October Half Term

What’s on, when during October Half Term 2023! 

October Half Term
All holiday, all day

Art-A-Tank Museum Trail & Commander Basil

Follow the new Art-A-Tank Museum trail and explore the Museum whilst seeking out artwork in each of the exhibitions. Follow Commander Basil and collect stamps for a prize.


Outdoor Play Area

Climb on our Centurion & Mark II in the new outdoor play area. Children must be supervised at all times. 

Outside the Museum

Soft Play

Children must be supervised at all times.

Cold War Hall

Tank-Themed Activity Station

Build your own paper tank and create your own Tank Museum Memory to be posted on the Memory Wall.

Cold War Hall & Tanks in Popular Culture

The Tank Museum’s Volunteer Modellers

Have your modelling questions answered and learn how to paint your models from the experts in their live model painting demo.

Orientation Zone

Create Your Own Camo

Get creative and help decorate our Tank Shaped Black Board with your own chalk-drawn pictures and unique camo designs.

Tanks in Popular Culture
All holiday, 13:30 - 15:30

See Inside The Vehicle Conservation Centre

See the vehicles not on public display and find out how we maintain and restore them from the Vehicle Conversation Centre balcony.

All holiday, timings vary

Gel Master Gun Game

Challenge your family with the new gel master gun game, where you can see who is the best marksperson £4 for two players, pay on the day – card only. 

Timings: 10:00 – 12:30 & 14:00 – 16:30 (Sunday 29th AM Only)

Education Suite (inside Tank Story Hall)

Tank Camouflage Activity

Learn how to hide a Tank and even yourself in plain sight using camouflage and Army tactics in this family handling activity.

Timings: 10:30 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 15:30


Museum Wide
Weekdays, 11:00 - 13:30

Climb Inside a Chieftain Tank

Climb inside a Chieftain Tank with one of our Guides and learn about what it was like to be a member of the crew. £4.00 per person or £13.50 Family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children). Minimum height of 125cm. Card payments only. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times in the Chieftain. Subject to staff availability. 

Timings: 11:00 – 13:30

Cold War Hall
23 & 24 October, timings vary

Malcyart Colouring Workshop

Learn how to use a lightbox to create picture outlines ready for colouring. Colour in your own pre-made design, similar to those featured in The Tank Museum’s new colouring book. Suitable for all ages, duration approximately 30 mins.

Timings: 10:30, 11:30, 13:30 & 14:30

Tank Story Hall
24 & 25 October, 14:00-15:00

Tank Graffiti

As liberating Allied forces passed through Belgium and Holland in 1944, they were greeted by grateful locals who wrote messages of thanks on the sides of their vehicles. Visitors will be able to watch and ask our Exhibitions team questions as they recreate the scenes using specialist conservation methods to apply chalk graffiti to our Sherman M4A4. You can watch this in the Great Swan line-up in our WW2: War Stories Exhibition.

WW2: War Stories Exhibition
26 & 27 October, timings vary

How To Draw A Tank Workshop

A chance to learn how to draw your own tank directly from The Tank Museum’s ‘How to Draw a Tank’ illustrator! Mark will take you through the steps of drawing some of the most popular vehicles in the Museum. Drawing workshop suited for both children and adults aged 8+. Colouring activities will also be provided for younger children. Duration approximately 45 Minutes.

Timings: 10:30, 12:30 & 14:30

Tank Story Hall
28 October only, timings vary

Take Home Your Own Caricature

Meet Niki who creates many of The Tank Museum’s animated designs and take home your own personal caricature. *Suggested Donation £2

Timings: 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00- 16:30

Tank Story Hall

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Kids Activities

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