New Heritage Play Packs launched with free family sessions

Hold onto your hats – we’re travelling back in time over 2000 years! Young children who enjoy storytelling, being creative and adventures have a time travelling treat in store. The Carousel Project will be running three FREE fun creative workshops themed around the Iron Age and the Blackdown Hills unique iron working past kindly funded by Devon Councillors Andrew Moulding, Paul Diviani and Sara Randall Johnson. Families are invited to come and participate at Honiton and Axminster Children’s Centres and Honiton Library.

The sessions mark the launch of our brand new heritage play packs which were developed as part of our exciting Blackdowns summer project, Local Stories. Through storytelling, music, movement, arts, crafts, trips out and imaginative play families had great fun exploring their local heritage. The new play packs will bring together successful and enjoyable themes and activities from these workshops and allow the wider community to enjoy them. Come along and see what the play packs contain and pick up a copy of our story booklet ‘Noni the Blacksmith’, signed by the author upon request!

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 6th November 9.30-11.30am at Honiton Children’s Centre  (during Stay & Play for under 5s)

Thursday 7th November 10-11.30am at Milway Community Centre in Axminster (during Stay & Play for under 5s)

Saturday 9th November 10am-12pm at Honiton Library (for parents & children aged c.2-7 years)

“We’re thrilled to receive funding for the local heritage play pack launch. Families who attend the workshops have a treat in store with some really fun creative activities as well as storytelling by the creator of our popular Iron Age characters Noni and Dum Dum, well loved by families over the summer.” Marie Leverett, Project Manager at The Carousel Project

“It’s really exciting to have The Carousel Project here on the 9th of November, especially as November is National History Month! We’re looking forward to the crafts and the storytelling. Hopefully the children will enjoy it as much as we will.” Linda Isaacson, Library Supervisor at Honiton Library

Illustration from ‘Noni the Blacksmith’, our new story for young children


For more info on our summer project with feedback from families see and for inquiries about our play pack launch email

We hope to see you at one of our workshops!

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