Father Christmas joy for sensory needs and impaired hearing families at Thackray Museum of Medicine
It is hosting 90-minute Father Christmas experiences for all families with a blend of activities, crafts, and heartwarming moments while exploring diverse global Christmas traditions, from November 18 to December 23.
And it has announced special Relaxed Experience and BSL (British Sign Language) Interpreted Experience sessions.
The Relaxed Experience, for those with sensory needs, will be held on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26. Specifically designed for children with additional sensory needs and anyone else who may benefit, these morning sessions offer a quieter environment and reduced capacity. These sessions can be booked separately.
BSL Interpreted Experiences are on Sunday, December 10 and Saturday, December 16 when a sign language interpreter will make the audience with Father Christmas sessions more accessible to all.
Father Christmas will regale young and old alike with cosy festive stories. Each child will receive a thoughtfully selected gift to take home as a cherished keepsake of this unforgettable encounter.
BOOK NOW: For more details and to book your visit see thackraymuseum.co.uk/event/christmas-at-thackray.
The audience with Father Christmas is the highlight of the experience anD is scheduled to take place one hour after entry times, allowing ample opportunity to explore and enjoy the museum's captivating exhibits beforehand, including the critically acclaimed On The Bench Exhibition, about Sports Injury.
As part of the immersive Father Christmas adventure, visitors can embark on a captivating activity trail throughout the museum, where they'll uncover clues and enjoy some delightful winter crafting.
Festive fun continues with the chance to pose on the venue’s very own Thackray sleigh for memorable photographs to capture the joy of the season.
Thackray Museum of Medicine, formerly the Leeds Union Workhouse, in Beckett Street, is one of the UK’s largest medical museums and the only one of its kind in the north of England, welcoming over one million visitors.
Edward Appleyard, Chief Executive Officer of Thackray Museum of Medicine, said: "Christmas, just like medicine, isn't a simple story.
"It dates back to centuries of history from many cultures around the world, something we celebrate as being a strength of the rich diversity of Leeds and the communities that surround the Museum.
"It’s a great opportunity to learn about the breadth of culture we are able to represent here at Thackray, as we showcase worldwide Christmas culture in our second year of Festive celebrations."
Booking is essential and a separate ticket must be purchased for each attendee, as this event is not included in the annual pass. Buy now for a festive adventure like no other at thackraymuseum.co.uk/event/christmas-at-thackray.