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THE MERL FAMILY EVENT: MAGICAL LIGHTS

SEASONAL FAMILY FUN AT THE MERL!
December 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Date:
December 20, 2019
Time:
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost:
£4.50
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Venue

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Paper lantern glowing orange light and shadows on a dark background

EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF LIGHT!

Celebrate family and friends and enjoy activities including:

  • Festive Light trail
  • Paper lantern making
  • Window decorations
  • Friendship and thank you cards
  • Natural evergreen centre-piece
  • Candle making demonstration and optional craft*
  • Festive biscuit decorating
  • Magical Mystery Objects
  • Decorated shepherd hut and garden
  • Shadow theatre
  • Torchlight animal hunt (bring your own torch please)

(*50p additional charge)

Suitable for families with children aged 3 – 11

All children must be accompanied by an adult and we encourage parents/carers to assist with all activities.

Many of the activities are outdoors so please ensure you dress for the weather.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of bad weather, this event may need to be cancelled at short notice.

£4.50 per participating child, Adults free

 

PARKING

If the MERL car park is full, you can park in the adjacent Acacia Road car park during the time of the Magical Lights event. You will need a special parking permit (valid from 4pm – 7pm on 20 December only) displayed in your car window.

You can print out the permit yourself following this link, or collect a permit from reception at the Museum.

Click here to download a permit to print yourself

If you do not display a permit, you may be issued with a penalty. We apologise for any inconvenience, but this solution means we can continue to offer free parking in the nearby University car parks. If you have any questions, please call 0118 378 8660 or email merlevents@reading.ac.uk

Parking is limited at the museum and although we do our best to help those who need to come by car find a space, we would always encourage you to use alternative means of transport where possible. See our Getting Here page for details. Please take care when walking through these car park areas to the Museum.