Hoop picks for Open House Families



At Hoop, we’re all about supporting organisations that inspire and engage families, and that’s why we’re super excited for Open House Families. Packed with special family events, London’s brand new festival of architecture is fast becoming a highlight in the Hoop calendar!

We Built this City

Join RIBA for a fun packed family day that will include hands on drop-in and timed workshops. We like the look of ‘We’ve Got You Pegged’ where you’ll get the chance to create a large-scale mural from pegs and Constructing Stories - Storytime

When: June 9, 2018, 11:00 - 16:00

Where: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, Marylebone, W1B 1AD


The Big Architecture Family Day

Promising a full programme of family friendly activities in the beautiful surrounds of the newly expanded Royal Academy. The LEGO Architecture Challenge promises to be the highlight. Watch the pros turn their hand to LEGO, as some of the UK’s leading architectural practises battle it out to create the most innovative and imaginative ‘identity’ project. 

When: June 10, 2018, 11:00 - 15:00

Where: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, 6 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly, W1J 0PE


Let’s Build London! 

Head down to one of London’s favourite skyscrapers to follow a real town planning brief from Chapman Taylor, 18 Degrees and VMZINC. Budding architects (age 7+) can design and construct buildings and spaces around the river Thames.

When: Sunday 10th June, 11:00 to 16:00

Where: 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), EC3A 8EP


Where We Live: 3D Map Making 

Let your imagination run riot and make a creative map of your local area at Sir John Soane’s Museum. Children can get creative making pop-up versions of their own local landmarks, using materials ranging from card and foam to LEGO! 

When: Saturday 9th June, 11:00 to 15:00

Where: Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP


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