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Mythical and Adventurous
Forest of Dean
8th – 22nd April 2017
Where: Taurus Crafts
When: Sunday 8th – 22nd April 2017
During the Easter School Holiday Taurus Crafts’ hands-on activities take on mythical and adventurous theme. Let your imagination run wild with tales of the Little Dragon and Sarah Squirrel or create your own adventure story with the free ‘story quest trail’. You’ll be able to create your own mythical beasts including Dragons and Unicorns, or even meet some real life beasts with Party Animals & Black Rock Reptiles in their insect and reptile handling activity. This holiday’s activity programme also has exciting new activities which include: crystal jewellery, candle dipping and new ‘clay play’ sessions in our Pottery.
There are also some of the centres more traditional activities on offer including: pottery painting, pottery throwing on a wheel, Arnie Kazzam the Magician, finger knitting, Easter chocolate painting and stone carving. Check out Taurus Crafts’ website or join their mailing list to get a full list of the activities on offer from 8th-22nd April.
Visiting Taurus Crafts couldn’t be easier – located near Lydney on the A48 with a free, large, accessible car park.
Taurus Crafts is a vibrant visitor centre where kids can get creative. Based near Lydney in the Forest of Dean Taurus Crafts is a home to local crafts, cafe, gifts, events, markets and art exhibitions and provides visitors a chance to meet the makers in their craft units and shop for distinctive gifts from the artisan businesses on site.
- THROW & GLAZE. Throw a pot and have it fired with a clear glaze. Pots ready in a minimum of four weeks. £15.00, (20min approx), age 4+, 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00, 8th April.
- MAKE & TAKE. With a Taurus Crafts’ potter throw a pot on a potters wheel & take away an unfired pot. £10.00, (20min approx) age 4+, 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00, 20th April.
- PAINT YOUR OWN POT. Paint pottery items & have them glazed and fired. From £6, (20min approx), all ages, 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00, 9th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 21st & 22nd April.
- CLAY PLAY. Coil pots, mini sculptures, clay creatures and more. This activity is a excellent opportunity to get hands-on and creative with clay. Take away an unfired item. £6.00, (20min approx), all ages, 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00, 13th April.
- MYTHICAL BEASTS. Make a magical dragon or unicorn with our pre-cut shape, using colourful wool, beautiful papers and sticker gems and oodles of glitter. £4.00, (30 min approx), age 3+, 11.00 - 3.00, 8th April.
- THE LITTLE DRAGON & SARAH SQUIRREL. Watch an amazing puppet show with BBC ventriloquist Leesa Cartwright. Make your own little dragon puppet and perform your own puppet show. Free or optional donation, (1hr show), age 2+, 10.30, 11.30, 1.45. 9th, 16th & 22nd April.
- ARNIE KAZZAM. Laughter & magic show. £2 per child, £1 per adult, (40min), all ages, 12-12.40 & 2.00-2.40. 21st April.
- CANDLE DIPPING. Make a candle by dipping into different colour wax to create a rainbow effect. £3.00, (15-20 min), age 6+, 11.00-3.00, 12th & 19th April.
- STONE CARVING with Cats Eye Carving. £5.00 to have a go (20min), £20.00 to carve a design on a 4” square piece of stone to take home (45min) age 5+, 10.30-4.30. 12th, 14th, 17th & 20th April.
- PARTY-ANIMALS & BLACK ROCK REPTILES. Join Party-Animals & Black Rock Reptiles for a hands on educational experience with insects and reptiles. £3, (stay as long as you need), all ages, 1.00-3.00, 10th, 14th April.
- CRYSTAL JEWELLERY. With Balm Jewellery create a pendant or earrings using beads and crystals set in clay. £3.50, (20 min approx), all ages, 11.00-5.00, 12th & 19th April.
- MAKE AN EASTER CHOCOLATE. With The Chocolate Bar make an Easter chocolate with bright coloured chocolate. £5 each, (15-20min), all ages, 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00. 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st April.
- WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP. Create something different every Wednesday this school holiday with Mad Dog Designs using scrap materials. Free, (20min approx), all ages, 11.00-1.00 + 2.00-4.00, 12th, 19th April .
- FINGER KNITTING with Silk Road Bazaar. Learn this innovative technique to create your own necklace. £15, (1hr), adults & children aged 7+, 11.00-4.00, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st April.
- STORY QUEST. Hidden around Taurus Crafts are different key words that help you to make up your own imaginative story. Trail sheets are in the Gift Shop. Hand in your finished trail sheet to enter the prize draw. Free, 8th - 23rd April.
Home to 14 artisan businesses, a Gift Shop full of original & local craft products, & a Café that serves delicious food & hosts regular art exhibitions. Open daily & operated by a mixed ability team, providing work placements & supported employment to people with learning disabilities. Part of the national charity Camphill Village Trust www.cvt.org.uk
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