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Bluecoat Families

There's lots for you and the family to do at Bluecoat, so bring the little ones along for a fun-filled day out.

We love welcoming families and our friendly team of staff are here to make your visit enjoyable and stress-free.

Whether it's a trip to our Cafe or playing hide and seek in our Garden, visitors of all ages can find something to entertain them in our building.

The Bluecoat Hub

Located in the same space as our Cafe is the Bluecoat's Hub, which features a dedicated area for children and families, designed by artist Harold Offeh.

The space is designed for you to make it your own with lots of books, creative activities and interactive 'busy boards' for the little ones.

Bluecoat Platform Benches

Located in our front courtyard are a series of colourful and fun benches designed by artists Simon & Tom Bloor.

Simon & Tom Bloor's Bluecoat benches, 2021. Photo by Rob Battersby.
"Brilliant, friendly staff and lots of fun for kids and adults."
Attendee from a Bluecoat family workshop

Plan your visit now

We're open Wed - Sun, 11am - 5pm.

To ensure your visit is as safe and as enjoyable as possible we have several safety measures in place, including increased cleaning and training for staff.

We can't wait to see you!

Facilities & Accessibility

We pride ourselves on being an accessible and welcoming building with several different facilities to make your visit as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. We welcome breastfeeding throughout the building, baby changing facilities, disabled toilets and more.

Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding accessibility or our facilities.

Get in touch

You can drop us a message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or call 0151 702 5324 or email info@thebluecoat.org.uk if you have any questions.