The British Motor Museum is inviting families to join in with plenty of motoring-themed festive fun from 8 – 23 December. Activities include a Christmas Trail, Elf Tours, Christmas craft weekends and ‘Meet the Explainers,’ whilst in the New Year there is lots on offer including a brand new Mini Trail celebrating the iconic car’s 60th birthday!
The festive fun starts with a number of craft weekends which take place from 10am – 3pm on 8 & 9, 15 & 16 and 22 & 23 December. Visitors can make a winter Robin, Santa’s Sleigh or a Snowman then attach it to pullback wheels and watch it go!
Every weekend the Christmas Elves will take families on a special festive tour of the Museum at 1:30pm. Plus from 8 December children can take part in the Christmas Trail and help Martin the Mechanic get Santa’s sleigh back on the road, with a festive treat as a reward.
Visitors can find out how Boxing Day got its name when they meet the costumed explainers ‘Lady Edwards’ or ‘William, her Chauffeur’ on the Time Road (Monday to Friday from 10 – 21 December). Hear about the Christmas goodies they plan to deliver to the servants on Boxing Day!
Emma Rawlinson, Life Long Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum said “We have plenty for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas and New Year as well as being the perfect place to escape the shopping crowds and freezing cold temperatures!”
Although the Museum is closed from 24 December – 1 January, there is more to see and do in the New Year. New for 2019 is the Mini Trail, which will be celebrating 60 years of Mini – just pick up a trail sheet from outside the Learning Space. From 2 – 6 January visitors can get creative with Lego® and design a new car for the New Year. Or step back in time when you meet costumed explainers ‘Torchey Blane’ and ‘Chuck England’ and find out about the ‘new cars’ from yester-year on a family tour.
All activities are included in the normal Museum admission and are suitable for 3+years. Adults cost £14, Children cost £9 (5-16 years), under 5’s free, Concessions cost £12 & a Family ticket costs £39 (2 adults & up to 3 children). Buy 1 day and get 12 months free if you Gift Aid your entrance. Gift Aid Annual Passes are also valid for the festive activity days.
To find out more about the British Motor Museum please visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 641188.