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Acomb Library Fun Palace

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a day of FREE hands-on activities, celebrating community, creativity, arts and sciences.

From family history to computer coding there’s something for everyone.

Try your hand at pom-pom making, baby Sing and Sign, paper toy making, chess, composting and much, much more.

See below for the full programme

Family History

Join York Family History Society and find out more about researching your family tree. Drop-in.10am-2pm.


What does a Fun Palace look like? Come and build your own out of Lego. Drop-in. 10:30am-12:30pm.

Community Recipe Book

Got a favourite family recipe? Come and share it in our Community Recipe Book. Drop-in. 10am-2pm.

Pebble Painting

Join the Little Friends of West Bank Park and paint a pebble. Take it home or take a trip to the Park later in the week to find your pebble. Drop-in. 10am-12pm.


Join Chess in Schools and Communities and learn how to become a Grandmaster! Drop-in. 10am-2pm.

Story Web

Come and build a giant story-catching web outside the front of the library, with Chill in the Community. Drop-in. 10am-2pm.

Paper Toy Making

Use your imagination & our craft materials to make a lovely paper toy. Drop-in. 10am-12pm.

Composting and Recycling

Come & find out about home composting. Councillor Andrew Waller will be answering questions and giving a demonstration to those who want to give it a go. You can also pick up a lid or net for your recycling box if you’ve lost yours. 11:30am-2pm.


Find out more about our craft club and make your own pom-pom. Take it home or donate it to Acomb Alive for the Christmas yarnstorm. Drop-in. 11am-1pm.

Coding in Scratch for Beginners
Learn basic computer coding and make your own animation. Suitable for beginners of all ages. Sessions 11:30am-12:30pm and 12:30-1:30pm.


Have a go at flower-arranging and make your own pretty posy bowl to take home. Book ahead by ringing 01904 552651. 1-2pm.

Baby Sing and Sign Taster

Learn some easy baby signing. Expect songs, rhymes, props, instruments and a very special pussy cat called Jessie! Book ahead by ringing 01904 552651. 1pm-1:40pm.


October 7, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Acomb Explore
Front Street
York, YO24 3BZ United Kingdom
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