Throughout the year we have a range of activities and events for children. We welcome families attending together and encourage all ages to share and learn through creative play.

Members of the Orchard Seed Planters scheme receive a 10% discount on all places.

You can contact us for more information

We run clubs and workshops for children outside school hours. See below for current programme. Do check back as we are expecting to add more as the year goes on.

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Bring your own laptop/tablet for a Minecraft LAN networked play, along with tutorials and expert advice from atelier Artist in Residence, Adam Clarke, on mods and other Minecraft secrets and real-life mapping into Minecraft. Also includes "Minecraft Unplugged" activities such as Papercraft, badges, T Shirt Design and model making - Minecraft Mondays

Tuesday 3.45 - 5.30

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Game School expert Adam Clarke will guide you through the basics and more advanced levels of coding and creating your own video games, using a range of software. These sessions will include creating sound, artwork, music, behaviours and outcomes, and we will share and play together. Warning: you may start to enjoy maths! - Game School

Art School for Children (Saturdays 10 - 12 - fortnightly)

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Art School is an art school training programme, delivered over 5 session "terms" by professional artists in a real studio environment, tailored to be fun, challenging and inspiring for children ages 6 - 16. All materials, easels and boards provided. Must have own sketchbook. £50 for 5 sessions (£12 per session) - Art School for Children

Adventure Days

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Special themed sessions for younger explorers from 2 - 8. These are child led afternoons, guided by the Orchard Atelieristas that incorporate imaginary play, hands on making, stories, exploration, learning and discovery. (Children must be accompanied, under 2's are free to attend when with an older sibling but must be accompanied by an adult) - Adventure Days

Holiday Activities for Children

We open our studio during holiday times, to offer a series of creative activities and events. We welcome children of all ages, though children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Parents/accompanying adults are welcome to stay with the children and are encouraged to take part in the creative activities. However, if your children are over 6 and you would rather take a quiet drink at the lovely Mill Yard Cafe next door, or have a gentle walk around the beautiful gardens of Morland House (open to visitors of the Invisible Orchard), or simply sit and read a book, that is ok too.

Here is a look at what Half Term Activities we have in store...

Sat 15th Feb, 11 - 3pm - Raspberry Pi for Children and Families get to grips and find out the basics of using the Raspberry Pi for coding and making your own games. £15

Monday 17th Feb 11 - 3pm Half Term Minecraft Monday Special - bring your own device for a day of play, with top tips and tricks from Adam Clarke £15

Wednesday 19th Feb 2 - 4pm Spark, The Goblin Wizard. Fabulous fun poetry show with Rhyme Rocket and Award Winning performance poet, Dommy B as he starts his 2014 UK tour. 1 hr show followed by an interactive workshop. Age suggestion 5+ but ok for younger. Children must be accompanied for this event. £7 ticket (adult and children; accompanying under 2's free) includes workshop and show.

Thursday 20th Feb 11 - 3pm Digital Animation & Film Making workshop for children & families £15

Friday 21st Feb 11 - 3pm Game Jam for children - get together, get creative and see what amazing games you can make in a day, using Raspberry Pi, pens, paper, found objects and your imaginations £15

For more information, please contact
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Creative individuals place a high value on fun because it enables them to soar in their other pursuits.
Jordan Ayan