Summer Family Day © The Lightbox

Join us this Summer for a Family Day to be inspired by our current exhibitions with activities and play to coincide with Playday. 

Playday is the national day for play, celebrated each year across the UK on the first Wednesday in August. This year's Playday theme is Play – the culture of childhood, supporting play, fun and friendships.

Playing is vital for children’s health, happiness, and creativity. Through play:

  • children develop a sense of, and value for culture
  • cultural exploration is encouraged, fostering an appreciation for diversity
  • children work together, negotiate, and build relationships.
  • children feel connected to each other and their neighbourhoods
  • children create and pass on games, songs and stories.
  • Play is every child’s right – on Playday and every day.

To celebrate all this our Art cart will be full of activities and our exhibitions full of art and history for you to explore. 

In the Education studio we will be exploring the use of felt tips, just like Henry Moore, just drop in between 10.30am-12.30pm or 2-4pm. 

Expect lots of creativity and imagination for the whole family. 

See gallery admission prices / Under 18s and Members go free.