Family Activity Space

A large room with artwork on the walls, tables and chairs and a blackboard to the side of the space

The new RWA Family Activity Space

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A child in a unicorn fancy dress costume standing in the Family Activity Space

You can dress up as artists and characters from RWA history!

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A selection of books, costumes and a small chair in the RWA Family Activity Space

Browse books & dress up like an artist; some of the activities available in the Family Activity Space

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A child drawing on the Activity Trail

You can pick up a Family Heritage Trail and learn about the history of RWA

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Three wall mounted cards displaying artist profiles in the Family Activity Room

Learn about many artists and dress up as them at the same time!

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The Activity Trail is an educational and fun resource for visitors to learn about RWA history

The Activity Trail is an interactive and fun resource that visitors can explore the RWA building with

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A child uses scissors to create the 3D Activity Trail

Turn our Activity Trail into a booklet and explore RWA history

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A draw of coloured magnifying glasses in a draw in the Family Activity Space

The Family Activity Space has art materials and fun ways to interact with artwork in the room

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Sensory bags lined up on the RWA stairs, each bag has a character relevant to RWA history including a unicorn, peacock and lion

Available from the welcome desk our Sensory Bags are free for anyone to use for their visit to RWA

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The contents of a sensory bag including noise cancelling headphones, hand puppets, a fidget toy, magnifying glass and coloured filters

Our Sensory Bags have been designed for neurodiverse visitors, supporting them in their visit

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The Family Activity Space is a vibrant, interactive family friendly area full of creative activities.

This space is free to enter and for everyone to enjoy.

Suitable for all ages the space includes a number of fun and creative activities including;

  • giant interactive artworks
  • drawing materials to create your own masterpiece
  • dressing up - costumes include prominent figures in RWA history, some made by local artists
  • Family Activity Trail - children can take the lead and learn about the RWA's history with fun activities as the family explores the building
  • large exhibition screens displaying artworks created in the space
  • comfy fluid seating and a reading corner with books and iPads containing creative and educational apps
  • free sensory bags containing items including noise cancelling headphones, hand puppets and fidget toys - available at the Welcome Desk

Located on the lower ground floor the Family Activity Space can be accessed via the lift, or down the stairs by the welcome desk. 

The nearest toilet to the Family Activity Space is the accessible toilet and baby change facility located just outside the room in the corridor, and at the far end of the corridor there are more toilets.

There is also a Changing Places Facility which can be accessed from the Family Activity Space.

Find out more about Access and Building Facilities.

If you are a interested in organising an educational visit, this room can be used for School group activities. Please see further information for Schools, Colleges and Learning Groups.

Photos: Alice Hendy Photography


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Scribble and Sketch

Once a month

All the family are welcome at Scribble and Sketch in communities across the city! Join us for free creative activities with an artist, try something new and have fun together.