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Early Years | PLAY Live

A new online programme, we have live Zoom PLAY workshops on a chosen Monday each month.

Early Years | PLAY Live

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we have taken our Early Years programme online. For the new 2022 term, on a chosen Monday each month, we will be running live Zoom play workshops.

Early Years – PLAY Live

We invite you to play along with us in these workshops specially designed for under 5s and their grown-ups. These sessions are 45 minutes long are led by an artist who will guide you through playful activities demonstrating and modelling how simple materials you will have to hand can be used playfully at home. 

Activities and objects will be suggested and adapted for different ages, including babies under 2yrs.

PLAY Live, runs on a chosen Monday each month
Free, booking essential

Monday 28 March 10-11am
Click here to book your FREE place


More information

Check out our Outdoor Art Club with activities to encourage children and their families to play and explore the outdoors together. 

Future PLAY Live Baby session dates and booking details will be posted closer to the time.

Email Lucy Turner for futher information

Find out more on Instagram @earlyyearswhitworth

*Please note:
 All Whitworth events are run on the understanding that all participants will be respectful and thoughtful to others. It is our responsibility to create spaces online that are welcoming and safe. Any behaviour that affects our ability to maintain such values will not be tolerated and attendees will be removed by the host.

PLAY Resources

In the spring & summer term of 2020, every Monday we shared ideas and suggestions on social media demonstrating ways in which to re-create an Atelier environment in the home or setting. We have collated all these and included them below so you can pick a theme and do it at a time that suits you and your little ones.

'We love doing these activities at home. It feels like lots of us are doing it 'together'. I used to love Mondays and I still love Mondays'
Atelier at Home parent

In each Atelier at Home post, we explored a theme or a material that is inspired by works from our collection.

Visit our Collections search section to see our Atelier at Home themed folders of works from the collection.
To play along with us follow @earlyyearswhitworth on Instagram or Culturekidsmanchester on Facebook.
Below are the links to the previous Atelier at Home posts which you can do at a time that suits you and your little ones:


Still Life







Mark Making