Shortlisted for 2022 Awards

30 Stories of Family Arts:
The Lowry

From doodling to dancing, singing to storytelling, and crafting to creative play – The Lowry have been offering workshops for families to regularly get creative and put families at the heart of their programme. 

Working with a diverse range of artists that are exciting, inspiring and engaging, The Lowry is committed to making all their activities inclusive and high quality. Creative Families at The Lowry consists of three regular workshops, a monthly SEND provision off site and a variety of one-off themed activities in art, drama, storytelling, and dance.

Families have been enjoying weekly activities such as Babies Playtime, Little Creatives and Crafty Families. Babies Playtime is a sensory exploration session for babies up to the age of 2 and Little Creatives is a workshop for under 5’s where they explore a different art form each week, led by different artists. Crafty Families is for under 11’s offering a different activity each week including creative play, visual art, yoga and mindfulness.

The Lowry is a registered charity committed to using visual and performing arts to enrich people’s lives. They present audiences with a diverse programme of theatre, musicals, dance, music, comedy, and visual art and are committed to creating work for local communities and young people. Tapping into the work on their stages and galleries, they offer thousands of free creative participation opportunities each year.

The Lowry has been shortlisted for Best Family Arts Activity in the 2022 Fantastic for Families Awards. Winners will be announced on 16 November 2022 in the free online awards ceremony.

You can discover all 30 Stories of Family Arts here. If you’d like to discover more fantastic organisations that meet our Family Arts Standards or Age-Friendly Standards explore the Fantastic for Families Directory.

Awards Shortlist

30 Stories of Family Arts
Discover the shortlist and their 30 stories of arts engagement. Find out who is nominated for Best Family Arts Activity, Best Age-Friendly Outreach, and Audience Impact & Innovation.


Fantastic for Families
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.

Sector Support

Family Arts Campaign
Work in the arts industry? Find out more about our work to support you. Dive into our resources library, commit to the Family Arts Standards or create a Family Arts Network in your area.