Family Activities

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is a family focused venue. We offer a host of free workshops, activities and events suitable for children and young people of all ages including special exhibitions, catering and our popular children’s parties.
Drop in art and craft activities inspired by our exhibitions run every Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the gallery, and are suitable for kids of all ages.
These activities are free but any donations towards the cost of materials are gratefully received.
For more information about our family-focused events and activities, please read on!

ARTivity Table

ARTivity Table, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Why not drop-in and make the most of our free activity table, where we have a range of “ARTivities” for youngsters to enjoy. Inspired by our exciting exhibition programme, our artivities change on a regular basis, so there is always something new for your kids to try their hand at!

Our activity table is open 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Date Artivity Inspired by Info
1, 2 February Lincolnshire Yellow Bellies General Practice: Yellow Belly Celebrate your Lincolnshire roots with a knight in yellow armour.
3, 6, 7, 8, 9 February Pocket Playtime Naseem Darbey: We are All Saved by Loss A fabric noughts and crosses board that you can fold up and take with you wherever you go? Challenge accepted!
10, 13 February Down your Street Jane Walker: Lines Recreate your hometown in a  colourful collage
14-Feb Valentine’s Animals Valentine’s Day You’ll heart these paper valentines, inspired by our furry friends.
15, 16 February Lincolnshire Sausage Dogs General Practice: Yellow Belly Celebrate the lunch-time classic that is the Lincolnshire sausage with a strecthy paper sausage dog.
17, 20, 21, 22, 23 February Personalised Stationery Hotel Drawings Design your very own personalised stationery, because you’re one of a kind!
24, 27, 28 February Portrait Pals Jane Walker: Lines Collage your favourite neighbourhood faces to create one-of-a-kind portraits.
1, 2 March Portrait Pals Jane Walker: Lines Collage your favourite neighbourhood faces to create one-of-a-kind portraits.
3, 6, 7, 8, 9 March Personalised Paper Hotel Drawings Create personalised stationery paper designs.
10, 13, 14, 15, 16 March Woven Hanging Naseem Darbey: We are All Saved by Loss Learn how to weave with the best of them to make your own woven wall decoration.
17, 20, 21, 22, 23 March When is a Head Not a Head? Lee Coleman: Reprise Make a surreal new friend with our mix-and-match bodies and heads.
28, 29, 30 March Easter Hoppers Easter Make your own personalised Easter bunny!
3, 4, 5, 6 April Easter Baskets Easter Make your own spring-inspired paper baskets – perfect for Easter egg hunting!
07-Apr Sun-Catchers Naseem Darbey: We are All Saved by Loss Make the most of the reappearance of the sun with these handmade sun-catchers.
10, 11 April Going Dotty Lee Coleman: Reprise Make a crazy collage using nothing but circles.
12, 13 April Yarn Wands Naseem Darbey: We are All Saved by Loss Spread a little magic with a homemade yarn wand.
14, 17, 18 , 19, 20 April DNA Mobile Murray Ballad: The Prospect of Immortality We’re bringing science and craft together in this doube-helix-inspired mobile.
21, 24, 25, 26, 27 April Time Capsule Murray Ballad: The Prospect of Immortality Speak to the people of the future with your own personal time capsule.
28-Apr Fishy Flags Michael Shaw: Inflate Create your very own designer fish which inflates as it flies

ARTivities Extra
Gallery Assistant Helena with girl, ARTivities EXTRA Workshops, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

ARTivities EXTRA is our series of workshops for families. Led by visiting artists or one of our experienced gallery assistants, these sessions are fun for all ages!

Clay Workshop with Karen Raithby

Saturday 28 April

Photography Workshop with Les Monaghan

Saturday 26 May

Board Game Making Workshop with Michael Whitson

Saturday 30 June

Sessions are from 1:30pm to 4:00pm and are suitable for ages 5+. £5 per person

Due to the popularity of our workshops attendees must book in advance, as we have a maximum of 20 spaces. To reserve a spot for you and your family, please call: 01724 297070 or email

Stick and Splodge

Two girls in a ball pit, Stick and Splodge, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

These sessions are full of creative fun for the under-fives. We offer painting and crafts, sand and water play, puzzles, puppets and much more! Stick ‘n’ Splodge sessions are just £1 per child and run every Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12:00pm. There’s no need to book – just drop on by.

For more information, please call 01724 297070 or email

Baby Massage

20-21 is one of the venues that offer baby massage and baby yoga classes via Rachel’s Positive Touch Baby Massage.

Baby massage classes are spread over a four week period, and are suitable for children aged four-weeks-old to crawling stage. Baby yoga is also a four week class, and is best suited to kids aged eight-weeks to walking. As well as offering a wealth of emotional and physical rewards, baby massage and yoga are unique bonding experiences for mother and baby, and is provided in a supporting and nurturing environment.

Tuesdays 10:00am to 12:00pm. Baby Massage is £25 for four weeks. Baby Yoga is £16 for four weeks.

To book your spot or for more information, call Rachel Tuxford on 07769328115 or email

If you have enjoyed out free Fundays and events please support us by making a donation.
To find out about all the events and activities that are taking place at 20-21 please visit our What’s on pages.


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