Families and community

We welcome families and community groups throughout the year to take part in creative activities inspired by our collections and exhibitions

We're reopening gradually to keep everyone safe, and we're always open online

Enjoy live online workshops, as well as explore our fun activities below – from storytelling videos to craft and play ideas! You can also sign up to our family mailing list to receive free monthly activity ideas to enjoy at home. Just email familylearning@bl.uk to sign up or keep in touch with us on Twitter.

Paddington: The Story of a Bear

Join Paddington on a new adventure at the British Library this summer

Sensory activities

Get creative with exciting activities inspired by our collections. Listen to our Sound Archive, join in with our favourite stories and explore sensory materials you can find at home.

Family Workshop: Explore, Make and Play

Join artists Emma and Judith for a fun and playful workshop at the Library. For families with children aged 3 – 11.

Discovering Children's Books

Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children's Books. Packed full of creative activities for children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages.