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.
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 nine Back-Packs, 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
Sun 21 June 2015–Sun 27 December 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a design challenge and create your own fantastic design. See below for weekly listings.Booking info
Sat 01 August 2015–Sat 22 August 2015
FAMILY EVENT Join in with BSL interpreted performances for all the family.Booking info
Mon 03 August 2015–Mon 31 August 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Be inspired by the new summer garden installation by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo and use it to draw unusual views of the Museum and its surroundings.Booking info
Wed 05 August 2015–Wed 26 August 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Join Ceramics Resident Amy Jayne Hughes to make a pinch pot inspired by designs, patterns and textures in the collection.
Fri 07 August 2015–Sun 09 August 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Visit us at the Wilderness Festival and make a wild piece of costume and take part in a dance workshop in the unique setting of Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire.Booking info
Sun 13 September 2015 11:00–17:00
FAMILY EVENT: Join us to celebrate Chuseok, the Korean Harvest Festival with traditional music, games, storytelling and kite making and the chance to try on Korean costume and take part in a K-Pop dance workshop. Transport yourself and your family into the palaces and gardens of Korea and with special effects and photography with Digital Kids.Booking info