Free children's events
Free and low-cost children's events are happening in Hull.

10 family events in Hull for less than £1

1. East Hull Community Farm
Barham Road, Bilton Grange
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Free (small charge for groups)

See lambs being born in the springtime or sheep sheared in June and don’t miss the shop selling fresh produce from the farm. Get more details here or call 01482 783990.

2. Toddler Time
Hull Central Library
Mondays 10am to 11am (term only)
Free

This session provides children aged 18 months and above with the chance to enjoy crafts, stories and fun for toddlers. No booking is required. Get more details here or call 01482 210000.

3. Transport Tots
Streetlife Museum
Mondays 10am to 11.30am (term only)
£1

For children aged under five who have cars, trains and planes on the brain. Tots can enjoy toys, songs, crafts and a story exploring different themes each week. The £1 cost per child covers drinks for children and adults. Get more details here, call (01482) 318733 or email heritagelearning@hcandl.co.uk.

4. Dinosaur Club
Greenwood Avenue Library
Tuesdays 10am to 11.15am
Free

A play session for children aged up to five will include free play, crafts, stories, singing and more fun activities for the family. This session does not run during the school holidays. No booking is required. For more details, call 01482 803978, email theparkscc@hullcc.gov.uk or visit The Parks and McMillan Children’s Centre’s Facebook page.

 5. Toddling Tasters
The Parks Children’s Centre
Tuesdays 1pm-2.30pm
50p per child

Family cooking session for children aged under five. This session is includes support for weaning, picky eaters, picnic ideas, healthy meals, breakfast ideas, food-tasting and fun cooking. To book a place, contact The Parks Children’s Centre by emailing theparkscc@hullcc.gov.uk or by calling 01482 803978.

6. World of Wonder
Hull Community Church
Wednesdays and Thursdays (term only) 10am-5pm
Free

Visit magical rooms with imagination-WHAT equipment including play kitchen, faraway tree, Hobbit hole, sensory room and props from Narnia. Free tea, coffee and toast. Only families can access the World of Wonder room. Call 01482 470125 or email contact@wowhull.com to check times or find out more.

7. Tiny Explorers
The Parks Children’s Centre
Thursdays 1.30pm-2.45pm
50p per child

This messy sensory baby session for children up to 18 months old includes singing and painting, treasure baskets, outdoor play and free play, a relaxing sensory room and messy activities that encourage wriggling and movement. Parents can learn about menu ideas, weaning and healthy lifestyles. Please bring a towel. To book a place, contact The Parks Children’s Centre by emailing theparkscc@hullcc.gov.uk or by calling 01482 803978.

8. Rainbow Babies
The Rainbow Centre
Thursday 1.30pm to 3pm (term only)
£1

A baby session where parents and babies can play and interact with a range of toys and meet other families. No need to book – parents and children can just turn up. For more details,call The Rainbow Centre reception on 01482 502466.

9. Microbes
Ferens Art Gallery
Saturday 18 May to Sunday 1 September
Free

The Ferens Art Gallery will be transformed by a glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods of differing shapes and sizes. This interactive exhibition is inspired by the beautiful microscopic imagery of bacteria and cells that live within us. Visitors can walk through the pods causing them to sway and bump into each other. Every few minutes, the suspended forms will slowly deflate and then inflate as if breathing, creating a mesmerising spectacle. Get more details here, call 01482 300300 or email museums@hcandl.co.uk.

10. Ferens Art Gallery
Queen Victoria Square
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4.30pm, Sunday 10.30am-4pm
Free

Speaking of the Ferens, the city’s most-visited gallery features a good children’s area, where young arts fans can play and get creative, and a child-friendly cafe. The gallery hosts regular children’s activities and events. Find out more by calling 01482 300300.

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