In an art gallery, a toddler balances on a row of colourful cushions, a baby reaches up to the ceiling lights and a small girl puts a finger to her lips and creeps quietly round the corner so as not to wake a sleeping lion. Children participate in galleries in a myriad of ways that are sometimes predictable, sometimes completely surprising.
At Manchester Art Gallery we offer families a free and welcoming space in the heart of the city that enables people to be creative and play together. You can access our family gallery The Lion’s Den during opening hours.
In The Lion’s Den we run a varied programme of events and activities for children, parents, carers and early years providers. We also collaborate with other agencies in the city that work so hard to improve outcomes for families in Manchester.