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Family Fun Day 22/4/23
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The Wild Escape – Family Fun Day

Sat 22nd Apr 2023 - 10.00 - 15:00


Join us on Saturday 22 April – Earth Day – for a fun day of art activity as part of ArtUk’s The Wild Escape.

Be inspired by our Natural History Collection and create an animal to go on our local landscape.

Using various art materials create a 2D artwork of an animal that can be found in a Kent habitat and help it escape back to it’s natural habitat in one of our panoramic landscapes. We will share photographs of the finished artworks with ArtUK.

This is a free family event.

Times; 10am – 3pm

Children and adults are welcome to join in the fun and create an animal to add to the landscape. Children must be accompanied by an adult. At busier time you may need to wait for space at a table to create your animal.

Please feel free to share your childs (and your) artwork on social media using the following tags;










About The Wild Escape

The Wild Escape is a major new project led by Art Fund uniting hundreds of museums with schools and families in a celebration of UK wildlife and creativity.

Taking place from January to July 2023, The Wild Escape invites children to find a favourite animal in their local museum and create an artwork imagining its journey to a natural habitat.

The pictures and stories children create will be brought together in a collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in venues across the UK on Earth Day 2023.

The Wild Escape is led by Art Fund alongside hundreds of museums, artists and environmentalists, in partnership with WWF, the RSPB, National Trust and English Heritage.

The Wild Escape is made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Kusuma Trust, Foyle Foundation and a group of generous individuals and trusts.

The Wild Escape is inspired by Wild Isles, a landmark BBC series exploring the flora and fauna of the UK.