Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

Part of our Families guide

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Image courtesy of The Whitworth.

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth, Manchester, 14 January–14 May 2022, free entry - Visit now

Families of Manchester!  Take a visit to the Outdoor Art Club at the Whitworth Art Gallery, taking place on various dates throughout spring and summer, and jam-packed with fun and creative activities designed to encourage your little ones to play freely while exploring nature and the outdoors with family and friends.

Get soaked and splash around in the water play, create all sorts of yucky and marvellous medicines at the potion stations and produce your own art with chalk drawing and mud painting. These sessions will take place outdoors come rain or shine, so it’s recommended you wear suitable warm clothing, waterproofs, and wellies, especially on rainy days!

The Outdoor Art Club activities are drop-in. If they are at full capacity when you arrive, there are other activities for you and your family to get involved in, including the Welly Walk booklets, Park Trails map, and Colouring-in Park map and there is a play park nearby too.

The Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth provides a safe and colourful space to encourage children to be curious and take risks. The creative activities support children to learn communication and understand team work, while also improving their fine-motor skills in a natural, secure, outdoor setting. The benefits are huge, and not only this, the welcoming environment enables an environment where adults also feel comfortable. Parents and carers can spend some quality time with their children and other adults, while participating in creative and messy play and breathing in the fresh air!

Upcoming times and dates

Friday 6 May, 10.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 14 May, 10.30am-12.30pm

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth, Manchester

14 January–14 May 2022
Free entry

Dates and Times

  • 6 May 2022 10:30 am
  • 14 May 2022 10:30 am
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit