Family Events

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Families are welcome throughout the year to engage in creative activities inspired by our collection and exhibitions

Join us for free, interactive workshops, discovery days and activity trails that support families to learn together, in a fun and relaxed way. There’s no need to book. Everyone’s welcome and, best of all, we won’t ever ask you to keep the noise down.

Download one of our free family trails and explore the Library through puzzles, drawings and games:-

Download our Building Family Trail (PDF)

Our family events are free and are suitable for ages 5 – 11. Drop-in places are limited to 40 people per workshop and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Series events

A mum smiles at her son, who looks at her through a cardboard tube
Family Activity

Family Day: Young Rebels

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An illustration of Pippi Longstocking holding up a horse
Family Activity

Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

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A photo of the writer Matt Haig with a lemur
Family Activity

Matt Haig: Daring To Be Yourself

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A photograph of Anna James
Family Activity

Anna James: Pages & Co.

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Photograph of two male comedians leaping off a ledge near the Thames with Westminster in the background
Family Activity

How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?

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A mother and daughter laugh at their paint-covered hands while doing a hand-painting
Family Activity

Family Takeover: Make and Create

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A family look over a balcony at the British Library
Family Activity

Relaxed Early Opening for Families

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