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March, 2024

Easter Family-Fun Activities

wed27mar(mar 27)1:00 pmfri05apr(apr 5)2:00 pmEaster Family-Fun ActivitiesEmbark on a family-friendly adventure to Eden Camp

Event Details

Step Back in time and Experience WW2

Embark on a family-friendly adventure to Eden Camp Modern History Museum this Easter, where you and your family will journey back in time to explore the sights, sounds, and even the smells of what life was like on both the Home Front and Front Line during the Second World War.

Explore the 22 original POW huts and discover personal tributes and unique stories through immersive displays covering various aspects such as The Blitz, the Street at War (with rationing and fashions), the Home Guard, Evacuation, the Battle of Britain, and VE & VJ Day.

Family Friendly Educational Workshops

Join the fun with our free, family-friendly educational workshops happening throughout the Easter Holidays! Dive into exciting activities together and make learning a blast for everyone.

Evacuation Workshop – Wednesday 27 March, 1pm-2pm, FREE

Learn about the importance of evacuation, what would you take in your suitcase? Activities will include packing a suitcase, creating your name label and much, much more! Don’t forget you can find your own Evacuee Teddy in the gift shop to take home!

WW1 Cooking – Thursday 28 March & Thursday 4 April, 1pm-2pm, FREE

Join in the cooking fun and make your own tack biscuits!

Soldiers from WW1 relied on tack biscuits during trench warfare as they lasted a long time without going off but that didn’t mean they were nice to eat!

See what you think, maybe some Bovril will help?

Living History Weekend – Saturday 29 – Sunday 31 March, 1pm-2pm, FREE

Explore history at Eden Camp’s Living History Weekends! Engage with reenactors portraying soldiers from the British, US, and German Armies, and connect with Home Front heroes. Don’t miss this immersive experience!
FIND OUT MORE HERE!

Rationing – Wednesday 3 April, 1pm-2pm, FREE

Learn about the effects of Rationing in Britain during the war! How did we survive on smaller portions and were we healthier as a result?

Learn about the types of food available in wartime Britain and which of your favourite foods today were in short supply!

POW Arts & Crafts – Friday 29 March & Friday 5 April, 1pm-2pm, FREE

Explore the everyday life of a POW at Eden Camp and how the prisoners of war (POWs) utilised materials around them to create arts & crafts in their spare time for presents to the local families.

Make your own Paper Dolly and use recycled materials to create an outfit for your very own wartime friend!

Willow Weaving Workshops – Tuesday 26 & Tuesday 2 April, various times, £6.50 per child

11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

Discover the ancient art of willow crafting with Janice Burley from Down to Earth! In these hands-on workshops, children can create their own willow fish to take home. Each 20-30 minute session costs £6.50 per child, with a maximum of 5 children per workshop. Secure your spot by pre-booking here.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary journey into the past at Eden Camp, Book your tickets now for this fun filled family day out!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW AND SAVE! 

All event activities are included in the standard admission, ensuring an affordable and unforgettable day out.

Time

27th March 2024 1:00 pm - 5th April 2024 2:00 pm(GMT+01:00)