Imaginary Worlds Festival : National Gallery : 17/18.2.13 : Ages 5-11 *Book Now*


Half term family fun at the National Gallery

Sunday 17 and Monday 18 February 2013

Join us for our first family festival at the National Gallery, designed to spark your imagination, transport you to faraway lands and introduce you to new stories and characters.

Take part in a range of events for children and accompanying adults, including puppet shows, art workshops, film screenings, concerts and more.

Come to the Gallery to look, hear, explore, make and relax in our free drop-in sessions running across both days.

You can also pre-order a special Family Festival Goodie Bag to collect in store

There is a wide range of art workshops, puppet shows, concerts, movies scheduled for the 2-day festival, they are taking bookings now, so we advise you get clicking, and choosing, as they will get sold out quickly. Book here.

Free. See the website here for their listing of other activities in 2013.



Don’t forget about the fantastic free ART FAMILY workshops held on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Family Art Workshop

Tudor Ruff

11.30 or 14.30

Get going with our hands-on art workshops for all the family on the 3rd Saturday of each month led by our team of artists.  Suitable for families with children aged 5 – 11.

Come and be inspired by our fantastic Collection through using different art materials and mediums every month ranging from clay modelling to experimenting with animation.

Families love our workshops:

We enjoyed that it was something we would have never tried at home, but yet it was quite simple techniques that I’m sure the children would love to try out, We were really happy with the event and the children really enjoyed it!, The staff running it were excellent with the children.

The presentation was pitched perfectly to keep my daughter’s interest! Great mix of history and art

Family Art Workshops information:  

  • Workshops run on the third Saturday of every month
  • Workshops require a free ticket, available on the day one hour before the event starts from the staff member on the landing outside the Main Hall
  • Workshop places are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Places are limited to 20 per session, maximum 4 tickets per adult
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Sessions last approximately 90 minutes