Due to high visitor numbers anticipated this weekend, 22 and 23 January, we advise booking tickets for Grinling Gibbons and John Nash exhibition entry. If you do not have a ticket booked we may not have capacity to allow entry to the exhibitions. The restaurant will be walk up service only, no table bookings.

Play! Campaign

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Compton Verney is an extraordinary place, it is also a charity.  We exist to connect people art, nature, and creativity, supporting and providing educational and learning experiences for children and young people. Our galleries, spaces and grounds are places of contemplation, conversation, performance, storytelling, learning, making and PLAY! Children learn through play, this is well evidenced nationally, at Compton Verney we believe in the transformative power or art, nature and creativity in support learning, self- development, creativity and skills.  Compton Verney is a playful and immersive site, through encounters with collections, the natural environment, magnificent buildings and creative programmes, it is a place that inspires learning through play and experimentation.   

We want to ensure that Compton Verney is the most compelling learning experience for children and young people and in 2022 we would like to engage with a total of 30,000 children and young people through formal and informal learning, whether in the galleries, learning studios, forest school or grounds. 

Now is the time to donate to ensure that children can once more learn through play with freedom and joy, either donate on-line through our website or contact the development team directly at development@comptonverney.org.uk

Every pound you donate, directly funds learning through play activities.

Make a significant difference to the lives of children and young people Donate:

£20 buys gallery-friendly art supplies for our sketching trolley

£50 buys a brilliant silk parachute for colourful outdoor play

£100 supports gallery interpretation so that children and young people can find new ways to look at art, themselves and the world

£150 pays for staff for a 90-minute Forest Club session

£250 funds a set of wooden blocks to provoke free, unstructured play

£500 contributes to larger projects such as Woodland Tribe, making this an annual summer feature  

Thank you for your support!

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