Family friendly day at Bideford gallery

MUMS, dads and toddlers are being invited to Bideford s Burton Art Gallery and Museum to celebrate National Family Week. The Burton is presenting a special programme on Bank Holiday Monday, May 31, from 10am to 4pm. On offer will be a range of creative ac

MUMS, dads and toddlers are being invited to Bideford's Burton Art Gallery and Museum to celebrate National Family Week.

The Burton is presenting a special programme on Bank Holiday Monday, May 31, from 10am to 4pm.

On offer will be a range of creative activities and hands-on sessions to stimulate the senses and have some fun.

A "Kids' Krate" for under fives will contain ideas and materials to stimulate tiny minds and introduce them to the gallery.


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The Burton for Beginners is a brand new project being run by the Burton in partnership with Bideford Bay Children's Centre and Tarka Tots Day Nursery.

A grant of �1,970 to support the project has been made by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

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The project is part of the MLA's Learning Links scheme, a professional development programme fund placements where participants are given the opportunity to build and sustain learning partnerships with others.

Councillor David Lausen, Torridge District Council's Lead member for arts and culture, said: "These are great schemes to get children involved in the Arts and to give them opportunities for creative thinking and learning.

Vicki Smith, a children's centre teacher, said: "We believe that different environments have an important influence on children as learners.

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