School holiday activities

Let Otley Courthouse take away that initial panic of the school holidays!!
We always have a jam packed range of events, workshops, films and activities to keep the little ones entertained and to stop the boredom kicking in.

Tickets available online and via the box office

Have a look at our 2018 summer holiday activities:

3rd August 10-1130am


Come and join Vickie Orton for a fun morning where you can learn to make your own kite.  We provide the materials, Vickie provides the instruction and you get to make and take home your very own kite.

Tickets £6 per child

Ages 7+


8th August 10am – 12.30pm, 1 – 3.30pm

10th August, 10am – 12.30pm


Come and join Junior STEM for fantastic Lego fun.  Back by popular demand Junior STEM specialise in computer and engineering technology, and this summer is the chance for all you budding master builders to see your Lego creations brought to life.  Using computer software, motors and sensors, you can build a hungry alligator and watch its jaws snap!  Or build a train and see it move along.  This is a great chance to build all kinds of things and make them move using the power of technology.

Tickets £5per child, per session

Age 7+

Children should bring their own packed lunch, if staying all day for both sessions.


13th, 14th & 17th August, 11am – 3pm


We are teaming up with Chapel FM Arts Centre, to produce our some more fabulous radio broadcasts from the Courthouse.  Following on from last year’s success, this is now your chance to have a go at producing and presenting your very own radio programmes.  At the end of the 3 days you will get the chance to produce your very own podcast which will be downloadable and available for everyone to listen to.

Tickets £5 per session, per child

Age 10-14

Places are limited to 15 children

Tickets includes the workshop and drinks.   All children should bring their own packed lunch.

15th August 10am-12.30pm, 1-30pm-3pm

Stopmotion Animation

Dawn Feather is back for a day of film making for all you directors and producers.  Dawn, a professional Filmmaker, will help you create plasticine characters and design your own animation sets.  Then using storyboard and iStopMotion software you will create your own short films based on a chosen theme.  Once filmed you can edit, add sound fx’s and voice-overs to your movies.  All equipment & materials are provided.

Tickets £6 per child per session

Age 7+



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