1. Go to the Drawing Board 

Head to the Learning Gallery and join in our pop-up artist studio inspired by David Hockney.

Families activity by Oli Cowling
Families activity by Oli Cowling

 

2. Explore the collection

Borrow one of our Swatch activities from the Information desks. Use the Swatch pieces to discover the architecture of Tate Britain, look through filters to view the artworks in a different way and order and re-order the images to make new connections.

Recommended for children age 0–4.

Family with a Swatch pick up activity. © Tate
Family with a Swatch pick up activity. © Tate

3. Title a Tate artwork

If you were an artwork what would you be called? Pick-up up a copy of our latest Family Activity from one of the Information Desks and get thinking about the ways artists title their artworks.

Title pick up activity by Abigail Hunt and Tate’s Early Years and Families team.
Title pick up activity by Abigail Hunt and Tate’s Early Years and Families team.

4. Free exhibitions

Kids get open access to some of the greatest and freshest art there is. The collection displays are free for everyone and you can also visit an exhibition as under 12’s go free.

David Hockney, My Parents 1977
David Hockney

My Parents 1977

Oil paint on canvas

frame: 1940 x 1941 x 85 mm

5. Explore the gallery with your ears 

Get out your mobile device and check out Sonic Trails. Click, play and go on a sound journey through the gallery. 

Photograph of a boy with headphones on

6. Change your perspective

Crane your neck to see through, under and over Henry Moore’s sculptures. Or peer in at his tiny working models for the huge finished pieces.

Henry Moore, Recumbent Figure, 1938, Tate learning resource

7. Pick a card

Choose a family Welcome Card (or two) from the information desks. They’ll point you to a room to visit and suggest some ways to explore the art together.

Photograph of three family resources

8.     Shiver, sunbathe and shelter from the wind

Visit the Turner collection and see all kinds of weather swirling round his paintings.

J.M.W. Turner The Opening of the Wallhalla, 1842 exhibited 1843 after cleaning
Fig.6 J.M.W. Turner The Opening of the Wallhalla, 1842 exhibited 1843 after cleaning

9. Enjoy more with the Tate app

Discover more at Tate Britain, find your way and learn with the new Tate app.

Close up photograph of a person looking at the Tate App in the gallery

10.  Have fun!

On your visit try one of these activities in the galleries:

Strike a pose

Get someone to secretly choose an artwork. Once they have looked carefully at the artwork, find a space in the room and try to recreate that artwork using their body. The rest of the group can then try and spot the artwork the pose was inspired by.

A black and white photograph, Bruce McLean Pose Work for Plinths I.
Bruce McLean
Pose Work for Plinths I 1971
Photographs on board
74.6 x 68.6 cm

Give us a clue

One person should find a portrait in the gallery that reminds them of someone famous or someone you all know (perhaps a neighbour or a friend). With the help of clues, the rest of the group can guess the chosen person.

We want to hear what you think of Tate. Tweet our Family Twitter and check out Tate Kids to use your Tate inspiration to make your own creations and share with kids around the world.

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