Big Draw Family Challenge Days

Special Family Competitive Activity Days

What's On

Enjoy a challenge as a family! Take the challenge to ignite your ingenuity and gear up your grey cells whilst having fun and learning! These days are for small family groups to compete for prizes on activities that are based on a theme such as science, history, transport, engineering, archaeology or art related to the museum and its subjects. Bring a group to London Canal Museum and have a go at building bridges, floating boats and other brain-teasing activities. Collect points and win prizes! Your group should have 3-6 people, including one or two adults and at least 1 child under 10.

Family Science Challenge at London Canal Museum

October 15th 2016

A day of learning and fun activities for adults and children in family teams.


A challenge day on the theme of steam

Linking Science Technology Engineering Art and Maths, this year’s nationwide Big Draw festival has got the team at London Canal Museum excited. What else do we spend a lot of our time doing if it isn’t making links like these?

On 15th October we will be working with artist and workshop leader Anna Pool to create a mega-collage for the museum wall, reflecting the local canal and its industrial heritage. Visitors will also be able to have a go at making balloon powered vehicles out of reclaimed materials and to explore the local environment through sketching, watercolours and working with natural materials. Short guided walks will be available to look at the buildings and materials used locally and families will be given the opportunity to work together at these activities as our latest Family Challenge.

Interested in coming along? If you just want to dip into the activities, there is no need to book – just come along on the day and pay normal admission prices. For a chance to take part in the challenge, put together a team of 3-6 people, with no more than 2 adults and at least 1 child under 10. The cost for this is £15 per group, which covers full access to the activities, light refreshments and challenge booklets and certificates. Pre-booking encouraged.

Times, Prices, Booking

Come and join the fun on 15th October any time between 11am and 3pm.

Pre booking is suggested – contact Cathy on to reserve your places

Your group should be a group of 3-6 people, including one or two 2 adults and at least 1 child under 10. The cost is £15 per group. To book, contact Cathy: This cannot be booked by telephone.

Aims of the Day

The Family Challenge Day is part of the Big Draw 2016. The aim of the day is to give families (the adults as well as the kids!) the chance to work together as a team with rewards and prizes.

Girl seen blowing a sail-powered boat along plastic trough The Big Draw Festival 2016 - Steam Powered. Logo