Fantastic for Families Directory

Your Directory for Fantastic Arts Providers, Venues & Organisations!

Discover arts and culture near you!

From festivals and theatre companies to galleries and museums, in our directory you’ll find 1000+ organisations bringing eye-boggling creative events, activities and initiatives to life across the UK.

Here, you’ll only find organisations that are committed to providing fantastic experiences for families, older audiences or both. We want families to have confidence and trust in their local arts and cultural offerings, and to know that they will receive a warm family welcome.

Use our filter to find the art-form and location you’re looking for…

Family Friendly

Organisations committed to meeting the Family Arts Standards


Organisations committed to provide superb experiences for older people

Award Winners

Current and past winners of the annual Fantastic for Families Awards


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  • South East England
  • Organisation

13th Theatre Co

Why fit the mould, when you can create?!’ 13th Theatre Co believes that, by unlocking people's true talents, they can go onto to lead a purposeful life. They run acting, writing, designing, and technical skills workshops for children and adults.

  • North of England
  • Venue

20-21 Visual Arts Centre

20-21 Visual Arts Centre opened its doors in 2001 in the former St. John’s church, Scunthorpe. They present a mixture of in-house curated exhibitions and touring exhibitions and shows developed in partnership with other creative organisations.

  • South West England
  • Venue

878 AD

An immersive experience for all the family, discover early medieval Wessex and the sights and sounds of Anglo-Saxon Winchester in this exciting exploration of the city and its history. With live performance, artefacts, augmented reality and more!

  • South West England
  • Organisation

A&K’s Playground

With their creative, imaginative and age-friendly events A&K's Playground encourages people everywhere to become more open to play - one smile at a time.

  • South West England
  • Organisation


Aardman is an independent and multi-award-winning studio best known for creating much loved characters Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time and Morph. It produces feature films, series, advertising, games & interactive attractions.

  • North of England
  • Venue

Abbey House Museum

A museum housed in the gatehouse of the ruined Kirkstall Abbey. Discover the history of the building, Childhood and Leeds Social History. You'll find Victorian streets on the ground floor, featuring original shop fittings and exhibits upstairs.

  • East Midlands
  • Venue

Abbey Pumping Station

Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology, displaying Leicester's industrial, technological and scientific heritage.

  • North of England
  • Venue

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Catch a unique glimpse of life and home and at work at a scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. See the Manager's House and Worker's Cottage, waterwheels, a grinding hull and the last complete surviving crucible furnace in the UK!

  • Wales
  • Organisation

Abertathey Festival for Young Musicians

The annual ‘AFYM’ exists to improve and widen music education, and to provide performance opportunities and support in general for young musicians across the region. It is run by a honorary committee and supported by a host of volunteer stewards.

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For Organisations…

Engaging families in arts, culture and creative opportunities?

Check out our sector Support Site, discover how to become accredited with the Family Arts Standards or Age-Friendly Standards quality mark and join our directory.