This October half term (17 October – 1 November), we are running three autumn-inspired, hands-on activities in the woodlands: clay modelling, creative writing and a pumpkin trail.

The extensive woodlands offer an ideal location for exploring, playing, creativity and picnicking. The Autumn Roots activities make the most of nature and the clay landscape: clay modelling is the chance to create a clay insect, animal or landscape using objects in the woods as decoration. ‘A picture tells a thousand words’ encourages creative writing inspired by the #CelebrateClayCountry exhibition currently displayed around the outdoor grounds of the museum. Finally, hidden pumpkins are dotted around the woods, with a secret code to crack.

Gemma Martin, Education Officer at Wheal Martyn, said: “Enjoying nature and finding a creative release outdoors is more important now than ever. We hope that these autumn-inspired activities help children and families to connect with their heritage and local environment in a safe and enjoyable way.”

These activities are free with museum entry. We have implemented safety measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and all half term activities are based outdoors. Booking is essential. For more information, please call 01726 850362 or email [email protected].