A FREE explorer pack aimed at the under fives is now available for families visiting Chester’s Grosvenor Museum.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Family Learning Service funded the project which brought together parents, carers and children from St Mary’s Community Nursery to work with the museum to develop the pack.
It contains a range of fun activities, and an explorer hat and accessories, designed for the under fives, offering parents and carers a free activity which enables the whole family to explore the museum and enjoy learning together.
The Explorer Pack - available at the weekends and during school holidays- focuses on three particular rooms which parents found most appealing for the under fives – the Roman Galleries, the Period House and the Natural History Gallery.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s executive member for culture and recreation Councillor Stuart Parker said: “Who better to help devise something to bring the museum to life for under fives than the parents of under fives in the city.
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in creating a first for the museum which I am sure will be a resounding success.
“We hope that this pack will encourage parents of young children who may not have considered visiting before, to put the museum on their list of fun, free, learning days out.”
Added Chester Councillor Samantha Dixon: “I am sure parents and carers enjoyed helping to create this interactive pack and we must also thank the children from St Mary’s for providing the inspiration and helping to shape this initiative with some invaluable feedback.
“As a parent with young children I really support this project. It can be hard finding things to do when you have young children and who knows, it may get children ‘hooked’ on finding out more about the wonderful world of museums.”