The Museum has a dedicated family gallery, runs free events throughout the year and during school holidays, and has a range of activity trails and booklets.

The park includes a children’s play area and a family friendly café ‘T On The Green’.

Egg box chicks


Easter @ Bruce Castle 

Come to Bruce Castle for some free Easter themed crafts and activities! 

Easter Egg Cards

  • Wednesday 5 April, drop-in 1.30-3.30pm

Pop down to Bruce Castle and create your own cracked egg card ready to give to someone.

This activity is suitable for ages 3 to 8 years old.

Egg Box Chicks 

  • Thursday 6 April, drop-in 1.30-3.30pm

Learn how to make a nest of baby chicks with just an egg box, scissors and paint!

This activity is suitable for children of all ages.

Fluffy Bunnies 

  • Wednesday 12 April, drop-in 1.30-3.30pm

Get crafting with cotton wool and fur and make your own fluffy bunny ears to wear.

This activity is suitable for children of all ages.

Easter Papercraft

  • Thursday 13 April, drop-in 1.30-3.30pm

Learn the art of paper folding and craft a carrot eating bunny or a chick in an egg.

This activity is suitable for ages 7 to 12 years old.

Origami chicks and bunnies


Easter Activity Trail 

  • Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 April, drop-in 1.30-4.30pm
  • Wednesday 12 - Sunday 16 April, drop-in 1.30-4.30pm

Join us at Bruce Castle for an Easter themed trail and explore the weird and wonderful things in our collection. Pick up a trail from the reception desk and see what you can discover. When you have finished, hand in the activity sheet to receive a prize. 

Please note the museum closes at 5pm.



Coronets and Crowns 

  • Saturday 29 April, drop-in 1.30-3.30pm
  • Sunday 30 April, drop-in 1.30-3.30pm

Free, all materials provided 


Get ready for the Coronation and head down to our courtyard and turn yourself into royalty! Create a coronation crown and robe, explore our self-led story corner, and discover the famous kings and queens who have visited Bruce Castle.

This activity is suitable for families with children aged 5-10 years old.

In the event of wet weather activities will take place within the museum.



Boy playing with giant chess set outside Bruce Castle Museum

Little Explorers Gallery 

Our Little Explorers gallery has re-opened! Drop-in to the gallery during opening hours to explore our interactives, dress-up in costume, read a book, or try a puzzle.

Our dedicated family gallery is aimed at parents and carers with children aged 3-8 years old. 

Organised groups e.g. nurseries, play-centres etc. will only be admitted to the gallery if they have pre-booked through our education team.  

There may occasionally be a wait for the gallery if an educational session is taking place.


Girl reading a book about castles outside Bruce Castle Museum

Trails and activity booklets 

Discover more about the house and grounds with our family friendly activity booklets. 

Mystery Manor  

Meet Wilbur the Wyvern, a dragon-like creature who sits on Bruce Castle. In this sticker activity booklet, Wilbur will guide you around his home to explore the mysteries of the manor house. 

Pickup from the main Reception Desk, £1 per booklet 

Bruce Castle Tree Trail  

Explore the beautiful grounds of Bruce Castle Park and the creatures and mini-beasts who call it home! The booklet contains a range of hands-on activities perfect for children who love getting outdoors and exploring nature. 

Pickup from the main Reception Desk, £1 per booklet 

Family trail booklet with magnifying class