We run an exciting and diverse programme of activities for families at the V&A. We want families to come and explore, enjoy and be inspired by our wonderful collections and spaces. You can pick up a family trail or borrow a back-pack and venture into the galleries where there are also many hands-on exhibits to find and play with. At the weekends, families can interact with a Pop-up Performance on Saturday or pick up a design challenge, hunt for ideas in the galleries, and then create fantastic designs with the Drop-in Design team on Sundays. During the school holidays, families can take part in Digital Kids and The Imagination Station or book onto a Make-it workshop.
Sun 07 September 2008–Sun 27 December 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a design challenge and bring your own fantastic ideas to life. On selected days, create an Outrageous Outfit, curate a Cabinet of Curiosities, design your own Pop up Playground and make your own monogram in Lively Letters.
Wed 01 January 2014–Thu 31 December 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Journey across the V&A with fantastic stories, games and multi-sensory materials. Choose from Back-packs, trails or, for the under 5s, an Agent Animal bag.Booking info
Sat 11 January 2014–Sat 26 December 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Join the performance team for fun and interactive gallery plays and activities every Saturday.
Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated.
Tue 01 April 2014–Thu 31 December 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a free family trail from the Learning Centre and set off to explore the museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games.Booking info
Sat 14 March 2015–Thu 31 December 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Explore hundreds of interactive exhibits throughout the Museum.Booking info
Fri 03 April 2015–Sun 12 April 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Join us during the Easter Holidays to create your own piece of wild fashion inspired by fairy-tales, myths, legends and animals in our collections.
Sat 04 April 2015–Sun 12 April 2015
FAMILIY EVENT: Create your own digital art with help from experts.Booking info
Mon 06 April 2015–Fri 10 April 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Venture into a wild world and go on a quest where you’ll meet fantastical characters hear strange and wonderful tales.
Wed 08 April 2015–Thu 28 May 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Join this BSL interpreted Pop-ip Performances and you'll meet fantastical characters and hear strange and wonderful tales.Booking info
Sat 11 April 2015–Sun 12 April 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Take part in a magical movement workshop with Louise Klarnett from Dance Art Foundation. Transform yourself into animals and birds, or perhaps even the forest itself!
Sat 02 May 2015–Mon 04 May 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Explore the collection with the new Seeking Sculpture trail and draw your own invented piece of sculpture combining details of what you find along the way.Booking info
Sat 23 May 2015–Sun 31 May 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Join our Digital Kids activity and create a magic shadow lantern using simple electronics.Booking info
Sat 23 May 2015–Sun 31 May 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Imagine you’re a young renaissance artist trying to make your way in the world. Create a new fantastical design for a piece of art, sculpture or machine.
Mon 25 May 2015–Fri 29 May 2015
Work with an artist to create your own piece of sculpture taking inspiration from animals and natural objects in the new Europe 1600-1800 Galleries.
Sat 20 June 2015–Sun 21 June 2015
Take part in a traditional Syrian storytelling session.
Suitable for all the family
Recommended for ages 3+Booking info