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Saturday 23rd - Sunday 31st May
May Half Term Down the Rabbit Hole Activities

Play your cards right, and don’t be late! Drop in to Honeywood for Alice in Wonderland themed crafts, activities and trails including rabbit mask, White Rabbit’s fob watch, Flamingo picture and lots more throughout opening hours

No booking required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Activities are free. Donations are very welcome


 


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Alice’s Mad Tea Party

Following on from the success of Romeo & Juliet, SAVVY Theatre Company is producing a unique and interactive version of Alice in Wonderland in Honeywood Museum’s Victorian garden.  Inspired by the original story, Alice’s Mad Tea Party will feature Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum tumbling about the garden, an absurd croquet game ending in a flamingo mallet sword fight and everyone eating stolen tarts as quickly as possible before the Queen of Hearts arrives

This show is suitable for the whole family!

The doors will open for pre-show activities at 6.30pm and the show will start at 7pm.  You might also like to bring a picnic blanket, and some food to nibble on throughout the performance, but please - no glass or alcohol will be permitted.


Rehearsal pics (from the left): Playing Cards, March Hare, Mad Hatter, Croquet and the cast in rehearsal - click on them for larger images
 

Sunday 31st May 2.30pm
A look at Oaks Park

A guided walk around The Oaks Park with John Phillips, looking at this important historic park. It was here that the 12th Earl of Derby and his friends devised The Oaks and The Derby horse races which are still run at Epsom

Meet in the car park near the cafe. Croydon Lane entrance

Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00Friends). Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book

 

Sunday 7th June 2.30pm
Honeywood Book Club

The Book Club is run by the Friends of Honeywood Museum, between 2.30 and 4.30pm on Sunday afternoons. If you would like to discuss books in such a beautiful setting do please join us. Admission will be free, except for refreshments. If you are interested in joining, please email sue_kelsall@hotmail.co.uk or phone Sue Kelsall on 020 8241 5679


7th June - Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
12th July - The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop
20th September - The Last days of Rabbit Hayes by Anne McPartlin

Sunday 7th June 2.30pm
Upper Wandle Walk

A guided walk led by John Phillips from Waddon Ponds to Carshalton Ponds looking at the historic features. Meet in the park at the Mill Lane end of Waddon Ponds

Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00Friends). Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book


 

Wednesday 10th and 17th June 9.30-11.30am
SCOLA at Honeywood Museum

‘Family Language, Arts and Crafts’: Aimed at family adults where English is a second language. A great opportunity to learn how your child learns, improve your own language skills and meet other parents and grand-parents

This free course is aimed at Mums, Dads and Grand-parents of children aged 4 to 7 years. Course code: L3014V14YG


Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June
Carshalton-on-Sea Summer Festival

Join us for a weekend of seaside themed fun, market and music performances in conjunction with World Music Day. Programme of events throughout Carshalton Village all weekend

Many more details immediately below.



 

Friday 19th June 7.30pm

Music in a Great House talk by Peter Gillman exploring the development of music and musical instruments. Opportunity to handle some instruments and play them. Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00Friends). Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book.

Lost Child Point and St John’s Ambulance Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm at Honeywood

Please note activities do not require pre-booking but space is limited.

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st 10am-5pm. Free. Donations are very welcome

We Do Like to be Beside the Seaside Exhibition

Traditional sideshows –Coconut Shy, Hook a Duck, Ball in Bucket, Flip a Frog, Hoopla, Lucky Dip, try stilt walking (small charge for sideshows, with a chance to win a small prize)

Drop in crafts on a seaside theme

Sandpits and a chance to make sandcastles, beach toys in the garden

Saturday 20th June

2.00-2.30pm and 3.30-4pm Mr Smelly Socks magical fun show (Available for children’s parties etc. stevedaymagician@aol.com)

2.00-3.00pm and 3.30-4.30pm  End of The Pier Show. A taste of Music Hall with members of Avalon Theatre Company and Sea Songs with the Zero Carbon Band

Sunday 21st June

11.00-11.30am, 1.00-1.30pm, and 3.00-3.30pm Mr Smelly Socks magical fun show

11.30am-12.30pm I Can See the Sea! A family writing workshop with Lucy Furlong, where parents and children can try out different activities and exercises for writing poems with a Carshalton-on-Sea theme. These will include: Poetry Lucky Dip, X Marks the Spot, The Creature of Carshalton Ponds, There be Pirates! And more.....

