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Itinerary: Family Day Out

This itinerary has entertainment for all ages, providing something to make everyone in your family smile: you want to enjoy the Gallery but you want your kids to have a great time too. You also don’t want to tire yourself out – ideally things will be close together and there’ll be plenty of time for breaks...


The GalleryStart the day in the Gallery, where our Permanent Collection can be engaging for younger visitors with the Picture Gallery Trail.


Picnic in the gardenIf the weather’s nice, then this is the opportunity for a picnic you’ve been waiting for! The Gallery is surrounded by three acres of land so feel free to sprawl out. There’s plenty to explore as well – the Dulwich telephone box (did you know the British phone box’s design was inspired by the Gallery’s architecture?) and the very climb-able Walking the Dog, a sculpture by Peter Randall-Page.

If the weather’s not ideal, try the nearby Rosendale pub, five minutes’ drive away. Once a Victorian coach house, this is a great eating place for families with a large menu and spacious interior. There’s always the Gallery Café too!


ArtPlayOn the first Sunday of every month, families with a gallery ticket can take part in this practical art event, creating artworks inspired by the Gallery’s collection. Have a look here to see what activities are coming up!

Gallery StoriesTwo Sundays a month, your Gallery ticket will also give you and the family the chance to join our storytellers for an interactive storytelling session in the main gallery.

Dulwich Park: The fun doesn't stop there! For some novelty family exercise, head to London Recumbents where you can hire out a recumbent, two-seater bike and explore the Park on wheels. At weekends, families can also hire out pedalos on the boating lake (weather permitting). There are also toilets, a cafe and an excellent playground.