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Fun-filled Toddler Activity Sessions

Join us for the second set of toddler sessions! The activities were so popular during Spring and Summer, we're repeating them this Autumn.

This is a project in collaboration with UCLan's Public Engagement team so you'll be joining a small team of Harris volunteers and UCLan student ambassadors to help deliver family-focused activity sessions with toddlers aged 0-5.

UCLan staff have created the activity themes using inspiration from the Harris' collections and building. Activities based on the subjects art, poetry, maths, history and archaeology will be running on a 5 week rota at 4 different venues

  • Ribbleton Library (Oct-Nov)

  • Ingol Library (Feb-Mar)

  • St Matthews Mission (Apr-May)

  • Community Gateway (location TBC) (May-June)

 The first set of sessions will be starting at Ribbleton Library:

Toddler sessions at Ribbleton Library



Golden dream: sensory play with apples and painting with your toddler

Thurs 26th October


Trees for Toddlers: Enjoy poems and paintings about nature

Thurs 2nd November


Exploring shapes in art and life: Bring shapes, patterns and structures to life

Thurs 9th November


Playtime in the Past: Join us for a trip back in time with your toddler

Thurs 16th November


Potted Prehistory: Let’s explore and create our own playful pottery

Thurs 23rd November


Don't worry - you don't have to commit to every single session! We will create a volunteering timetable based on what dates work best for different members of the volunteering team! :)

What's involved?

  • Working as a team with UCLan student ambassadors and community partners.

  • You'll receive training from UCLan academics on how to facilitate each activity.

  • Helping parents/guardians/carers with small children to engage with The Harris and it's collections and UCLan.

  • Gather feedback from participants at the end of each session.

  • Helping people to connect to art and culture and develop their confidence in creativity.

Why get involved?


  • Feel good about providing a fun and happy session.

  • Meet and collaborate with new people.

  • Engage with and get to know your local community.

  • Spread the word of the Harris and it's collections.

  • Embrace the joy of little people!


How to get involved?

  1. Accept the challenge
  2. Await further details about training dates and introductions.

Ideal Skills

  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs
  • Interpersonal skills - listening, speaking, being approachable
  • Team work
  • Facilitation in group settings
  • engaging with the public
  • Friendly
  • community engagement and empowerment

Ideal Interests

  • Learning and Education
  • Working with the local community
  • Group work
  • Mentoring/supporting others
  • engaging with the public
  • Helping with workshops and activities

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