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Half term Activities for Children 13 October 2008

Manx National Heritage will mark the beginning of its winter event programme with a series of craft workshops for children during October half term at the House of Manannan in Peel.

This year, the theme of the workshops is “The Stories in the Stones” and children will learn about the mythological stories carved into Celtic and Viking stones around the Isle of Man. The 2006 half term Celtic Craft Workshop.

Anthea Young, Education Services Officer for Manx National Heritage said:

“Children will learn about some of the great stories carved into stones around the Isle of Man and will paint a miniature clay replica of Thorwald’s Cross which shows the Norse God, Odin and the Fenris Wolf. The cross itself shows a scene of Norse mythology and a scene where gods and the heroes go forth to battle”.

From Monday 27th to Friday 31st October workshops will commence at 10.30am and 1.30pm and last 1 ½ hours. The charge is £2.80 per child and spaces can be reserved by telephoning 648000.

All children participating in the workshop will receive an Educational Discovery Voucher, providing them with a free return visit to one of the Manx National Heritage sites during the half term week. Alternatively, the voucher may be used at the House of Manannan over the winter months.

In addition to the workshops, during the half term week, all children visiting the National Folk Museum at Cregneash will receive a free turnip to carve for Hop tu Naa.

For anyone wishing to find out more about the lecture programme, together with events and exhibitions at the Manx Museum or House of Manannan over the winter months, Manx National Heritage invite you to collect a free What’s On leaflet from any Manx National Heritage site. Full details are also available on

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