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RIBA - learning for families and children

​Families and Children: Learn, play and have fun in events led by architects and artists

We offer an exciting programme for families to play, learn and explore architecture together. From big builds and digital workshops to drawing and performance. See our forthcoming workshops for families.

Family event at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London Credit: Paul Cochrane / RIBA, British Architectural Library

During half-term and holidays, our drop-off workshops offer 6- to 18-year-olds the chance to get creative and build confidence and skills. Workshops are led by architects and artist-educators and explore a range of contemporary architectural themes.

Creative event for all ages at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London Credit: Paul Cochrane / RIBA, British Architectural Library

Design Quest for ages 6 to 10

Our Design Quest workshops invite children to use their imagination for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants draw digitally, design architectural elements, build 1:1 structures that can withstand the elements and develop a miniature village in Regent’s Park. See forthcoming Design Quest workshops.

Creative event for all ages at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London Credit: Paul Cochrane / RIBA, British Architectural Library

Design Day for ages 11 to 15

Our Design Day workshops take architectural design and experimentation a step further. Past workshops have focused on architectural styles, construction methods, model-making, traditional and digital drawing techniques, and using games such as Minecraft to design collaboratively. See forthcoming Design Day workshops.

Visit our Young People section to find more information on workshops for ages 15 to 18 years.

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