The Family Learning Festival is back for October 2018. Find everything you need to know about taking part in the biggest celebration of learning as a family.
It’s a national celebration to mark and inspire a love of learning in family life. It takes place in October every year.
Organisations of all types and sizes from schools and children centres, through libraries to museums and galleries put on brilliant and creative events, and showcase ideas and learning opportunities that families can do afterwards. Some Festival events are organised across local areas.
Learning as a family can help us to become confident, lifelong learners with all the benefits that brings – from better health to being happier. Family learning supports children to achieve at school. It can be transformative, helping us to find new passions and interests, and realise our aspirations through further learning.
The Festival is co-ordinated by the Campaign for Learning, the national charity that aims to build a culture of learning everywhere.
Theme for 2018
We know that organisers have a huge diversity of activities for families so this year we will continue to post activities on a variety of themes however our overarching theme this year will be’Try it Here and Take it Home’.
We know that your events for the Family Learning Festival give family members a fantastic opportunity to try new things together so this year we would like you to help them continue their adventures by giving them the tools to continue learning at home. This could be an activity sheet to follow up on the event, a question for them to discuss together or a quick tweet with the hashtag #takehometip
If you are stuck for ideas of what to do for your event or want to point families in the direction of take home tips highlight our Pinterest Page. We have a variety of activities for families to do from arts & crafts to financial literacy to getting digital.