Daily Dose of Family Fun (at home):


Everyday at 11am

An online programme sharing daily free family activities (to do at home) by arts organisations from around the world in a Facebook event or via email.

We understand how important it is to be creative, silly and have fun, especially during this time of school closure and social isolation. So we’ve put together a really fun schedule of daily free family activities (to do at home instead of in the gallery).

We will post a new activity every morning to try out with you all until the gallery re-opens. Share your thoughts and creations into the activity’s comments. If you have any suggestions of activities that you like to do at home as a family or that you’ve seen online, get in touch with us!

If you don’t use facebook but would like to take part, we can also send the activities via email.
Email: morgan.stockton@dmu.ac.uk


Baby Bookclub (at home): 


Welcome to Leicester Gallery’s first ever ONLINE bookclub for babies and toddlers aged 0-4 years old.

Every Tuesday morning we will share a book that is easily accessible online for you to read with your little ones at home. With the added option of having an online discussion about the book, your thoughts and reflections in the comments with other parents.

  • Tuesday 24th March 11am-12pm
  • Tuesday 31st March 11am-12pm
  • Tuesday 7th April 11am-12pm
  • Tuesday 14th April 11am-12pm

If you don’t use facebook but would like to take part, we can also send the books via email.
Email: morgan.stockton@dmu.ac.uk


Free Family Workshops: *POSTPONED*

Join us at Leicester Gallery on the last Saturday of every month 1-3PM for a free family workshop. The sessions of hands-on creative activity, inspired by the current exhibitions, are aimed at ages 5-10 years but younger siblings and participants are more than welcome! Our free family activities are designed to inspire imaginations, engage, challenge and spend some creative time making and exploring contemporary art as a family.

  • Saturday 28th March 1pm-3pm
  • Saturday 26th April 1pm-3pm

Open Play Workshops:*POSTPONED*

Our Open Play sessions at Leicester Gallery are for babies and toddlers aged 0-4, on the second Sunday of the month. With additional Tuesday workshops during the holidays. This free, drop in workshop will explore the gallery through sensory and play led activities.                    

  • Sunday 12th April 11am – 1pm
  • Sunday 10th May 11am – 1pm



We are working with Arts Council England on #Talent25. Talent25 believes that all children should have the chance to study and enjoy art, dance, drama, music or other cultural activities throughout their childhood and their adult lives.

Would you like to be a part of Talent25 research project?

To be part of Talent25 research project you should:

  • be the parent or carer of a baby aged 1 year old or younger
  • live in either Fosse, Thurncourt or Wycliffe wards in Leicester

If you meet these criteria and you’d like to be part of something special, please get in touch with the Talent25 team, letting them know your address, postcode and baby’s age.

Email: creativetalent25@dmu.ac.uk