Plague and potions children's workshop

When and where

29 May 2018
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, NW1 4LE

Past event

Plague and potions children's workshop

Get hands-on with medical history and Handmade Apothecary at the annual half-term 'Plague and potions' creative workshop 

The popular annual 'plague and potions' workshop returns for more exploring and potion making

In this workshop, children will have the opportunity to learn about what it was like to live during London's Great Plague of 1665. Children will explore the RCP medicinal garden guided by RCP gardeners, learn about the plague through different creative activities, the medical practice of blood-letting and dress up to become plague doctors themselves! 

Handmade Apothecary run by Kim Walker and Vicky Chown, are both passionate about sharing the lost, traditional knowledge of herbs with others and the community through running workshops, walks and talks on herbal remedy making, natural beauty and botany. Their aim is to help others to re-establish a bond with nature and use plants and natural ingredients for health, home and self-care. 

My son knew about the plague from school, but getting a unique, first hand experience through making potions was very exciting for the children!

2017 workshop participant

Tickets cost £5 per child. The suggested age for attending children is 7–11 years and children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-booking is essential. All materials are provided. 


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