25 April—29 November 2024

Workshop: Toys

Compare and contrast examples of toys from across time in this hands-on session.

Children will:

  • Observe and handle a variety of real and replica toys
  • Investigate how toys move
  • Play with illusion toys
  • Identify the materials toys are made from
  • Discuss how toys have changed over time
  • Follow a teacher-led trail around the museum displays

Suitable for: Reception, Year 1–2
Duration: 1 hour
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

Session availability

These workshops run on Thursdays and Fridays between April and November. There are two sessions at 11:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Enjoy it in Blaise Castle Estate.

Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

Your name
Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

Additional information

Children will work in four groups. To get the most from your visit, please organise children into groups before your workshop begins.

Each group will require support from at least one adult. Recommended ratio: one adult for every six children.

We encourage children and adults to come dressed in period style costume. Get in touch for costume ideas.

You are welcome to take photographs. We’d love you to share pictures of your school trip with us on social media.

Eating and drinking is not permitted in the museum. Crumbs attract pests and our collections are far too precious to be attacked!