1. Enjoy the summer sun at Tate Britain
Ice creams, space hoppers, deck chairs and ping pong tables. Bring the whole family to browse the free collection displays, then grab some kids lunchboxes and hang out on the lawn. There will also be easels and materials for you to show off your art skills.
On weekends and in school holidays, look out for our Family Hosts (they’ll be wearing yellow T-shirts) to find out what else is on offer. Feel free to bring a picnic along with you and make yourself at home in any of the open spaces or in the Clore Centre.
2. Take your place on the dancefloor
3. Explore the collection with an artist
Bring your under 5s to explore the gallery for an artist-led journey connecting your everyday life to collection artwork through different materials and processes. If you can’t make these events, pick up a Swatch activity from the Information desk any day of the week and use it to discover the architecture of Tate Britain in different ways.
Recommended for children age 0–5.
4. Think about childhood, and your hopes and dreams for the future
Use your mobile device to listen to our latest Sonic Trail in response to William Stott’s Le Passeur. Click play for an alternative experience of this painting that will stay with you long after your visit.
5. 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.
6. 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!
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Shiver, sunbathe and shelter from the wind
Visit the Turner collection and see all kinds of weather swirling round his paintings.
10. The Inspector Brunswick Art Hunt
Pick up a postcard from the Millbank shop counter and become a detective! Inspector Brunswick needs your help to find the missing artwork hidden around the Millbank shop. Not so hard you may think? Well the lost artwork is very, very tiny and will require quick-thinking minds and sharp eyes. Get involved and you’ll be in with a chance to win a signed copy of Inspector Brunswick: The Case of the Missing Eyebrow.
When: Saturday 22 July – Sunday 3 September 2017
Heading to Tate Modern too? Check out the Top Tips for visiting Tate Modern.