Play and create together as a family, with our free activities every weekend and during school holidays. Take part in imaginative and creative hands-on workshops in a relaxed and inspiring environment. There are always new materials, new ideas and new techniques to explore. Our activities are suitable for all ages. Younger children and babies are always welcome - we have a cosy sensory corner for little ones with books and toys. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.

A fantastic interactive day for the tiny people and an opportunity for the adults to become reacquainted with their imaginations”.

- Visitor comment

Explorer Bags

Take one of our free Explorer Bags around the galleries. Each one has a different activity to bring our exhibitions to life for all the family. Use them to build, make and search for art works, then get comfy and enjoy a story together.

Free. Available from the reception desk.

Family Card

Would you like to join our new free Family Card scheme? You’ll get benefits such as first- look email alerts for all family activities and exclusive family events such as film screenings. Simply ask a member of staff to sign you up whilst participating at one of our family activities.

Planning Your Visit

We have an accessible building with lift access on all floors and baby-changing facilities. We have two disabled toilets on the lowest floor, including a Changing Places toilet with a changing bed. Our spacious lockers are able to store most large bags or buggies. We have an affordable café with a children’s menu and high chairs available. We are bottle and breast-feeding friendly, and our café is always happy to warm baby food.

We are signed up to the Family Arts Standards, a national standard and checklist to make arts organisations welcoming and responsive to families. Find out more here.