Beasts

Coloured line drawing of various animals: dragon, tiger, horse, rabbit, elephant and armadillo in front of Royal Armouries Hall of Steel.

10:00am Saturday 19th February 2011 - 5:00pm Sunday 27th February 2011 at Leeds

Half term 19 – 27 February 2011

Exotic animals from the Orient

Half-term activities for all the family

PETTING ZOO

To celebrate the Chinese New Year we have brought together animals from the Chinese calendar – rats, rabbits, bearded dragons, chickens, snakes and many more.

Saturday 19, Sunday 20, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 February
11am – 4pm
Free

LION DANCING WORKSHOPS

Traditionally the Chinese welcome the New Year with a lion dance. Join our fun workshop and learn the moves.

Saturday 19, Sunday 20, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 February
12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
30 min sessions
£2.00

ORIGAMI

Try your hand at the ancient art of origami.

Sunday 20, Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Friday 25 & Saturday 26 February
Make and take sessions at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.15pm
Free

CHINESE RIBBON DANCING

Come and have a go at the graceful sport of ribbon dancing

Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Friday 25
Demonstrations and have-a go-sessions at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm
45 min sessions
£2.00

ORIENTAL ELEPHANT AND RIDERS

Meet the stilt walking elephant

Daily Monday 21 – Friday 25 February
Appearances at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm

BEASTLY FACE PAINTING

Animal and Japanese Kabuki face painting

Saturday 19, Monday 21, Friday 25 & Saturday 26 February
12pm – 3pm
£1.50

GIANT RABBITS

To mark the start of the Chinese Year of the Rabbit here’s your chance to meet and handle some giant rabbits.

Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 February
Drop in from 12pm – 4pm
Free

INNER STATE

Lots of fun guaranteed with our regular comedy duo and their dragons.

Tuesday 22, Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 February
Storytelling and walk about sessions: 11.30am 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Free

HANDS ON HISTORY

Get up close to objects from the Japanese collection plus learn oriental knot tying techniques

Daily handling sessions 1pm – 3pm
Free

DANGEROUS THE DRAGON

Don’t miss Dangerous, the Royal Armouries dragon.

Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24
Appearances at 12pm & 2.30pm
Free

HISTORY IN ACTION

The fun, film and facts show

Daily (except Friday 25 February)
Performances at 11am and 3pm (45 mins),
£3 adults, £2 concessions.

JESTER’S YARD

Children’s play area including Oriental arts and crafts.

Daily, 11am – 4pm
Suitable for ages: 0–10
£2.50 per child