A close up of a Chinese Dragon

Chinese New Year with the Museum


12 - 20 February 2021

Venue Leeds City Museum

Tags Activity, Event, Family, School holiday, Under 5s,

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Join us online as Leeds City Museum host a fun-filled February half term to celebrate Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year falls on the 12th February and is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. This year is the year of the Ox!

Chinese New Year is a week long festival so we are celebrating with a week of activities themed around the holiday. We hope to see you at our live events and have plenty of activities for you to get stuck in at home!

Head across to our Facebook page to join in the activities as we share them, we’ll also pop them all onto our online activities page so you can come back to them whenever you like.

Please remember that the Museum is currently closed and all activities are virtual.

February half term programme

Make a Paper Dragon Puppet

10am, Saturday 13 February


Find out how to make a paper dragon puppet in this easy-to-follow activity for children.

Make a Headband with Ox Horns

10am, Tuesday 16 February


Create your own horns to wear to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Ox.

Sensory Storytime: Panda and Chinese New Year

2.30pm, Wednesday 17 February

Book a free slot on Eventbrite, session delivered on Zoom.

Join Natalie from the museum as she leads you on an adventure to find out about one panda’s quest from China to Leeds! We’ll go on a scavenger hunt (in your home!) to find simple things to touch and explore with our senses… bringing the story to life in our imaginations. What other animals will we meet on this sensory story adventure? And, of course, we’ll end with a singalong! Approx. 30 minutes

Suggested age: 2-8 years. All ages welcome. We aim to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Free, booking essential on Eventbrite.

This is an online session delivered through Zoom. You don’t need to have the app, you can join from a web browser.

Print a Chinese Fan

10am, Thursday 18 February


Discover how to make your own Chinese fan using a few simple materials at home.

Calming Colouring

10am, Friday 19 February


This week our colouring sheet will be themed on Chinese New Year.

Make a Chinese Rattle Drum

10am, Saturday 20 February


Find out how to make a Chinese rattle drum as we round off our week of Chinese New Year celebrations!

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