This November: Discover news ways to enhance your family offer

Many families are among the keenest to revisit their favourite venues and find activities to do together outside the home again. It’s wonderful news for organisations committed to providing a quality family experience, yet is your organisation making the most of it?

Perhaps you want to know how you can enhance your family arts offer, how you can reach disengaged families or find ways to build partnerships with others in the sector. We’re sharing three events this November to help you re-charge the way you engage with families…


Family Attraction Expo
10 – 11 November | NEC Birmingham

Perfect for venue-based-organisations, The Family Attraction Expo is free to attend and one of Europe’s largest exhibitions of its kind. The two day event is aimed at all family attractions in and outside of the arts sector who are looking to grow their family offer.

The Expo takes place at the NEC Birmingham, providing an opportunity to visit the exhibits and network in person. The event encourages organisations to see new, exciting opportunities for their attraction and discover the latest advancements firsthand. Our top picks from their talks programme include: ‘Igniting curiosity to create fabulous family experiences’ with Elizabeth McKay from London Transport Museum and ‘Building a sustainable future post Covid’ with Patricia Yates, Deputy CEO of Visit Britain.

More About Family Attraction Expo and how to register

Family Arts Conference 2021
16-17 November | Online

We’re delighted to be bringing so many inspiring voices together this November for the Family Arts Campaign‘s Conference. The online event is open to all working in the arts, culture and community sector, including producers, programmers, outreach and engagement teams, marketers and leaders.

Our keynote speakers include Henrietta Imoreh who will talk about the children and young people who continue to miss out on cultural participation, award-winning author Sharna Jackson exploring ‘Do Black Lives *really* Matter in family arts?’, and Rebecca Blackman from Arts Council England discussing what we’ve learnt about families during the pandemic.

Taking place online over two days, the event presents information-rich sessions on topics such as supporting family wellbeing, diversity and representation in family arts, and building networks. There are also opportunities to get stuck in with practical workshops on re-connecting with audiences and developing new pricing models or join group discussions to connect and share.

More about Family Arts Conference 2021
Book Tickets (available until midnight on 9 November)

Meaningful consultation with children and families
24 November | Online

Are you working at a Museum and want first-hand feedback? Do you want to consult with children and families to improve your provision but aren’t sure how to do this in a meaningful way?

Kids in Museums are presenting an online training day to help museums discover a range of techniques for consulting families and children at their venue. They’ll be sharing case studies from Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, and Westminster Abbey. Play Trainer and Consultant Charlotte Derry, who has worked with Happy Museum and Play Wales, will also provide top tips for playful consultation with this audience.

Tickets and more info about Meaningful consultation with children and families


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28 October 2021