At the Museum only


Aimed at parents and carers with toddlers (older children welcome)

Subscriptions are offered for 3-month, 6-month and 9-month periods. Each session is one hour

Choose from either a Tuesday or a Saturday each month, and from these times:

  • 10.30–11.30am
  • 2.30–3.30pm

Booking is essential – details are below. ABOUT BOOKING

How it works

As part of our new Toddler Time offer, families can enjoy monthly social and learning activity sessions in a subscription package each month.

What do these monthly sessions include?

  • a warm welcome 
  • singing and rhyme time 
  • story time 
  • exploration of the Ashmolean’s exhibits and collections 
  • an opportunity to chat with other parents and carers 
  • ideas for fun play activities which help children to learn
    PLUS regular emails to subscribers with details of what's planned for the coming month's Toddler Time activities
    Note that each of the above activities are offered in the morning and afternoon and subscribers can choose which they prefer

These sessions will be especially focused on helping toddlers develop vocabulary and guided by the Parents Early Education Partnership (PEEP) approach and in partnership with Oxford University's Baby Lab.

Practical information

Locations will vary from event to event and are in the galleries, so please check the details before-hand. Buggies or pushchairs are welcome in the Museum and we can also store buggies if needed. There are lifts between galleries.


There is one Toddler Time event each month with a choice of a Tuesday or Saturday session. Subscribers can choose one of the twice-daily sessions on the day.

Oct 2023

Mini Beast Feast - Sat 14 Oct OR Tue 17 Oct 2023
In Gallery 48

Nov 2023

Diwali - Sat 11 Nov OR Tue 14 Nov 2023
In Gallery 28 and 32

Dec 2023

Little Angels - Sat 9 Dec OR Tue 12 Dec 2023
In Gallery 42 and 43

Jan 2024

Shapes - Sat 13 Jan OR Tue 23 Jan 2024
In the Islamic Middle East Gallery 31

Feb 2024

Chinese New Year - Sat 17 Feb OR Tue 20 Feb 2024
In Gallery 38

Mar 2024

Money, Money, Money - Sat 9 Mar OR Tue 19 Mar 2024
In the Money Gallery 7

Apr 2024

Time for Tea - Sat 13 Apr OR Tue 16 Apr 2024
In the European Ceramics Gallery 40

May 2024

Music and Rhythm - Sat 11 May OR Tue 14 May 2024
In the Music and Tapestry Gallery 39 and 44

Jun 2024

Sailing down the Nile - Sat 15 Jun OR Tue 18 Jun 2024
In the Egypt Galleries 22–27

Jul 2024

Rainbows - Sat 13 Jul OR Tue 16 Jul 2024
In the Pre-raphaelites Gallery 66

Aug 2024

Let's Draw - Sat 11 Aug OR Tue 13 Aug 2024
In Gallery 44

Sep 2024

Archaeology - Sat 7 Sep OR Tue 10 Sep 2024
In the Conservation galleries


Choose your subscription

  • £12 for 3 months
  • £24 for 6 months
  • £36 for 9 months


Subscribers will be emailed details of each month's programme and timing options.

Please note you will need to fill in a form to complete the booking process to help us with your requirements

If you have any questions about the Toddler Time events, please email


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Each session will be led by Amy Hoose, Family Programmes Creative Producer, who is a certified PEEP practitioner. At least one volunteer will support the sessions.


 The sessions are once a month. You can choose between a Tuesday (morning or afternoon) or Saturday (morning or afternoon) session.


We try to be as flexible as possible with our family subscription programmes. If possible, please email any schedule changes or requests to with at least 48 hours' notice.


You will be contacted by Amy Hoose, Family Programmes Creative Producer, to discuss start date and create a bespoke schedule. You will receive an email of the confirmed schedule. You will also receive a mailing with a complimentary story book.


You will receive an email the week of the scheduled session with specific information regarding song sheet and gallery.


Yes. We will be in contact with you to arrange a gift packet of information and further details.