Daddy Long Legs Day

Explore the fascinating world of insects this Father's Day at the National Museum of Rural Life!

Daddy Long Legs Day

About Daddy Long Legs Day

Explore the world of spiders, bees, beetles and other creepy crawlies as we celebrate National Insect Week on Father's Day.

Fascinating for adults and children alike...
Entomology collection
Time 12:00 – 16:00
Meet our entomologist and take a closer look at specimens from our entomology collection. Can you help ID some of our mystery insects?

Edible insects
Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Find out more about entomophagy and why bugs are on the menu. Have a taste of some of our baked treats made with some very special ingredients!

Cool Creatures
10:30 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:30 (drop in)
Meet some of our more exotic insects, arthropods and arachnids face to face. From a giant millipede and cockroaches to beetles and Spiders!

Perfect for younger visitors...
Bug Hunting
Time: 10:30, 12:00, 14:00 & 15:30 (sign up on the day, 45 minutes)
We’re going on a bug hunt! What insects do you think you’ll meet on the way? Join our expert ranger to find out more about the wee beasties that live in our hedgerows, under our rocks and in our garden.

Antennae antics
Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Inspired by our entomology collection, make your own colourful antennae to take home.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Daddy Long Legs Day are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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