Don’t miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December

Do you love getting arty and crafty with your little ones? You’ll love these free family art workshops at Hepworth Wakefield; a beautiful FREE gallery with fantastic facilities, a playground and wonderful cafe. Don’t miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December

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I love a day out at The Hepworth Wakefield. It’s a beautiful art gallery just a few minutes from Wakefield Kirkgate train station at Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW. It’s completely FREE to enter all year round and perfect for a few hours of family fun. We love the wonderful cafe, adventure playground and FREE family art workshops and activities. I definitely recommend it.

We’ve done a few of the free family art workshops/activities now, all of which have been different… from art sculptures with clay, to den building, experimenting with lights and feathers, creating collages and lots more. The family activities take place in a separate room; lovely and bright, away from the main gallery.

Staff are always really friendly and interactive with Eric; I don’t have a bad word to say about them. Eric can be a little cautious about strangers but we’ve never had a bad experience at any of the activities; staff are just fab with the kids and know what to do to encourage them to get involved.

There’s some great free workshops and activities coming up this month to share with you (so I don’t forget myself). I do believe Hepworth Gallery is a little hidden gem… it’s never too busy.

Don’t miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December

Don't miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December
Paper Decorations

ALL of the below are FREE and suitable for children aged 2 – 12, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Note, all workshop will be closed over lunch from 12.30 – 1pm. Last admittance to the activity will be at 3.30pm.

Musical Sculptures

Sun 9 Dec, Sun 13 Jan 11am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm, 3pm, FREE

Have you ever wondered what sound an artwork might make?

Join artist Cheryl Camm to create music inspired by the colours, shapes and forms of the artworks in our collections and exhibitions.

Families will experiment with a variety of instruments and sound producers before creating a group composition inspired by the artworks.

Don’t miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December

Print Making

Sun 18 Nov, Sun 16 Dec 2018, Sun 20 Jan 2019, Drop-in 11am – 4pm

Discover our Hepworth and Moore collection displays and try out collograph or block printing.

Explore the galleries with fun creative activities then return to the learning studio to design and make your own print to take home.

Top 5 (4 free!) Things To Do With Kids in Wakefield Don't miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December
Hepworth Wakefield | Top 5 (4 free!) Things To Do With Kids in Wakefield

Sculpt and Play

Thurs 27 Dec, Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE

Play with materials to explore the hollows and holes of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures.

Don’t miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December

Musical Drawings

Musical drawings is free but please book your place on one of the time slots at the Info Desk when you arrive.

Sun 11 Nov, Sun 30 Dec, Sun 10 Feb, Drop in 11am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm & 3pm FREE

Breath, listen and move with Cerith Wyn Evan’s sculpture Composition for 37 flutes (in two parts). 

Draw and play as you explore The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture in this sensory session.

Don’t miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December

Paper Decorations

Sat 24, Sun 25 Nov, Sat 1, Sun 2 , Sun 23 Dec 2018, Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE

Visit our Christmas Market and then play with paper to create Hepworth inspired Christmas decorations for your home.

4 top tips for your visit to The Hepworth:

Don’t miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December

Hepworth Wakefield | Top 5 (4 free!) Things To Do With Kids in Wakefield Don't miss these FREE activities at Hepworth Wakefield in December
Hepworth Wakefield | Top 5 (4 free!) Things To Do With Kids in Wakefield
  • Have fun in the adventure playground. There’s a great picnic spot inside the ship.
  • Find the robot on the bridge. He’s made up from all different pieces of scrap!
  • If visiting on a weekend, loan one of the Explore & Draw tote bags.  They’re free and although the activities inside where a little too old for Eric, he loved playing with the items inside the bag and this easily passed half an hour and kept him entertained in the cafe whilst we waited for our food.
  • Eat in the cafe. It’s sooo lovely in there and the food is really delicious (and healthy!). There’s a variety of books to browse including kids books and some toys. To save on pennies, you can take your food and eat it in the indoor picnic area.

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