Shortlisted organisations for the Fantastic for Families Awards 2018Fantastic for Families awards

2017 has been a busy year for family arts! We’ll be celebrating at an awards ceremony on 1st March,  where we shall recognise organisations who put on excellent events, welcomed families into their building, thought about the needs of older visitors, and considered the caring responsibilities of their staff. There’ll be at least one Award presented in each of the below categories. Well done to the below organisations who have been shortlisted by our expert judging panel.


Best Family Event Award

  • balletLORENT for Rumpelstiltskin
  • British Ceramics Biennial for The Clay Pit
  • Busy Parents Network for Bourneville BookFest 2017
  • The Lowry for The Topsy Turvy Family Arts Festival
  • MishMash Productions for Smile
  • Mousetrap Theatre Projects for Family First Nights
  • Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms & BBC National Orchestra of Wales for Relaxed Prom
  • Taking Flight Theatre for You’ve Got Dragons
  • Wild Rumpus for Just So Festival


Best Family Venue Award

  • artsdepot
  • Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
  • Dylan Thomas Centre
  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • The Point (darts)


Best Family Welcome Award

  • Battersea Arts Centre & Turned on Its Head
  • darts | Doncaster Community Arts
  • MishMash Productions in partnership with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries
  • Seven Stories | The National Centre for Children’s Books
  • Turner Contemporary


Best Age-Friendly Welcome Award

  • artsdepot
  • Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Manchester Museum


Best Family-Friendly Workplace Initiative

  • Donmar Warehouse
  • Prams in the Hall
  • soundLINCS
  • Stellar Quines
  • Tangled Feet


Audience Choice Award

Voted for by families – to be announced on 1st March at the Fantastic for Families Awards Ceremony!


Want to join us at the Awards Ceremony? You can reserve your place for free here. You can also join us during the day for a free sharing seminar on age-friendly practice.


> Attend the Ceremony


> Attend the Celebrating Age Sharing Seminar

25 January 2018