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PLAY Family Day

Join us for a family fun day for all things make-believe! There will be storytelling, crafts and artist-led activities to celebrate the PLAY exhibition. Come dressed as your favourite make-believe character, or create your own accessories in one of our workshops. Free, but some activities will be charged for.


Knights & Princesses 

Suitable for ages 3 +


Learning Space 1: Drop in, 10.30-3.30

Make your own knight’s helmet or medieval hat in our craft activity.


Chinese Games & Crafts

Suitable for ages 7 +

Learning Space 2 & 3: Limited places, please book tickets here 1.30-3.30pm

Join experts from the Confucius Institute at Coventry University to take part in some traditional Chinese games , Taichi and crafts, including calligraphy and knot animals.



Suitable for ages 3+


Covered Court: Drop in, 11.00am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Join storyteller Anna O’Brien and help her to weave tales of magic and make believe inspired by our collections.


Selling Fun

Suitable for ages 5+


Covered Court: Drop in, 10.30am-3.30pm

Join Ludic Rooms to Come up with a cool name for a new toy, dream up a bright and eye-catching logo and create our own advert to Sell, Sell, Sell Fun!


Colouring Station

Suitable for all ages


Floor 1, outside the Play exhibition: Drop in 10.30am-3.30pm

Help us to bring our play house to life with colour or complete your own picture to take home


Hobby Horse Racing

Suitable for ages 3 +


Throughout the building: Drop in, 10.30-12.30

Meet our Victor Mixture, to try out some historic toys and see if you can beat him in a hobby horse race!


Play your Cards Right

Suitable for ages 3+


History Centre: Drop in 1.00pm, 2.00pm & 3.00pm

Victor Mixture and his glamorous assistant Dolly Mixture challenge you to a game of Play Your Cards Right


Drop in and PLAY!

Suitable for ages  5+


History Centre: Drop in, 10.30am-3.30pm

Challenge your friends to traditional games of cards, dominoes and pick up sticks.


Alfred’s café

Special offers for the family day will be B Cool lemonade, bubble gum or orange ice lollies for only 50p when purchased with a children’s lunchbox at £3.95.

Cupcakes £1.00 and other sweet offers available



Don’t miss our play themed exhibitions, they are all free of charge

World of Play: Enter into a world of imagination and open-ended learning, where children can play in a place of possibilities. Create dens, get hands-on and explore in a space designed specifically for under 5s.

Play: An Exploration of Toys, Games & Fun: Delve into the world of play in this interactive exhibition for all the family. Discover how we have played for the last 2000 years. From marbles to Meccano and dolls to dressing up, this exhibition is packed with objects and interactives to delight and entertain all ages.

Rare: From 8-bit to Xbox One Join us for a celebration of Rare, the award-winning and internationally renowned video games company based in Warwickshire.

Free, some activities will be charged for

Recommended for age 3+, but all welcome. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

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Email info@culturecoventry.comor call us on 024 7623 7521.

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