FREE Summer Holiday Activities with Oldham Libraries

There’s plenty going on over the summer holidays thanks to Oldham Libraries! Bets of all most of it is absolutely FREE!

Have you heard about the Summer Reading Challenge? You can find out lots of information about it here, including when you can sign up!

Lots of the events below don’t need booking, you just turn up. On the few that say Booking Required, the tickets have now been released and you can book via the library website- here!


JUNK SPACE SHIP

Saturday 20th July – Saturday 15th September- Lees Library OL4 5DA

Lees library are trying to create a giant junk space ship! Come along and add your own junk, how big can it get? Check out here for opening times.


BEDTIME STORIES WITH SUSANNA OLDFIED

Monday 22nd July 6-7pm – Oldham Library OL1 1AL

Rocket into space as Susanna take you on an astronomical journey that only the bravest astronauts can embark on! You and your little one can discover together the excitement that lies just beyond the clouds! Interactive storytelling for all the family.

No booking, just turn up.


ALIEN INVASION!

Tuesday 23rd July 5pm- Lees Library OL4 5DA

Come along and join in with their ‘Space Quiz’ and puzzles. This events comes to you from the Summer Reading Challenge. Booking essential.


RED ROCKETS AND RAINBOW JELLY

Thursday 25th July 11am – Uppermill Library OL3 6AP

Wednesday 31st July 1.30pm – Failsworth Library M35 0FJ

Friday 2nd August 10.30am – Lees library OL4 5DA

Friday 23rd August 10.30am – Fitton Hill Library OL8 2QD

Tuesday 27th August 3pm- Greenfield Library OL3 7EQ

Revel in this playful tale, by Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt, about all the things on and out-of this world that there are to like. Bring the story to life when you make your very own paper rocket and decorate it in the colours that you like best!

Recommended for ages 0-7years. FREE, No Booking Required. This event is brought to you as part of the Summer Reading Challenge.


‘THINK BIG’ SPACE CHASE STORY AND CRAFTS

Thursday 25th July 11am-1pm- Failsworth library M34 0FJ

OPAG will be facilitating this creative and action packed story and craft session. Suitable for ages 4 and onwards, no booking required.


SUMMER READING CHALLENGE STORYTELLING

Friday 26th July 3-4pm- Oldham Library OL1 1AL

Saturday 3rd August 3-4pm- Oldham Library OL1 1AL

Come and share stories and fun activities for under eights. The Session will include space themed stories to celebrate our Summer Reading Challenge. Props, pop-ups and music to promote a love of books in young children. NO BOOKING REQUIRED


ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS STORY WALK ADVENTURE

Wednesday 31st July/Wednesday 21st August 10am/1pm- Alexandra Park OL8 2BN

Join in with this out of the world adventure around Alexandra Park, meet at the conservatory for a craft and story, before heading out into the park to hunt down those underpants. Suitable for all ages, one ticket per child. BOOKING REQUIRED.


ASTRONAUT PUPPET

Thursday 1st August 11am- Uppermill Library OL3 6AP

Tuesday 27th August 2pm- Failsworth Library M35 0FJ

Create your very own moving astronaut puppet. Recommended age 4 onwards, no booking required.


ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS STORY AND CRAFTS

Thursday 1st August 11-1pm- Failsworth Library M35 0FJ

OPAG will be facilitating this creative and action packed story and craft session. Suitable for ages 4 and onwards, no booking required.


BLAST OFF- JUNK MODELLING

Tuesday 6th August 2pm- Uppermill Library OL3 6AP

Thursday 15th August 12pm- Failsworth library M35 0FJ

Let your imagination run wild and make your own space models using recycled objects.

Please bring a clean piece of “junk” for your model (plastic bottle, empty box, orange carton etc) to get started with… we will supply the rest!

Recommended for ages 5+. No Booking Required.


WONDERDOME- INFLATABLE PLANETARIUM

Thursday 8th August 10am- Oldham Library OL1 1AL

Enter the amazing world of the WonderDome. An immersive experience that uses specialist audio and visual equipment, to give a truly unique experience.

One ticket per child. This ticket will include entry for one parent/carer.

£2 per person, ages 3+. Booking essential from 20th July.


THE DINOSAUR THAT POOPED A PLANET STORY AND CRAFTS

Thursday 8th August 11-1pm- Failsworth Library M35 0FJ

OPAG will be facilitating this creative and action packed story and craft session. Suitable for ages 4 and onwards, no booking required.


ALIEN POM POMS

Thursday 8th August 3pm- Greenfield Library OL3 7EQ

Get creative and make your own super fluffy alien pom poms. Use wool and google eyes to make some out of this world creatures. Recommended age 4 plus, no booking.


ALIEN SPACESHIP

Friday 9th August 1pm- Lees Library OL4 5DA

Friday 23rd August 2pm- Oldham Libary OL1 1AL

Tuesday 27th August 2pm- Uppermill library OL3 6AP

Wednesday 28th August 2.30pm – Fitton Hill Library OL8 2QD

Create your very own alien spacecraft! Recommended for ages 4 plus, Booking essential from 20th July.


