Easter Holidays at New Lanark
We are open daily throughout the local Easter Holidays (30th March - 15th April) and have a range of activities for all ages including Creative Workshops, Daily Tours and our ARTIST TEXTILES fashion trail.
Easter Holiday Daily Activities
New Lanark Visitor Attraction (10am - 5pm)
Discover the amazing history of New Lanark in our award-winning Visitor Attraction! Play with historic toys in the School (30th March - 2nd April only), snap a selfie on the Roof Garden, Dress up in Robert Owen’s House and lots more. Tickets available at the Institute Reception Desk.
'Story of New Lanark' Guided Tour
Find out about the key historical milestones on the village’s timeline that helped shape it into the UNESCO World Heritage Site it is today! Included in a Visitor Attraction ticket. Tours last approx 45 minutes. Tours will be leaving from the Institute at 11.10am and 2pm daily.
Easter Crafts & ARTIST TEXTILES activities
Drop-in daily until Sunday 8th April, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
Have fun making a stained glass window Easter Egg and colour-in an egg-cellent Easter headband! Be inspired by ARTIST TEXTILES to design and draw your own amazing printed clothes. Also explore the fabric sensory box and dress up in some stylish prints! Taking place in the River Room. £4 per child (Adults & Under 2s free). Tickets available at the Institute Reception Desk. Participants in the Easter activities can receive £3 off tickets to the ARTIST TEXTILES exhibition (read more below).
- Make your own Stain Glass Easter Egg & colour-in a Easter Head Band
- Artist Textiles Feely Boxes, Dressing Up Box, Stamping, Colouring-In & Paper Doll Dresses
Interactive Gallery Soft Play Area (10am*-5pm)
Explore a multi-sensory experience of sound, light and colour. Situated in Robert Owen's School for Children, The Interactive Gallery is a 21st century playroom which reflects Owen's progressive ideas of infant education with the themes of environment, art and music.Entry to the Interactive Gallery is £3.25 per child and valid only on date of purchase. This price allows play for up to 2 hours. Under 1's go free. The Interactive Gallery is most suitable for children aged 7 and under.
*On 3rd,5th,10th & 12th of April the Interactive Gallery will open at 11am as 'Magic Cloak' Sessions are taking place. (see details below for booking)
ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol (10am-5pm)
Inspire your budding designers by visiting this stunning exhibition with prints of work by famous artists such as Picasso, Warhol and Dali! Pick up one of our family-friendly Exhibition Trails and earn an ‘Artist in training’ badge. (Show your Easter Craft Activity ticket at the Exhibition Gallery Reception Desk to receive £3 off exhibition tickets)
Easter Holiday Creative Workshops
The Magic Cloak Sensory & Song Sessions
Tuesday 3rd April - 10.15am
Thursday 5th April - 10.15am
Tuesday 10th April - 10.15am
Thursday 12th April - 10.15am
Help our time-traveller repair their magic cloak so they can go back in time to meet Robert Owen! Discover fabrics like soft silk and warm wool, explore where they come from and sing songs to help join up the pieces and make the cloak magic again!
Click here for more information and to book tickets.
Family Textile Taster Workshops with Jean Mellin, Textile Artist
Tuesday 3rd April - Transfer Printing - 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Thursday 5th April - 10.15am - Block, Roller & Mono Printing - 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Tuesday 10th April - 10.15am - Transfer Printing - 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Thursday 12th April 10.15am - Block, Roller & Mono Printing - 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Create and take home your own 'ARTIST TEXTILES' inspired wall hanging using pattern making and fabric transfer printing techniques.
Online booking required - click here for more information and to book.
Mill Shop & Mill Café
New Lanark Mill Shop
Visit the New Lanark Mill Shop to browse our fantastic range of gifts, homeware, toys, books, Scottish produce, Joules & Seasalt clothing, and New Lanark Wool & Textiles.
New Lanark Mill Café
Visit the Mill Café for snacks, hot/cold drinks, meals and New Lanark Ice Cream. Don't miss our special 'Creme Egg Sundae'!