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Visit Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre to enjoy specially designed family activities. Activities are free and do not require booking unless stated.

Wild City Trail

Nature surrounds us even in the heart of the City. Discover how artists are inspired by the natural world and get creative at Guildhall Art Gallery, explore and immerse yourself in activities in the Salters’ garden, and listen to stories of wild creatures and dramatic landscapes at the Barbican’s Children Library. Collect stamps at all three sites to become an official outdoor explorer.

  • 29 August
  • 11am-4pm

Enjoy activities at one or more of the following locations: 

  • Guildhall Art Gallery, EC2V 5AE 
  • The Salters’ Company, EC2Y 5DE
  • Barbican Children’s Library, EC2Y 8DS

Second Saturday Family Activities

On the second Saturday of the month, join Guildhall Art Gallery for themed family activities. A revolving programme may have you creating arts and crafts based on the Victorian paintings that surround you or heading to the Roman Amphitheatre to handle 2000-year-old artefacts. We also have a story corner; get comfy on a beanbag and dip into our book collection to find out all about the world of art, the Victorians, the Romans, and London.


  • 11am-4pm drop-in

Upcoming dates:

  • 14 September
  • 12 October
  • 9 November
  • 14 December

Art Detective Kits (self-guided)

Pick up our free Art Detective Kits from the Welcome Desk. Become a Guildhall Gallery explorer, make detective dice to discover the story behind any artwork, use the torch to hunt for clues, and collect evidence of what you see.

If you would like to stay informed about upcoming family activities​, please send us an email​ with the subject 'I would like to be added to the Family mailing list'.

02 December 2016
Last Modified:
12 August 2019