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  • The 2014 Family Arts Festival is happening...NOW!  Have you decided which events you are going to?
  • Rate the events you've attended for our Family Arts Festival Awards and win an iPad Mini!
  • You can now search for Assisted Performances here
  • Over 4300 events to choose from!
  • Win £200 of Theatre Tokens by submitting an eye-boggling family portrait on our Family Arts Festival app
  • Sign up to our mailing list for all the latest festival news
  • Listen to Michael Morpurgo talking to Claudia Winkleman on the Radio 2 Arts Show here (from 01 hr 22 mins)

2014 Family Arts Festival!

This year's Family Arts Festival has over 4,300 events hosted across the UK and we are thrilled to have Michael Morpurgo as our Patron.

Make sure you search for events happening in your area, sign up to our mailing list here, and once you've been to an event rate it for the Family Arts Festival Awards and WIN an iPAD MINI!

Family Arts Festival App

Create your own Family Arts Festival eye-boggling portrait and win £200 of Theatre Tokens!

Simply take 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

'I am delighted to be Patron of the 2014 Family Arts Festival. The enormous range of events presented across the UK means there will be something to share with all members of the family.

I encourage families to make a day - or a week - of exploring the fun, interesting and entertaining events in their area this autumn half term.'

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 have already been confirmed for 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.

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’ll all be listed on this website. You can read the Family Arts Standards and find out more about them here.