Learning

Families

Baby Mindful

Baby Mindful is back, in the awe-inspiring beauty of our Octagon Room.

Taking inspiration from the visual and emotional impact of the gallery’s artworks and surroundings, sessions will include mindful movement, creative mindfulness sessions and guided meditation practice.

Choose from the option of a 4 or 8 week course, or individual sessions and spend quiet, quality time learning Mindfulness techniques from a qualified practitioner. Especially tailored to new or expecting parents and their bumps or babies (pre-crawling) this course will enhance bonding between you and your baby, promote calm and offer the opportunity to meet other local parents.

For dates, and to book in advance visit our What’s On page.

See Saw

Weekly drop-in sessions for under-fives and their carers. These multi-sensory sessions are designed to encourage creativity and curiosity, and develop skills in communication, co-ordination and social interaction. Sessions include music, play materials, soft play, creative activities, stories and rhyme time in a relaxed environment.

See Saw sessions take place every Friday (term time and school holidays) from 10.30am to 12.30pm in either the Coach House or Stables Gallery.

The sessions cost £6 for the first child and £3 for additional siblings. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No booking is necessary, just drop-in on the day.

Dad Day

Dad Day is a programme of creative activities for Dads or male carers and their children from babies to 10 years. Practical artist-led workshops explore different themes and techniques including animation, print-making, construction and painting.

Workshops are based on the current exhibition at Richmond’s Riverside Gallery. Have fun exploring the gallery, playing with clay, creating collages, and making masks!

Sessions take place every second Saturday of the month from 10am to 12pm in the Whittaker Ellis Suite, Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.

Sessions cost £6 for first child and £3 for additional siblings over 6 months.

Sunday Afternoon Art

Join us for a series of drop-in, relaxed and creative art sessions for all the family on Sunday afternoons.

Sessions take place on the first Sunday of each month from 2 to 3.30pm in the Coach House.

£4 first child, £1.50 additional siblings and children. No booking is necessary.

Request a family pass to gain free entry to family workshops. Family passes are available for those who are:

  • Unemployed
  • Receiving benefits including Income Support, Job Seekers or Disability Allowance
  • Single parents
  • Caring for a child with a disability
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Foster families

Passes are only available for Richmond residents.

To request a Family Pass or for more information about any of our family programmes please email the Education Team.