Family activities and resources at COAM
Chiltern Open Air Museum is a great day out for the kids as well as the rest of the family. There are lots of hands on activities for you to do and lots of space and woodlands to run around an explore. We also run lots of family workshops and experience days, as well as archaeological excavations.
Activities Available Everyday at the Museum
- Explore our woodland trails
- Pick up an eye spy activity sheet from our ticket office
- Construct model buildings in our Northolt barn
- Try on our RAF costumes
- Take selfies in our Victorian hats
- Play with our historic toys and games
- Play in our adventure playground
- Purchase a family guide from the ticket office and learn more about our buildings
- Say hello to our farm animals
- Explore all our historic buildings and imagine what it was like to live in them
- Follow our sensory trail (you can pick up a map from our ticket office)
- Have a go at orienteering (download your maps for free here or you can purchase one at our ticket office)
- You can download more site trails here
Family Activity Days
Every Tuesday in Bucks school holidays we run special themed family craft and activity days all organised by the Museum’s award winning education team.All Terrific Tuesday activities and crafts are included as part of our admission price. Have a look at our events pages to find out the dates and themes.
Take part in the National Arts Award scheme at Discover level. Find out more
Living History and Events
We have over 20 living history and special events planned for 2019 including May Day celebrations, Roman Gladiators, Tudor Courtroom and Ragged Victorians. Please see our events section for our full program.
Family Workshops and Experience Days
We offer a variety of workshops for both adults and children such as; silver jewellery making. If you’re looking for something special we also offer special family experience days in prehistory, willow weaving, historic baking and bushcraft.
Archaeological Excavation for Children
Details coming soon. Each session costs £10.50 or £5 for Annual Pass holders and must be pre-booked.