Bear Hunt, Schools and Education

Ages 0-11

17 September – 17 December 2016


Download the schools pack

Bring your school/class to a festive Bear Hunt experience – Download the flyer

Running Time: Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things 1 hr followed by a 15 minute break and a 1 hr workshop (optional)

Interactive Experience Tour and Creative Workshop tickets – £240 per class, teachers go free

Interactive Experience Tour Only Tickets – £180 per class, teachers go free.

Smaller groups from SEN and PMLD Schools or Settings are charged from £6 per child for a tour (minimum booking number of 10 children per tour), or £6 per child for the tour with an additional £60 for a creative workshop.

Please contact our Education and Engagement Officer, to discuss any special requirements before booking.

Up to two classes can be accommodated at once in the Interactive Experience Tour and Creative Workshop, with one class experiencing the Tour first, and the other participating in the Creative Workshop and then swapping over.

However, if booking for the Interactive Experience Tour only, a single class of 30 pupils is the maximum capacity.

Michael Rosen’s exhibition Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things brings the authors well-loved stories and poems to life. Led by experienced storytellers, the exhibition tour is designed to be an interactive exploration, taking the children on a journey through the secret larder, swishy-swashy river and enormous chocolate cake! Whilst immersed in the playful experience, children are given opportunities to discuss plot and recite parts of Michael Rosen’s poems and stories.

This exhibition is one of the most exciting things to have happened in my writing career… I am so looking forward to it.” – Michael Rosen

To complement the exhibition experience, school groups can also book on to a 1 hr creative workshop where key themes from the experience and Michael Rosen’s writing are explored through visual arts, drama and movement, creative writing or music. Themes that run across all the workshops are; poetry, performance, journeys, and the senses.

Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 can complete Discover or Explore Arts Awards through the Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things exhibition tour, workshop and post-visit activities (additional cost of £4 per child for Discover and £12 for Explore.)

To find out more about the workshops, click the links below or on the right-hand side.

Early Years Foundation Stage workshop options

Key Stage 1 workshop options

Key Stage 2 workshop options

Illustrations © 1989 Helen Oxenbury From WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd., London SE11 5HJ