Little Lions

A playgroup for all children 0-5 years

Lion Face


Tuesday 26 June

Tuesday 3 July

Tuesday 10 July

Tuesday 17 July

Visitor information

Every Tuesday during term time (no session during  school holidays).

1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Facilitated by Leslie, an experienced SEND teacher.

£2 per child, siblings are welcome too.

Accompanying adults are free, a maximum of 2 per child.

This session is drop in but we do recommend you book a place by ringing the museum on (0191) 211 5599 as there are only 10 places available.


The Little Lions is a relaxed playgroup open to all children aged 0-5. The numbers are limited to 10 children and our space is naturally lit to keep the sessions comfortable for our small visitors with any special educational needs or disabilities. 

The sessions feature unstructured, creative and sensory based play based on the Gallery’s collections and feature a variety of hands-on activities.

Siblings are very welcome too! 

Follow the Little Lions Facebook page and get all the latest updates and news about the Little Lions playgroup from facilitator Leslie.

A review from Tuesday 18 June 2018

We absolutely love The little lions group. My son loves the calm atmosphere. There is something different every week. Leslie makes a huge effort to ensure the children enjoy the classes and activities, and tailors them to each child. I think this care and attention to each child in the group is spectacular. Leslie engages the children each week with her enthusiastic story telling. Every week there is an opportunity to explore the exhibits in the museum and find specific items which relate to the class's theme. We have made some beautiful keepsakes and artwork in this class which are lovely reminders of the fun times at The Little Lions. I would recommend this class to everyone as we enjoy it so much. 

Supported by: 

The Sobell Foundation

The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust


Morrisons Foundation