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Family Weekends: December

Family Weekends: December

Family Weekends: December

Family Weekends: December

Events - Family Events

Family Weekends: December

Free Family Activities

06 Dec 2014 - 04 Jan 2015

We've got loads of free family activities designed to inspire imaginations and help you discover our exhibitions every weekend in December and during the Christmas holiday. 

Our events are free and all ages are welcome, 11am – 3pm, just drop in

Giant Kaleidoscopes
Sat 6 & Sun 7 December

Get crafty making
giant kaleidoscopes.

Powder Paint Explosions
Sat 13 & Sun 14 December

Create beautiful explosions of colour that look like images of the cosmos.

Christmas Family Fun Sat 20 December - Sun 4 January

Sat 20 & Sun 21 December

We'll be inspired by Hefti's beautiful photograms to make beautiful bags to share as a unique Christmas gift. Make the most of the light on the shortest day and create a special photogram gift tag too.

Drop in to explore our Galleries with free activity packs
Tue 23 & Wed 24 December

Tubular Installation
Sat 27 & Sun 28 December

We'll fill the room with tubes to create a big installation piece that families can build and add to.

Drop in to explore our Galleries with free activity packs
Tue 30, Wed 31 December and Fri 2 January.

Future Days Mini Theatres
Sat 3 & Sun 4 January

Glimpse into the future by creating a scene from your imagined future.

Pick up a Lab Coat and explorer our exhibitions - every day during the exhibition
Free, available from Reception

Created by artists, for families, our Lab Coats are full of games and bright ideas to help everyone get the most from our exhibitions, whatever their age or experience of art. Just ask at Reception and pick one up for free.

“A great idea – it helped my children to be able to look at the art in more detail.” Family visitor

How to get to us

Discounted travel to families and groups on main bus operators and the tram, see our Visit webpage for more information.


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