Activities for Children & Families

Gallery Oldham is full of fun, creative and exciting activities, events and workshops for children & families of all ages. From our early years sessions to our small cinema viewings there’s always something to bring your little ones to.

As well as our regular events, we also have activities in our gallery spaces and landings which are linked to our exhibitions. We also guarantee to have at least one family friendly exhibition at all times.

Super Saturdays Creative Family FunSuper Saturday collage

Be inspired by our exhibitions! We’ve artist led craft activities, painting, drawing and creative fun for all the family on the first Saturday of the month.

Drop in activities, no need to book.

All Super Saturday activities run 1 – 3pm and are FREE.

Our next Super Saturdays are on

Sat 6 January, Sat 3 February, Sat, 3 March and Sat 8 April.


GO Baby!

GO Baby logo

Let your baby take the lead and explore the gallery through their eyes. Our popular GO Baby! programme for 0 – 2 year olds uses sounds, textures and sensory play to bring our spaces to life.

Just drop in – no need to book.

Our free weekly sessions are on every Thursday from 10.30 -12.00 (term time only)

Call 0161 770 4741 or email for more information.


GO Explorers

Have fun and explore the world through creative and messy play in our weekly sensory sessions for children aged 2-4 and their families. Everyone is welcome, so come along and have-a-go!
GO Explorers

GO Explorers is a mix of creative and messy play.
Please wear appropriate clothing, aprons and gloves can be provided.

Booking essential, just £3.50 per child, per session. Book Online.

Every Friday 10.30 – 11.30 (term time only)

Call 0161 770 4741 or email for more informatiion. 


Holiday fun at Gallery Oldham

Free family activities take place during all school holidays. Activities run from 1 – 4pm each day. Face painting and craft activities at each session.
Most suitable for ages 4–10 years.

Children must be accompanied by an adult for all family activities.

All holiday activities are free with face painting for just £2.

Spring Half- term
Mon 12 Feb, 1-4pm 
Identity cards in decorative wallets
Camouflage characters

Tue 13 Feb, 1-4pm 
Clay swallows nest
Family portrait and decorative frame

Wed 14 Feb, 1-4pm 
Creative wall hangings
Mini decorated scrolls


Tue 3, Wed 4 and Thu 5 April

GO Wild!

Saturday 27 January and 21 April, 1 – 3 pm

Explore the seasonal surprises that nature brings and have fun with a mix of science, nature and creativity. Most suitable for 4 – 10 years.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Book online or call 0161 770 4742.



Friday 16 February, 5 – 9 pm

Don’t miss Oldham’s annual late night arts festival. Look out for events, arts and live shows!

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