The National Gallery | Day Out With The Kids

The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, Greater London, England

  • Father and daughter do activity sheet at The National Gallery in London
  • Girl hangs drawing at The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor

The National Gallery welcomes children and offer Family Walk and Talk Guided Tours, 3 audio tours and 3 more printed children's trails to really help keep kids entertained! Holidays get pretty special with crafty workshops and playful activities so there's always loads to do at The National!

Plus of course the collections themselves are thorough and stunning and offer both a relaxing few hours of artistic contemplation or a terrific resource for backing up academic studies and school work.

There are also Magic Carpet Storytelling Sundays are available for families with under 5s, every Sunday 10:30 to 11:00 and 11:30 to 12:00 in the Pigott Education Centre Foyer. Places can't be booked but can be allocated up to an hour beforehand at reception.

Drawing and Studio Workshops are also available for 5 to 11 year olds on Sunday sessions and holiday workshops, so keep an eye out for those to add some extra interactive joy to your day!

Older types will of course enjoy the rest of the museum too with its vast array of varying galleries which change regularly enough to keep return visits pretty fresh and interesting. The art is displayed on a huge array of topics in a vast variety of mediums, so there's something to intrigue the kids and the grown-ups alike once they've burned a little creative energy in the kids' zones.

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  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Trafalgar Square, Greater London, WC2N 5DN, England


Click here to visit The National Gallery's website
020 7747 2885

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Saturday to Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

Friday 10:00 - 21:00

Closed 24th - 26th December and 1st January


Free admission

More Information

Parking facilities

There are public car parks available nearby in Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square.