School holiday activities at The Harley Gallery

24 June 2021

School holiday activities at The Harley Gallery

Creative activities from sculpture to performance are among the summer holiday activities planned for children at The Harley Gallery.

The gallery has organised weekly arts and crafts activities throughout the school holidays including a Summer School (2-6 August) for six to 12-year-olds and paint-a-pot sessions on Thursdays

During the week-long programme, children will get the chance to create huge pieces of art with a giant spirograph on the ground. There will also be a nature-themed day where youngsters can create art out of natural materials collected within the Welbeck estate. Other activities include creating soft textile sculptures and tie-dyed t-shirts.

The final day’s activities will see children creating a giant marble run and their own crazy golf course, inspired by the week’s activities.


Additional activities will take place in The Harley Gallery on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm. Art activities will also be available in the Creative Space in The Harley Gallery that have been inspired by The Jerwood Collection, currently on show within The Harley Gallery.

All the activities have been organised by the gallery’s Education and Engagement Managers, Dayle Green and Ruth Waller. 

Ruth said: “After a year where we have been unable to host activities like this, we are excited to be able to welcome youngsters back. We love inspiring young minds to be creative and, over the past year, many have missed out on meaningful experiences. The activities promise to be fun and inspiring as well as educational.”