Family learning

Explore, Discover, Make!

'I brought my 6-year-old daughter and my 71-year-old mother with me at half term and they both loved it! Thought the children's pack was excellent.'

There is something for every member of the family at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. Explore with exciting free trails and tactile resources, discover more on guided tour and make all kinds of arts and crafts at one of our artist-led workshops. Come along to the Make Space every Sunday for our family drop in craft workshop (included with admission) and join us seasonally for Museums at Night.

Free family trails and resources

Explore the Artists' Village as a family with one of our self-guided family trails. All trails are free with adult admission.

In Person

Eye Spy Trail

Monday 3 August – Sunday 1 November
Collect from the Visitor Centre | Free with admission

Become an art detective and use the picture clues to find the artworks. Can you find them all?

Nature Notebook
Monday 3 August - Sunday 1 November
Collect from the Visitor Centre | Free with admission

Be a student of nature – look closely, record details, capture truth. Use this trail in our woodlands and make art from nature, inspired by the philosophy and art of John Ruskin.

Swoop Trail
Monday 3 – Monday 31 August
Collect from the Visitor Centre | Free with admission

Don't miss the spectacular installation of birds in our woodlands created by Surrey Primary School children. Pick up a bird template to colour in and cut out, to make your own Swoop at home.

Families Smartify Tour
From Monday 3 August

What stories do our artworks have to tell? Learn about some favourites from our collection on Smartify.

Smartify is free to download to your device from both Google Play and the App Store. Free WIFI is available in Watts Gallery.

Verey Playwood

Enjoy swings, stepping stones and making camps in our woodlands. Monday - Sunday and free to enjoy.


Watts at Home - Make Space

Get creative with all the family with the Watts at home digital Make Space! Discover simple art tutorials specially designed by Watts's Make Space artists. Guided by video tutorials and free printable activity sheets, experiment with different techniques and explore the wonderful creations that can be made from limited resources.

Click here to see our Make Space activities.

Watts at Home - Watts Tots

Enjoy a Watts Tots activity perfect for under 5s as part of our online Make Space!

Click here to explore Watts Tots.

Family Events and Workshops

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October Half Term

1 Nov

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1 Nov

The Compton Potters’ Arts Guild Revival Project

2 Nov

Volunteer Recruitment

8 Nov

Volunteer Recruitment

17 Nov

Winter Holiday

1 Dec
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Drawing Club

11 Jan