Mini Makers - Messy Play


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There is tons of creative fun for little hands and feet in relaxed and engaging art session.

Mini Makers - Messy Play at The Herbert Art Gallery

Babies and toddlers will have the opportunity to explore various materials across the sessions including paint, glitter, paste, sand, clay, slimy spaghetti, chalk and much more. Messy play is an important element of early childhood development, appealing to children’s curiosity and helping them to understand the world through their senses. These sessions will also expose them to early mark making, enabling them to develop good concentration, muscle control and encourage their imaginations. Arrive anytime and be prepared to get messy!

The sessions run on various Thursdays, and there are two sessions each day:

10:30am - 12pm | 1:30pm - 3pm

Designed for age 0-4, but all are welcome.

£2 per child.

It is advisable that you and your child wear items of clothing that you are happy to risk getting paint on. Whilst the paint is water based it may stain if not washed out quickly. Many of our regular visitors have a dedicated 'messy' outfit for the purposes of enjoying this session to its fullest extent, with a spare outfit to change into afterwards.

No need to book - just drop in!

See here for more information about the facilities at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.