UK’s best family-friendly events and venues revealed

National awards celebrate the best family-friendly arts and culture events

We’re excited to let you know that the winners of the Fantastic for Families Awards 2020 were announced today via social media.

The Fantastic for Families Awards celebrate those who have made an outstanding contribution to family friendly arts and culture over the previous year.

Seven winners were crowned across four categories, from a shortlist of 30 organisations. Winners were decided by a panel of judges formed of leading figures and experts in arts and culture, from a shortlist of 30 cultural organisations.

And the winners are…


Best Family Venue Award

  • National Maritime Museum, London

Audience Impact Award

• Dundee Contemporary Arts

Best Age-Friendly Cultural Organisation Award

  • Leeds Playhouse

Best Family Event Award

• StrongWomen Science from Circus250
• The Little Prince from Luca Silvestrini’s Protein
• Imagine Children’s Festival from the Southbank Centre
• Bauhaus Baby Ballroom, produced by Liat and Co in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery


Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all of the shortlisted organisations for putting on so many fantastic creative events for families over the past year!

To be in with a chance of winning a Fantastic for Families award, you need to be registered for the free Family Arts Standards quality-mark, and use to promote your family events. Find out more about how to sign up to the Standards or register for Fantastic for Families event promotion.

Case studies

You can find out more about all of the winning organisations and projects, as well as the shortlist, in our case study library.

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Interested in applying for the 2021 Fantastic for Families Awards? Click here to find out more.

9 September 2020