Mini Explorers at the Natural History Museum at Tring

We’re big fans of the Natural History Museum at Tring. Turns out, you’re big fans too and you voted it the best free family day out in the Free Time with the Kids awards. On top of being an awesome free museum, there are also regular Mini Explorers sessions at the Natural History Museum at Tring. We went along this week to try one out.

When does Mini Explorers take place?

Slightly frustratingly the mini explorers sessions are dependant on how many school trips are happening at Tring Natural History Museum. They only run if there’s no or only one trip taking place. The best way to find out when the next one is to check their Facebook page. On the plus side, that does mean the museum itself isn’t going to be too busy!

What do the sessions involve?

Mini explorers at Tring natural history museum | Review by Free Time with the Kids

The sessions cost £2 per child and run from 10 – 11.30. They’re drop in sessions with limited availability and they take place in gallery 5 (Where the seals and sea lions are). If the session is full when you arrive then you can just pop back later. I’d recommend either getting there as soon as it starts or popping down about 11 when its got a bit quieter.

The sessions offer an animal themed craft, stories, toys and games. Smallest Child was particularly taken with the giant lion! As you’d expect given the location, the toys, stories and games are all animal themed. They’ve put some rugs and blankets out at the end so you can sit down and play.

Mini explorers at Tring natural history museum | Review by Free Time with the Kids

Once you’ve had enough you can, of course, have a look around the rest of the museum. If you’ve not been before I’d highly recommend it. Have a look at the review by clicking here. There’s also the nearby Tring park to explore if the weather is nice.

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