Activities for families at Orleans House Gallery

Throughout the year we offer a wide range of family arts activities around the borough for babies and up.

These include regular weekly programmes, short courses, and annual family events.

View our Children and Families Autumn 2016 programme(pdf, 2405KB) for more information.

Regular family programmes

  • See Saw - Drop-in sessions for families with children under 5 every Friday.
  • Family Explorers - Art sessions for under 5s and their carers every Thursday.
  • Dad Day - Workshops especially for Dads and under 10s, Saturdays, every second weekend of the month.
  • Sunday Afternoon Art - Drop-in creative art workshops for families every first Sunday of the month.
  • Draw and Explore - Free family art walks will adventure to a different local area each week.
  • My Richmond - Learn about the history of your local community through creative activities and games.

Annual family activities

  • Holi (March) – art activities for families at our annual festival of colour
  • Springtime Safari (May) – art and craft activities for families inspired by our local landscape and wildlife
  • Twickenham Carnival (June) – summer celebrations and art activities for families
  • Big Draw (October) – develop your drawing skills in our annual drop-in workshop for families exploring a different theme each year.
  • Santa and Family Christmas Activities (December) - festive fun and Christmas activities suitable for children aged 4 and up.

Visit the Orleans House Gallery Education Blog.

Forest School activities

Go wild in the woods!

Wild Education run Forest School activities in the woods for pre-school, after school, curriculum sessions and holiday activities.

For further information and details of the current activities visit Wild Education, or contact

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Updated: 16 February 2017