50s Family Fun - pre-school play session

Beamish Unlimited

Join us in our 1950s welfare hall, for our new weekly pre-school family play session.Explore 1950s life through toys, craft and rhyme.

Enjoy 1950s replica toys, inspired by those sold in the 1950s and reflecting 1950s themes such as the space race, puppets and 1950s TV characters.

Drop – in! No booking necessary, participation is on a first come, first served basis.


  • Tuesday, 12th November 2019 – Autumn Fun
  • Tuesday, 19th November 2019 – Playdough
  • Tuesday, 26th November 2019 – Winter Collage Cards
  • Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 – Handprint Calendars
  • Tuesday, 10th December 2019 – Christmas Salt Dough Decorations
  • Tuesday, 17th December 2019 – Christmas themed play, making of Christmas biscuits and party hats. (Last session before Christmas)

Times: there are two sessions – 

  • Morning play session: 10.15am – 12pm
  • Afternoon play session: 1pm – 3pm


There is no charge for participating in the sessions, usual museum admission applies, or use your Beamish Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to visit for free.

Our preschool JiggleBeamers play sessions are also running on a Thursday – make sure you book your place as spaces are limited!