There’s always something to do at Gallery Oldham, even for our youngest visitors. Join our award nominated programmes and take part in some of our messiest sessions!
GO Baby –
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
10.30am – 12noon, Free – Drop in
GO Baby is back with more sensory fun than ever before, join our fortnightly programme for 0 – 2’s and their families. Led by an artist explore the galleries collections and exhibitions using all of your senses in our Montessori inspired play sessions.
GO Explorers –
18th Nov, 23rd Dec, 6th Jan, 24th Feb, 24th Mar, 24th Apr, 26th May, 30th June
10.30am – 12noon, £4 per child, booking required via Eventbrite
Our 2 – 4’s are welcomed back with open arms in our GO Explorers sessions, discover a world of fun in our messy creative play workshops. Make new friends, explore nature, make little artworks to take home and join the gallery for plenty of fun!
Get creative in our newest sessions for under 5’s and their families. Explore the wonder of clay in our Baby Art Studio workshop, make and decorate your own baubles and plates in this creative workshop and have a fired final piece to keep forever – or gift just in time for Christmas!
Baby Photobooth – New for 2022
Wednesday 9 November, 10am – 12pm at Oldham Library
Award winning photographer Tim Simpson will be joining us to take beautiful portraits of your little ones, for 0 – 12months. Each ticket includes a printed photograph and the opportunity to buy more directly from Tim.
Adult and Baby Cinema – NEW FOR 2022
10am – 12.30pm – £3 per adult ticket, children under 18 months are free.
Join our first Adult and baby cinema showings, perfect for adults with children under 18 months. Soft lighting, lowered volume and your little one are welcome to move around the auditorium as you need.
Breast and bottle feeding welcome.
Extra Small Cinema – NEW FOR 2022
10am – 12.30pm – £3 per child ticket, adults (6+) are free.
Sensory film screenings for under 5’s, our relaxed seating, sensory play materials and specially chosen early years films are perfect for little ones to explore. Ticket price includes a snack pack for each child.
Sing and Sign with Eliza Says – NEW FOR 2022
Thursday 11am – 12noon, £5 per session. Bookable via Lorenza at email@example.com
Sing and Sign with Eliza Says is a fantastic programme for families who want to join a fun and relaxed signing session, learn British Sign Language through rhyme, play and song.
Explore our collections digitally with your under 5’s
For any information or queries regarding the early years programme at Gallery Oldham please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids in Museums – Museums of the Year shortlisted nominee 2015
Manchester Life Magazine – Exhibition of the year nominee 2015
Museums and Heritage Award for Excellence – Project on a limited budget shortlist 2016
Visit England – Family Friendly Finalist 2017
Curious Minds – Northwest Cultural Education Awards, Inclusive Partnership nominee 2017
Henshaws – Visual Impairment Friendly Business of the Year nominee 2018