Looking to entertain kids at home this summer? 5 Creative Events for Under 11’s

Looking to entertain kids at home this summer? 5 Creative Events for Under 11’s

We know that keeping children entertained during the school holidays is always a challenge! And with many children not at school since March, this year is even more challenging.

At the Octagon we’ve developed innovative creative activities for children to take part in at home. All activities take place via Zoom and are low cost, or free to join (booking essential).

Our summer activities aim to create a safe and fun environment to support wellbeing and develop your child’s confidence and creativity. We have developed methods of working online to allow children to interact and collaborate with each other.

Here are 5 brilliant activities to book this summer


Wonderland Drama Games (Age 5-7) - Fri 24 July

Join us online for a morning of adventure with drama games and activities inspired by the wacky world of Alice in Wonderland - Book now for only £3! 


Online Arts Award: Discover (Age 7-11) - Tue 21 July 

Take part in three-weekly Zoom sessions and complete a downloadable booklet of creative activities to gain an Arts Award Certificate. Find out more. 


Wonderland: A Virtual Adventure (Age 8+) - beginning Wed 5 August

Three days of creating, collaborating and developing new drama skills online in this virtual summer school inspired by Wonderland - find out more. 


Get Creative Challenge - starting Mon 20 July

Want to get creative together as a family? A family-friendly weekly challenge to take part in at home. Share your results for a chance to win a backstage tour at our new theatre. Find out more. 


A Mad Hatters (Virtual) Tea Party Experience - Fri 14 August

Get your sandwiches and cakes at the ready for the virtual tea party experience of the summer! To celebrate the final day of our summer festival we’re hosting an online tea party with games, prizes and much more…