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Saturday 3 August | 10.00am - 4.00pm

47 Thames Road, Barking, IG11 0HQ

Big or small, the Warehouse is a place for all! Join us with the whole family to get stuck in - from discovering the edible Ikea garden, to paint pouring 101, there’s loads going on for all ages. This Open Saturday will be a great opportunity to meet other families participating across the borough and make new friends. Come along and make the Warehouse a home.

You can drop in for specific sessions, or join us for the whole day. Some lunch will be provided, but please bring food on the day to share.

Find the link for the event page at the bottom of the page.


The Cardboard City

10.00am - 4.00pm

After a successful launch at the ‘We Make Our City Festival’, the cardboard city is back! Using waste cardboard and your imagination, let’s construct a place to play, and to let our creativity run wild.


The Warehouse Treasure Hunt

10.00am - 4.00pm

This treasure hunt will challenge families to explore the spaces around the warehouse. Interactive clues will be hidden high and low, from the ikea garden to the new imagination space. Join the treasure hunt at any time, just find local resident Coby to get a map and get stuck in.

Family Cook - Rainbow Pizzas

10.00 - 11.30am

Join Jade and Greg as they show us how to make colourful rainbow pizza for all to share. Everyone can help top the pizzas and make them look mouth watering with cheese and veggies. We will make enough pizzas for everyone to have a slice.


Cupcake Decorating

11.30 am - 12.00pm

Nothing is more tasty than when it’s made with your own two hands. Join Sana as she shows us how to jazz up our cakes and make edible creations that we can all enjoy.

Paint Pouring

12.30 - 1.30pm

Kim will show us how to make a big family art piece to decorate the Warehouse with. Paint pouring is a fun way to transform surfaces to brighten up any space. You can use the technique at home in loads of ways, Kim even uses it to brighten up old pots!


Costume Construction - Superheroes and Magical Folk

2.00 - 4.00pm

Every Superhero needs a cape and every budding wizard needs a wand! Noosha will help us get ready for adventure by showing us super easy ways to make and capes and wands for our next warehouse escapade, and all from upcycled materials - saving the planet and people.