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Summer of activities for children and families

This summer, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum is happy to announce we have funding for another run of free Feast of Fun sessions.

This summer, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum is happy to announce we have funding for another run of free Feast of Fun sessions.

We will also be running Family Fun Days for the whole family.

Feast of Fun

FREE activities for young people aged 7-12, with lunch provided! Leave your children with our Education Team for six days during the summer holidays. Book to avoid disappointment as there are limited places. Hosted at Carlin How Jubilee Hall (TS13 4DL) and making use of the outdoor play and sport facility, between 11am and 3pm each day.

Across the summer we will go around the world, visiting a different continent every week and discovering more about the food, culture, history and games from that area.

  • Tuesday 24 July: Africa
  • Tuesday 31 July: North America
  • Tuesday 7 August: South America
  • Tuesday 14 August: Australasia
  • Tuesday 21 August: Europe
  • Tuesday 28 August: Asia

In addition, families involved in Feast of Fun will also be given the chance to go on a trip organised by the North York Moors National Park. Open to the whole family for families who have had a child at a Feast of Fun day. £2 per head, including ice cream. Pick up at 9.30am, back at 3.30pm.

Booking for all Feast of Fun activities is highly recommended as there are limited spaces. You can book by ringing the museum on 01287 642877 or emailing


Join us for our Family Fun Days through the summer holidays. Fun and activities for the whole family. These activities are free but the museum would be grateful for any donations.

Friday 27 July (am): Family Fossil Hunt (10.00-11.30am) and Dinosaur Day (1-3pm)

Meet at the museum at 10am for a walk to Skinningrove Beach, and discover the amazing prehistoric life concealed on this coastline. Then in the afternoon families can pop in and join us for Dinosaur Day. Various crafts, make chalk dinosaurs on the patio, discover our fossil roadshow and play dinosaur board games.

Thursday 9 August: Saxons (11am-3pm)

A family day to explore Saxon life with a living history session including costumes. Learn Saxon battle strategies and form a shield wall. Design and make Saxon shields and swords or jewels using clay and beads.

Thursday 16 August: Minibeasts

In the morning (11am-1pm) pop in and join us or minibeast crafts, games and artwork. Then in the afternoon (2.00-3.30pm) join us on our Family Minibeast Safari.

Thursday 23 August: Iron Age Celts (11am-3pm)

A family day of storytelling, train to be a Celtic fighter, try artwork based on Celtic designs onto shields or jewellery.

Wednesday 29 August: Sea Life

In the morning (10.30-11.45am) pop in and join us for some sea life animal crafts. Then in the afternoon meet at the museum at 12.15pm for a walk to the rock pools on Skinningrove Beach. Hunt for seaweed, crabs and other animals on this very low tide. Wellies strongly advised.