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Trails

Trails

Digital Families trail

Are you ready to go on an adventure? The Explore as a Family digital trail takes you on a journey through V&A galleries, exploring some of the wonders of V&A South Kensington – from an emperor's throne and dragons, to plaster casts and wigs!

Secret Seekers

Set off on a treasure hunt during your next trip to V&A South Kensington and unlock the secrets hidden in its walls with this online game.

The Curious Family trail

The V&A needs you! The creatures of Wonderland are spreading nonsense. Can you follow the clues around the galleries and help restore logic before it's too late?

Refugee Stories trail

Go on a journey around V&A South Kensington and explore six objects that tell a story about people who became refugees.

Family events

Family events

Take part in our online events and workshops. Make, play and perform with artists, designers and architects.

Visit essentials

Visit essentials

The Sackler Centre for arts education is now open. Here you can pick up a range of free family activities everyday.

Children's meal deals and highchairs are available in our cafés. Packed lunches can be eaten in the John Madejski Garden.

Breastfeeding and buggies

Breastfeeding is welcome throughout the V&A. Quiet spaces are available for those who prefer privacy. Ask a member of staff to direct you to a buggy park. Baby changing facilities are in most toilets.

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Games and activities

Games and activities

There's lots for families to explore online, including games, interactives and drawing and making activities – all inspired by our incredible collections.

Design a Wig

Get creative and design your own fantastic 18th-century wig.

Terrible Trades

Can you become a master of your trade? Start the game as an apprentice and test your skills.

Design and make your own story

Imagine a story inspired by things in your house or objects in our collection, and bring it to life.

Design and make a surreal critter

Create a funky creature inspired by our collections with these drawing challenges.

Design a tile pattern

Discover new shapes and patterns though our collection of Islamic art.

Design and make a spectacular party outfit

Design a party outfit inspired by the shapes and patterns of men's fashion through the ages.

Let’s Make Wednesdays

Challenge yourself with these creative art and design activities to do at home, inspired by some of the extraordinary objects in the V&A collection.

What is Design?

Find out about design in the world around you. Why not have a go at designing something yourself!

Why Do We Wear Clothes?

Discover wacky facts and see some amazing clothes from designers and cultures around the world!

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