There’s plenty to do in the North East this summer and it needn’t cost you a penny! Read on for details of where you can try circus skills, meet Peppa Pig, enter an ’invention of the future’ competition, make a Roman shield and more!
Please share the information with families you work with. You are advised to contact the venue before making a visit. Have a great summer!
Arbeia Roman Fort &
Tuesday 16 August, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Make a souvenir badge at Arbeia Roman Fort!
2. Roman artists
Tuesday 23 August, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Get creative and help us make a Roman themed wall display!
3. Roman Shields
Tuesday 30 August, 10am – 12.00 and 1pm – 3pm.
Make your own Roman shield to take home!
4. Saturday Storytimes in the Mouse House
02 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug. 10.30am and 11.30am.
Free activities for the under 5s in the Mouse House Gallery every other Saturday.
Come and meet the Great North Mouse for storytime sessions with Gallery Interpreter Kathryn. Stories, songs and learning through play.
For details of each week’s story see www.twmuseums.org.uk
Hatton Gallery The Quadrangle,
5. Mexican themed summer workshops
25 Jul, 27 Jul, 29 Jul, 01 Aug. Drop in 10.30am – 12.00.
Artist-led creative workshops for children of all ages with a Mexican theme, inspired by this summer’s Revolution on paper: Mexican prints 1910 -1960 exhibition. For details of each week’s activity see www.twmuseums.org.uk/hatton
6. Future World
Saturday 30 July, Thursday 11 August, Saturday 13 August, 10.30am – 3.00pm
Take part in our competition to make your invention of the future using junk materials. Bring along your own junk or use some of ours!
Wednesday 27 July, 10.30-12.30pm and1.30-3.30pm
Print a picture to take home using printing techniques. Could be messy so don’t wear your best clothes!
Wednesday 3 August, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm
A celebration of Play for all ages. Create your own miniature cityscape inspired by Colin Booth’s giant sculptural installation (made from 3000 wooden blocks!).
Wednesday 10 August, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm
Have fun making crazy collages inspired by the collections in the gallery.
Wednesday 17 August, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm
Experiment with watercolours, learn new techniques.
11. Giant cityscape
Wednesday 24 August, 10.30-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm
Help us draw a massive cityscape inspired by Colin Booth’s giant sculptural installation.
Wednesday 31 August, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm
Make your own clay creations to take home.
13. Family tours every Saturday, 11.00am
Take a trip round Baltic’s exhibitions with one of our friendly Crew who can offer fun and engaging ways to enjoy and learn more about contemporary art. For ages 13 and under with their families.
14. Busy Bs
Every Saturday and Sunday , 2pm – 4pm
Hassle free, no need to book – just drop-in and get stuck in. Activities for young artists inspired by our exhibitions. Suitable for children 13 years and under with their families.
15. Toddler Time
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Every Tuesday in Quay, Baltic Learning space will be transformed into a magical town for children under 5 and their families to play with art. Includes 10% off in the café bar.
16. Baltic Summer Art Spectacular
Every weekday from 1 – 26 August, 2pm – 4pm
Drop in to Quay any weekday throughout August where Baltic artists will take you into the inspiring world of paper sculpture, collage, animation workshops, and much more. For ages 13 and under with their families.
17. Art in the Park 2011
Sunday 28 & Monday 29 August 2011, 11am – 4pm
Level 1 will be transformed into an enchanting park where you can work with Baltic artists making different types of animation. Why not bring a picnic to enjoy in the specially created picnic area on
18. Family Fun Day
Sunday 10 July, 1pm – 4.30pm
Activities include: family zumbal smoothie experience with pedal powered smoothie makers; guest appearance from Peppa Pig; speed shoot and football tennis with Sunderland SAFC; family field games and activities; fruit kebab and fruit juice making and more!
19. Have a Go!
Saturday 16 July, 10am – 4pm
A day of free workshops in animation, circus skills, community choir, digital photography, recycled art, recording studio techniques, learn to sing and watercolour painting.
Friday 29 July – Sunday 31 July
Ground Entertainment from 10am, Flying Programme 12noon – 6pm.
A thrilling flying display and full arena programme, as well as lots to do on the ground including displays, exhibitions and traders.This year’s event will be launched in spectacular style on Friday 29 July, with a FREE celebration event for all the family, from 7-10pm. Come along and enjoy the live music, night-flying and dramatic fireworks display over the sea.