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Photo by Peter Anderson

Photo by Peter Anderson

Events - Family Events

Family Weekends


23 Feb 2013 - 24 Feb 2013

Welcome to a brand new season of family workshops and events at Nottingham Contemporary. Nature carpets, miracle plants and walking stick cabbages are some of the amazing artworks that will inspire our family workshops and activities. There is something to enjoy every single weekend and extra events during half term and the Easter holidays.

Borrow a Bag
Every day during the exhibition
Available from Reception

These little bags of wonder offer families practical and playful ways to explore and enjoy the exhibitions.

“A great idea – it helped my children to be able to look at the art in more detail.” Family visitor

Family Room
Every Sat & Sun during the exhibition, 11am – 3pm, Free.

There is something wonderful to do every weekend in our Family Room. The Studio Just drop in!

Step inside The Family Room and find a world of new ideas and many wonderful ways to enjoy the exhibition. Our talented Play and Learn staff will make it fun, interactive and offer you new art skills with which to conjure up your family creations.


Sat 23 & Sun 24 February - Time Machine

John Newling’s miracle trees grow ever so slowly and give us hints about his ideas of time. How do we measure time? What is a waste of time? How can we buy time and what is a good use of time? Take all these ideas, squeeze them together and invent a time machine that can make time do whatever you want it to.   

If you have further questions or queries, please contact Saima Kaur at or phone her on 0115 9489783. For weekend enquiries please contact our reception on 0115 948 9750.

How to get to us

Discounted travel to families and groups on main bus operators and the tram, see our Visit webpage for more information.


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