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Activities offered.

Kirklees museums are offering a range of activities to entertain children during the half-term break.

Throughout this week, five museums will be putting on events themed around either travel or gardening.

All the activity events are free, but the normal hall charges apply at Oakwell Hall.

Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.

The events are unsuitable for large groups.

* The Bagshaw Museum in Batley is holding a garden- themed Spring Has Sprung colouring and pattern-making trail at the museum until June 6, from 11am to 5pm Monday to Friday and noon to 5pm at weekend.

* Red House Museum in Gomersal is holding a puzzle trail around the museum's Victorian gardens. Children can search for patterns, shapes, colours and scents among plants. The event runs until June 6. Opening times are as Bagshaw Museum.

* Dewsbury Museum

holds a family activity day with a seaside fun theme on May 30. Dewsbury-by-the-Sea runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

It is linked to the museum's exhibition of saucy 1960s postcards made by Holmfirth firm Bamforths.

* Oakwell Hall in Birstall is hosting a travel-themed event called Go West today. The family activity day focuses on America and the historical activities of the Batt family of Oakwell and local scientist Joseph Priestley. The event runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

* Tolson Museum in Moldgreen hosts an event tomorrow where youngsters can learn about gardening in years gone by. The Dig For Victory event

will link to the museum's war-time exhibition, and the Year of Gardening. Sessions are 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2 to 4pm.
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