Half Term Family Activities: Do It Yourself Games

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Join us at Nottingham Contemporary for our Family Activities this Half Term: DIY Games!

Our current exhibition Assemble + Schools of Tomorrow: A Place We Imagine is a high energy space of physical and imaginative play for grown-ups and children.

The family workshops will provide the down time; to stop, pause, rest, think, and create. We invite you to design and make your own analogue game where you make the rules and play together from tabletop to large floor games.

You can start before your visit with our DIY Board Game activity , bring this along for a swap shop of games.

The workshops are drop-in; however, we invite you to book a space for your session as spaces are limited.

Our sessions take place on Tue 31 May and Wed 1 June, at the following times:

10:00 - 12 noon

13:00 – 15:00

Book a ticket per person, including adults and children.

Online bookings end at 9:00am on the day, but please call us (0115 948 9750) if you would like to book after 9:00am.

If you are having difficulty or would like support in completing your booking, please call us on (0115 948 9750).Free. Limited Capacity. Booking is required.

Your Visit

To prepare you for your visit see our, Access and Facilities here, and Getting Here.


Entry to Assemble + Schools of Tomorrow: A Place We Imangine is free. To ensure the safety of our visitors, capacity in this exhibition is limited to 60. You may be asked to wait to enter during busy times. There is no pre-booking; entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please speak to our Reception team about the next available time slot.

During peak periods, you will be asked to limit your visit to one hour.

Safe play

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

Grown-ups and children are asked to remove their shoes. Please be aware that the floor may be slippery. If you have non-slip socks at home, please bring them with you – if not, a limited number of non-slip socks are available on request.

Please don’t take food and drink inside the exhibition.

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 assistance.

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