October is packed with fun activities for children. This year, for the 18th time, the October Children’s month is organized. Travel back in time to the 18th century, join the treasure hunt at the Verhildersum estate or go behind the scenes at the Pieterburen Seal Center.
For heaven’s sake… What do you see? What do you smell, feel and hear in the Monastery?
Every day during the holiday and every Wednesday – Walk in the footsteps of the Crosiers for one day. What does a monastery look like? Where is the Kloosterkerk? Discover the colorful collection of scents and colors in the herb garden. In Monastery Ter Apel you can explore the traditions and rituals of the Crosiers. And if you want, you can dress like them too.
Children’s month at the Fraeylemaborg
Every Sunday – In October there is, in addition to a treasure hunt, something fun to do every Sunday at the Fraeylemaborg. Enjoy some arts and crafts, take a quiz-walk to the mill or join the mushrooms and gnomes tour.Read more
Travel back in time to the 18th century
Every day during the holiday and in the weekends – At the Menkemaborg children can travel back to the 18th century with an exciting audio tour. During the tour you listen to the stories of Susanna and Gerhard Alberda, who used to live at the Menkemaborg. You will also get to know the stories of their maid Fieke. At the end you can all take a picture together with the estate in the background.Read more
Cinekid Festival at the FORUM Groningen
21 till 25 October – The Cinekid Festival is the media- and movie festival for children. This year you can travel around the world via movies, games and installations. Children get to enjoy many wonderful, funny and cool movies, games, apps and workshops. Join and show the world who you are!
Guided tours at seal center Pieterburen
12 till 27 October – The seal center in Pieterburen is a seal sanctuary where you can see the seals from close by. Come and discover the life, the habitat and the welfare of the seal. Every day there are tours, workshops, excursions and presentations. You can for example go behind the scenes. A guide will for example show you the fish kitchen, the hospital, and the intake where the seals get brought in. Have a look behind doors that are normally closed to the public.Read more
Celebrate the week of the Children’s books in Eelde
2 till 13 October – There is plenty to do in the library in Eelde. The theme is transport, so you can make your own motorized vehicle, do some arts and crafts and play games. Are you travelling by bus? The Qbuzz driver will tell you everything about his work.
Play at Landgoed Verhildersum Leens
Multiple dates – Grab a tablet and find the answers to solve the mystery of Verhildersum. If you don’t fancy being a detective, you can go and dress up in the old farm and take pictures in the old box bed. Play the games your grandparents used to play when they were children and experience what life was like at the farm in the 19th century.Read more