Espacio Abierto Quinta de los Molinos

Aula 1


Christmas Candle Holders

Company: Lidón Campos

23, December, 3, 4 and 5 January, 11.30am

Price: €4 (both children and adults)

Recommended for one adult and one child between the ages of 4 and 6


This year, brighten up your Christmas with your own light! Design a Christmas candle holder as a family to add an extra glow to your decorations this festive season. Choose whatever shape you like best—perhaps one to hold a big candle or maybe one in the shape of a T—, think about how you want to decorate it and… go for it!

In this workshop, accompanied by a grown-up, your children will use modelling clay to create a candle holder and then decorate it as they like, making each one different and full of personality.

It’s a great way to spend some time together as a family. You’ll take it home with you and when it’s completely dry, you can add the finishing touches of colour with the paints of your choice and… now all you have to do is light the candles!


Discovering and reinventing basket weaving

Company: Alejandro Abarzúa

23 December, 1 noon and 5:30pm

3 and 4 January, 5:30pm

Price: €5 (both children and adults)

Recommended for one adult and one child over 12 years of age


The idea of this workshop is to stimulate creativity through basket weaving and working with our hands. We will learn by playing and sharing as a family, creating an intergenerational exchange, encouraging collaboration, valuing each moment and connecting with the here and now.

We will weave with different materials: from natural fibres to more non-traditional materials such as rope, old T-shirts, cardboard and packaging.

In short, we will create together by reusing, transforming and imagining new objects and artistic creations. How about it?


Christmas bowls

Company: Lidón Campos

27, 28, 29 and 30 December, 12 noon

Price: €5

Recommended for children only, from 7 to 10 years of age


Design and create your own Christmas bowl and decorate it whatever way you like. How about some reindeer antlers or a Santa Claus hat? Or why not cover it in colourful baubles as if it were a tree full of lights? It’s up to you!

We’ll use modelling clay to mould the bowl into the shape of your choice and then we’ll decorate it so that you can make your design a reality. You’ll take your bowl home with you and then when it’s completely dry, you can decorate it with the paints of your choice to give it the finishing touches.

You don't need to have worked with clay before. You'll soon see how much fun it is getting your hands all dirty! Fun guaranteed!

Recycling and playing, all you have to do is get started

Company: En Volandas

27, 28, 29 and 30 December, 18 noon

Price: €5

Recommended for children only, from 7 to 12 years of age


Have you ever played Secret Santa at Christmas and not known what to give as a pressy? Have you ever had to scrape the bottom of your piggy bank to buy a Christmas present for your classmates or relatives? Well, we have the solution to your problems right here!

In this workshop we will learn how to make our own games and toys which in turn will help us to realise that we don't have to buy everything. This will encourage us all to consume much more responsibly and to look after the environment by reusing materials that we would normally just throw away.

We will make our own toys, which we can either give as gifts or use to play with our family and friends.


Aula 2


The Enchanted Forest

Company: Little Makers

23, 27, 28, 29 and 30 December, 5pm

Price: €4 (both children and adults)

Recommended age: families (children from 1 to 6 years of age)


We’d just love to invite you to enter the magical world of the Enchanted Forest! The Little Makers sensory and artistic exploration workshop is a Christmas journey full of creativity and wonder. Imagine a small forest full of cardboard trees, eagerly awaiting your creative touch to turn them into colourful works of Christmas art. Painting and Creating!

But there's more: the kids will also discover the unique smells and textures of Christmas in fun sensory exploration activities. Then, using air-drying clay, you and your little artists will create beautiful Christmas ornaments that you can take home and hang on the tree. That’s right! You’ll be able to take a little piece of the Enchanted Forest home with you. Each ornament will become a special souvenir of this magical journey, full of love, happiness and lots of paint.

Be part of the magic of the season and join us in the Enchanted Forest!

