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Family Fun Day: Breaking the Boundaries
​Photographer: RIBA, British Architectural Library
Workshops

Family Fun Day: Breaking the Boundaries​

Join us for a fun-filled family day as we think beyond the boundaries of our daily lives and start making connections. Throughout the day you will consider the spaces in which you live, eat, travel, learn and play as we help you design, draw and build in a series of drop-in and timed workshops and activities.​

Family Fun Day: Breaking the Boundaries - Making Connections

What boundaries do you encounter in your daily life? Are there any you wish didn’t exist? How could you overcome and challenge these? Join us as we think beyond the boundaries and start making connections instead. Throughout the day you will consider the spaces in which you live, eat, travel, learn and play as we help you design, draw and build in a series of drop-in and timed workshops and activities.

Programme

Constructing Conversations

Each session will last 20 minutes and runs on the hour and half hour between 11am to 3pm. Limited to 15 children, supervised by parents per session.  First come, first served, meet at the meeting point. Strictly for ages 7+.

Join the Romanian School "Sfinții Brâncoveni”in London to explore their playful household installation that bring forth ideas of migration, heritage and intergenerational exchange. You’ll be able to use your creativity to redesign the layout of the installation and learn roof construction techniques to decorate its roof.

Additional drop-in activity: help us break down language barriers by creating drawings that demonstrate the various proverbs we use in our daily lives.

Body Builders with Leila McMillan

Each session will last 30 minutes and runs on the hour between 12pm to 3pm. Limited spaces. First come, first served, meet at the meeting point.

You are invited to come and have a dance with the whole family! Through guided sessions we will look at the houses we live in, and the buildings that we pass through every day and how we travel from one place to another by re-imaging this through our body. With our friends and family we will work together to physically construct our home and those very large buildings that we pass through such as our school, library, museums and more … who will be the roof, the walls, the floor or the windows? How do we move from each of these places that we go to everyday, is it by walking, scooting, hopping, flying…? Do we move in straight lines or curves? Is our journey wobbly or smooth, do we stop along the way? Through these session we will work together to see what great things we can create by connecting and working as a group… and of course we will dance!

Additional drop-in activity: What was your favourite building you created with your body? Why not draw it and add it to our wall of dance.

Connecting Communities

11am to 4pm, last entry 3.30pm

Break down barriers, cross boundaries, map out new places and create a barrier-busting cardboard installation to connect people together through architectural ideas, using recycled cardboard boxes and simple building techniques.  With Katie Kennedy.

About the event

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian and advance registration is essential.  Last entry is 3.30pm.

For all ages. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

All events are free, but you must register your family online beforehand. Some events may run a waiting list depending on demand.

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