Family-Friendly Activities

Visit Wolverhampton’s brilliant family-friendly venues to discover more arts and culture than you can shake a wet paintbrush at! We have regular activities for children and young people throughout school holidays as well as special events on weekends throughout the year.

We are working hard to ensure the safety of parents, children and facilitators and we are taking measures to make classes as Covid-safe as possible whilst still enjoying the fun and creativity that the programme offers.

Family Friendly Events

There are lots of family friendly events taking place during BAS9! Whether you are dropping by or looking for something special, we’ve got loads to offer.

Family Film Club
Sunday 20, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 February
Saturday 6, 12 and Sunday 13 March
11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm
Explore the skills and creativity of claymation in these fun family workshops. Using stop motion animation create a short film, inspired by the artworks of BAS9.
Suitable for ages 4 to 16
£5 per child, free for accompanying adults

February Half Term
Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Friday 25 February
Come along during half term for fun-filled sessions creating artworks to take home. Make a Modroc head, produce a polyprint, get stuck into some scraffito or fashion a fabric-painted banner.
Monday 21 February – Sculpt a clay cat
Tuesday 22 February – Make a Modroc head
Wednesday 23 February – Produce a polyprint
Friday 25 February – Fashion a fabric painting
Suitable for ages 4 to 12
£4 per child

February Family Party
Thursday 24 February
Help us create the biggest story of Wolverhampton ever told by printing, stitching, collaging and sketching your own page, and then join storyteller Anna Conomos-Wedlock for a storytelling extravaganza exploring the life and work of Paula Rego.
Suitable for ages 4 to 12
£4 per child

Art Play for Babies and Toddlers
Tuesday 15 February and Tuesday 15 March
Our creative, sensory play sessions for families with babies and toddlers are led by artists and early years’ educators. Take time to relax, imagine and find inspiration together.
Suitable for ages 0 to 5 years
£3 per child

Art Play Takeover
Sunday 10 April
Art Play is taking over the Art Gallery for the day, with lots of fun for little ones! Creative, sensory play for babies and toddlers, inspired by BAS9. Babies and toddlers can try out mark making, creating mini wool wigs, sensory light activities and den building.
Suitable for ages 0 to 7 years
£3 per child

Bilston Boddlers at Bilston Gallery
Thursday 13, 20, 27 January
3, 10, 17 February
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March
Inspired by the artworks of BAS9, these fun sessions for families provide babies and toddlers with all kinds of imaginative materials to explore their world and get creative.
Suitable for ages 0 to 5 years
£3 per child

Paint your own ceramic cat
Pick up a ceramic painting kit throughout the exhibition and paint it in the Gallery or when you get home. Create a cute, creative or cool cat with everything you need included in the bag.
Suitable for ages 3 to 16
Costs £4

BAS9 Family Closing Party
Saturday 9 April
Delve into some experimental, family friendly arts activities for this closing weekend event – paint and draw with sound and light and explore artificial intelligence in art.
£4 per child
Suitable for ages 4 to 16