Fab Free Art Events This Weekend for the UK’s Get Creative Weekend

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (7-9th April) is the Get Creative Weekend, where organisations big and small will be holding creative events across the UK. We’ve been chatting to our friends at Get Creative and hearing about all the fantastic opportunities on offer for families to get involved in. Whether you fancy having a go at pottery or dance, there are plenty of free events to get involved in. Here are some of the top London picks if you’re looking for something fun and free to do with the kids this weekend…

British Museum: The American Dream: a pop of colourBritish Museum

Learn about different styles of printmaking by screen printing and decorating your own tote bag, have your photo taken in our photo booth and add it to a collaborative mural, and create your own print to take home. Taking place from 11am – 4pm this is a Free drop-in event

RIBA Family Fun Day: Circles and Squares

Build bridges, help create a 3D Fruitopolis, design your own shadow puppet, create your own spinning mobile…there are plenty of fun-filled workshops to get involved with at RIBA this weekend!

This is a free event but registration is required. Times vary. Click here to find out more.

Eggcellent Easter Activities at the Unicorn Theatre

Unicorn Theatre Easter Activities

In the spirit of Easter and the Unicorn’s massively popular Velveteen Rabbit performance, join them for an extended bunny themed craft session this Saturday from 12-3pm!

Tie Knots at The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum, a unique and hidden London gem, explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. On Friday, they are running a free family workshop where you can become an expert in knot tying. Make ropes out of different materials and turn these into a skipping rope which can be taken home to play with at the end of the day! There are several sessions running throughout the day for children and families aged 5+. You can sign up on the day.

The museum is free for children under 16. For Adult and Concession prices, see here.

Build a Binglish Garden Box at the Tara Theatre

What’s a Binglish Garden Box we hear you cry?! Taking place in the Tara Theatre’s gorgeous patio garden, you will be able to flex your green thumb and create and take home your own Indian themed garden box. This is a free, family event where you will learn about Indian flowers with the theatre’s own pantomime dame & gardener, Ralph Birtwell. Booking is required and places are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

About Get Creative

Get Creative kicked off in early 2015 as part of a movement to highlight the importance of culture and creativity in the UK. Along with the BBC, Get Creative is run by a group of cultural organisations who work together to give us (the great people of Britain) the opportunity to use our imaginations and try something new.

Search Get Creative Weekend’s full list of events by location here.

Take a look at our Fantastic Things to Do this Easter Holiday category for more ideas for fun family days out!

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