Leicester Gallery Play

Come along to Leicester Gallery’s play and creative learning sessions at the heart of De Montfort University’s campus. Our sessions are completely FREE, welcoming and fun for all the family.

Let your family’s creative curiosities wonder!

Check out our Leicester Gallery Play FAQ’s page.

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Open Play

Material and sensory led open play sessions, including our wonderful soft play in the gallery.

  • (FULLY BOOKED) Sun 31st July – Sparkly Things – 10.30am – 12pm
  • Sun 14th August – Chalk Mosaic – 10.30am – 12pm

Aimed at 0 – 4 year olds.


Family Workshops

Our free family activities are designed to inspire imaginations, engage, challenge and spend some creative time making and exploring contemporary art as a family.

  • Exploring Bees with Louise – Sun 14th August
    • 1pm – 1.45pm
    • 2pm – 2.45pm
    • 3pm – 3.45pm

In this lively and interactive workshop, head gardener Louise will lead you into the secret world of bees and their many special talents. Come and bee part of our movement adventure, exploring creativity and imagination along the way.

We will also have our usual Family Workshop running alongside it while you wait to join in the performance.

Please book a FREE space through the Eventbrite link below for the number of children attending. Any number of adults are able to accompany the child.


Atlas Explorers

Using an Atlas Explorers map designed by a local artist, we take little adventurers and their grownups on creative tours of Leicester.

  • Coming soon!

Aimed at 0 – 4 year olds.


Free Play with Clay packs for our family community in Leicester/shire. Get your hands messy and play with clay at home! You can squish it, bash it, roll it, flatten it, decorate it and join it to make something new and exciting. It starts off as a lump, but what will it become? If you look after your clay creation while it dries and return it to Leicester Gallery Shop, Morgan will have it fired and glazed for you to keep forever.