2.30pm Penny Royal Clog Dancers  With a chance to join in

3.30-5pm Clarisma Clarinet Quartet playing music from classical to jazz
 

Thursday 25th June at 7.30pm
Regents Canal - Past & Present
A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

An illustrated talk by Roger Squires, trustee of the London Canal Museum, looking at the history of the Regents Canal from the time of its building (1812-1820) to the present day

Tickets are £4.50 (£3.50 Friends). Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book

 

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 10am-5pm
Model Railway Weekend

In collaboration with Carshalton and Sutton Model Railway Club, Croydon Model Railway Society and Wimbledon Model Railway Club.

A weekend with model railway layouts running, model train and railway building exhibits

There will also be themed crafts, with lots to make. No booking required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Entrance FREE. Donations are very welcome
 

              

Above, from left to right: Meinrheinszene, Iian Bruck, Avon Sidings and Waddon

Above: tinplate models

Tuesday 30th June 9.30-11am and 1-2.30pm
Museum Mummies - Tots Transport

Monthly fun sessions with a history theme for 2-4 year olds. Crafts, toys, stories and songs. Tickets are £1.50 per child. Must be pre-booked. A responsible adult must stay with participating children

Please phone 020 8770 4297 for further details and bookings

Wednesday   1st July  09:30 to 11:30
SCOLA at Honeywood Museum - ‘Keeping up with your Grand-children’ Adult only workshop

Come and enjoy a free, fun session reading books and creating activities to support your grandchild (ages 4-7 years). Course code: L3015V14XG

Places must be booked in advance.
Please contact SCOLA, Sutton College enrolment team 0208770 5566

Saturday 4th July 10.30am-4pm
Carshalton Charter Fair

Memorial Garden, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton

The Fair features a range of stalls and games plus live music. A variety of food and drinks will be available. Come and support the Friends of Honeywood stall. Admission to this Carshalton Society event is free. For more information please ring David Burr on 020 8647 2114

Additional drop in crafts all day at Honeywood. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Sunday 12th July 2.30pm
Carshalton Water Mills

A guided walk led by John Phillips looking at Carshalton’s historic mill sites and the industrial history of the Village

Meet at Honeywood Museum. Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00Friends). Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book

Tuesday 14th July 9.30-11am and 1-2.30pm
Museum Mummies - Seaside Fun

Monthly fun sessions with a history theme for 2-4 year olds. Crafts, toys, stories and songs. Tickets are £1.50 per child. Must be pre-booked. A responsible adult must stay with participating children

Please phone 020 8770 4297 for further details and bookings





Sunday 19th July 2-5pm
Monster Mayhem

An afternoon of mythical monsters, from Werewolves to Dragons. Family fun, crafts, puzzles and trails including a make a 3D dragon, Medusa head dress, Dracula mask, and more

No booking required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Free. Donations are very welcome


 

Wednesday 22nd July - Sunday 30th August
Summer Holiday Activities Sand, Sea and Sausages!

Seaside themed fun, crafts, puzzles and trails throughout opening hours

Make a sand castle and mermaid picture, fish masks and more. Follow the Mr. Punch Sausage Trail around the house

No booking required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Free. Donations are very welcome


 

Thursday 6th August 2-4pm
Mini Honeywood Explorers - The Light house Keeper’s Lunch

Thursday 27th August 2-4pm
Mini Honeywood Explorers - Digging up the Past


New led sessions aimed at children aged 6-10 years. Each history discovery session will have lots of exciting, fun, hands on activities including crafts and stories .

Must be pre-booked. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Free, donations are very welcome.

Thursday 23rd July at 7.30pm
The Great Exhibition 1851
A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

An illustrated talk by Ian Bevan, historian and London Guide, charting the origins, development and content of the world's first international exposition, the building of the Crystal Palace to house it and the consequences of its huge success

Tickets are £4.50 (£3.50 Friends). Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book

 

Thursday 24th September at 7.30pm
Surrey Against Napoleon
A Friends of Honeywood Event

In this year of the bi-centennial of the Battle of Waterloo discover how Surrey prepared for war against Napoleon. An illustrated talk by Jeremy Harte, writer, lecturer and curator at Bourne Hall Museum, Ewell

Tickets are £4.50 (£3.50 Friends). Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book


Thursday 22nd October at 7.30pm
The Life and Work of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Historian Sean Creighton presents an illustrated talk on Britain's first major black classical music composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, who lived most of his life in Croydon and was buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery

To celebrate Black History Month 2015

Tickets are £4.50 (£3.50 Friends). Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book

Sorry, this event is now sold out
A Royal Christmas
A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event


Renowned author Alison Weir and Siobhan Clark, historic Royal Palaces' guide, lead us through a history of Royal Christmases.

Join in the festivities and enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and our Grand Draw.

 

Saturday 5th December 1pm to 6pm
Carshalton Frost Fair

A diary date!!

More information in due course

 

 

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