The Irvine based Scottish Maritime Museum has announced their spring programme filled with fun family activities.

With Easter activities, as well as chances to learn about wildlife and science groups for young kids, there’s something to enjoy no matter what you or your children are interested in.

A highlight of the schedule is the Wild Escape challenge where families can create animal artwork, find out about nature preservation and contribute to an art project throughout the spring holidays.

A spokesperson for the museum said: “Throughout the holidays, families can take up the self-led Wild Escape ‘challenge’ to find a favourite animal in their local museum and create an artwork imagining its journey to a natural habitat.

“The Wild Escape project aims to raise awareness of biodiversity loss and encourage everyone to look for nature positive solutions.

“Children will be also able to submit their creative work made during the ‘Make and Takes’ to a collective work of art imagining a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep launching on Earth Day (Saturday 22 April).”

The Wild Escape project is part of a UK wide scheme that looks to raise awareness of the climate crisis and is funded by RSPB, WWF, the National Trust and English Heritage.

With Easter coming up next month there are also a number of seasonal activities on offer such as an Easter Trail throughout the holidays and Easter Craft Workshops on Wednesday, April 5, Friday, April 7, Wednesday, April 12, and Friday, April 14.

Sessions are available at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm and can be booked at the front desk.

Powering the Lights sessions will let kids learn about renewable energy with groups meeting on Thursday April 6 and Thursday April 13 at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm.

They added: “As well as Wild Escape, young visitors can enjoy the museum’s ever-popular Easter Trail throughout the holidays.

“The museum will also put on 30 minute ‘Powering the Lights’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) taster sessions.

“During the STEM taster sessions, children aged 7-12 years will investigate sources of renewable energy and how they can keep a lighthouse shining bright.”

All activities are free upon purchasing a museum ticket.

Up to three children can enter the museum for free with each adult or concession ticket.

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