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Family Arts Festival 2015

The Family Arts Festival has been extended! It will now take place over 24 days, from 9 October – 1 November 2015, including even more high quality family arts events across the UK, making it bigger and better than ever before.  Read more here.

What's happening between now and the festival? Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with family activities, or use our map or venue finder to find a family friendly venue near you.

Family Arts Festival App

Whilst we count down to the next Family Arts Festival, have a go at creating your own eye-boggling portrait with our app.

Simply take a photo of your family or use one from your phone, then add the different props to your photo including the Family Arts Festival googly eyes, red noses, wigs, hats and more, to make your unique family portrait.

Click here to download the app

Michael Morpurgo

"Bravo to everyone involved in the Family Arts Festival this year. It has been a celebration of the arts like no other, offering all kinds of exceptional, creative and quality arts events for families, whether theatre, opera, dance, art and drawing. It’s been a privilege to be a small part of it”

Michael Morpurgo Patron of the 2014 Family Arts Festival

Something exciting for everyone...

A huge variety of exciting, innovative and interactive events for all generations of the family took place during the 2014 festival including dad’s dancing in Battersea; a world premiere WW1-themed concert; free dancing in high rise flats in Birmingham; and a giant family picnic in Bristol. Read about it here and sign up to our newsletter to be the first in the know about Family Arts Festival 2015 events.

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.