Meet Anna Dever from Fantastic For Families

Anna Dever is the Campaign Manager for Fantastic For Families which brings you great family events from all around the country

We had a chat with Anna to find out more about the campaign.

What’s Fantastic for Families?

Fantastic for Families is free, easy to use and gives you thousands of options to find your perfect family day out.

All you need to do is visit and search for events in your local area.

You can add filters for free events, age-suitability, region and art form to help you personalise a list of events that is going to suit your family. New events are added every day to make sure that you have an up to date selection of great family activities!

Tell us a little about The Family Arts Campaign!

The Family Arts Campaign helps connect more families with arts and cultural opportunities.

We work with over 3,000 museums, theatres, galleries, libraries, dance companies, orchestras and more across the UK to help welcome people like you!

Over 700 organisations now hold the Family Arts Standards kite mark which shows that effective family provision is at the heart of their offer.

Why did you start the Family Arts Campaign and Fantastic for Families?Β 

We started the Family Arts Campaign because we know how important it is for families to find ways to spend time together through participating in and enjoying creative and cultural activities.

We want to support more organisations to have better family programming and facilities in order to welcome and engage more families, particularly for families who might not feel arts and culture are for them.

Creative participation is for everyone, no matter your age and what better way to experience arts and culture than with your family!

We started Fantastic for Families because we know how hard it can be to find events and activities that are on your doorstep and are going to be fun for all the family.

We bring thousands of family friendly events together in one space where you can find something for you at the click of a button!

Why is it important to get families out and involved with the arts?

Participating together in creative activities and experiences has been proven to improve key skills in communication, literacy and empathy.

There’s also research that demonstrates that bringing families together through arts and culture can positively affect relationships and familial bonding. But above all it’s great fun!

Visit to find the latest creative events in your local area.

You can also keep up to date on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We also want to hear from you! Share your stories on social media and use the #fantasticforfamilies Let us know what you think, or if there is an excellent family-friendly venue near you that you think is fantastic for families!

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