Both Modern Galleries One and Two at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art on Belford Road will  provide art-themed children’s play areas this summer, from 3 July 2017. The good news is that all of these are free thanks to funding from People’s Postcode Lottery!

Modern One will host a collection of Wendy houses for children to explore and enjoy. This is inspired by Glaswegian Nathan Coley’s ‘The Lamp of Sacrafice’ a piece that comprised 286 cardboard models of Edinburghs churches, mosques, synagogues and meeting places.

At Modern Two there will be a bright play installation inspired by the theme of buildings and cities, all designed for younger children to enjoy, including an interactive wall with a range of games. There will also be a giant marble run!

Free informal drop-in activities will take place every day at Modern Two between 2 and 4pm from 16 July to 13 August 2017. This will allow children as young as 2 to  take part in some of the building activities, with the help of freelance artists.

Modern One will also provide activities at the same times and dates, where they will host a workshop intended to help children follow the style of American Pop artist Ed Ruscha, helping the children to create their own giant 3D landscape.

On 16 July and 13 August there will be two free family days, both indoors and outdoors with activities such as face painting and storytelling.

There will be a selection of lunch options at both Gallery Cafes, which will offer family picnic baskets to enjoy in the extensive grounds and car parking is free on site.