Families

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The Hepworth Wakefield makes a gallery trip fun for children and grown-ups alike, with Explore & Draw Stations 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

EXPLORE & DRAW STATIONS

Look out for our Explore & Draw stations in the galleries. Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to explore the galleries and create your own artworks. Suitable for all ages, available at all times.

OUTDOOR PLAY AREA

Burn off some energy in the outdoor play area equipped with climbing areas, swings, zip wires and much more!

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 2-12. 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 2-12. Children must be accompanied at all times. FREE

EXPLORE & DRAW BAGS

Every Saturday, 10am - 5pm  
Monday & Friday during school holidays, 10am - 5pm 
Borrow an Explore & draw bag to discover the artworks in the gallery with your family. For families with children aged 2-12. FREE

BOOKABLE WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

Look out for creative workshops and courses for children and young people aged 6-16 during special events and school holidays. Find out more about our Summer Art Club in August 2017.   

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.