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Summer Holidays

Sat 20 July - Sun 1 Sept, 10am - 5pm

FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s

Free with an exhibition ticket

Planning what to do with children during the school holidays? Explore, dream and play at The Hepworth Wakefield this summer!

We’re open every day offering an array of activities to try: from garden play, to trails through the galleries, to drop-in workshops led by local artists where you can make something to take home.

It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative as a family.

FREE with an exhibition ticket.

Exhibition tickets are FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s.

Non-Wakefield residents can get 50% off a standard adult ticket when visiting with a child during the Wakefield school holidays. Use discount code FAMILY50 when booking online or in person. (One discounted adult ticket per child.)

Where to eat

Our café serves food for children or bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the garden or our indoor picnic area.

Facilities

The Hepworth Wakefield is accessible, has baby changing facilities and plenty of room for buggies and pushchairs. For access information about the gallery please visit our access page. Please note that the playground is currently closed for redevelopment.

For more information about our family programme please call 01924 247398 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm) or email learning@hepworthwakefield.org

Activities

National Playday
Wednesday 7 Aug
Drop-in 11am – 4pm
Indoors activities Free with an exhibition ticket. Garden Activities Free

Celebrate National Playday at The Hepworth Wakefield!

Join in fun creative activities for all ages in the galleries, learning studios and garden.

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Family Workshops
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Drop-in 11am – 4pm
Free with an exhibition ticket

Join artists from our learning team to explore techniques, processes and ideas inspired by artworks in the galleries. Try out a different creative technique each week including sculpture making, printing, drawing and textiles.

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You Choose! Surreal Landscapes Family Project
Fri 26 July, Fri 2, Fri 16, Fri 23, Fri 30 Aug
1.30 – 3pm
Free

Would your family like to choose artworks to go in our next exhibition?

Join on Fridays in the Summer holidays to look, draw, print, paint and discover themes from our next exhibition Forbidden Territories: 100 years of Surreal Landscapes?

Families will have the special opportunity to see selected artworks from the stores with our learning team and curators, and help choose paintings for other families to enjoy in the galleries this autumn.

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Garden Play
Every day
Drop-in 11am – 4pm
Free

Come and play in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden. Stack, build, experiment, draw and imagine with your family in the open air. Be inspired by the garden’s artworks and plants, the weather and buildings around you.

No need to book, just turn up and play!

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Photo: Nick Singleton

Art Pod
Saturday, Monday & Friday
Drop-in 11am – 4pm
Free with an exhibition ticket

Visit the galleries with your family and join us at the Art Pod to make your own artwork inspired by what you see.

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Photo: The Hepworth Wakefield

Explore & Draw Kits
Available daily, 10am – 4.45pm
Free with an exhibition ticket

Discover artworks in the garden and galleries. Have fun moving, imagining, and creating drawings inspired by what you find.

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Explore & Draw Stations
Available daily, 10am – 5pm
Free with an exhibition ticket

Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials inspired by the artworks in the galleries.

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Photo: Anya Raczka

What’s in our Garden?
Available daily, 10am – 5pm
Free

Pick up an activity sketchbook to discover birds, mini-beasts, plants and trees in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden with our new biodiversity activity booklet. Collect from the welcome desk or garden café.

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Photo: The Hepworth Wakefield

Summer 2024 Weekly Planner

Plan your summer at The Hepworth Wakefield with our handy weekly planner.

An easy way to see what family activities are happening each day during Wakefield’s summer holidays.

View, download or even print at home.

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