Family Day At The Guildhall Arts Centre

Family Day At The Guildhall Arts Centre

Join us for FREE junk drumming workshops, face painting, circus skills and so much more!

Join us at the arts centre for our fantastic family day. With so much happening around the building, you'll be spoilt for choice! There's face painting, arts and crafts, circus skills training and even a live theatre show!

See full details of events below (please note some events require booking in advance):

undefinedDinotopia Walkabout - Ballroom

Meet the adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his beautiful dinosaur, Odysseia the Parasaurolophus, torn from the pages of a Boy's Own adventure and shipwrecked on our shores. Help the captain as he studies his map in an attempt to return the beast to the late Cretaceous period of The Land that Time Forgot.

Failing that, simply make friends with Odysseia and help her understand that not all humans are barbaric cavemen & women.

11am-11.30am, 12.30pm-1pm, 2pm-2.30pm street theatre puppetry performance (Free)


The Nosy Little Troll

Join us in the theatre for this funny Scandinavian story, starring a tasty brown cheese song, a lost goat and a bushy old troll with green fingers. Garlic Theatre hold their young audience spellbound with wonderfully crafted troll puppets, live music and lots of joining in.

2pm (£8, £6 concessions, £24 family of 4)




  undefinedArts and Crafts - Ballroom

The team from the LOV network will be in the ballroom, providing fun arts and crafts activities!

10am-3pm drop in sessions (Free)



undefinedFace Painting - Upper Landing

'The Party Lady' will be in the ballroom, providing fun face painting! 

11am-3pm drop in sessions (Free)



undefinedJunk Percussion Workshop - Studio 1

After being introduced to the instruments, the children will have fantastic fun playing them whilst gaining valuable experience of working as a team and learning how old pots, pans, brushes and boxes can all be recycled to form a “Junk” orchestra.

11am-2pm Newton Room booked sessions (Free)



undefinedStorytelling - Studio 4

Join Beth for an exciting adventure in one of her storytelling sessions in studio 4!

11.30am-12pm, 12.30pm-1pm, 1.30pm-2pm drop in sessions (Free)




undefinedGraffiti - Abbey Gardens

Join Imageskool in Abbey Gardens and get involved in painting our very own graffiti wall! 

10am-3pm drop in sessions (Free)







Check out the bubble display as you enter the venue!

10am-3pm drop in sessions (Free)





undefinedCircus Skills - Newton Room

Join us outside in the Newton Room for some serious clowning around, as you learn exciting circus skills! 

10am-3pm drop in sessions (Free)








 undefinedInspire+ - Newton Room

Head into the Newton Room to join Inspire+ for some fun sports activities!

10am-3pm drop in sessions (Free)

Book Tickets

Important Information

Date: Saturday 15th July

Time: Events between 10am-3pm

Please see specific event listings for details on times and booking information


Cookies on our website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites. Such third party cookies may track your use on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.