Who knew you could go to Dinosaur School in the summer holidays or become a junior expert on Ancient Egypt?

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Thanks to Wolverhampton Art Gallery - you can.

Join them for an exciting week of dinosaur adventure featuring fossil facts, drawing, model making and stories all aimed at children aged from 7 to 11.

Every day from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August Dinosaur School students can enjoy a packed 10.30am to 3pm timetable.

The week kicks off with dinosaur drawing, where you can learn to make fossil drawings like a palaeontologist.

On Tuesday it is all about the 'Eggosaurus' and the chance to make a baby dinosaur nest in a neat little box to take home.

It's 'Dinosaur Diorama' on Wednesday where students can learn how to make their own 3D dinosaur landscapes to take home and play dinosaur games.

T-Rex Thursday is a team building day when everyone gets together to create a big dinosaur sculpture.

And on Friday it is all about fossils, when the young palaeontologists get an exclusive look at some of the gallery's extensive geological collection of fossils.

The Dinosaur School costs £15 per child per day or £50 for the week and can be booked by calling 01902 552038.

Holiday fun at the gallery leaves the dinosaurs behind and jumps forward in time with a new summer school where junior Egyptologists can discover more about the pyramids, hieroglyphs and what it was like to grow up in Ancient Egypt.

From Monday 7 August to Wednesday 9 August children aged 7 to 11 can see and handle Ancient Egyptian objects, make their own shabtis and amulets as well as learn to write secret messages in hieroglyphics.

The school, run by Wolverhampton Art Gallery's education team, is from 10.30am to 3pm and costs £15 per day or £40 for all three. You can book by calling 01902 552038.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The education team at the gallery are running two great value for money summer schools to keep children entertained during the long holidays as well as some fun 1 day workshops. We've also some great family friendly exhibitions on including the Natural History Museum's 52nd World Wildilfe Photography show."

Mums and dads can enjoy a daycation with craft and cake on Tuesday 15 August and Thursday 17 August. From 11am to 2pm you can drop off the children, aged 8 to 12, at an arts and crafts workshop while you enjoy free cake and coffee. The craft sessions are £5 per child and there is no need to book.

Teddy Bear Tuesday for younger children is on 22 August and runs from 11am to 2pm. Bring your favourite teddy, listen to a bear story and meet some old bears from the gallery's collection and then have fun with teddy bear arts and crafts. The session costs £2 per child and you can just drop in.

Farm Animal Thursday is on 24 August from 11am to 2pm, when children can be inspired by painted animals and farmyard scenes from the collection and create animals to take home and play with. The session costs £2 per child and you can just drop in.

Meet the Animal Man and lots of marvellous mini beasts including snakes, amphibians and mammals at the gallery on Saturday 22 July and Thursday 31 August 31 from 11am to 3pm. The sessions cost £5 per child.

And while you are at the gallery, take a look at the blockbuster exhibition - The Natural History Museum's World Wildlife Photographer of the Year - which runs from 22 July to 1 October. Tickets are available to book at Type=links;Linkid=8432;Title=The Ticket Factory;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Friday 21 July, 2017