Families

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The Hepworth Wakefield makes a gallery trip fun for children and grown-ups alike, with a family trail to help you explore the galleries, a riverside play park and picnic area. There’s always something great to do at weekends and school holidays, with free and paid for activities.

FREE RESOURCES

GALLERY TRAILS

Pick up one of our fun family trails from the Information Desk to complete with your family as you explore the galleries. Suitable for families with children aged 5-12.

OUTDOOR PLAY AREA

Burn off some energy in the outdoor play area equipped with climbing areas, swings, zip wires and much more! Suitable for families with children aged 2-12.

PICNIC AREAS

Enjoy your packed lunch in our indoor family picnic area on weekends and holidays, or if the sun is shining, go outdoors for riverside views.

WEEKENDS AND LOCAL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

DROP-IN ACTIVITIES

Every Sunday, 11am-4pm
Tues - Thurs during local school holidays, 11am-4pm
Join artists for fun, family activities. Suitable for children aged 3-12. FREE

ART PODS

Every Saturday, 11am - 4pm  
Monday & Friday during school holidays, 11am - 4pm 
Look out for our Art Pods located in the galleries and work together as a family to make something inspired by your favourite pieces of art. Suitable for families with children aged 3-12. Children must be accompanied at all times.

The gallery and our activities for families can be busy during school holidays and weekends. To help us facilitate an enjoyable experience for all of our visitors we ask that groups of 5 or more children let us know when they plan to visit by contacting  learning@hepworthwakefield.org or calling 01924 247398. Groups of 5 or more children will be divided into smaller groups (up to 5 children with 1 adult) and will be invited to rotate around the activities taking place that day. This will ensure there is enough space for individual families to participate in the activities. There are plenty of activities for groups to participate in on each day of the school holidays, so there is always something to do.