Are you looking for fun things to do for kids, or perhaps an educational family trip? We run an exciting programme of family activities throughout the year. Our ambition is to engage and inspire families, supporting cross-generational learning opportunities.

  •  Buggy parking
  •  Baby changing facilities
  •  Family friendly café
  •  Magical garden
  •  Children under 7 years enter for free
  •  Access to our family activities is free with general admission.

October Half Term

We have plenty of things to do for kids this half term, including free family trails, as well as the chance to explore our favourite toys, sweets and household goods for the past 150 years. The perfect opportunity to get the whole family talking!

Half Term Family Fun

Dates: 21 – 25 October
Times: Every day 10am – 6pm
Ages: 4+
What: Creative family trail to help guide children and adults alike through our immersive displays. Free with admission.
Explore more: Discover the incredible advancements seen in the post-war toys with 1950s Battle of the Toy Brands.



The Museum of Brands is a registered Charity no. 1093538

Christmas with Big Clown

Are you looking for educational family activities this Christmas? We are partnering with tech toy experts, Big Clown, to bring you state of the art Internet of Things maker kits, perfect for bringing everyone together as you discover how to innovate and learn through technology.

Design – Learn – Explore; Drop-in activities

Dates: 1 November – 31 January
Times: Every day 10am – 6pm
Ages: 8+
What: Come along to the Museum to test out interactive Internet of Things (IoT) kits by Big Clown. Get hands-on all day, every day with kits designed to help children experiment, learn and explore the world of technology. Free with admission.



The Museum of Brands is a registered Charity no. 1093538

Inventors of Tomorrow Family Workshop

Dates: 23 November and 25 January
Times: 2-3pm
Ages: 8+
What: Join Big Clown for an interactive and playful workshop on technology and Internet of Things (IoT) maker kits. During this one hour session, you will be guided by the experts so you too can become an inventor of tomorrow. Free with admission, pre booking required.



The Museum of Brands is a registered Charity no. 1093538