Family events: Time Travel Club

Travel through time with our family activities!

Time Travel Club is our family activities programme with events and activities designed for children. Learn, create and have fun with all the family.

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Events until March 2024

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Ministry of Time Travel Online Mission (8 to 12-year-olds)

The Ministry of Time Travel is looking for new recruits brave enough to tackle any mission! But successful Time Agents are made not born, so you’ll need to learn the tricks of the trade.

Under the tutelage of the Chief Timer herself, this online adventure will see you complete five exciting challenges highlighting records, photographs and stories from The National Archives’ collection. You can take part at The National Archives on our first floor or from home.

Start the mission


 

 

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Time Travel Tots: Messy Play (2 to 5-year-olds)

  • Friday 8 March 2024, 10.30

Join us for a fun messy session! Lizzie will use lots of sensory materials to spark your child’s imagination and creativity.

This event is for children aged 2-5 and their carers, and will take place in the Clore Learning Centre on the first floor.

You may wish for your child to wear clothes that they can get messy, or you can bring a change of clothes with you as it will get messy! Aprons and wipes will be provided.

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Time Travel Club: Fantastical Fairy Tales (5 to 7-year-olds)

  • Tuesday 13 February 2024, 11:00

Join us for an exciting adventure in this storytelling session!

Step into the worlds of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk and embark on a magical adventure.

This event is for children aged 5 to 7 years.

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Time Travel Craft Club

  • Tuesday 13 February 2024, 10:30
  • Tuesday 13 February 2024, 13:30
  • Thursday 15 February 2024, 10:30
  • Thursday 15 February 2024, 13:30

Spend time getting crafty during the school holidays. There are two bookable Craft Club sessions taking place between 10:30 to 12:30 or 1:30 to 3:30 in our café.

While parents do not need to book a ticket, due to limited capacity at our craft stations we do ask that you let us know the approximate number of adults in your group when you book.

This event is suitable for children aged 2 years and over.

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Time Travel Club: Fun in the Files (8 to 11-year-olds)

  • Thursday 15 February 2024, 11:00

What do you do for fun? Maybe you use a tablet, play football, bake, or go to the park?

Explore original files to find out what amused and delighted people in the past. Discover what entertained medieval peasants, sailors on 18th-century ships, and families during the Blitz.

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Safari Animals: Sensory Storytelling for Babies and Toddlers (0 to 3-year-olds)

  • Friday 23 February 2024, 10:15 to 11:00
    (for pre-walkers, 0 to 10 months)
  • Friday 23 February 2024, 11:30 to 12:15
    (for walkers, 11 to 24 months)

Dani the Storyteller will take you on an adventure with an animal who wants to travel to Africa!

The session features music, play and toys to excite your child’s senses.

The storytelling lasts for 30 minutes, with time for playing and chatting afterwards. Booking is essential, and please provide the age of your child when booking.

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Springtime: Sensory Storytelling for Babies and Toddlers (0 to 3-year-olds)

  • Friday 22 March 2024, 10:15 to 11:00
    (for pre-walkers, 0 to 10 months)
  • Friday 22 March 2024, 11:30 to 12:15
    (for walkers, 11 to 24 months)

Join Dani for a seasonal sensory story all about the joys of springtime! Dani will use props, music and singing to evoke all the elements of the season in this fun-filled event.

The storytelling lasts for 30 minutes with time for playing and chatting afterwards. Booking is essential, and please provide the age of your child when booking.

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About Time Travel Club

Our Time Travel Club family events are a great way for you and your children to learn and have fun.

From the Tudors to Second World War spies, find out about the fascinating and unique stories that make up the history of our nation. Interact with astonishing original records from our collection and enjoy creative craft activities as a family.

Family event      Time Travel Club


Activities to watch and try at home

We have a wide variety of family activities including online Tots storytelling videos, Craft Club videos and activities which tie into national initiatives, such as the Big Draw and Arts Award.

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Time Travel TV

Discover our huge selection of Time Travel TV videos. Our TV series encourages viewers to explore archive documents from home with the guidance of members of the Education team. Throughout the series, you will learn about famous historical events and people, as well as the unusual documents we keep in our collection.

Each episode is completed with exciting follow-up activities, including a detective-based enquiry exploring other documents in our collection, and themed crafts.

Go to Time Travel TV