Families

Learn and have fun with us as a family – and help us to see our artworks with fresh eyes. With a different theme each month and links to our collection and exhibitions, our Children and Families regular programme offers a unique experience for all family members.

Outdoor Family Sunday

On the first Sunday of every month we offer free and fun creative activities in the Sculpture Park. With a different theme each month to reflect our exhibitions or to highlight a sculpture from our collection, our workshops are a great way to get your children using their imagination and playing outside.

Make the most of it by bringing along a picnic to enjoy in our beautiful surroundings of the University of East Anglia grounds. Our activities are suitable for all ages. Make sure that you dress for the weather!

Our Outdoor Family Sunday activities are listed on our What’s On page prior to each workshop. Keep an eye out here to join our next session.

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Get in touch with Rach Anstey-Sanders,
Learning Programme Manager
(Children, Families and Communities):
rachel.anstey@uea.ac.uk

Saturday Studio

A quarterly workshop aimed at 5-11 year olds and their families. This is a chance to explore new materials and concepts together, with expert support from one of our associate artists.

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Get in touch with Rach Anstey-Sanders,
Learning Programme Manager
(Children, Families and Communities):
rachel.anstey@uea.ac.uk

Holiday Studio

Meet like-minded young people and learn new skills with one of our associate artists in these workshops each school half term holiday.

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Get in touch with Rach Anstey-Sanders,
Learning Programme Manager
(Children, Families and Communities):
rachel.anstey@uea.ac.uk

Families in the Sculpture Park

The Sculpture Park is an outdoor space full of fascinating art, architecture and nature. Explore the fields, woods and University of East Anglia broad with children of all ages. Now you can download our exciting new Pocket Trail Map, designed for young people and packed with information and activities. Find it here.

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Get in touch with Rach Anstey-Sanders,
Learning Programme Manager
(Children, Families and Communities):
rachel.anstey@uea.ac.uk

Online Studio

If you aren’t planning a visit, there are lots of other exciting activities in Online Studio, which you can do at home. There are simple ideas for creative play, mini workshops inspired by our collection and a selection of our popular Family Sunday activities to try out for yourself.

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Get in touch with Rach Anstey-Sanders,
Learning Programme Manager
(Children, Families and Communities):
rachel.anstey@uea.ac.uk

We Are Here

Our family advocacy group will help us develop our offering to children and families. We will do this by opening up conversations between staff at the Sainsbury Centre, parents and carers, and young people during a series of fun, informal activities and events. If you’d like to know more, get in touch with Rach at the address below.

We love to work with families as we gain so much from the individual and particular understandings that they bring. Children learn how different materials behave when twisted or stroked or dropped or drawn on or drawn with. Parents bring their knowledge of stories and traditions within their own family. For these reasons, the Sainsbury Centre looks forward to welcoming your family.

At the Sainsbury Centre: Story Pot with artist Anna Brass

Get in touch with Rach Anstey-Sanders,
Learning Programme Manager
(Children, Families and Communities):
rachel.anstey@uea.ac.uk