‘Little Friends’ learn and play at the Museum of Cannock Chase.

‘Little Friends’ learn and play at the Museum of Cannock Chase.

Museum of Cannock Chase

 The Little Friends Group is the latest exciting innovation at the Museum of Cannock Chase, aimed at giving the very young a gentle introduction to the fascinating world of history.

 Each Friday parents and their pre-schoolers are invited to take part in a host of themed activities, crafts and play in the venue which tells the story of the district.

Museum Services Manager Lee Bellingham commented ‘Museums can seem like quite stuffy and daunting places to young children so we wanted to use it as a venue to help the children realise that they are actually interesting and fun places to be.  We have a ‘Friend of the Museum’ group so we thought that ‘Little Friends; would be the ideal name for the playgroup.  We want young children to become future friends by introducing them to everything the Museum has to offer from an early age’.

On offer during the sessions is storytelling, music, crafts, water, sand and sorting play plus a quiet area and baby area.

Situated on the site of the former Valley Colliery, the Museum is the gateway to the stunning scenery of the Hednesford Hills Nature Reserve.  All the activities are led by an experienced Museum Educator and everyone is invited.

The sessions run from 10.00am until 11.30am each Friday and cost just £2.00 per session.  There’s no need to book in advance – you just need to turn up and be ready for fun!

The Museum of Cannock Chase is situated on Valley Road, Hednesford.  For more information you can call the Museum on 01543 877666.

 The Little Friends Group is the latest exciting innovation at the Museum of Cannock Chase, aimed at giving the very young a gentle introduction to the fascinating world of history.

Each Friday parents and their pre-schoolers are invited to take part in a host of themed activities, crafts and play in the venue which tells the story of the district.

Museum Services Manager Lee Bellingham commented ‘Museums can seem like quite stuffy and daunting places to young children so we wanted to use it as a venue to help the children realise that they are actually interesting and fun places to be.  We have a ‘Friend of the Museum’ group so we thought that ‘Little Friends; would be the ideal name for the playgroup.  We want young children to become future friends by introducing them to everything the Museum has to offer from an early age’.

On offer during the sessions is storytelling, music, crafts, water, sand and sorting play plus a quiet area and baby area.

Situated on the site of the former Valley Colliery, the Museum is the gateway to the stunning scenery of the Hednesford Hills Nature Reserve.  All the activities are led by an experienced Museum Educator and everyone is invited.

The sessions run from 10.00am until 11.30am each Friday and cost just £2.00 per session.  There’s no need to book in advance – you just need to turn up and be ready for fun!

The Museum of Cannock Chase is situated on Valley Road, Hednesford.  For more information you can call the Museum on 01543 877666.

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