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.

But until then? Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with family activities or use our organisation finder to find a family friendly organisation near you.

Family Portrait App!

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

Simply take a photo of your family or use one from your phone, then add the different props to your photo, including our famous googly-eyes, to make your unique family portrait.

Have a go now!

Michael Morpurgo

"I am delighted to be Patron of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival. The enormous range of events presented across the UK means there will be something to delight, and share with, all members of the family across the generations. "

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.