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Year round demonstrations and talks particularly suited to families include slate splitting demonstrations by our friendly quarrymen and talks about UNA the quarry engine — where you can see how an engine actually works.

Other activities include a specially constructed sand pit in the foundry where you can try to make perfect patterns in the sand like the moulders would have done.

There is an increased programme of family activities during each school holiday including slate decorating, dressing up in the quarrymen's houses and seasonal trails for Easter and Hallowe'en.

Families can also have fun completing a children's passport, the Quarrymen's Houses booklet or the Art Cart booklet. There is a play area for young children including a zip wire!

Facilities

Baby changing facilities are available in all toilets. Nappies are available in an emergency on request

Kids Parties

If you're visiting Padarn Country Park or the museum with a birthday party we could provide the catering with a selection of either hot or cold meals, puddings and drinks.

The Museum Shop

There is a dedicated selection of children's toys and a wide range of books, prints and postcards are available.

Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times