Family Learning Festival - 20 October to 2 November 2014

Thousands of adults and children are expected to attend a series of Family Fun Events in this year’s Family Learning Festival which has the theme "Learning from the Past”.

Bradford Council’s Family Learning team, Bradford Libraries and Museums & Galleries, the National Media Museum, Forsters Bistro, East Riddlesden Hall and Impressions Gallery are hoping to break the increased year-on-year attendance figures at the events which last year topped 25,000 visitors over the 2 weeks.

This year, families across the District will be able to take part in events which help us learn about and from our history.  This ranges from taking part in a Victorian classroom experience, decorating castles, handling fossils, exploring family life in World War 1, discovering extinct animals, playing spooky Cluedo and if that all wasn’t enough enjoying the massively popular Horrible Histories!

The Festival provides families in Bradford with many opportunities to learn new skills together whilst having fun and will hopefully encourage families to take part in more learning on a regular basis.

Super Saturday events on Saturday 25 October and 1 November, will be City Centre based at Forsters Bistro, City Library, Impressions Gallery and the National M edia Museum and at Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley.    Events will also be taking place throughout half term (week commencing 27 October) at Cliffe Castle, National Media Museum and in all local libraries.

Volunteers wearing Family Learning Festival t-shirts will be available to help families move from one venue to another to enjoy all the activities.

Leaflets are being printed and distributed to every child in Bradford under 11 through primary schools and Children’s Centres, and will also be available, along with posters, in Council Buildings including libraries.

Vicky Meer, Bradford Council’s Family Learning Team, 01274-385938

Phil Oates, National Media Museum, 01274-203317

Susan Brewster-Craig, Bradford Libraries, 01274-433651

Kevin Rogerson, Forster’s Bistro, 01274-739788

Jennifer Sobol, Impressions Gallery, 01274 737843

Rebecca Dawson, Bradford Museums & Galleries, 01535 618234

Shelley Hollingdrake, East Riddlesden Hall, Community and Learning Officer 01535 683806

All events are free.  However, people need to ensure that when attending the East Riddlesden Hall Event they need to make it clear they are attending the Family Learning Festival so that they are not charged an admittance fee.

The programme of events can be found at the bottom of the Council website page here which also shows all library events.



Published: 09/10/2014
Audience: ALL
Contact: Family Learning Service

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