England, London Guide (B): The Ten Best Art Experiences for Kids in London

The Ten Best Art Experiences for Kids in London
© Design Museum

How do you get your kids into art? London is a wonderful place to introduce your children to a wide range of art and artists – there are so many fantastic art galleries and museums in the UK capital, many of which are free. Children are more likely to engage with what they’re seeing if they can take part in some way and in all the places on my list, children are actively encouraged to get involved by doing art workshops, going on a family trail or listening to stories about the art.

Most of the workshops are free but do check before you go as they’re often very popular and you may need to book in advance or arrive an hour early to be sure of a space.

The National Gallery

© The National Gallery

The National Gallery is home to one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world and there are lots of activities aimed at helping families to make the most of their visit from children’s audio tours and family trails to Magic Carpet storytelling for the under 5s and hands-on art workshops for school-age children every Sunday.

On Wednesdays, there are messy play sessions for the under 5s. During school holidays, children of all ages can take part in some wonderful drop-in workshops inspired by paintings and current exhibitions. Workshops on offer this half term include making a sculpture of a horse and becoming an architect’s apprentice and building a model of the National Gallery.

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Guide Name: The Ten Best Art Experiences for Kids in London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The National Gallery   Victoria and Albert Museum   Tate Modern   Dulwich Picture Gallery   Royal Academy of Arts   National Portrait Gallery   Whitechapel Gallery   Design Museum   Cartoon Museum   The Wallace Collection  
Author: Clare Thomson
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