Family Visits

Awaken your senses in nature, while exploring woods, lakes and beautiful green spaces. Build curiosity and wonder while seeking out thought-provoking sculptures. Nourish your family in mind, soul and body while creating memories together.

YSP is fantastic for the whole family.

Our family events programme has something for children of all ages to take part in. Join in with family events to think, make and play.

Admission is free for 25s and under and our new Open Concession ticket at £6 is available to everyone who considers themselves qualifying for a concession ticket.

Pick up free activities in the indoor galleries and have a go at activities in the Project Space in our Underground Gallery. We also have lots of exciting resources for you to explore on your visit to YSP.

a child drawing at a table in ysp cafe while family are eating lunch outside

Exploring with activities for families

Get little hands and minds busy with exhibition inspired Drawing Together and Talking Together ideas. Download the Sculpture and Nature Hunt and see what you can discover.

Pick up a playful activity basket in the Underground Gallery to make and create together beside the sculptures in our exhibitions.

Share your discoveries and creations with us on Instagram @yspsculpture#YSPFamily

Family facilities to support your visit

  • Breast feeding welcome
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Highchairs
  • Family friendly gifts, books and food
  • Places to picnic
  • Water fountains
  • Buggy friendly paths

We have a dedicated family space in our Living Room located in the main Visitor Centre. Sit down, rest, feed your baby, and gather your thoughts. To help, there are books for younger children.

Our commitment to family learning

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A child photographing a colourful sculpture on a mobile phone.

Getting in touch

Your feedback is important to us. Please let us know when we have done well and what we could improve for your next visit. You can get in touch by emailing

Share your family adventures on Instagram @yspsculpture, #YSPFamily and follow us to find out more.

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A truly magical experience that captured the whole family's imagination.

- Family workshop participant

Browse our Family events

  1. A ceramic face with it's tongue out, with green leaf-like hair.

    Festive Tree Decorations Workshop: Jonathan Baldock

    Inspired by the joyous works in Jonathan Baldock’s Weston Gallery exhibition and the uplifting Light Organ in the Chapel, create your own festive decorations thinking about light, joy and colour to hang at home.
  2. A group of adults and infants interacting with a mirror

    Sculpture Baby: Light Organ

    Spend creative time with your baby and enjoy this sensory session set in the colourful Light Organ installation in the Chapel.
  3. An adult and child crouching down next to a black wooden sculpture and drawing in sketchbooks

    New Year Noticing: Family Walk with Jo Blaker

    Join us for a creative nature walk to welcome in the New Year. Visit the joyous Jonathan Baldock exhibition at The Weston, before heading outside to draw together. Relax, unwind and enjoy creative time together on this family walk.
  4. A group of children and adults sitting on the ground in a circle around a storyteller

    Tales in the Gallery: Light Organ

    Join us on the first Saturday of the month for interactive and immersive storytelling in the gallery, inspired by the magical Light Organ installation in the Chapel.
  5. A group of adults and children watching a storyteller speak

    Tales in the Gallery: Erwin Wurm

    Join us on the first Saturday of the month for interactive and immersive storytelling in the gallery, inspired by the playful work of Erwin Wurm.
  6. Two babies playing with long white tubes

    Sculpture Baby: Erwin Wurm

    Spend creative time with your baby and enjoy this sensory session inspired by the Erwin Wurm exhibition in the Underground Gallery.
  7. An adult and a child drawing together onto a large piece of paper leaning against a tree outdoors.

    Discover in a Day

    Start your Arts Award adventure at YSP. Arts Award Discover is an introductory programme for children and young people aged up to 25. During this session, we'll visit YSP exhibitions, create art in response to them and share our discoveries. With the support of YSP Arts Award advisors, you will complete your Arts Award Discover by the end of the day.