Family-Friendly Activities

 
Children not at school? 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 celebrating everything from Diwali and Eid through to new exhibition openings.

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

Family Fun at Bantock House Museum – 11.30am-12.30am / 1.30pm-2.30pm
Come along to Bantock House for a summer of creative fun for families. Family friendly craft sessions will be taking place each week with a fantastical theme to explore.
  • Week 1 (Thursday 22 and Friday 23 July) – Pop Prints – Get stuck into some printmaking using metallic paper and inks to design your own Pop Art inspired picture.
  • Week 2 (Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July)– Fantastical Clay Creatures – Let your imagination run wild with clay and natural materials to create a fantastical clay creature.
  • Week 3 (Thursday 5 and Friday 6 August) – Fantasy Fossils – Travel back through time to the prehistoric age to design and make your own fantasy fossil.
  • Week 4 (Thursday 12 and Friday 13 August) – Pop Pixel 3D Unicorns – Delve into 3D art in this workshop making magical mosaic unicorns.
  • Week 5 (Thursday 19 and Friday 20 August) – Fantasy Future Fashion – Create a towering, looping hat fit for a fabulous future fashion show.
  • Week 6 (Thursday 26 and Friday 27 August) – Puppet Dragons – Sculpt and decorate a marionette dragon – will yours breathe fire and fly?

Suitable for ages 4+
Workshops last 1 hour and cost £5 per child.
Book online 

Art Gallery Activity Packs – Saturday 24 July to Sunday 29 August
Take part in magical, fantasy crafts each week at the Art Gallery with a creative activity pack full of imaginative materials. Follow a family art trail and get making with fun activities to take away. There will be a different theme each week. No booking required; come along and pick yours up on the day.
Suitable for ages 4+
£2 per child

Bilston Boddlers – Outdoor Art Play!
Thursday 5 August, 1pm-2pm

Thursday 12 August, 1pm-2pm
Thursday 19 August, 1pm-2pm
Thursday 26 August, 1pm-2pm

Bilston Boddlers are fun sessions for families with young children, which provide babies and toddlers with all kinds of imaginative materials to explore their world and get creative through functional, inventive and messy play.

The classes aim to develop children’s cognitive development, physical movement and motor skills as well as their creativity. They learn in a playful way with the guidance of an experienced artist educator and in a happy and relaxed environment.

These sessions will take place outdoors in the gardens of Bilston Gallery.
Suitable for 0 – 5 years (older siblings are welcome to attend). 
£4 per child
Book online

Free parking available. Bilston Gallery is a few minutes’ walk from the Bilston tram stop.

Bantock Boddlers Outdoors!
Monday 2 August, 10am-11am

Monday 9 August, 10am-11am
Monday 16 August, 10am-11am
Monday 23 August, 10am-11am

Bantock Boddlers are fun sessions for families with young children, which provide babies and toddlers with all kinds of imaginative materials to explore their world and get creative through functional, inventive and messy play.

The classes aim to develop children’s cognitive development, physical movement and motor skills as well as their creativity. They learn in a playful way with the guidance of an experienced artist educator and in a happy and relaxed environment.

These sessions will take place outdoors in the gardens of Bantock House Museum. 
Suitable for 0 – 5 years (older siblings are welcome to attend).
£4 per child
Book online

Free parking available.