Manchester Art Gallery

Holiday activities

Family workshops

During most school holidays we offer free artist led workshops for families. These sessions are suitable for all ages; we always work with 2 artists, one with an early years specialism and one who develops activities for older children. Keep an eye on this website for more details.

Summer Art Sessions for families

All art sessions are free. Drop in anytime 1-3 pm.

This summer we welcome you to the Magnetic Playground in the new Clore Art Studio.

Materials and equipment will be available for you to make your own magnetic creations.

You can also have a go at playing table tennis on our crazy hexagonal table, draw amazing geometric pictures and look at some fantastic artwork from around the world.

Don’t forget our Clore Art Studio is open daily and that you can borrow a tool belt to explore the gallery anytime. If you want to draw, just ask our VS team if you can borrow a drawing pack from the front desk.