The Hepworth Wakefield Playday

Date/Time:  02/08/2017 11am-4pm
Venue: The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW
Contact: Jessica Witkowska, Family Learning Programmer
Open to the public: Yes

Join us for a exciting day of making, creating and play to celebrate National Playday.


Building Play
Gallery grounds

Transform our outside space into a creative playground. Join us to create a den, climb soft structures and take part in creative messy play.

No booking required, just turn up and play!

Portobello Play Sculpture
Gallery grounds

Test out our new play sculpture made by artist Natalie Finnemore. This has been made for children by children at Sandal Castel and invites you to get active with art including sculpture building activities throughout the day.
After this, the sculpture goes back to the Portobello community for the summer as part of Soul Portobello Thursdays.

We are excited to show the sculpture before it goes back to Portobello community for the summer. Try out the sculpture and creative sculpture building activity with Natalie throughout the day.
Printed Patterns
Learning Studios

Design and print your own repeat pattern inspired by the forms, shapes, and lines in the awe-inspiring sculptures of The Hepworth Family Gift. Make yourself a roller printing tool and create a colourful printed artwork to take home.

Art Pod

Visit our Art Pod in the galleries and make something inspired by your favourite pieces of art.

Explore & Draw Bags

Borrow an Explore & draw bag to discover the artworks in the gallery with your family.

Remember to dress for the weather; we will be running activity in all but exceptional conditions.