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!

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Open Play

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

  • Sun 27th Feb – Blocks and Shapes – 10.30am – 12pm

Aimed at 0 – 4 year olds.


Spark Festival

Make a giant cardboard city in the gallery with us!

  • FULLY BOOKED – Sat 12th Feb – Pyramids – 10.30am – 12pm
  • FULLY BOOKED – Sun 13th Feb – Spheres – 10.30am – 12pm

Morning sessions aimed at 0 – 4 year olds.

  • FULLY BOOKED – Sat 12th Feb – Cubes – 1pm – 3pm
  • Sun 12th Feb – Street Games – 1pm – 3pm

Afternoon sessions aimed at 5 – 11 year olds.


Rainbow Families Gallery Takeover!

Rainbow Families Gallery Takeover is back! To celebrate DMU Pride, our family workshop is being taken over by Rainbow Families – an informal social group for LGBTQIA+ parents and carers and their children. The session involves hands-on creative activities, inspired by the current exhibitions. Get creative exploring contemporary art, as well as meeting other LGBTQIA+ families in a relaxed and friendly setting. The event is free and open to all LGBTQIA+ families and friends.

  • Sat 19th Feb – 1pm – 3pm

Aimed at 0 – 13 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.