Turnips and Playground

For Early Years


Through working in partnership with three local children’s centres and with support from The Margate Early Learning community and Save The Children, these bi-monthly workshops offer a variety of bespoke sensory and creative activities for all families to enjoy.  

The sessions are advertised through the local children’s centres, making sure we reach a wide range of local families and encouraging new audiences into the gallery who would never have engaged with the gallery or the arts prior to attending a Turnip session. The success of the first few sessions has attracted a diverse group of local families to engage with the arts and learn new simple skills to carry on at home with the free craft bags handed out at the end.

Turnips and Turnip Tasters sessions are free and take place bi-monthly:

  • Turnips is a ticketed workshop taking place in the Foyle Rooms where snacks, drinks and goodie bags are provided. To book Turnips, the Eventbrite ticket will open 2 weeks prior to the workshop.
  • Turnip Taster is a drop-in workshop taking place in our Clore Learning Studio and is less formatted. 


Upcoming Sessions Below:

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

14 March: https://buytickets.at/turnercontemporary/1086825

4 April: https://buytickets.at/turnercontemporary/1082449

2 May: https://buytickets.at/turnercontemporary/1086837

Footage courtesy of BBC South East Today


Free non-verbal and sensory creative play sessions for children aged 0 – 18 months and their parents or carers led by a team of artists and musicians from Playground. The sessions come in blocks of 6 and are advertised through the local children’s centres, making sure we reach a wide range of local young children and their families. Each session seeks to inspire by immersing them and those who care for them in creative activity that is deeply engaging, transformative and of the highest quality.

This project is part of Kent County Council’s Playground Programme and is generously supported by the Margate Early Learning Community and Save the Children UK. 

Playground Series 4

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Book your tickets via this link: https://buytickets.at/turnercontemporary/1030619

Session 1: 25 October

Session 2: 1 November

Session 3: 8 November

Session 4: 15 November

Session 5: 22 November

Session 6: 6 December

Please do cancel your ticket if you are unable to make the session. 

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