Events for families and adults

Join our special events, exhibitions, talks and workshops

From craft workshops for kids to hands-on activities for families, there are plenty of fun things to do at Tring. 

For a handy guide to Tring events and visitor information download 

What's on at Tring: July - October 2014 PDF (974.9 KB)

What's on at Tring: November 2014 - February 2015 PDF (3.6 MB)

Events
  • A Shot in the Park Photography Exhibition

    A Shot in the Park Photography Exhibition

    3 October 2014
    Until 16 November 2014
    Suitable for all ages
    Free exhibition: no need to book, just turn up

    See the winners of this year's Tring Park photography competition, based around the themes of life, colour and weather.

  • Animal Mummies

    Animal Mummies

    28 October 2014 10:30 - 11:30, 14:30 - 15:30
    Suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £3.50, advance booking required

    Did you know the Ancient Egyptians even mummified animals. See images of real animal mummies and prepare your own clay mummy for its journey to the afterlife.

  • Pumpkin Carving at the Museum

    Pumpkin Carving at the Museum

    29 October 2014 17:30 - 18:00, 18:00 - 18:30, 18:30 - 19:00
    Suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £3, advance booking required
    Booking closes 16.00 on 28 October

    Carve a spooky pumpkin to light your way through Tring Park.

  • Tring Park Lantern Event

    Tring Park Lantern Event

    29 October 2014 18:00 - 20:00
    Suitable for all ages
    Suggested donation of £3 per person on the night, advance booking required

    Discover Tring Park after hours on this fun night time walk. Limited spaces available. To book your place, email tringpark@woodlandtrust.org.uk

  • Museum by Torchlight

    Museum by Torchlight

    31 October 2014 17:00 - 20:00
    Most suitable for children aged 5+
    Free, no booking required

    Bring along your torch and set off on the trail of nocturnal creatures around the Museum. Do you dare to explore in the dark and to touch some mystery animal objects?

  • Bat Conservation Trust

    Bat Conservation Trust

    31 October 2014
    Suitable for all ages
    Free

    Meet the Bat Conservation Trust and learn about the world of bats, plus make a bat to take home.

  • Handling Sessions on gallery

    Handling Sessions on gallery

    2 November 2014
    Until 22 February 2015
    14:00 - 16:00
    Suitable for all ages
    Free drop-in event on Sundays

    Ever wondered what the scales of a snake feel like, or how heavy an elephant's tooth is? Join us in the galleries on Sundays and discover this and more at our specimen handling table.

    Session times may vary, so please telephone in advance +44 (0)20 7942 6171 if visiting specially for this event.

  • 50 Years of Measuring Change

    50 Years of Measuring Change

    6 November 2014 19:00 - 20:00
    Most suitable for adults
    Tickets £4.50, advance booking required

    Join chief ecologist Chris Shortall to discover the results of the long-running Rothamsted Insect Survey of moths and aphids. Find out how this unique dataset can help us understand environmental change.

  • Autumn Hedgehogs

    Autumn Hedgehogs

    13 November 2014 11:00 - 11:30, 14:00 - 14:30
    Most suitable for under 5s
    Tickets £1.50

    It is a great time of year to spot hedgehogs rummaging in the leaf litter. Make your own leafy hedgehog in this craft event.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Tring

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Tring

    29 November 2014
    Until 8 March 2015
    Suitable for all ages
    Free exhibition

    An international showcase for the very best nature photography, this annual exhibition continues to amaze and inspire with beautiful and thought-provoking images from around the world.

  • Animal Calendar

    Animal Calendar

    11 December 2014 11:00 - 11:30, 14:00 - 14:30
    Most suitable for under 5s
    Tickets £1.50

    Join us to make a colourful 3D animal calendar. It will make a great Christmas gift.

  • Christmas Holiday Challenge

    Christmas Holiday Challenge

    20 December 2014
    Until 4 January 2015
    Suitable for all ages
    Free event

    Set off on a journey around the museum to track down the lost polar bears on this exploration trail.

  • Polar Bear Craft

    Polar Bear Craft

    29 December 2014 10:15 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:15 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30,
    30 December 2014 10:15 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:15 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30
    Suitable for all ages
    Tickets £1.50

    Polar bears can run at great speed across ice. Make your own polar bear with moveable legs in this craft event.

  • Potato Print Penguins

    Potato Print Penguins

    8 January 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 14:00 - 14:30
    Most suitable for under 5s
    Tickets £1.50

    Prepare to get messy printing your own penguin picture using potatoes.

  • Behind the Scenes in the Rothschild Library

    Behind the Scenes in the Rothschild Library

    17 January 2015 10:15 - 10:45, 11:00 - 11:30
    Most suitable for adults
    Tickets £4.50, advance booking required

    A rare opportunity to visit Walter Rothschild’s personal library, not usually open to the public, and see some of its beautiful natural history volumes.

    There is no step-free access to the library.

  • Bird Feeders

    Bird Feeders

    12 February 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 14:00 - 14:30
    Most suitable for under 5s
    Tickets £1.50

    Make a brilliant bird feeder and encourage local birds to visit your garden.

  • Funky Photo Frames

    Funky Photo Frames

    16 February 2015 10:15 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:15 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30,
    17 February 2015 10:15 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:15 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30
    Most suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £1.50

    Create a funky animal inspired frame to display your favourite photographs.

  • Den Building in Tring Park

    Den Building in Tring Park

    18 February 2015 10:30 - 11:15, 14:00 - 14:45
    Most suitable for ages 5+
    Free, advance booking required

    Join us in Tring Park to design and build an outdoor den using materials scavenged from the woods.

  • Build a Bird Box

    Build a Bird Box

    19 February 2015 10:15 - 11:15, 11:15 - 12:15, 14:30 - 15:30, 15:30 - 16:30
    Most suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £8 per box

    Help the birds in your garden in National Nest Box Week by creating a place where birds can build their nest in spring.

    This is a group activity with one box per group.

  • Tring Mansion: From Wren to the Performing Arts School

    Tring Mansion: From Wren to the Performing Arts School

    19 February 2015 19:00 - 20:00
    Most suitable for adults
    Tickets £4.50, advance booking required

    Mike Hutchinson has delved into the darkest corners of the mansion’s history to discover all its previous owners, from Henry Guy to the Performing Arts School, and tracks the changes associated with them and the building.

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Borrow animal costumes and toys to make exploring the galleries more fun.

Ask at the information desk on Tuesdays in term time from 14.00.

Booking an event

For event enquiries or to book an event, please call +44 (0)20 7942 6163, Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00.
Some events need to be booked in advance. Please see individual events for details.

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