Welcome to your one-stop-shop for family arts organisations and events across the UK! Everyone featured here has proved their family friendly status by meeting our Family Arts Standards. These are the places where you can be sure to receive an excelent family welcome - just use the search box on the right to find one near you.

The forth national Family Arts Festival will take place in October when this website will list thousands of fantastic events taking place up and down the country. 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!

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.

Find your perfect event...

October's Festival will include a variety of exciting, innovative and interactive events for all the family! Last year brought us Ratatouille in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Cicus Mayhem at Barnsley Civic, and Family Fun Days in SunderlandBristol, and a lot more! Would you like to watch a show that all generations will enjoy? Or take part in an activity together? Until the Festival starts, sign up to the newsletter for news on family arts events near you.

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.