Family Activities

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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 10am to 4pm 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!


Stick ‘n’ Splodge

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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


Activity Table

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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!

Check them out below.

April 1, 4, 5, 6, 7: Sculpt and Draw

April 8, 11, 12: Hop-a-Long Headwear

April 13, 14: Eggcellant Easter Eggs

April 15, 18: Befuddling Puzzles

April 19, 20, 21: Ring Around the Roses

April 22, 25, 26, 27, 28: Mini Masterpieces

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


Artivities Extra

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New for 2017 – Artivities Extra! Led by a visiting artist or one of our helpful gallery assistants, our free workshops in the education room are fun for all the family.

Check them out below.

Jan 28: Glass painting

Feb 25: Treasure hunter’s compass

March 25: Mother’s Day tote bags/treasure sacks

April 1: Clay workshops with Karen Raithby

May 6: Ship in a bottle

June 3: Lego printed t-shirts (bring your own or buy one of ours to work on)

Sessions are from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and are suitable for ages 5+. 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.


Baby Massage

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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.