Celebrate Christmas at the museums

Date: 04/12/2015

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Wakefield and Castleford Museum are inviting residents to join in the festive activities they have planned on the run up to the holiday season.

Father Christmas will be making himself at home at Wakefield Museum on Saturday 19 December, 10am to 4pm. Children can discover where some of the Christmas traditions originate and have a go at some Victorian themed crafts. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

 Also on Saturday 19 December, the Museum at Castleford Forum, is holding a 'Saturnalia' event where visitors can turn their hand to soap making, felting, mosaicking and puzzles. These are the strange traditions of a Roman Christmas. The events runs from 10am to 4pm.

 Castleford Museum is also hosting a 'Make do and Mend' themed Christmas craft day on Tuesday 22 December, 10am to 3pm. Stop by to make a lavender heart for someone special or a lovely felt stocking for those extra little gifts. There will be music, games and much more to keep the family entertained.

 Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: "We're inviting families to come and join us at the museums this festive season. There's a lot going on to keep the children entertained and start those Christmas celebrations." 

 For more information about the events visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/museums or follow @WFMuseums on Twitter.