The Museum kick starts its Mini 60th celebrations with a host of themed family activities this Easter from 6 – 28 April. Visitors can enjoy family tours with a Mini mad mechanic character, follow a Mini Trail and make a Mini using air dry clay. Over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from 19 – 22 April children can enjoy a traditional Easter Egg hunt with a Mini twist – collect eggs around the Museum to claim your Mini Egg reward.
The Family Tours take place every day at 1.30pm with the Mini mad mechanic characters Madge or Martin, who will take visitors on a fun and informative family tour. The Make a Mini workshop is a drop in activity, running each day from 10am to 3pm where children can get hands-on with air dry clay to design and build their own Mini to take home.
The ‘Back to the drawing board’ Mini trail is also available daily and takes inspiration from Alec Issigonis, the designer of the Mini. Children can pick up a trail board and explore the Museum finding different pieces of a jigsaw to design a Mini – with the added incentive of a Mini reward sticker once completed.
Emma Rawlinson, Life Long Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum said “We have lots of fun activities for families to enjoy this Easter. Children particularly love our costumed characters who bring the Museum to life in a friendly and captivating way. This holiday Patsy and Victor, characters from the Mini factory, will enlighten them about life, fashion, music and of course cars from the 1960’s!”
All activities are included in the Museum admission and are suitable for 3 years plus with adult supervision. During busy periods family activities may move to a timed ticket basis so to avoid disappointment please check on arrival at the Family Station. Museum entry is £14.50 for adults, £12.50 for concessions, £9 for children (5-16 years) and under 5s are FREE. There is also the option to Gift Aid or donate your entry fee and get an Annual Pass in return, at no extra cost.
To find out more information about Easter activities please visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/events/family-activities or call 01926 927823.