Workshops

Design Quest: Playground, architecture workshop for children aged 5 to 7

In this creative architecture workshop (for children aged 5 to 7 years) participants will design their own playground to create a story on iPads.

About the Workshop

What does the perfect playground look like? In this workshop, participants will explore what makes a good playground before visiting Marylebone Green, Regent's Park to discover what makes playgrounds fun. They will then return to the RIBA where they will have a chance to share their experience and think creatively about what else could work within the space.

In the afternoon, participants will design a playground that brings people together. Using the RIBA's architectural books, they will develop their own ideas to decide where their playground will be built, what equipment it will have and the layout of their design. They will illustrate and present their imagined playgrounds using storytelling through animation using iPads.

Please note: Part of this workshop will take place at Regent's Park. This will be in the morning until lunch and is a vital part of the workshop. You are free to accompany your child but this is not necessary as there will be RIBA staff, as well as the workshop leader, supervising throughout the visit. Please ensure you provide

This creative architecture workshop is led by educator Rosie Fuller for children aged 5 to 7 years.

All workshops require you to drop off your child by 11am and pick up at 4pm. In this workshop, you are free to stay with your child at the beginning to help them settle in. All workshops are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but you should prepare a packed lunch for your child. Online booking in advance is essential.

About the Workshop Series

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, create architectural cushions, build 1:1 structures that can withstand the elements, develop a miniature village in Regent’s Park or assemble a flat-pack home for your family.

Other workshops taking place in this series this February half term:

Design Quest (5 to 7 years): Living On, Under and Above! – Tuesday 13 February 2018

Design Quest (8 to 10 years): Mouse House – Monday 12 February 2018

Design Quest (8 to 10 years): Mobile Architecture – Tuesday 13 February 2018

To see all learning workshops that are taking place for all ages throughout the February half term, please go to our What’s On page.