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Palace explorers – Toy soldiers

Join our creative, hands-on sessions for 2 to 4-year-olds and their adults.

With an exciting new topic to explore each week, children and their adults will discover the art of play. Sessions will invite children and adults to think about how they play, their favourite toys and the fun activities of the past.

This week: Toy soldiers

Did you know the Palace was once a hospital for soldiers? Major Glad and Major Dizzy remember what their time was like in the army and now they’re ready to share their stories with us.

Term schedule:

Week 4: 3 & 4 October – Toy soldiers

Did you know the Palace was once a hospital for soldiers? Major Glad and Major Dizzy remember what their time was like in the army and now they’re ready to share their stories with us.

Week 5: 10 & 11 October – Playing by the rules

What games do you think people who lived at the Palace played? Do you think everyone plays by the rules, or are rules made to be broken? Let’s explore different types of games, their rules and maybe even make up a new game to play!

Week 6: 17  & 18 October – Dollhouse

Do you think the Palace would make a good doll house? Together we’ll learn about different types of toys and make our own peg dolls. We’ll explore different areas of the Palace as we play hide and seek with our toys!