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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

Something exciting for everyone...

A huge variety of exciting, innovative and interactive events for all generations of the family will take place this October half-term as part of the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival. Sign up to our newsletter to receive important announcements about the Festival as they happen!

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.