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  • Thank you for making the 2014 Family Arts Festival a HUGE success!
  • Over 4500 events took place nationwide from 17 October - 2 November
  • Read about the 2014 Festival here.
  • Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with more family arts events

A thank you...

This year's Family Arts Festival had over 4,500 events hosted across the UK and we were delighted to see so many families enjoying themselves this half term.

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

Family Arts Festival App

The 2014 Family Arts Festival may be over but you can still have fun with our Family Arts Festival eye-boggling portrait 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 find out more and 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; anda giant family picnic in Bristol. Read about it here and sign up to our newsletter to be the first in the know about future 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.