Fantastic for
Families Awards

Fantastic for Families Awards

The Fantastic for Families Awards celebrate the wealth of outstanding creative provision for families across the UK.

The annual awards are open to UK-based cultural organisations or cultural activity organisers, providing creative opportunities, activities or initiatives. The awards include categories for families and older audiences.

On this page, you’ll find the 2021 Fantastic for Families Award winners, videos about the incredible work from our shortlisted organisations, and case studies from previous nominees.

The Fantastic for Families 2022 Awards are open for applications until 6pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

Awards News & Case Studies

Fantastic for Families Awards 2022: Applications now open!

Fantastic for Families Awards celebrate the wealth of outstanding creative provision for families of all ages across the UK

Screenshot of Chamber Tots participants and performers at home

Sharing the joy of making music – Chamber Tots at Home, Wigmore Hall

Last week, we were delighted to announce that Wigmore Hall...

Screenshot from a Zoom call with Elders

Co-creation, Innovation and Partnerships with Elders: Royal Exchange Theatre

Nominated for the Best Age Friendly Outreach in the Fantastic...

LS18 Rocks – Connecting children and grandparents through music

LS18 Rocks have been shortlisted for the Best Family Arts...

A Barnsley Museums Makes pack with instructions for making elf stockings

Bringing museums into families’ homes: Barnsley Museums

Like many other arts organisations across the country, Barnsley Museums...

The word MEND embroidered with yarn of various colours

Connecting, caring and creativity with Lakeland Arts MEND

Lakeland Arts have been shortlisted for the Audience Impact and...

Fantastic for Families Awards 2021: MK Gallery case study – Art and Us Sensory Boxes

MK Gallery are one of the brilliant organisations shortlisted for the...

A toddler sat on the floor, painting with fingerpaint, hands full of blue, red and yellow paint.

DCA: Fantastic for Families Award Winners 2020

In 2020, Dundee Contemporary Arts won the Fantastic for Families...

2022 Fantastic for Families Awards are now open for applications!

Best Family Arts Activity Award

Congratulations to the Best Family Arts Activity Winners 2021

This award celebrates activities and events that have been developed for families during the pandemic.

Discover the Shortlisted Organisations for Best Family Arts Activity 

Thank you to Alison Bowyer (Executive Director, Kids in Museums) and Laura Bedford (Head of Programmes, Kids in Museums) for judging this category in 2021.

Best Age Friendly Outreach Award

Congratulations to the Best Age-Friendly Winner 2021

This award recognises commitment and support to find ways to connect with older generations despite challenges during Covid19.

Discover the Shortlisted Organisations for Best Age-Friendly Outreach

Thank you to Sarah Mears MBE (Programme Manager, Libraries Connected) for judging this category in 2021.

Audience Impact & Innovation Award

Congratulations to the Audience Impact & Innovation Award Winners 2021

This award recognises the innovative ways organisations and cultural providers’ have adapted their work and approach to reach families in need during the pandemic.

Discover the Shortlisted Organisations for Audience Impact & Innovation

Thank you to Cath Hume (Chief Executive Officer, Arts Marketing Association) and Karla Barnacle-Best (Chief Executive, Discover Children’s Story Centre) for judging this category in 2021.

2022 Fantastic for Families Awards are now open for applications!