Norton Priory hosts summer of fun-filled activities for children

Children can have fun creating dens

Children can have fun creating dens

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

NORTON Priory Museum & Gardens is offering a host of fantastic activities to stop children getting bored this August.

Youngsters can make giant dens or fairy glen,  monkey around making mini-theatres and puppets, create monster sea creatures or become a Viking for the day.

Big Den, Little Den, Cardboard Box kicks off the summer with a chance to make dens inside and out.

Youngsters can make newspaper tepees, woodland hideaways, or tiny homes for fairy folk on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5.

Monkey Around! is inspired by the Walled Garden open-air theatre production of The Jungle Book.

Young artists can create their own animal puppets based on Kipling’s characters or make a terrifying tiger like Shere Khan, a brilliant bear like Baloo or a sneaky snake like Kaa. This event is on August 11 and 12.

Monsters Of The Deep! gives youngsters a chance to  turn everyday items into a super sea beastie.

Children can recycle unwanted packaging into their very own Nessie, a giant squid or something that only lives in your imagination. This event runs on August 18 and 19.

Here Comes The Vikings! invites little warriors to join in the marauding mayhem with crafts, stories and adventure. This fun activity is on August 26 and 27.

Learning & Community Manager, Susan Brownrigg said: “The summer hols are here at last and we can’t wait to welcome families to our August Activities.

"There will be lots of fabulous things to make and do for all ages. From den building to puppets, sea monsters to Vikings we have something to stop your child from proclaiming, “I’m bored!”

Usual admission applies and under 5’s receive free entry to Norton Priory.

For more information contact Norton Priory on 01928 569895 or email

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