Join us every Sunday for a range of family-friendly activities. From storytelling to creative-making sessions, messy play for the little ones and actors dressed in costume, there is something for everyone each week. Keep scrolling to find out what’s coming soon!
First Sunday Storytelling
Join us on the First Sunday of each month and enjoy a reduced £5 adult entry of the Painted Hall. In addition to this, take part in an engaging and interactive storytelling session inspired by the amazing artwork in this spectacular space.
Times: Morning (11:30am-12pm) and afternoon (1:30pm-2pm) sessions.
Suggested age: 5-10 years old
Price: Children go free. Parents will need to purchase a £5 Painted Hall entry ticket or use their annual pass. Advance booking is required. Book now
- 5 November – Seasons to be Cheerful – Take part in songs and stories inspired by the seasons.
- Our normal First Sunday session planned for 3 December will be held on 26 November due to the upcoming installation of Coalescence.
Come and take part in creative making sessions on the second Sunday of each month. Learn about the stories behind our buildings here at the Old Royal Naval College and use a range of materials to make your own creations to take home.
Times: 11am – 4pm
Suggested age: 5+
- 10 December – Celebration Decorations – Make a cracker or even a shiny cornucopia! Decorate in-style with this hands-on festive themed family activity.
Please note: Drop-ins welcome. This event is free, but you will need to collect your free tickets from the information desk in the Visitor Centre on the day.
Early Years Messy Play
Join us on the third Sunday of each month for a mix of sensory activities, sand and water play, construction, and creative fun for your little ones.
Times: Morning (10am – 11.30am) and afternoon (12.30pm – 2pm) sessions.
Suggested ages: 2-5 years old.
- 19 November
- 17 December
Please note: Drop-ins welcome. This event is free, but you will need to collect your free tickets from the information desk in the Visitor Centre on the day. Due to the popularity of our Messy Play sessions, please be advised that places are limited. First come, first served.
Meet The Past
On the fourth Sunday of each month, come and meet someone from history. As you walk the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, a different actor in costume will be there each month to regale you with stories of the past.
Times: 11am – 3.30pm
Suggested ages: 5+
- 26 November – Samuel Pepys, diarist and naval administrator
- Rescheduled for 1 January – Samuel Pepys, diarist and naval administrator
This event is free, and there is no need to book in advance.