Things to do for families

What's on for families

Photograph of families at Tate Modern

Family events

From regular daily and weekend workshops to special events in the school holidays, find out what's on for families.

Events for families

Pick up family activities at Tate Modern Lucy Dawkins, Tate photography 2019

Family Activities

Every day pick up free activities from the Clore Hub on Level 0, Natalie Bell Building. Collect Cone, Sculpture Strip or our Time-traveller activity. For younger visitors, Collection Case invites a hands on exploration connected to the Materials and Objects display on L4, Natalie Bell Building.

Family interacting with Olafur Eliasson artwork

Family tips for exhibitions

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Commonly asked questions

Admission to Tate Modern is free, except for special exhibitions. Become a Tate Member and get free entry to all special exhibitions.

Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian) and family tickets are available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) – see individual exhibitions for more information.

Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and carers' entrance is free.

Our cloakroom has free buggy parking on Level 0, Natalie Bell Building.

All entrances are accessible with a buggy.

  • The cloakroom is located on level 0 Natalie Bell Building. The service is free of charge
  • You may be requested to leave briefcases, bags or umbrellas in the cloakroom
  • Buggies can also be stored there, subject to space availability
  • Self-service lockers are located in the Tanks lobby on Level 0 Blavatnik Building
  • The use of the lockers is free of charge with the requirement of a £1 deposit
  • Bags larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm), sports or recreational equipment (musical instruments), large wheelie bags or boxes are not permitted into the gallery
  • Foldable bicycles, large skate boards and child or adult scooters are permitted into the building but must be deposited in the cloakroom.

You can breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable, for privacy head to the baby-changing facilities which are located on the Level 0, Natalie Bell Building.

The Baby Care Room is located on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building. Additional nappy-changing facilities are available in all toilets on each floor.

  • The Kitchen and Bar on Level 6 Natalie Bell Building and the Restaurant on Level 9 Blavatnik Building are both accessible via lifts. Both have waiter service
  • Café on level 1 Natalie Bell Building and the Terrace Bar on Level 1 Blavatnik Building are accessible from street level.
  • The Espresso Bar on Level 3 Natalie Bell Building is accessible via lifts in the Natalie Bell Building.

Top artworks to see with your family

Games to play in the gallery

Families in the Turbine Hall

Families in the Turbine Hall © Tate

You don’t need to be an expert to look at or talk about art. Don’t feel you have to ‘get it’ to enjoy it – take whatever you like from a piece.

You and your family can try these activities in any of the galleries. Remember it's ok to talk at Tate! It's ok to make some noise!

Strike a pose

Get your child to secretly choose an artwork with a person in it. Once they have looked carefully at the pose, find a space in the room and encourage them to try to recreate the pose. The rest of the group can then try and spot the artwork the pose came from

Give us a clue

Encourage your child to find a portrait in the gallery that reminds them of someone in your group; someone famous; 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

See it from their perspective

Get down to your child’s height and see what they see. The change in eye-level might make you think and feel differently

We encourage young people to explore art and idea to take ownership of the gallery.

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