QUAD in Derby has a range of family friendly activities over the summer holidays, including craft activities, digital sessions, workshops and film screenings. These include workshop sessions for young people, or those for the whole family to enjoy together.

Every Thursday in August over the Summer Holidays Summer Make and Take are free craft sessions for the whole family offer a chance to be creative and make something to take home afterwards. This Summer’s sessions will be exploring alternative realities, parallel worlds and Sci-Fi inspired workshops with QUAD artist Helen Jackson. Suitable for families with children aged three and above, Summer Make and Take takes place every Thursdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th August 2019 with drop-in sessions 10.30am to 1.00pm or 1.30pm to 4.00pm.

KidsQUAD are activities for children aged seven to eleven without their parents. In August KidsQUAD: ‘Alien artworks! join artist Meghan Broadmeadow, whose artwork is currently in QUAD’s Gallery, to create some sci-fi and alien artwork. KidsQUAD: Alien artworks! takes place on Tuesday 20th August, from 10.30am to 3.00pm, the cost is £25.00 for the session and places need to be booked in advance through QUAD Box office. Participants should also bring a packed lunch.

Arts Award Summer School with 1623 Theatre for ages seven to eleven years, offers an exciting week of creativity and artistic exploration in QUAD. Young people will create a digital ship, design a magical island and take on the roles of its mysterious inhabitants, inspired by Shakespeare and his play The Tempest. All participants who complete the week of activities will be referred to receive an Arts Award Explore certificate from Trinity College London, in association with Arts Council England. Taking place in QUAD from Monday 26th to Friday 30th August, 9.30am – 5.30pm ending with a sharing event for family and friends. The cost is £100 per person for the week, participants should bring a packed lunch.

There are still places on QUAD popular MinecraftLAB Summer sessions. Part of QUADs Minecraft programme the sessions focus on specific objectives, working collaboratively to explore, create and build beyond the standard Minecraft world. Suitable for ages eight to sixteen years, MinecraftLAB takes place in QUAD on three Wednesdays in August, (7th 14th and 21st August 2019) with two sessions taking place from 10.00am to 12.30pm or afternoons from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Participants can book on any number of sessions, the cost per person per session is: £8 (or £14 for two sessions). Advance booking is recommended.

QUAD will also be holding daily ‘Cine Kids’ family friendly film screenings every day throughout the summer holidays. Films to be screened will include The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (U) Friday 26th July – Thursday 1st August, Toy Story 4 (U) Friday 26th July – Thursday 8th August, Spider-Man: Far From Home (12A) Friday 2nd – Thursday 8th August, The Queen’s Corgi (PG) Friday 9th – Wednesday 14th August, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (PG) Friday 9th – Thursday 15th August and The Lion King (PG) Friday 16th August – Thursday 29th August. Cine Kids are family friendly screenings for families with children of all ages, taking place daily on weekends and holidays. All tickets are £3.50 for Cine Kids Club members, Membership is free and available from QUAD Box office or online.

For more information or to book on the family friendly events, please visit the Derby QUAD website or call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606.