I don't know about specifically researched or targeted initiatives but I do
know that in the school holiday activity sessions we have run for various
museums, grandparents have often been more common than parents. This is
obviously due to the number of grandparents caring for the children of
What if you don't have a grandparent (or a grandchild come to that to
bring)? Having been told I could not do a workshop because I didn't have a
child with me I have become a little wary of things being too tightly
focussed in this age of social inclusion and life long learning - open to
all is far more my cup of tea!! (But that's speaking from the experience of
exclusion - I really did want to do that workshop!).
Sun Jester Consultancy and Historical Interpretation
From: Lorna O'Brien <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 13 December 2000 14:46
Subject: Programmes for grandparents and grandchildren
I am currently looking into developing a programme of activities aimed at
grandparents and grandchildren. Has anyone else specifically targeted this
audience in their family programmes?
If so were the activities explicitly marketed as for grandparents and
grandchildren or was the audience reached more through the nature and focus
of the activities.
Also if anyone knows of any research in this area I'd be very grateful to
hear about it.
Many thanks in advance
Gallery Events Officer
Tel: 0207 942 2180
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