Easter's here and we've got lots of fun workshops lined up for kids and young people at The Lightbox this spring!

Having fun and learning new skills is what it's all about so we've got a range of activities on offer where you can learn everything from Clay Painting to making your very own Cotton Tail Bunnies. Plus, our family-friendly cafe is open throughout the holidays, overlooking the Basingstoke Canal you can enjoy a selection of stone-baked pizzas, tempting cakes, and sweet treats.

There's plenty going on so why not check out our guide to the best family-friendly activities in Woking during the Easter Holidays?

For 5 - 7 year olds: Leaf clay dish

Dress for mess and create your own leaf clay dish out of air-drying clay. You will be able to paint them in the session so they are ready for display when dry. Please bring a container or bag to take your work home in.

Tues 5 April, 1.30pm – 3.00pm
£9.50 Per Child ● Accompanying Adult goes free

Free Drop-in: Self-portrait Cress heads

Join us to create your own self-portrait cress head out of recycled materials and we will also give you the seeds to make your cress hair grow.

Wed 6 April, Drop-in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Free Entry ● £3 Suggested Donation

For 8 - 11 year olds: Plant Sculpture

Learn more about sculpture by creating your own plant that will never need watering. We recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting messy and please bring a container or bag to take your item home in.

Thurs 7 April, 1.30pm – 3.00pm
£9.50 Per Child ● Accompanying Adult goes free

Garden in the Box Festival

Join us for this one-day festival celebrating the positive power of gardening. Free in our courtyard will be The Wisley Community Outreach Team, a pop-up by local florist Poppies and Peonies, the Surrey Wildlife Trust, Surrey Bees, and our volunteers will be running a Plant Exchange swap table.

Sat 9 April, 10.30am – 5.00pm
Free Entry ● Suggested Donation £3

Young Creatives: Sumi Painting

Step into a journey of self-discovery through the ancient art of Sumi-painting. The artist for this session, Koshu, will guide you through this ancestral art form using ink brush strokes and meditative practice to create deeply expressive artwork for you to take away with you.

Akemi Lucas, born in Japan, better known by her artist name Koshu, is a Japanese calligraphy master and Sumi painter. Her artworks were used by the 2019 Rugby World Cup Awards in Tokyo, and by the Team GB for Tokyo Olympic 2020.

Tues 12 April, 1.30pm – 3.00pm
£15.00 per Young Person

Free Drop-in: Cotton tail bunnies

Get ready for Easter by using up our cotton wool stash and making these fun Easter bunnies.

Wed 13 April, Drop-in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Free Entry ● £3 Suggested Donation

Stretched & Fired Cafe

Based in the heart of Woking, beside the Basingstoke Canal, the family-friendly Stretched & Fired at The Lightbox offers a unique space for relaxing, dining, and socialising with friends and family. Serving tasty traditional stone-baked pizzas and tempting cakes and sweet treats. 

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.30pm; Sunday 10.00am to 3.30pm (closed on Mondays)

Art Resources

If you don't manage to make it to The Lightbox this Easter, we also have a wide range of Art Resources to keep your little ones entertained at home. These are all pre-recorded tutorials for which you will be sent the link once you have completed your purchase of the ticket.

To find out more about what is on at The Lightbox, click here.