ALL kinds of creative and fun summer holiday activities have been lined up at Otley Courthouse.

The arts venue will hold workshops on everything from Lego Robotics to classical music during the long school break.

A Courthouse spokeswoman said: “If you are looking for ideas on what to do with the children during the summer holidays, then look no further. From teddy bears to kites and from robots to film making, we have lots going on.”

First up is a Kite and Puppet making session on Thursday, August 1. Running from 10am to noon, the event will show how to turn upcycled and recycled materials into impressive creations that can be taken home. The workshop is for children aged seven or over and costs £6, which includes materials.

Children aged four and over and their families can find out about the music and life of Franz Schubert on Monday, August 19.

A friendly Teddy bear, Franz Schubaer, will lead the event and play some of the 1,000 pieces that were written by the composer.

The session runs from 3pm to 3.45pm and costs £5 for adults, with children - plus Teddy bears, with picnics optional - free. The price includes tea, coffee or juice and biscuits.

There will be more musical entertainmenton Thursday, August 22 when guitarist Stuart Ironside performs from 1.05pm to 2pm on Thursday, August 22. The lunchtime recital costs £5, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, and is suitable for those aged eight and over.

Stop Motion Animation workshops will be held at the venue on Friday, August 23, from 10am to 12.30pm and then from 1.30pm to 3pm Aimed at children aged seven and over, the sessions will see professional film maker Dawn Feather showing participants how to create plasticine characters and design their animation sets.

Then, using storyboard and istopmotion software, they will create their own short films based around a chosen theme. The sessions cost £6 each, per child, with all materials provided and children should bring a packed lunch if they are staying for both.

Lego Robotics will round off the fun on Friday, August 30. Two sessions, from 10am to 12.30pm and from 1pm to 3.30pm, will be held by Junior STEM and let the children - suitable for seven years old and over - bring their Lego creations to life using computer software, motors and sensors. The sessions cost £5 each and, again, those attending should bring a packed lunch if staying for both.

For more details visit or call (01943) 467466.