What's on for families this summer at MK Gallery

Sian Griffiths

Summer Holiday Family Workshops

Every Friday from 10am - 4pm during the Summer Holidays, five different artists will introduce their work and get you to contribute to an exciting collaborative artwork. These include a large-scale drawing, an exciting light installation using origami and a lively installation that climbs up the walls.


'Discover' Arts Award is a new national arts award scheme for young people ages 7 and over, which these workshops can count towards.

Find out more about the award / See full listing of events

Mini Makers

Every Saturday, 1 - 3pm, Free

Artist-led activities for ages 4+


Sat 21 July / Design and draw a cartoon character

Sat 28 July / Create a bold and colourful poster of Milton Keynes

Sat 4 August / Construct a 3D model city using cardboard

Sat 11 August / Build your own big face, inspired MK Gallery's Facade

Sat 18 August / Make pocket puppets with artist Kerrie Maxwell

Sat 25 August / Explore a paper landscape


See full listing of events / No booking required, just turn up and join in!

Start the Art

Every Tuesday, 11am - 12 noon, Free

Creative sessions for parents with toddlers


Tues 24 July / Build giant instruments out of everyday materials

Tues 31 July / Express yourself through sound with musical instruments 

Tues 7 Aug / Explore Pop art, inspired by the mouth on our gallery

Tues 14 Aug / Create a comic book hero and design a comic strip

Tues 21 Aug /  Build an amazing 3D cityscape at our Arty Party

Tues 28 Aug / Discover how to make prints


See full listing of events / No booking required, just turn up and join in!

Godiva Awakes

Free Workshops in Campbell Park

Godiva Awakes, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes
Wednesday 1 August / 4pm onwards / Free


Join us for free family activities, including puppet making and Milton Keynes inspired stories in Campbell Park on 1 August, hosted by MK Gallery's Learning Team. This event contributes to the city's festivities, welcoming Godiva as she travels to London from Coventry via a cyclopedia (100 cyclists).


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Paparazzi  (detail), 1996
Steven Gregory

Art Walks in Milton Keynes

Here's an idea for a fun, free, cultural activity with the children this summer. Why not explore the art on your doorstep by following one of Milton Keynes' three different art trails. It's a great way to explore the 200+ public works across the city. You could finish off with a visit to MK Gallery's current Pushwagner exhibition.


Download the Milton Keynes Art Walk Guides



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