Open House Families is London’s brand new festival of architecture exclusively for children and their families, designed to inspire the next generation of city-shapers.

 

During the festival families can explore and admire incredible buildings and places throughout London alongside architects, engineers and artists.

 

Here are some highlights from this year's festival. We hope you can join us for next year's Open House Families.

 


 

About Open House Families

Festival activites

Activities

This year's Open House Families has been a huge success. Thank you so much to all of the artists, architects, engineers, festival partners and families who took part in the festival. Thank you too to all of the festival's sponsors for enabling Open House Families to take place. The sun shone over 50 hands-on workshops including craft and design activities, engineering experiments, architectural tours and storytelling sessions. Both children and adults had so much fun celebrating and learning about their city and how it is created.

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The festival

Open House Families is a free event that invites everyone to take part. This year saw hundreds of families attending events at locations across London including the National Gallery, The Royal Academy, the V&A, the British Library, RIBA, St Paul's Cathedral and many more extraordinary and exciting venus. Families also attended an array of amazing workshops at the festival's four main activity hubs including Gasholder park, Canary Wharf, Here East and 30 st Mary's Axe.

Please enjoy the photos of what has been a truly enjoyable, eventful and memorable weekend for all who took part.

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Get involved

Thank you to all of our partners: the architects, artists, engineers, industry experts, venues, volunteers and our sponsors who gave their time and enthusiasm to make this unique festival possible. If you would like to be involved in next year's festival please email openhousefamilies@open-city.org.uk

Illustration by Ailsa Cullens
Graphic Design by Scott Muirhead

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Featured Events

VEGE-CITY!

09 - 10 June 2018

Slicing the Gherkin

09 - 10 June 2018

A wonderful free event that delights in encouraging younger children and their families to develop their drawing and making skills, imagination and understanding of architecure within the stimulating environment of the City. 

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Parent

Such an amazing turn out for Open House Families at Here East! Really exciting to inspire the next generation of engineers and architects.

Jennifer Agwunobi,

Entrepreneur

Sponsors

30 St Mary Axe, Canary Wharf Group, Kings Cross, Monopole,
Here East, Elliott Wood Partnership, City of London

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