Families and community

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

Our buildings may be closed but we’re open to everyone 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.

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.

Printable activity pack: Once upon an adventure

Click on the picture to download the activity pack PDF.

Family Online Workshop: World Changers

A live, free online workshop for children aged 5+ and their families.

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.