About Fantastic for Families

We help people across the UK discover trusted arts and cultural providers in their local area that are Fantastic for Families or committed to providing Age-Friendly events, activities or initiatives for older audiences.

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.

You’ll find art, craft, theatre, dance, music providers and a lot more. We only list organisations that have either committed to the Family Arts Standard, Age-Friendly Standard or both. These accredited badges are a sign of quality and reassurance of an excellent welcome for families and older audiences.

Fantastic for Families began in 2013 as the national Family Arts Festival before becoming a year-round event listings service for families, launched in 2017, and then a directory of trusted organisations and arts providers in 2022. During our time as a festival we worked with over 3,000 arts organisations, hosting 20,000 events and reaching 2.2 million family members.

Fantastic for Families is run by the Family Arts Campaign, a national collaborative programme funded by Arts Council England and led by the visual and performing arts sectors to increase levels of arts engagement by families. To find out more about the Campaign and how to get involved as an artist or organisation, please visit familyarts.co.uk