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BALTIC Family Days 2019

23 & 24 Oct 10.00-18.00

Wed 23 & Thu 24 Oct 2019, 10.00-18.00

FREE Drop-in

You’re invited to BALTIC Family Days, two free days of creativity and play for you and your family. Come together to explore making, sculpture and large-scale drawing with artist Emma Cousin, and consider how we care for one another and ourselves and what might be possible when we support each other and work together. For families with children of all ages and abilities.

BALTIC Family Days includes the following free activities:

Meet & Make: The Garden
Grow a garden with community group The Comfrey Project as they transform BALTIC's Ground Floor into a living garden with paper plants and colourful collages. Watch the garden evolve across two days as botanical artworks are created and added with the help of you and your family.

Wonder & Wander: Joy Labinjo
11.00 & 15.00, both days
Join a member of BALTIC's Learning team for a Wonder and Wander tour of artist Joy Labinjo’s exhibition where you and your toddler can explore themes of care and connection through sensory materials, movement and sound.

Toddler Time & Relaxation Room
Head to the Relaxation Room; a space of care for you and your baby. This is a dedicated space for under 5’s to explore art and play with colours, texture and shapes. Sit back and enjoy complimentary herbal tea and a hand massage, provided by volunteers at The Comfrey Project, between 11.00-15.00.

Collaborative Drawing
Join artist Emma Cousin to contribute to a large-scale collaborative drawing that covers the walls of the Learning Lounge, exploring what connects us and how we support one another.

Collaborative Sculpture
Join artist Tim Spooner and add a miniature sculpture to a growing installation, made from found objects.

Film Screening: Small Animals
Visit BALTIC’s cinema and watch a programme of artist’s films specially selected for children featuring animals. Drop-in anytime across both days.

Sensory Room
Chill out in the Sensory Room in Launch Pad, Level 2, for a quiet space to play and explore sensory toys, projections, sounds and materials.

Picnic Area Relax in the Picnic Area where you and your family can eat your packed lunch, enjoy a free drink and pick up our special Family Day lunch box offer.

Pop up performances
12.00 & 14.00, both days
There will be pop-up musical performances by talented musicians from the North East Turkish Community, taking place in the River Terrace on the Ground Floor.


Useful tips for your visit:

Picnic Area: You're welcome to bring your own packed lunch to BALTIC Family Days and eat it in the Picnic Area, located in the River Terrace.

Accessibility: BALTIC is fully accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs, with a Buggy Park available across the two days. Find out more about BALTIC’s accessibility here.

Baby Change & Toilets: There are toilets and baby change facilities throughout the building, with free nappies available on request. Just ask a member of BALTIC Crew if you require a nappy.

Breast feeding: Breast feeding is welcome throughout BALTIC.

Water station: There is a Water Station located on the Ground Floor for you to refill water bottles on your visit.

Cloakroom: Lockers are available to use on the Ground Floor to store items during your visit. Lockers require a £1 coin to operate.

Family Day Opening Times: BALTIC Family Days activities will run 10.00-18.00, 23 & 24 October 2019.

Family Day Lunch Offer: BALTIC Kitchen are offering Kid's lunch boxes throughout BALTIC Family Days. Mix and match four items to create a tasty lunch box; choose from apple juice, orange juice or water, along with ham or cheese sandwiches, crisps, raisins or a sweet treat. Lunch boxes are priced at £3.50 each or £6.00 for two.

Getting to BALTIC: BALTIC is easily accessible by bus, metro, car or on foot. For more information and directions see here.