Summer holiday events at Wheal Martyn

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Friday, July 20, 2018

This summer holiday,  Wheal Martyn Clay Works in Carthew, St Austell will be putting on a roster of exciting and educational events. Jam packed with a range of activities from pottery workshops to paper craft. Don’t forget to complete their Kettle Kids trail, dress up as a miner and have fun in the play area and sand pit. Get active exploring the woodlands and let off steam on the kids adventure trail. Enjoy a pit stop in the welcoming café, serving homemade lunches and a tasty Little Miners menu. See the list below for further details

Summer Events:

Monday 30 July and 6, 13, 20, 27 August

Pottery Painting Workshops

10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm (drop-in)

Price: £1 to £3 to pay for the cost of ceramics.

Location: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, Saint Austell, PL26 8XG

www.wheal-martyn.com/

Come and be inspired by Wheal Martyn’s Kettle Kid’s story and paint your own ceramic. Choose from a kettle bird feeder, kettle planter and many others. A perfect Wheal Martyn memento to take home with you.

 

Tuesday 31 July and 7, 14. 21 and 28 August

Clay Modelling Workshops

10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm (drop-in)

Price: Free

Location: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, Saint Austell, PL26 8XG

www.wheal-martyn.com/

What was your favourite part of the Kettle Kids trail? Perhaps you liked the idea of serving the workmen their tea or did you prefer fixing the machinery? Come and make your own clay model to take home with you. The workshop is included in admission fee, but donations are welcome.

 

Friday 10 and 24 August

Badger Forest School at Wheal Martyn

11am to 1pm

Price: £8 for children and £4 for adults

Location: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, Saint Austell, PL26 8XG

www.wheal-martyn.com/.

Children and families can take part in a range of exciting outdoor activities including campfire cooking, nature crafts, den building and lots more! £8 for children and £4 for adults, to book please go to www.badgerforestschool.co.uk

 

Sunday 5, 12, 19, 26 August and 2 September

Clay Tales

3pm

Price: Free

Location: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, Saint Austell, PL26 8XG

www.wheal-martyn.com/

Snuggle up and listen to the real life stories of people who used to work in the China Clay Industry. Discover what life was like working in china clay mines and explore how the industry has changed today.The workshop is included in admission fee, but donations are welcome.

 

Wednesday 1 August

Paper Craft Workshop with artist Ruth Hills

10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm (drop-in)

Price: Pay what you think.

Location: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, Saint Austell, PL26 8XG

www.wheal-martyn.com/

Join Ruth Hills from the Craft Barn and get creative with a range of paper crafts inspired by Wheal Martyn’s Kettle Boy story. Activities to suit all ages and abilities. There is no set fee for this workshop – just pay what you think.

 

Wednesday 8 August

Create a Kettle Kid Comic

10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm (drop-in)

Price: free

Location: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, Saint Austell, PL26 8XG

www.wheal-martyn.com/

Come and be inspired by Wheal Martyn’s very own Kettle Boy, Arthur and create your own Kettle Kid comic or story book. If you were transported back in time, what type of job do you think you would do?

 

Wednesday 15 August

Kettle Kids Rock!

10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm (drop-in)

Price: free

Location: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, Saint Austell, PL26 8XG

www.wheal-martyn.com/

At Wheal Martyn, we think Kettle Kids rock because they played a crucial role in Cornwall’s china clay industry. Paint your own kettle kid inspired rock and hide for someone else to find or keep as a memento.

 

Wednesday 22 August

Pottery Workshop with Ceramic Artist, Jenny Beavan

10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm (drop-in)

Price: £3.50, pay on arrival

Location: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, Saint Austell, PL26 8XG

www.wheal-martyn.com/

A fantastic opportunity to join ceramic artist, Jenny Beavan in a pottery workshop at Wheal Martyn. For details phone 01726 850362.

 

Wednesday 29 August

Kettle Kid Puppet-making

10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm (drop-in)

Price: free

Location: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, Saint Austell, PL26 8XG

www.wheal-martyn.com/

Pop along and make your own kettle kid inspired puppet. When you have made your puppet, why not let your imagination run wild and act out your own Kettle Kid story.