Itinerary: Family Day Out
This itinerary has entertainment for all ages, providing something to make everyone in your family smile: you want to enjoy the Gallery but you want your kids to have a great time too. You also don’t want to tire yourself out – ideally things will be close together and there’ll be plenty of time for breaks...
Picnic in the garden: If the weather’s nice, then this is the opportunity for a picnic you’ve been waiting for! The Gallery is surrounded by three acres of land so feel free to sprawl out. There’s plenty to explore as well – the Dulwich telephone box (did you know the British phone box’s design was inspired by the Gallery’s architecture?) and the very climb-able Walking the Dog, a sculpture by Peter Randall-Page.
If the weather’s not ideal, try the nearby Rosendale pub, five minutes’ drive away. Once a Victorian coach house, this is a great eating place for families with a large menu and spacious interior. There’s always the Gallery Café too!
ArtPlay: On the first Sunday of every month, families with a gallery ticket can take part in this practical art event, creating artworks inspired by the Gallery’s collection. Have a look here to see what activities are coming up!
Gallery Stories: Two Sundays a month, your Gallery ticket will also give you and the family the chance to join our storytellers for an interactive storytelling session in the main gallery.
Dulwich Park: The fun doesn't stop there! For some novelty family exercise, head to London Recumbents where you can hire out a recumbent, two-seater bike and explore the Park on wheels. At weekends, families can also hire out pedalos on the boating lake (weather permitting). There are also toilets, a cafe and an excellent playground.