ALIEN SLIME

Monday 12th August 10am- Failsworth library M35 0FJ

Monday 19th August 1pm- Uppermill library OL3 6AP

Alien Slime making workshop for children who enjoy all things sticky, slimy and strange. Make your own slime and come prepared… Warning – Things could get messy! FREE. Age 7+

Booking essential from 20th July.

This event is brought to you as part of the Summer Reading Challenge


3D SPACE ART STUDIO

Tuesday 23rd July 2pm- Oldham Library OL1 1AL

Tuesday 30th July 2pm – Crompton Library OL2 8QY

Wednesday 14th August 2pm- Lees Library OL4 5DA

Friday 23rd August 2pm- Oldham Library OL1 1AL

Have a go at designing your very own space object, using 3D printing software. Our judges will pick from the best designs in each category. The competition categories are:

Radical Rockets
Amazing Alien
Snazzy Space House
Alien Pet
Super Space Ship.
FREE EVENT, age 7+. Booking essential from 20th July.

This event is brought to you as part of the Summer Reading Challenge


MAMMA G- SPACE CHASE STORYTELLING

Wednesday 14th August 2pm- Oldham Library OL1 1AL

Come and see the Marvellous Mama G’s interactive storytelling, suitable for the whole family. Mama G will take you on an out of this world adventure and remind you about the beautiful world we live in, and the amazing people we share out stories with.

FREE EVENT, No booking required.


SPACE DOGS STORY WALK

Thursday 15th August 2pm- Uppermill Library OL3 6AP

Listen to the amazing true story of Belka and Strelka, the first dogs in space. We will then head out for a little walk around the park to see how many Space Dogs we can find.

Please note that friendly, well trained dogs are welcome to join us on this walk. Please ensure your dog is kept on a lead during the walk. Any unfriendly dogs (and owners!) may be asked to read leave the walk at any time.

Ages 4+, FREE EVENT. Booking essential from 20th July.


BLAST OFF TO BEDTIME

Thursday 15th August 5pm- Lees Library OL4 5DA

Join us for Blast off to Bedtime. Listen to an out of this world story and have a go at some astronaut themed craft.

This event is brought to you as part of the Summer Reading Challenge programme of Space Chase themed activities taking place in all Oldham Libraries.

FREE EVENT Ages 4+. Booking essential from 20th July.


‘GRANDMAS FROM MARS’ STORY AND CRAFTS

Thursday 22nd August 11-1pm- Failsworth Library M35 0FJ

OPAG will be facilitating this creative and action packed story and craft session. Suitable for ages 4 and onwards, no booking required.


JET PACK JUNK MODELLING

Thursday 22nd August 2pm- Crompton Library OL2 8YQ

Using everyday items, create your own fantastic junk jet pack.

FREE EVENT (Please bring your own plastic bottle), no booking required.

This event is brought to you as part of the Summer Reading Challenge programme of Space Chase themed activities taking place in all Oldham Libraries.


ZOO ON THE MOON

Thursday 22nd August 3pm- Greenfield Library OL3 7EQ

Meet at Greenfield Library for some craft activities, before we read the story Zoo on the Moon. We will then head out for a walk around the park to see what wonderful alien creatures we can find.

FREE EVENT, Booking essential via the library website from 20th July.

This event is brought to you as part of the Summer Reading Challenge programme of Space Chase themed activities taking place in all Oldham Libraries.


MYO ROCKET MAGNET

Friday 23rd August 10.30- Limehurst Library OL8 3HH

Make your own rocket magnet and add your picture to see how you would look inside a space rocket. 

FREE Event. Recommended for ages 5+ No Booking Required


MAKE PLAY CODE

Saturday 24th August 11am- Lees Library OL5 4DA

Have a blast at Make Play Code! Bring your colouring life with AR and build and code with LEGO.

Make tracks for the Ozobots to zoom on and have a play with Sphero, the light up robot that can speed round the library.

Children age 5+. This event is FREE, Booking essential from 20th July


SPACE CHASE CELEBRATION EVENT

Tuesday 27th August 11am- Lees Library OL4 5DA

Wednesday 28th August 2pm- Uppermill Library OL3 6AP

Come and celebrate the end of the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge. Show off your achievement by creating your own space themed celebration hat and banners. Wear them for your “out of this world” photo shoot where we will use green screen technology to send you to the edge of space.

FREE EVENT, suitable for all ages, no booking required.

This event is brought to you as part of the Summer Reading Challenge


CLAY ALIENS

Friday 30th August 2pm- Oldham Library OL1 1AL

Let your imagination run wild at the Friday Space Chase weekly craft session. Come along and create your own space creature.

FREE EVENT, Booking essential from 20th July.

This event is brought to you as part of the Summer Reading Challenge programme of Space Chase themed activities taking place in all Oldham Libraries.