Activities for families at Orleans House Gallery

Throughout the year we offer a wide range of family arts activities around the borough for babies and up.

These include regular weekly programmes, short courses, and annual family events.

Free family passes

We offer free places to some of our family programmes for those who are eligible.

Find out more

Regular family programmes

  • Baby Mindful - A free course of mindfulness for bumps and babies.
  • See Saw - Drop-in sessions for families with children under 5 every Friday.
  • Dad Day - Workshops especially for Dads and under 10s, Saturdays, every second weekend of the month.
  • Sunday Afternoon Art - Drop-in creative art workshops for families every first Sunday of the month.
  • Draw and Explore - Free family art walks will adventure to a different local area each week.
  • My Richmond - Learn about the history of your local community through creative activities and games.

Free family passes: Find out if you’re eligible for a free family pass to some of our programmes.

Annual family activities

  • Springtime Safari (May) – art and craft activities for families inspired by our local landscape and wildlife
  • Holi (March) – art activities for families at our annual festival of colour
  • Big Draw (October) – develop your drawing skills in our annual drop-in workshop for families exploring a different theme each year.
  • Santa and Family Christmas Activities (December) - festive fun and Christmas activities suitable for children aged 4 and up.

Visit the Orleans House Gallery Education Blog.

Forest School activities

Go wild in the woods!

Wild Education run Forest School activities in the woods for pre-school, after school, curriculum sessions and holiday activities.

For further information and details of the current activities visit Wild Education, or contact

Updated: 20 December 2017