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Second Saturday (August) – Family activities at Guildhall Art Gallery

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A revolving programme of family activities may have you heading into the Roman Amphitheatre and hearing tales of Roman conquests, or creating crafts from the Victorian paintings surrounding you.

On the Second Saturday of every month, we run themed family events. Join us on Saturday 10 August for our newly launched ‘Play Cycles’ - a pop-up event in the Guildhall yard, in collaboration with the Museum of London.

Each Play Cycle is packed with an exciting range of activities. Come and see them in action and get creative with loose parts play, arts and crafts, games, expect to explore the senses through sound and create your own performances. We will also have our regular gallery-based craft activities and storytelling sessions. 

  • 11 am – 4 pm – Crafts activities – make some traditional Victorian inspired toys – Thaumatropes (early animation), Spinning tops and games  
  • 11.30 am – 11.50am and 2.30pm - 2.50pm – Storytelling 

Includes a story corner with portable library, cushions, costumes, and soft play building bricks. 

Plan to make a day of it - bring a picnic lunch to have in Guildhall Yard, or eat nearby. 

This event is for children aged 3-13 and their families, and it is not suitable for individual adults. The activities are free but booking is advised. 

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Upcoming dates for the diary:

  • Saturday 14 September

Man with a microphone animating children playing outdoors

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