The ground floor galleries will be closed from 2.30pm-5pm on Saturday 4th December, due to an event taking place.

Play! Campaign

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At Compton Verney we believe that play is transformational! This autumn we’re asking for your help to fund our play-filled learning programme in 2022.

In 2021 our Summer of Play encouraged you to gambol, frolic, and create, and after the restrictions of the last year, you welcomed it with open arms. We hosted Woodland Tribe and their huge constructive play project; we brought in blocks which inspired you to build castles, dens, and bridges; you came to Wild Wednesdays to explore the natural world in your droves, and we welcomed over 450 young people to our Forest and Holiday Clubs over six weeks.

Now, we need your help. We’ve got big ambitions for how we can ignite and inspire you through play, but we need your support to realise them. We’ll be designing play activities inspired by our collections, allowing children to explore art and creativity at their own pace. We’ll be continuing to use our beautiful landscape as a catalyst for imagination and exploration, and we’ll keep surprising and delighting you and your families with storytelling, opportunities for free play, and unique new experiences.

£20 could pay for gallery-friendly art supplies for our Sketching Trolley
£50 means we could buy a brilliant silk parachute for colourful outdoor play
£100 could help us install child-friendly acrylic mirrors in the gallery so that children can play with expression and self-image
£150 helps us staff a 90-minute Forest Club session
£250 could fund a new set of wooden blocks to provoke free, unstructured play
£500 will enable us to keep working with brilliant play-based practitioners like Woodland Tribe

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