Workshops for Adults with Learning Disabilities


These workshops are free and usually last between 1.5 - 2 hours.


Whether you are visiting for the first time or a regular visitor, and you can be sure of a warm welcome.


Below are just a few examples of the remaining sessions we have to offer this year.


How to book

To book onto a workshop, or for further information, please contact us at 

Or you can call / text or Whatsapp Hayleigh on our dedicated ALD workshop number: 07704601999

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Tuesday 08th August, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Sensory Tour at the Botanic Gardens - **POSTPONED new date TBC**

Join us for a sensory tour of the Oxford Botanic Garden and experience some of the plants and structures indifferent ways, followed by some smelling games.

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Tuesday 12th December, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Stars, Globes and Constellations at the History of Science Museum

Discover the Museum's collection of star globes and find out about some of the stories behind the different names of constellations from around the world. *** NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE ***

A collection of letters and pictures of animals and people

Tuesday 9th January, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Alphabet Books at the Weston Library

Enjoy the changing design of alphabets in our colourful exhibition Alphabets Alive! And make a mini concertina book filled with your own creative letters. - *** FULLY BOOKED ***

Three items on a black and beige woven blanket.  The items are a red and pink Chinese slipper, a bamboo steamer, and a wooden bowl with mottled blue and white mosaic decoration inside.

Tuesday 13th February, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Patterns and Print Making at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Join us exploring patterns from around the world and enjoy printing your own tote bag to take home. *** FULLY BOOKED ***

A bold, colourful print by Japanese artist Takahasi Hiromitsu of a Kabuki theatre character leaping through a moonlit sky.

Tuesday 12th March, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Kabuki Legends at the Ashmolean Museum - *** FULLY BOOKED ***

Learn about the Japanese Legends of Kabuki, a traditional dance-drama of Japan, featured in the works of artist Tasahashi Hiromitsu, then have a go at making your own art prints. *** FULLY BOOKED ***

a hand turning dials on a radio system function panel.

Tuesday 9th April, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Maths from Around the World at the History of Science Museum

Find out about different ways of counting from around the world and have a go at some of the museum's calculating devices  *** NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE ***

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Tuesday 14th May, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Swifts: Masters of the Air at the History of Science Museum

Find out all about these incredible birds who visit us in summer to lay their eggs (the only time that they ever land!) and explore the animals and people they fly over on their incredible migrations. Make your own Swift toy to take home.  *** FULLY BOOKED ***

a black and white spiralled woven bowl sitting on a multicoloured woven mat with lines and zig zags

Tuesday 11th June, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Weaving Around the World at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Join us in exploring woven objects from around the world and have a go at weaving your own.


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Tuesday 09th July, 10:30am - 12:30 noon: Botanical Drawing at the Botanic Gardens

Enjoy looking at the different shapes and colours of plants in the Garden and creating beautiful drawings to take home. We will be based under the trees on the lawn if the weather is nice, or in the conservatory if the weather is bad.  *** FULLY BOOKED ***

Travel Buddies

If you need any help getting to one of our workshops, we have teamed up with My Life My Choice who run a Travel Buddy scheme, offering travel support for people with learning disabilities. Travel Buddies are independent travellers with learning disabilities who have been trained to support others to get to places they want to go.


If you would like a Travel Buddy to help you to get to one of our workshops then call Rachael, the Travel Buddy coordinator, at My Life My Choice on 01865 204214 or send an email to, or you can talk to Hayleigh when making your booking.


Find out more information about the Travel Buddy scheme and an online request form on the My Life My Choice website:


My Life My Choice is a self-advocacy charity for people with learning disabilities based in Oxford. They run a Travel Buddy project, which provides support for people with learning disabilities.