The summer holidays are fast approaching and for many of us with children this means making sure their time off is filled with action-packed days out, entertainment and plenty of family-friendly fun activities. Well, to make your planning easier, here at Parrot Print we’ve put together some exciting cultural trips out that not only will the kids enjoy, but should help inspire some artistic endeavours of your own too!
Exhibition: The BFG In Pictures
Location: House of Illustration, London
Time: Until October 2nd 2016
Ideal for little ones and grown ups wno are young at heart, this exhibition showcases Quentin Blake’s illustrations prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFG. The exhibition itself features 40 original artworks, including unpublished images have never shown in public before. While your children get to enjoy looking at some iconic and fascinating drawings, you can enjoy retelling them the story and reliving it yourself, not to mention getting a glimpse of what the BFG might have been.
For more information visit www.houseofillustration.org.uk
Location: Yorkshire, Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Time: Until December 2016
The holidays shouldn’t be spent completely indoors and the KAWS exhibition is a perfect one to visit on a lovely sunny day. The landscape of the YSP is home to a series of monumental and imposing sculptures by renowned American artist, KAWS. With glove-like hands and large ears, we think the sculptures are across between a well known Disney character and something rather gothic but there's no doubt they'll get you all talking. It’ll be very interesting to see what your children make of the sculptures and the park itself is a great spot for a picnic, if you do visit make sure you let us know.
For more information visit www.ysp.co.uk
Exhibition: Summer of Childhood
Location: M Shed, Bristol
Time: Until July 3rd
M Shed, in Bristol is celebrating the launch of The Story of Children’s Television from 1946 to Today with a two-day festival filled with everything we love about children’s TV, both past and present. From storytelling and puppet shows to boat rides and Toy Story inspiration, this weekend is jam-packed with fun activities that both you and your children will enjoy.
For more information visit www.bristolmuseum.org.uk
After visiting art galleries and museums, you and your little ones are bound to be full of ideas. Why don’t you take your cultural summer holidays one step further by recreating some of the glorious artwork you’ve seen? Recounting the highlights of your trip will make for a great rainy day activity and you could always take the best drawings and create a canvas print.
Where are you planning to take your children during the holidays? Are there any other exhibitions that we didn’t mention? We’d love to see what trips you go on, so make sure you tag us on Facebook and Twitter