Little Artists

Fun for the under 5s, every Tuesday during term time

A young girl playing with paint


Tuesday 5 December

Tuesday 16 January

Tuesday 23 January

Tuesday 30 January

Tuesday 6 February

Tuesday 20 February

Tuesday 27 February

Visitor Information


10:30am - 11:30am, every Tuesday during term time.


Pre-booked online: £3 for the first child, £1 for additional children

Pay on the day: £4 for the first child, £1 for additional children


Click the date to book;

Jan 16

Jan 23

Jan 30

Feb 6

Feb 20

Feb 27

March 6

March 13

March 20

March 27

Please note: There are a limited number of tickets available for each session. Online booking for sessions at £3 per child is available at the link above, and sales for each session close at 10.30pm the night before. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door for first-come-first served, at a cost of £4.


Discover the Laing with your little ones and support their early development in a fun and relaxed way, exploring a different theme each week. Each session involves a warm up with movement and motion, gallery exploration with fun interactive activities, a practical art activity with various materials and a short story time. 

This activity aims to be fully inclusive and anyone with additional needs is welcome. There is no minimum age limit but children that are mobile are more able to join in with the sessions.

If you would like to have an informal conversation with a member of the learning team before attending then please contact the Laing learning team on

Weekly themes: 

Jan 16 - Colour and rainbows

Jan 23 – Charming chairs

Jan 30 – Tremendous teapots

Feb 6 – Valentine

No session at half term

Feb 20 – Happy hands

Feb 27 – Funny feet

March 6 – Spring flowers

March 13 – Wonderful weaving

March 20 – Windy weather

March 27 – Playtime prints

No session during Easter holidays

Under 5s' area closure

We are currently redeveloping our children's areas to improve them for our youngest visitors and their families/carers. We will announce the reopening of the space in early 2018 on our website and social media, so please do check before visiting. 

Little Artists sessions will be held in Gallery E on the first floor until the area has reopened. 

Thank you for your understanding.