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
Sharing the joy of making music – Chamber Tots at Home, Wigmore Hall
Last week, we were delighted to announce that Wigmore Hall...
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...
Bringing museums into families’ homes: Barnsley Museums
Like many other arts organisations across the country, Barnsley Museums...
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...
DCA: Fantastic for Families Award Winners 2020
In 2020, Dundee Contemporary Arts won the Fantastic for Families...
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.