Inception Family Day

Saturday 11 May

Get creative at Inception as we open our doors on Saturday 11 May from 10.00 – 16.00 for the Inception Family Day, sponsored by Savills.

Enjoy a programme of workshops, demos and Palace tours designed to encourage and inspire artists young and old!

Inception Family Day

Get Creative at Inception ~ Hands on activities for families

On Saturday 11 May, Inception will be opening its doors for a creative family day at Dalkeith Palace, sponsored by Savills. Open from 10.00 to 16.00 the event programme includes demos, workshops and family friendly tours as well as opportunities to meet the exhibiting artists. Children can enjoy the exhibition as they get creative at the kids’ art stations supported by Dalkeith Arts and our charity partner MNDF.

Tickets are now on sale, priced £6 per adult (age 16 and over). Children age 15 and under go free. Tickets include free workshops, demos, tours and opportunities to meet the Inception artists ~ you can see the events and when they are running below.

Dalkeith Arts Inception Family Day
Dalkeith Arts Drop-in Watercolour & Collage

Drop-in family art sessions with Dalkeith Arts will be running all day from 10.00 ~ 16.00. Learn how to work with watercolour and create your very own artwork to contribute to a large collage. This is a drop-in session, which does not require pre-registering on arrival. 

Family Day Palace Tours
Dalkeith Palace Family Tours

Join a Dalkeith Palace guided tour when you visit the Inception Family Day. Free family-friendly tours lasting 30 minutes will depart every hour from 10.15 throughout the day. The last tour will depart at 15.15. Please pre-register for a family tour when you arrive at Dalkeith Palace as tour capacity is limited.

MNDF Crafts Inception Family Day
MNDF Kids' Craft Corner

Our charity partner, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, are encouraging your little artists to get creative and design their own tartan at their drop-in kids’ craft station. This is an unsupervised activity for families to enjoy at anytime throughout the day.

Dalkeith Palace Tours
Inception Art Show & Meet the Artists

Enjoy the Inception exhibition and meet the artists behind the collections. Participating artists will be on hand to discuss their work, artistic process and the inspiration behind their collections. All work being exhibited at Inception Art Show is for sale.

Kids Crafting at Inception
Kids' Art Stations

Children can enjoy several art stations in the 1st floor exhibition rooms. Let your little ones loose to explore their own artistic talents and create their very own artwork. These drop-in sessions are unsupervised and can be enjoyed at anytime throughout the day.

Printmaking Demo at Inception Family Day
Printmaking with Mungo McCosh

Learn about the fascinating process of printmaking and printers tools with artist and printmaker Mungo McCosh. This is a free drop-in demonstration running between 10.30 ~ 13.00.

Phoebe Cope Artist
Sketching Workshops with Phoebe Cope

Learn to draw with Phoebe Cope. Sessions running throughout the day include a fun fast-paced portrait drawing exercise and still life sketching session. Workshops run between 10.30 ~ 13.00 and 14.00 ~ 16.00. Please pre-register when you arrive at Dalkeith Palace as capacity is limited.

Jenny Martin Printing
Printing with Jenny Martin

Join artist and printmaker Jenny Martin for a hands-on demo and printing taster session. Using some of Jenny’s hand-carved stamps and coloured ink pads, you will have the opportunity to make a small print or greetings card to take home with you. This is a free drop in session running between 10.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30.

Constanza Dessain
Drawing from Film with Constanza Dessain

Enjoy learning to draw from film with Constanza Dessain. Sketch costumes and close up scenes from the period fantasy drama ‘Orlando’. Workshops run between 10.00 ~ 14.00. Please pre-register when you arrive at Dalkeith Palace as capacity is limited.

Book Inception Family Day Tickets

When booking your Inception Family Day tickets please select the time you’d like to visit. Your visit to Inception Family Day is not limited to 2 hours should you wish to stay longer, but please arrive during your allocated time slot. Please check the times of the tours, demos and workshops you wish to attend before booking your tickets.

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