Lakeside Art Investigators

When you visit the Djanogly Gallery as a family, become an Art Investigator and claim your special sticker when you return your Art Investigator Bag!

Children and Families Art Investigators

Families with children aged 7 - 12 can make great use of an Art Investigator Bag when they visit a Djanogly Gallery exhibition. Children and their parents can learn more about the exhibition using a fun Activity Sheet to engage with the art on show, getting creative with a wide range of different materials and equipment, which is constantly refreshed to suit every exhibition.

… it’s a brilliant idea. It allowed us to stay in the gallery longer than we normally would because the children were more engaged than they would have been by looking and talking… it really made our visit

Alison Barnes

Simply ask for your Art Investigator Pack at the Gallery Desk located inside the shop.

Art Investigators

Tiny Fingers Tiny Toes

For children aged 18 months to 3 years

Tiny Fingers Tiny Toes explores sensory experiences through storytelling, songs and practical play and is especially geared to little ones aged 18 months to 3 years, and their parent/carer.  Exploring and discovering through creative play, these great sessions help to improve motor skills and develop sensory learning.  Getting physical and messy is part of the fun!

Stay tuned for new autumn term dates - coming soon!

Sessions are bookable individually at £5.00 each (accompanying adult goes free).To book please contact the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. Check out our wordpress blog here.


Tiny Fingers Tiny Toes

Outdoor Lakeside Investigators (OLI)

Turn your family visit to Highfields Park into an outdoor adventure! Collect an OLI bag from our Box Office located inside the DH Lawrence Pavilion (the building by the lake with the green roof).

Children and Families Outdoor Lakeside Investigators
Explore and identify the wild side of Highfields Park with our special Outdoor Lakeside Investigator Bag. OLI agents will find everything they need in the OLI Bag to set off on a secret mission.

There are insects, plants and animals to be spotted and counted; treasure to be found; history to uncover; rocks and buildings to be catalogued… and a great deal more!  Complete each seasonal mission and claim your reward from Mission Control!
The pack’s contents will vary depending on the season and activities on offer.
Please remember to return your OLI bag to Mission Control/Box Office to claim your reward!

Schools Outdoor Lakeside Investigators
School classes KS1 - KS3 can take advantage of Lakeside’s 15 Schools OLI bags available for sharing across a class, to explore and discover insects, plants and animals across the wonderful green environment.
Each pack includes a clipboard, activity sheets, whiteboard pens, binoculars, magnifying glass, compass, maps, bug magnifiers, bug brushes, pencils and paper to help complete the mission.   
Advance booking is recommended to ensure the Bags are available.  Contact Rachel Feneley, Learning Officer  rachel.feneley@nottingham.ac.uk.

Tiny Fingers Tiny Toes