Make, Create and Explore with Mini Makers.

Published: 18th July 2019

Mini Makers is back for the summer.

Out first session Big River in on Monday 22nd July between 11am to 1.30pm. Come along and make, create and explore the theme of ‘Big River’ make boats inspired by vessels on the Tyne past and present. You can stay for part of or all the session.

Tickets are available at box office.


  • How much? Kid’s tickets are £2 from the box office, accompanying grown-ups free.
  • Do I need to book in advance? You can but there are also limited numbers of tickets available on the day.
  • Do we have to come from the whole session? You can stay for the whole session or part of a session and you don’t need to arrive at 11am.
  • Do I have to come to every session? We know family life can be extremely busy so Mini Maker sessions are designed to be stand alone sessions.
  • What should my child wear? We don’t have aprons so don’t come in your best outfit! Mini Makers isn’t messy play but we use paints etc.
  • I have a baby with me do they need a ticket? If they aren’t taking part no. There is limited room for prams in Daltons 5.
  • Can organised groups come? If you are a child minder or providing school holiday activity its best to book online to ensure there are enough places. It would also be useful if you could email so we can check child to adult ratios are safe.
  • Where does the session happen? Feedback told us people preferred sessions in Daltons 5 workshop across from the main house on the ground floor.
  • How can I get to Mini Makers at The Customs House? 10 mins walk from South Shields metro/bus station, 5 mins walk from Shields Ferry, free council car park onsite…
  • What else can I do with the kids in South Shields? Enjoy a meal in the Green Room, take a look at the exhibition in the gallery, watch a film our Studio Cinema, visit The Word, pop into South Shields Museum, enjoy our beautiful Marine Parks, the beach, funfair… definitely the place to be with the family in the school holidays.