Learning how to blow and shape glass (For novices and advanced beginners)

Company: Diego Rodríguez

3, 4 and 5 January, 11am

Price: 1 session: €12 / 2 sessions: €20 / 3 sessions: €25

Recommended age: for children between 8 and 16 years of age.


Enjoy an unforgettable day learning how to hot mold glass. We will create air bubbles inside a glass mass that has just come out of the oven. We will change its appearance by molding with our own hands and give it the look that comes to mind at that moment!


The Magic of Glassblowing

Company: Diego Rodríguez

3 and 4 January, 5pm

Price: €6 (both children and adults)

Recommended for one adult and one child over 12 years of age


The glassblowing workshops are back! We hope to celebrate, share and spread the love of this ancient art because sadly there are fewer and fewer master glassblowers out there and it is likely to disappear if we don’t cultivate and cherish it as it deserves and needs.

And the fact is that glassblowing is an unforgettable experience. And we really want young and old alike to experience and enjoy it.

We will create air bubbles inside a mass of glass straight out of the oven. While it’s still warm, we’ll change its appearance by shaping it with our own hands to give it whatever form pops into our heads! And the best thing is… you’re going to make it yourself!


Aula Digital


¡Panetón, ton, ton!

Company: La Quinta Cocina

27, 28, 29 and 30 December, 11.30 noon

Price: € 5

Recommended for children only, from 5 to 10 years of age


Those special days have come around again, those days when we all get together at home, sharing time, space, memories… And also lots of laughter and fun and games, a few nervous moments and other intense moments that will become new places to return to in our memories, many of them spent in the kitchen up to our ears in sourdough, carefully presented trays and lovingly presented gifts for the palate.

Because after all, who doesn’t remember home cooking at Christmas? More or less elaborate, really simple, modest or exuberant, who cares? Cooking is always creativity, complicity, bonding. So, having said all that… Who fancies doing a bit of cooking with us?

We invite you to learn how to make a panettone that’ll blow them away next Christmas. We’ll learn how to make the dough, we’ll watch it bake and we’ll take a delicious slice home with us! Now I ask you. Does that sound irresistible or does that sound irresistible?


Print Play

Company: En Volandas

3 and 4 January, 12 noon

Price: €5 (both children and adults)

Recommended for one adult and one child between the ages of 2 and 5


Circles, triangles, squares, diamonds, rectangles…! Geometric shapes are everywhere you look in our daily lives. Print Play is a stamping and printing activity for children and their families, based on play and geometric shapes.

By identifying them, by arranging them in space and by encouraging the children to think logically, we can create landscapes, characters or situations from our everyday lives, all using the graphic technique of stamping with large format modular ink pads.

Using different shaped ink pads and dynamic games, we will help children to recognise and identify geometric shapes and bodies and to explore the infinite possibilities of this graphic technique.


Picasso: Engraved Portraits

Company: En Volandas

3 and 4 January, 6pm

Price: €5

Recommended for children only, from 6 to 9 years of age


Our aim in this workshop is to explore Picasso’s facet as an engraver, more specifically his use of linoleum, applying the innovations and unique ideas that the artist put into practice when working with this material.

We will explore the artist from Malaga’s portraits of women to learn all about his linocut technique and we will create our own personal portrait, using linoleum sheets with the most characteristic elements that we can find in a face: mouths, eyes, noses, heads, ears… The participants will use a roller to apply ink to different sheets of linoleum and then pass the matrix through the press to obtain a unique print, thus completing the whole process of creating a graphic image using this technique so often used by Picasso.


Accessibility type

Espacio Abierto Quinta de los Molinos


Place of employment information:


  • Metro: Suanzes (línea 5)
  • Bus: 77 y 104 (en la calle Alcalá ) / 114 y 146 (por la calle Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, que es el acceso más directo al centro)
  • Accesos al parque: tiene cinco puertas, en las calles Alcalá, Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, Avenida 25 de Septiembre y Miami.

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The Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Madrid City Council facilitates the download of the official poster of the Madrid Christmas Programme 2023 campaign created by Polinho Trapalleiro.

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