Summer Holidays at DCA


29 June 2022

Summer has arrived (even if the weather isn't sure if it agrees!) and with it comes the summer holidays. Worried about how to keep the family entertained over six weeks? We're here to help! With a great range of films, activities and more, we've got you covered...

We have a whole host of Discovery Holiday Films to keep you entertained. From vintage classics and hilarious animations, to out-of-this-world new releases and superheros galore, there's something for all ages hitting our screens over the coming weeks. Our Bring a Baby screenings will also continue, providing opportunities for parents to catch the latest films with their smallest family members. And there's our Relaxed screenings, where films are shown with consistent lighting and lower sound levels throughout, with visitors free to move around or come in and out of the cinema during the screening.

Lightyear | Fri 1 - Thu 14 July
See a new side of everyone’s favourite space ranger, Buzz Lightyear, in this action-packed Pixar animation. Our neighbours next door at Dundee Science Centre are also hosting some exciting Buzz 'Lightyear' Space Events that young Space Rangers won't want to miss.

The Railway Children
 | Sun 3 July, 13:00
Begin the holidays with one of the most beloved children’s film ever made in the UK! Lovingly told, it is a nostalgic, simple, down-to-earth story. And if you can't make it along to see it on the big screen, enjoy it at home via DCA at Home.

Minions: The Rise of Gru | Fri 15 - Thu 28 July
See how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled.

Thor: Love and Thunder | Fri 8 - Thu 28 July
One for the older kids, Thor: Love and Thunder sees Thor come out of retirement for more bombastic action and witty one-liners. 

The Railway Children Return | Fri 29 July - Thu 11 August
Taking the sun-drenched summertime spirit of the original film, this new adventure seeks to add several contemporary values to the derring-do of the first.

Our Learning team have plenty to keep your creativity and imagination going during the holidays with downloadable activity sheets, art making and more!

Create Space
 | Tue - Sun, various times
This free, drop-in space is filled with creative activities inspired by Douglas Gordon's exhibition in DCA galleries, as well as a children’s art library and a sensory Play Box. Opening hours vary so do check our website for today's times. Don't worry if the space is closed though, we'll have our trusty Art Cart out on the Ground Floor with activity packs to keep you entertained.

Family Art Lab: Douglas Gordon
 | Sat 23 July / Sat 6 August
Enjoy some relaxed time and space to get making as a family, with creative activities and techniques introduced by local artists.

Soundplay Drop-in
| Sat 13 August, 14:00 - 16:00
Join Soundplay Projects for some hands-on experimenting with digital tools for creative music-making. They'll be bringing along their newest piece of work - Signwave: an interactive sculpture that plays with texture, light and vibration.

Create Space: Mural Making | Tue 9 - Mon 15 August
Enjoy some mural making fun in the last week of the summer holidays with a dedicated wall in Create Space. 

Activity Sheets Inspired by Douglas Gordon
If you can't make it along to our Create Space in person, download a selection of our current activity sheets to try at home. 

Rainy Days
While Dundee may be known as Scotland's sunniest city, we all know the holidays will include some days where the sun refuses to make an appearance. For those days when you don't fancy venturing outside (or if you're holidaying further afield), jump online and enjoy DCA from the comfort of your own home.

Discovery Family and Youth Films on DCA at Home
Our online streaming platform has some great films for the entire family to enjoy. Classics like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and The Land Before Time sit alongside newer gems like Even Mice Belong in Heaven and Moonbound, and every rental helps to support DCA Cinema!

Online Resources

Explore our full range of activity sheets, try some Monday Makes or dive into our Discovery Shorts - we have so many ways to help you get creative at home. Share your creations with us on social media using #DCAmakes.

Puzzles, Games and Books from DCA Shop

Treat yourself to some rainy day entertainment from our online shop. We have a great range of puzzles for older kids, plus games, stationery, books and more for wee ones

We'll be adding more as the weeks go by so do keep checking back here to see what's coming up or join our Families at DCA Facebook page to keep up-to-date.

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