May Half-Term at The Hepworth Wakefield

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
The Hepworth Wakefield / Jo Crawford

May Half-Term at The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield 25 May — 2 June 2019 Entrance is free

It’s always a good time of year to take the kids to The Hepworth Wakefield, in our book. It ain’t for nothing that it has rapidly become one of the leading cultural highlights of the North, notably beating Tate Modern to scoop the world’s biggest museum prize, the Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017.

While getting the attention of art-lovers from across the land, The Hepworth Wakefield is also renowned for being a wonderfully welcoming place, with families and community at its heart.

This May half-term brings a multitude of free activities to explore, play and create in this incredible space together.

Artist-led drop-in workshops give the chance to get stuck into creative endeavours inspired by the exhibitions, displays and artworks around you.

Art Pods in the galleries themselves also offer more opportunity to flex your artistic skills together and relax while browsing creative books. Toddlers meanwhile can build to their hearts’ content with specially designed Hepworth-inspired wooden blocks.

The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield

 

Borrow “looking tools”, handling objects and drawing materials from Explore & Draw Stations and Explore & Draw tote bags to explore the galleries, create your own artworks and discover  ideas, processes and materials linked to the inspirational art that’s on display.

Bright Light Sculptures sessions this half-term offers luminary artistic adventures through the chance to  play with materials on light boxes, contribute to a large scale drawing with huge stencils and make your own Hepworth-inspired light catcher to take home.

May Half-Term at The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield 25 May — 2 June 2019 Entrance is free

What's on at The Hepworth Wakefield

Where to go near May Half-Term at The Hepworth Wakefield

Wakefield
Restaurant
Hi Sushi

Hi Sushi is a new Japanese sushi restaurant, located at the site of the former Hokkaido Teppanyaki restaurant.

Wakefield
Theatre
Stride Theatre

Stride Theatre is a diversity and SEN focused theatre company at the heart of the Wakefield community, looking to ‘bring people together’ and ‘allow individuals to flourish’.

Wakefield
Shop
Wakefield Antiques

Wakefield Antiques, The Ridings is the hot-spot space for locals of Wakefield to deal, create and collect products, craft and heirlooms.

Wakefield
Bar or Pub
Now Serving

In the heart of Wakefield this basement bar, ‘high end, low brow’ by their own description, remains a popular watering hole.

Neon Workshops
Wakefield
Neon Workshops

One of Wakefield’s coolest companies, book a workshop, visit a temporary exhibition or browse Neon Workshops’ online shop.

Merlins of Wakefield
Wakefield
Shop
Merlins of Wakefield

Merlins of Wakefield is a magic shop offering both products and informed advice to beginner and experienced magicians.

Wakefield
Event venue
Venue 23

Venue 23 is an independently run live music venue in Wakefield, which plays host to both local and international talent.

Holmfield Arms
Wakefield
Hotel
Holmfield Arms

A popular lodge-style hotel set in picturesque parkland with its own restaurant, close to Wakefield city centre.

The Hop Wakefield
Wakefield
Music venue
The Hop Wakefield

With over 50 years brewing experience and over 35 years knowledge of the music industry, The Hop Wakefield offers traditional ale plus contemporary music.

Frank Bird
Wakefield
Shop
Frank Bird

With an elegant facade and a reputation for excellent customer service, Frank Bird offers premium menswear collections from around the world.

What's on: Families

OUTDOOR ART CLUB AT THE WHITWORTH
Until
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Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

Enjoy fun and creative activities designed to encourage your little ones to play freely in the fresh air, while exploring nature and the outdoors with family and friends.

free entry

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