Things to see & do
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There are lots of fun events lined up. We've got talks, walks, exhibitions and traditional Quarry Bank fun. Quarry Bank is also the perfect place to tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.
Victorian May Day
Mon 4 May, 11am - 4pm
Celebrate May Day at Quarry Bank with traditional entertainment including Swing Boats, Punch and Judy, Maypole dancing and much more.
An Apprentice Adventure
2 May - 6 September
The Baker children (and Boris the cat) invite children of all ages to join their adventure at Quarry Bank this summer.
Featuring an interactive exhibition full of fun, play-based activities; discover why Job and George ran away from the Mill and what happened next! Fish from a raft, make your own puppet show and even explore the woods…
You can also create your own adventure on the story trail through the Mill and beyond!
An Apprentice Adventure extra activities
Would you like to have even more fun with the Baker children and Boris the cat?
From story character scarecrows in May half term, to hands-on craft activities, there are lots of ways to have extra fun with An Apprentice Adventure.
In the summer holidays (weekdays only), enjoy a different hands-on craft activity each week, including making mini rafts or nature print magnets.
On Thursdays during summer, you can also join our Rangers and find out more about 50 Things to do before you’re 11¾.
For babies and toddlers, we are holding special free storytelling sessions in the exhibition space on Sat 13 June, 11 July and 8 August, 10-11am.
Quarry Bank is a place of striking contrasts: industry and nature, a river valley and working farmland, a noisy mill next to a picturesque garden. It tells a story of social change and industrial revolution, mill owner and mill worker, the power of nature and the ingenuity of man; of benevolence and exploitation.