All summer the Whitworth will be exploring the art of play. Have a wander and find things to do both indoors and out. With our Splash Studio, giant garden games and a sensory area for babies, there’s something for all the family in a gallery where art meets nature.
Saturday 27 July to Sunday 1 September
All events are free and drop-in
An open studio to experiment and play with water walls, tables and channels kindly donated by our friends at Pentagon Play.
Sensory play in the gallery for non-walking babies and their grown ups.
A Grand (parents) Day Out
Friday 2 August, 1-3pm
Bring your grandchildren for water themed activities with Age Friendly volunteers, extra seating and a cup of tea on us.
Tuesday 30 July & Saturday 10 August, 3.30-4.30pm
An hour of creative dance, open to all children and families with additional needs.
National Play Day
Wednesday 7 August, 11am-3pm
On top of our Playtime games and interventions come along and play in our park. Try water pistol painting, bubble art and more.
Wednesday 14 August 12-3pm
Bring your own picnic and then join us for a disco from 1pm. For children and families with additional needs.
Supported by Manchester SEND Local Offer & Parent Champions
Thursday 22 August, 6-8pm
An evening of music, games and play.
My Wild City: Family Bug Hunt
Wednesday 21 August 11am-1pm
Find out about the tiny creatures that live beside us in Whitworth Park.
Whitworth Young Contemporaries Makes
Thursdays, 2-4pm throughout August
Creative, hands on workshops for 11-16 year olds.
PLAYTIME 2018 – Winner of ‘Best Event’ at Fantastic For Families awards 2019. We’re looking forward to even more fun this year.
Our friends at Pentagon Play have kindly donated the water play equipment for this summer’s PLAYTIME. Pentagon has been inspiring learning through play since 1998 and are specialists in making school playground equipment stimulating and challenging for children.