Children playing in a colourful environment
Beatrice Lee Knowles, Splat Mat art and play group at Hamara Healthy Living Centre, 2024. Photo Ronnie Danaher

Splat Mat: Art and play group at Hamara

  • Thursdays from 25 April, term time until 18 July
  • 10am–1pm
  • Hamara Healthy Living Centre, Tempest Rd, Leeds LS11 6RD
  • Free, drop-in

Join artist Beatrice Lee Knowles at Hamara Healthy Living Centre, Beeston for a free play group, perfect for children under 5.

Discover Bea’s colourful splat mats: squeeze, stack, pull, grab, touch, scratch, mash and bash different objects.

Enjoy play time with your little one as they explore using their senses and take a moment to relax in our warm, friendly environment.

Practical information

  • These are free, drop-in sessions. No booking is required, just turn up!
  • The session is staffed but please stay with your child at all times.


  • This art and play group takes place on the ground floor of Hamara Healthy Living Centre.
  • There is ramped access from the street and level access throughout the route to the play sessions.
  • The activities are centred around a play mat on the floor, with chairs around the mat. Parents and carers can sit on the mat or on a chair to play.


Beatrice Lee Knowles is an artist based in Sheffield. Knowles’ work has a sensory focus and she designs and makes resources that encourage open ended exploration and ignite creative play.

Yorkshire Contemporary is collaborating with Hamara Healthy Living Centre to provide a positive, relaxed session each week for families with young children to play together.

The sessions are part of Inside Out, Yorkshire Contemporary’s art and play project for children and families in Beeston and Beeston Hill.

Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, The Liz & Terry Bramall Foundation and the Sir George Martin Trust