative and get building.
“Pop along and see what’s on offer throughout the summer.”
Further details and costs can be found at www.forgemill.org.uk.
The Lego workshops will be run alongside the Museum’s Lego exhibition throughout the summer.