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Rachel Manns

Design Quest: Theme Park Dream

Join us this half term for an online creative architecture workshop for children aged 6 to 10. Explore building design to enable play and accessibility for all in your very own theme park.

About the Workshop

Design Quest: Theme Park Dream

Tuesday 27 October 2020, 10am to 11:30am
For children aged 6 to 10

What would you create if you were able to build an amazing theme park that was open and accessible for everyone? What would it look like and what would people be able to do there? Would it be full of fun houses, rollercoasters or water slides? How would you make sure everyone could use it?

Join us for this online workshop where you will design and build an architectural model of a theme park. You will explore building design to enable play and accessibility for all. Participants will learn model making skills and creatively explore options to make everyone’s theme park dreams come true.


  • Cardboard box of any size: this can be a recycled box, but should be fairly thick card if possible
  • Several sheets of cardboard or paper - any colour, any size
  • Any plastic or paper recycling objects you might have at home, such as plastic bottles, yogurt pots, milk bottles, lids, tubes
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Optional extras to decorate - crafty bits and bobs, coloured tape, paint, magazine pictures

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist educator Katie Kennedy, for children aged 6 to 10 years.

About the workshop series

For ages 6 to 10, our Design Quest workshops inspire younger children to use their imagination and hands-on creativity for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants create optical illusions, design sustainable dens, build stage sets, develop an animated story around a public space or assemble a house for a mouse.

The workshop will take place online via Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent to participants with confirmed bookings. This event is suitable for those aged 6 to 10 years old. These workshops are led by professional educators and supervised by RIBA staff. Please see the materials list for items that will be required during the workshop.

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian. Online booking in advance is essential: if we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event we cannot allow the participant to attend.

To see other learning workshops taking place in this series, see our families and children page.

Workshop costs (introductory rate)

  • £20 excluding booking fee
  • £15 for participants who qualify for free school lunch. (Proof required)

To see other learning workshops taking place in this series, see our families and children page.