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 Family Fun

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Entertain the family with something different, from a huge range of under 5 and family activities, dressing up, trails and tours, parties and more.

Wander the recreated Victorian streets of Leeds and enter the enchanted shops and houses to discover what life was really like in the 1850's. Follow the streets upstairs and explore the childhood Galleries, marvel at 19th century dolls houses and toys and play the penny slot machines. Take a break in the cafe and then step outside to use the children's play are or wander over to Kirkstall Abbey and explore the Abbey grounds!

Organise your children's party at Abbey House Museum

Messy Monkey Parties (For ages 2 - 6 years)

Join us in our activity room and be a Messy Monkey - fun with paints and art materials, and the best bit is, we clear up afterwards.  During your party you will have exclusive use of our Activity Room which will contain a range of arts and craft materials.  A visitor assistant will facilitate and if you have a favourite character or theme, let us know and we will do our best to create relevant craft activities.

Messy Monkey birthday parties are available Tuesday to Friday (10:30am to 11:30am and 3pm to 4pm) and Saturday and Sunday mornings (10:30am to 11:30am) and costs £50.00. Please wear suitable messy clothing - we make a lot of mess!

Arty Smarty Party (For ages 7 - 14 years)

A visitor assistant will help you explore the museum, going back in time in the Victorian streets, enjoying the chance to dress up and having a go at the penny in the slot machines.  Then your group will be taken into our Activity Room where you will become Arty Smarties. Your group will be led in a craft activity that you choose in advance.  Choose from clay tile making, T shirt decorating, jewellery making or card making.

Arty Smarty birthday parties are available Tuesday to Friday afternoons (3:30pm to 4:45pm) and Saturday and Sunday mornings (10am to 11:30pm) and cost £50.00.

Please note that we can take up to 10 children per party and children must be accompanied by a suitable number of adults.

Pre-booking is essential - click 'contact us' on the right-hand side of this page and make an email enquiry today.

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