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Not only has this year's Festival been extended, now taking place over 24 days from 9 October – 1 November 2015, but this year we've also partnered with BBC Arts Get Creative to become the Get Creative Family Arts Festival.

All this means we'll be bringing you even more high quality family arts events this October, all across the UK, making this year's Festival bigger and better than ever before.

Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest Festival announcements!

Win an iPad Mini & more!

Attended a Festival event? Rate it out of 5 stars for your chance to win a brand new iPad Mini! We're also giving you the chance to get your hands on £100 of Theatre Tokens by submitting your eye-boggling Family Portrait using our new-and-emproved Festival app. Have a go! You'll find more prizes and ways to get involved in our newsletter and on our Facebook page. Get in touch  - we want to hear about your Festival experiences.

Michael Morpurgo

We're delighted to have former children's laureate and best-selling author of War Horse as Festival Patron. Watch his exclusive Family Arts Festival video, read his new Q&A or win a set of his best-selling books. Or meet him in person or see his stories performed live at some of this year's Festival events.

Michael Morpurgo, Patron of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival

Find your perfect event...

Here you'll find a variety of exciting, innovative and interactive events for all the family including Ratatouille in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Cicus Mayhem at Barnsley Civic, and Family Fun Days in SunderlandBristol, and beyond! Would you like to watch a show that all generations will enjoy? Or take part in an activity together? Then find your perfect event now and sign up to the newsletter for the big Festival announcements!

Family Arts Standards

How do you know if an arts organisation is family-friendly? Now you can look out for arts organisations using the 'Family Arts Standards' badge.

The Standards have been developed so that everyone knows which arts organisations offer a fantastic welcome to families, and they’re all listed on this website. You can read the Family Arts Standards and find out more about them here.