Early Years Sensory Workshops: Let’s Play. Again!

Toddler playing
Photo: Morgan Stockton
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Join our experienced Play & Learn Facilitators and book your FREE place on our Early Years workshops, themed to our exhibitions.

You and your little one can explore the world through sensory free play, in a safe and stimulating environment.

From babes in arms, to bum shufflers, snoozers, and movers there are workshops for different age categories, just so we can focus on those important developmental stages.

Each session is an hour, and takes place in our Space on the following Mondays:

Mon 4 Mar_sold out

Mon 22 Apr

At these times for the specific age group:

10:00 – 11:00, birth – 12 months

11:30 – 12:30, 1 – 2 years (time change!)

13:30 – 14:30, 2 – 4 years

Online bookings end at the start of the session.

If you would like more information, or would like support in completing your booking, please call us on (0115 948 9750) and ask for Lisa Jacques.

Blend at Nottingham Contemporary have been working with Susie, our Play and Learn Facilitator to create the Toast Café. A fantastic sensory friendly menu for small children, suitable for a range of needs and price ranges, adding to their main children's menu.

FREE. Limited Capacity. Booking is required.

What our participants think about us:

"Best sessions we go to, they are brilliant!"

"He's had a wonderful time playing there, and it's so nice to watch him go from crawling to walking at the contemporary. Looking forward to being back."

"This is the best thing ever to bring my boys to. It's completely safe! I know they can't get out. And we came in November thinking it would be the same each week. And it’s a completely different set up. It's fantastic"

Your Visit

To prepare you for your visit see our, Access and Facilities here, and Getting Here.

Our activities are held in our large ground floor area, called The Space.

Find out about our Play and Learn facilitators before you arrive, Getting to know us: The Play & Learn Team.

We create a sensory and immersive environment.

Adult and child noise reducing headphones are available on request.

We have a Changing Places facility.

We are a Breastfeeding Welcome venue.

All our Play & Learn Facilitators hold a current DBS certificate.

All our Play & Learn Facilitators have regular safeguarding training.

We have staff on duty who are First Aid at Work, and Paediatric First Aid, trained.

We are a member of the Family Arts Campaign and part of the local Nottingham Network Group with our cultural friends.

Our current exhibitions are Paul Mpagi Sepuya: Exposure and Dora Budor: Again.


Entry to our exhibitions and our family activities is free.

Our Gallery Assistants are on hand to support a happy and safe environment. Please help by listening to their guidance and let them know if you need any assistance or guidance during your visit.

Safe play

Please take care of your children while enjoying the activities, encouraging safe and positive play.

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