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Arnolfini runs an exciting programme of events for families and children, and welcomes visitors of all ages to explore the galleries.

Our regular programme of family events includes We Are Family, drop in workshops run by some of the most exciting contemporary artists, interactive and experimental Family Storytelling, and national initiatives such as our annual Big Draw event and the Family Arts Festival.

You can also explore exhibitions with our family friendly Activity Guides

Have a look at the What's On for upcoming family events.

We also also offer a wide selection of children's books in our bookshop and baby changing facilities. 

To speak to our team about family activities at Arnolfini please email;


Bristol Learning City

Arnolfini is a partner of Bristol Learning City

Bristol was England’s first UNESCO Learning City – part of a world-wide network that champions learning as a way to transform lives, communities, organisations and cities.

Along with other Learning City partners, we are committed to creating and promoting learning opportunities for everyone, of all ages and from all communities, in all parts of the city.

Upcoming family events
Grayson Perry: Private Tours and Workshops Grayson Perry: Private Tours and Workshops
Thursday 28 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017, 09:30 to 11:00


Past family events
We Are Family
Saturday 30 September 2017, 13:00 to 16:00