Winter Family Program

Make Do and Mend

 Join us for this hands-on play and making session. Scouts and Guides with holes in their uniforms? Work towards your sewing badge. Want more fresh food? Dig up your backyard and plant some vegetables. No lipstick available? Try beetroot juice.Want a new piece of jewellery? Reshape that plastic curtain ring. With resources scarce during the Second World War, there was little that people on the home front could do other than Make Do and Mend.


Using a variety of materials that have had previous lives, get creative and repurpose them, and just like the Second World War generation did, wear or use these new creations proudly. You may even start a new fashion trend!

  • Dates: Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July 2017, Monday 10 July to Friday 14 July 2017
  • Times: Sessions commence 10.30am and run for one hour.

This program has been designed for children aged 4 to 10 years.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Program is free but bookings are essential. Meet at Reception in the Visitor Centre.