Fun palaces

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Abertarff – Fun Palace

Join us for a day of fairytale and folklore-related fun. Do you know what selkies are? Or maybe kelpies, or brownies or other exciting creatures? Come by and learn how rowan trees can be magical. With both craft activities and storytelling a visit to Abertarff House’s Fun Palace is sure to bring a little bit of folklore into your day.

Accrington Library Fun Palace

This is our third Fun Palace and we are hoping to build on the excitement from the previous two. The Teen Xtreme Reading Hacks are already planning family friendly craft and games – keep an eye out for more details of all our activities, which we’ll announce here as they are confirmed.

Adlington Library Fun Palace

This is our second Fun Palace and we aim to build on last year’s success. We are hoping to have activities such as a Science Spectacular, live Music, Arts & Crafts, Posture checks and others still to be confirmed. Watch this space… They’ll be listed here once they have been arranged.

Balsall Common Fun Palace

Balsall Common Library will be transforming into a Fun Palace for the day! Join library staff, local artists, community groups and volunteers for a day of stories, games, experiments, workshops, crafts, gardening, and much much more – plus all the great things the library usually offers. Bring your own crafty projects to share in the ‘Maker Space’, and kick off the day at 10am with a litter pick (all equipment provided)!

Barnstaple Library Fun Palace

Join us again in 2019 to make a Fun Palace at Barnstaple Library! Last year was amazing, help us make this year amazing too! We already have lots lined up but we still have time to add you! Come and share your skill or passion with the rest of the community. Contact us at or give us a ring on 01271 318780 to register your interest.

Bedford’s Fun Palace

This year we have four Fun Palaces popping up, all taking place in Bedford’s town centre and Cultural Quarter with FREE events for everyone to enjoy. There will be Vox Pop challenges, calligraphy and cartography sessions, tea party poetry, brilliant board games, animal encounters, museum trails and more. Some events will need to be booked in advance but there are plenty of drop in activities to take part in on the day. Of course, the most important thing to do at a Fun Palace is to have FUN

Boundary Estate Fun Palace

For the fourth year Boundary Estate residents will be working together to make a community Fun Palace, bringing a day of free arts, science and sport to everyone who wants to come along. In the past three years we’ve all been able to meet a ferret, conduct an orchestra, make a banner, debate with a Guardian journalist, play tennis, play a life-size operation game, discover local history, meet worms and take part in hundreds of other interactive art, craft, tech, science and sport activities.

Brierfield Library Fun Palace

This is our very first Fun Palaces and we are happy to be joining our friends across Lancashire in cooking up some exciting activities for all ages.

Brodie Castle Fun Palace

Come and visit Brodie Castle for a weekend of craft and community. With over 20 different activities running, from fencing to flower arranging, chainsaw carving to ceilidh dancing, why not come and see what new skills you could learn?