The fourth national Family Arts Festival will take place throughout October 2016 with thousands of eye-boggling events for all the family taking place up and down the country. Have a look on our interactive Family Arts Map to find an event near you, or use the box on the right to search by art-form, age-range and postcode.

There are plenty more events being added every day so make sure to check back regularly. You can also join the mailing list and like us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest announcements!

Create your eye-boggling family portrait!

Submit your own eye-boggling Family Portrait to the Festival gallery using our new-and-improved Festival app. Add an assortment of fun props along with the famous Festival googly eyes. Have a go!

Newsletter competition!

We're delighted to be including the family stage show of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny within this October's Festival. To celebrate, we've got 10 sets of his books to give away from now until the end of the Festival. Sign up to our newsletter now for your first chance to win one of this year's many Festival prizes.

Find your perfect event...

Whether that's brand new show Why the Whales Came based on Michael Morpurgo's story, a public art trail of playful Snowdog sculptures, or spectacular science-based activities and stage shows.

There's lots of familiar faces too, with BAFTER award-winning Justin Fletcher in The Railway Children, Claire Sweeney, Jason Manford and Phill Jupitus in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and all of your favourites from Cbeebies too.

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.