We welcome children and their families to enjoy the arts and have fun trying new creative experiences.

We regularly host family friendly tours, events and creative workshops to encourage open-ended experimentation and introduce creative skills and techniques.

Join us for free drop-in LOOK-THINK-MAKE workshops each month to explore and unravel some of the ideas and processes found within the galleries.

Activity map

Families visiting the exhibitions can pick up a simple activity map to start investigations in the galleries, and follow up with creative ideas to try at home.

Coming up


Sunday 9 July


Tales For Toddlers

With storyteller Kevin Graal

Monday 10 July


Mini Kite Makers

For ages 5-7 years

Monday 24 July


Kite Design Studio

For ages 8–12 years.

Tuesday 25 July



Sunday 6 August


Tales For Toddlers

With Treasure Tots

Monday 14 August


Make Waves: Contemporary Music Summer School

For ages 11-19 years

Tuesday 1 August –
Thursday 3 August


Voyages of Discovery

For age 8 – 12 years

Thursday 10 August –
Friday 11 August


Fantastic for families

We have signed up to the Family Arts Standards developed by The Family Arts Campaign and the Family & Childcare Trust. All our spaces are accessible for those with pushchairs and there are baby-changing facilities on the ground floor

The De La Warr Pavilion Café Bar & Kitchen serves healthy, good-value food and drink. We provide high chairs and a small play area.

We have also signed up as a supporter of the Kids in Museums Manifesto.