Summer Family Activites

Every day, 22 July – 1 September, FREE

May Family Fun

There's plenty of free fun this summer holiday at The Hepworth Wakefield. Take part in workshops, or grab a family trail and discover the new exhibitions and displays with friends and family.

Look out for our Art Pods, located in the galleries throughout the holidays, and make something inspired by your favourite works of art. 

Little ones can let off steam in the gallery's riverside play area, with climbing areas, swings and a zip wire. There's a picnic area, shop and on-site cafe serving a delicious children's menu. 

Family Workshops

Mon 29 July – Fri 2 August
Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE
Create colourful felted fabrics using Merino wool inspired by William Scott's abstract paintings.

Sat 3 & Sun 4 August, Mon 12 – Fri 16 August
Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE
Experiment with carving techniques and make your own sculpture.

Mon 5 – Fri 9 August
Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE
Work with artist Luke Williams to explore how exhibiting artist Haroon Mirza transmits light and sound.

Sat 10 & Sun 11 August, Mon 25 – Sat 31 August, Sun 1 September
Drop-in 11am - 4pm, FREE
Work with artists to explore the current exhibition and create still life collages inspired by painter William Scott.

Sat 17 – Fri 23 August
Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE
Create small metal sculptures inspired by Bernard Meadows and Reg Butler's sculptures.

Sat 24 & Sun 25 August
Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE
Experiment with print making techniques to create works of art inspired by the new displays. 


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 10 or more children let us know when they plan to visit by contacting or calling 01924 247398.

Groups of 10 or more children will be divided into smaller groups of 5 with 1 adult, and can rotate around the activities taking place that day. This will ensure there is enough space for individual families to participate in the activities. There's plenty of activities for groups to participate in on each day of the school holidays, so there is always something to do. 


To discuss your visit further and for advice on what activities are available, please contact Sarah Harvey-Richardson on 01924 247398 or email