Learn and have fun with us as a family – and help us to see our artworks with fresh eyes. 

Pre-school children can join in creative play with Mini-Studio while older children can enjoy a range of practical workshops during half-terms and holidays.

We hope to resume the following sessions when the centre reopens.

Mini Studio is a creative session for one to five year olds and their grownups.  Explore the Sainsbury Centre inside and out, meet artworks and use lots of wonderful materials for open ended play. Younger siblings are welcome to join in.  Be prepared for messy experiments and outdoor fun.  Mini Studio takes place on the first Thursday of each month, starting at 10.15am. £8 per child, £5 concessions.

The first Sunday of the month, join us for Family Sundays, an artist-led drop-in workshop FREE for all the family. 11am-2pm.  No booking required.  

Every Saturday from 10.30am-11.15am, come and cook up a story in the gallery at Story Pot, our FREE storytelling workshop for families. 

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. 

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Information on facilities including baby changing areas and cloakrooms 



Children’s Holiday Studio

We look forward to confirming more dates for Holiday Studio once the Sainsbury Centre reopens.  Please visit our online Learning Studio to discover lots of activities to keep children of all ages creatively entertained.

Children’s Holiday Studio gives your child the opportunity to develop skills and explore materials and techniques with a practising artist.  Each session includes an artist-led activity in the studio and creative looking and learning about objects and artworks in the galleries.

Booking essential as limited number of places available.  To book please call our Visitor Experience Team on 01603 593199 or email scva@uea.ac.uk.

FREE Children’s Holiday Studio places for Looked-After Children