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Workshops for families and children

Inspired by the RIBA Collections and seasonal exhibitions, our programme for families and children provides hands-on creative activities for you to explore contemporary themes around architecture including housing, the environment, migration and placemaking.

Our large-scale family days offer an opportunity for you to learn and work together on a variety of drop-in and timed activities including big builds, digital workshops and collaborative installations. 

During the school holidays, our one-day and multi-day creative workshops allow you to work individually and in teams to develop creative skills through design and construction challenges.

Our workshops

Design Quest workshops are for children aged 6 to 10 and provide a creative environment where we introduce architecture through play and making.

Design Time workshops are for children aged 11 to 15 and take architectural design and creative experimentation a step further. These were formerly referred to as Design Day workshops.

Our creative workshops run 11am to 4pm, are drop-off and are for all abilities. Workshops are led by artist and architect educators. All materials are included in the ticket price, but you should prepare a packed lunch for your child. Online booking in advance is essential.

We also have courses and workshops for Young People aged 15 to 24.

 

Our creative workshops for families and children

15 January 2022, 11am to 4pm

Design Quest: Extraordinary estates (in-person workshop) - January 2022

Join us for a creative architecture workshop for children aged 6 to 10. Imagine a building made from biscuits or a city made out of soap, skyscrapers made from socks or wobbly houses of jelly. What if Bournville really was a village made of chocolate? We need you to help us think of new ideas for exciting estates.

England - London
12 February 2022, 10am to 12pm

Family workshop: Take-away terrariums

Join RIBA Learning for a morning of creative design, making and planting. Be inspired by our world-leading architecture collections and get your hands dirty making your very own mini plant house to take away with you.

England - London
14 February 2022, 11am to 4pm

Design Quest: Walk this way (in-person workshop) - February 2022

Join us for this in-person creative architecture workshop for children aged 7 to 10 and explore how to experience nature and architecture slowly, using all our senses.

England - London
15 February 2022, 11am to 4pm

Design Time: Nature structure (in-person workshop) - February 2022

Join us this February half term for a creative architecture workshop for young people aged 11 to 14 at our London headquarters. Find out about natural and man-made structures, as well as the ways in which natural forms and materials have influenced architecture in our towns and cities.

England - London
17 February 2022, 11am to 4pm

Design Time: Woven wonders (in-person workshop) - February 2022

Join us this February half term for a creative architecture workshop for young people aged 11 to 14 at our London headquarters, where we will explore 3D modelling and building techniques to create a woven architectural structure.

England - London
18 February 2022, 11am to 4pm

Design Quest: Tree city (in-person workshop) - February 2022

Join us for this in-person creative architecture workshop for children aged 7 to 10, where we will explore how nature can be incorporated into cities.

England - London
5 March 2022, 11am to 4pm

Family fun day: Architecture book day

Join us for a free day of fun and hands-on activities inspired by architecture books for children and young people.

England - London

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