Family Station: Explore and Play

A child plays at the British Library Family Station

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A creative base for all the family to enjoy on the last Sunday of every month.

A new creative offer, designed with families. No booking required.

The station, located on the Upper Ground Floor of the British Library St Pancras, includes creative resources full of ideas to explore, make and play in the Library. Start your family adventure here, then go off to discover our building and learn all about the Library.

The station also has fun interactive activities, sensory materials and an exciting range of children’s books including tactile and braille editions. You are welcome to sit, feed your little ones and enjoy a family packed-lunch around the Family Station.

Our team will be on hand to support your visit and answer any questions. Learn more about your visit, accessibility, our facilities and cafés.

Upcoming dates

Family Station: Explore and Play will be open from 11.00-15.00 on:

  • Sunday 26 February
  • Sunday 26 March
  • Monday 10 - Sunday 16 April
  • Sunday 30 April
  • Sunday 28 May
  • Sunday 25 June
  • Sunday 30 July
  • Monday 21 – Sunday 27 August
  • Sunday 24 September
  • Monday 23 – Sunday 29 October
  • Sunday 26 November

Find out more about how we’re welcoming you to the Library safely.

Supported by The Dorset Foundation and Andor Charitable Trust

The fun continues...

Don't forget you can explore more activities on our family webpage, from storytelling videos to craft and play ideas. 


Name: Family Station: Explore and Play
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546