Frisky and Tod Bags

In the foyer is a stand of different bags and rucksacks. These are our activity trails. Each bag is self contained for you to take around the gallery and explore some of the artworks. Different bags are aimed at different ages.


Frisky Bags are rucksacks full of activities waiting for you. Everything you need to take with you on a journey around the art gallery to explore some of our artworks together as a family. Title a book, create your own landscape and match the hairstyles. These are great for children 6-12years, working with an adult. See one of our friendly staff at reception and ask to borrow one or check out the stand in reception to help yourself.



Tod Bags are character bags especially for 3-5 year olds with their parents or carers. You could be the turtle with a patchwork shell on your back to explore the New Guinean box , you could be like one of the men in ‘Men with Mice and Birds’ c1901 and carry the box, or what about pretending to be the dragon and building the jigsaw when you see the Chinese Vase with dragon-head handles, early 8th century.

Each bag explores one artwork in the Garman Ryan Collection with a game, a book and something to discuss. Ask to borrow one for free from the Gallery reception.