Motor museum offers virtual half term family fun

By Barrie Hudson - 12 February 2021


The British Motor Museum is offering families a range of free fun activities to enjoy from home as a welcome break from home-schooling.

The Warwickshire-based museum's February activities explore future fuels and are available online at

Children can take part in a wordsearch and a fantastic fuels quiz, and watch a science show.

As it looks as though the museum will have to remain closed for longer than it hoped, it will continue to bring new family activities online each month until it is allowed to re-open.

March’s activities will be themed around Women’s History Month and April will focus on the 1921 London Bus, which is on permanent loan in the museum’s collection.

For families with children aged five and under, the museum’s regular Mini Motorists will still take place on the third Monday of every month, but for now these are being delivered as a live storytime on Facebook. This month there will be a telling of Chris Van Dusen’s ‘If I Built a Car’ live on the Museum’s Facebook page at 11am on Monday, 15 February.

The theme for 15 March  will be ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ whilst the theme for 19 April will be ‘Bessie is our friend’.

Videos of all the Museum’s stay at home activities dating back to last year’s lockdown can be found on the museum’s YouTube channel at

Emma Rawlinson, Life Long Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum, said: “We are delighted to host a range of fun activities for visitors to enjoy from home over the February half term and until the museum can once again re-open.

"All of our activities are free of charge, although donations would be most welcome. As we can’t physically see our visitors we would love them to share photos of their completed activities by uploading them to our website, emailing them to us or posting on our Facebook page!”

More information about the online activities can be found at and

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