Summer holiday activities in the Pump Room

Pump Room Paper Crafting for all ages

What's happening for families?

Throughout the week  – Time Travelling Pocket Watch

Make your own time-travelling paper pocket-watch in the Pump Room – with our craft and trail kit – just 50p. Take your pocket-watch out and about and explore Buxton following the time-travelling trail. Self-Led.

Wednesdays in August (except the 10th) – Dress for a Duchess

10am-1pm – Free 

Get paper-crafting and play your part in making a dress fit for a duchess. See how the dress evolves over the summer. With Louise from our Learning Team.

Make a day of it by booking your ticket to visit the Buxton Crescent Experience  – enjoy 9 fun and interactive rooms in the Crescent.

The Buxton Crescent Experience 10.30am-15.00pm

Find out what other fabulous things are happening around Buxton over the Summer Holidays by visiting Visit Buxton’s website

With thanks to Lauren Grierson from Lauren Learns History for the Pocket Watch inspiration!

Where we are

The Pump Room, Buxton Crescent Buxton Sk17 6BH Call: 01298 214577 What three words: ///fountain.escorting.shout


The Buxton Pump Room is accessible by wheelchair and buggies.

For more information about venue accessibility, please visit our Accessibility Page: ///fountain.escorting.shout


Wednesdays :10am - 1pm - Papercrafting with Louise Everyday: 10am-4pm - Make Your Own Pocket Watch


The Wednesday dress for a duchess papercraft activity is free and the Time-Travelling Pocket Watch Kit, is just 50p.

if you enjoy the paper-craft activities, and are able to make a small donation per family (£3 suggested amount) it would help cover costs and support future work by the charity


If you are visiting the Pump Room there is a toilet available for use - please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Suitable for

EVERYONE! The arts and crafts activities are great for children from around 3 to 12 years old (siblings can help) with adult helpers. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult. Well behaved adults are welcome to join in!

Any Questions?

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