Official Bell Homestead NHS Website, City of Brantford

Children's Day Camps 

Our new calendar feature shows upcoming events including Open Houses, Special  Bell Homestead Cafe events as well as Children's Camps. Click to view the Bell Homestead Calendar

P. A. Day Pastimes 2017-2018

Black Cats and Lucky Charms - Tuesday October 3rd and Friday October 13th 2017

We're very superstitious at the Bell Homestead, even though Alexander was a scientist!  Find out about Scottish folklore, sailors' sayings, and make some lucky food.

Happy Birthday Mabel! - Friday November 17th 2017

Celebrate Mabel Bell Hubbard's birthday a week early with us. Try out Victorian party games, make some party favours, and bake a birthday cake.

Robert Burns Day - Monday January 22nd 2018

The Bells loved poetry and music, especially the work of Robert Burns.  Join us for an early Robert Burns Day celebration and try out our Highland games, Scottish crafts, and some Scottish foods.

On The Grand - Friday April 13th 2018

Alexander Graham Bell loved living by the Grand River.  Explore his dreaming place, learn about the wildlife that call the Grand home, and make a tasty local treat!

Spring Into Summer - Friday June 8th 2018

The Bells were busy on the farm in June.  Find out what kinds of plants they grew, help us get ready for the summer season, and make some summer crafts.

Ages 5 to 11. Pre-registration is required, $25 per child per day, $14.00 per half day (25% off for museum family members).  Camps run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children may be dropped off after 8:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 4:30 p.m.  No before- or after-care. Phone (519) 756-6220 or (519) 756-1500 to register!

March Break 2018

Alexander's Adventures - Drop In Activities - March 13th to March 16th

Drop by the Bell Homestead for some fun activities during March Break.  No registration required! Only $5 per child and includes a tour of the Bell Homestead (accompanying adults free – children must be accompanied by an adult).  Activities available from 9:30 to 12:00 and from 1:00 to 4:00, March 13th to 16th.  Different themes each day!

 

Tuesday March 13th – Sounds Like Fun

Wednesday March 14th – Inventive Minds

Thursday March 15th – Drawn to Create

Friday March 16th – Communication Station

Drop in sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00. $5.00 per child. No registration required.  Adults should accompany children. Phone (519) 756-6220 for more information!

Summer 2018

August Day Camps - Over a Century of Connections: August 20th to August 24th and August 27th to August 31st 2018

Ages 5 to 11.  The Bell Homestead has been open for over 100 years!  Take a trip through time as we explore each decade from 1910 to 2017 with food, crafts, games, and music.

Week 1 (Aug. 20 - 24): 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s

Week 2 (Aug. 27 - Aug. 31): 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and beyond

 Cost: $25 per day (25% discount for museum members). Call (519) 756-1500 or (519) 756-6220 to register.  Registration begins on April 18th, 2017.

P.A. Day Camps for the 2018-2019 school year to be announced in June 2018

Day camps are for children ages 5 to 11.  Pre-registration is required, $25 per child per day, $14.00 per half day (25% off for museum family members).  Camps run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children may be dropped off after 8:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 4:30 p.m.  No before- or after-care. Phone (519) 756-6220 or (519) 756-1500 to register!