Family Saturday Workshops

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We invite you to join in with our free Family Saturday Workshops happening throughout June & July. With the theme of collaboration, explore our galleries and create with others.

From making and creating, to music and sound, each week will be a different experience facilitated by our Play & Learn and Gallery Assistant teams.

Please book one ticket per adult and one ticket per child attending the session. The workshops will take place in our galleries and are limited to 20 participants per session.

These sessions are designed for children aged 5-11, but all ages are welcome

Taking place on the following Saturdays 10am – 12noon

29 June

6 July

13 July

20 July

27 July

Online bookings end at the start of the session.

If you would like more information, or would like support in completing your booking, please call us on 0115 948 9750.

FREE. Limited Capacity of 20 places. Booking is required.


To prepare for your visit please see our Access and Facilities information by clicking here, and Information on Getting Here by clicking here.

  • These activities are held in our gallery spaces - please meet our team at the reception desk when you arrive.
  • Find out about our Play and Learn facilitators before you arrive: Getting to know us: The Play & Learn Team
  • Adult and child noise reducing headphones are available on request.
  • We have a Changing Places facility.
  • There are family toilet seats, and step stools in our toilets to assist the little ones.
  • We are a Breastfeeding Welcome venue.
  • All our Play & Learn Facilitators hold a current DBS certificate.
  • All our Play & Learn Facilitators have regular safeguarding training.
  • We have staff on duty who are First Aid at Work, and Paediatric First Aid, trained.
  • We are a member of the Family Arts Campaign and part of the local Nottingham Network Group with our cultural friends.
  • Find out about our current exhibitions click here


Entry to our exhibitions and our family activities is free.

Our Gallery Assistants are on hand to support a happy and safe environment. Please help by listening to their guidance and let them know if you need any assistance or guidance during your visit.

We ask for you not to take food and drink inside the exhibitions, however you are more than welcome to have your snacks and drinks in other areas of the building - there is seating available in reception and the stairwells of our building, as well as in the lobby area next to Blend at Contemporary.

Safe play

Please take care of your children while enjoying the activities, encouraging safe and positive play.


If you took part in one of our sessions and have the time to complete a survey telling us about your experience, please click here. Leaving feedback helps us to improve and to secure future funding for more free family activities.

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