Seed Structures with Woodland Tribe | Barber Family Festival

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Friday 9 August (10:00) - Sunday 11 August 2024 (16:00)

Woodland Tribe are back at the Barber this summer to construct another extraordinary play space! Families are invited to co-create a new structure in our outdoor space, inspired by the millions of forms of plants and seedpods.

Children will become engineers as they imagine and build with real tools and huge quantities of recycled wood.Will you create botanical bridges, petal platforms, or seedpod seating? Or make a mini creation of your own? 

*Please note that this activity is limited capacity and will be capped at one activity session per family. Please be mindful when signing up, block bookings across multiple sessions will not be accepted.

Friday 9 August, Saturday 10 August, Sunday 11 August, 75-minute sessions.  

Free, booking essential.

Bookings to open in July 2024.  

This event is part of the Barber Family Festival

Connect with art through nature and play. This August families are taking over the Barber Institute for our second free Family Festival!

Come along to a drop-in session in our outdoor area, explore the building and galleries equipped with resources available in the foyer, including our Art Trolley. Help us re-imagine our spaces and enjoy open-ended creativity and discovery this summer, all inspired by our current exhibition Hidden Lives of Plants: Botanical Illustrations from the V&A. 

Saturday 3 August – Sunday 11 August 

Free, drop in* 

*Please note for Seed Structures with Woodland Tribe, booking is essential. 

See our access page or contact us for accessibility support.

Accessibility information for this event

The main entrance to the Barber is accessed by 13 shallow steps, the galleries by a further 31 shallow steps. Level access is available. Please let our team know if you require this by calling 0121 414 7333 or emailing before your visit.