Skip to main content

Tate Britain - Family activities

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.

We encourage young people to explore art and have the following additional activities for families:

Play Studio 

A space for families to explore and test out ways of making and playing together linked to the new collection displays.

Open every weekend and Fridays during term-time, and open every day during school holidays 10am-5pm.

Find out more on the website

Tate Draw 

See your drawings come to life using our digital sketch pads at Tate Britain. 

Open Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm 

Find out more on the website.

Story Space

A place for all to read, imagine, play and create. Read aloud sessions usually happen on the 1st Saturday of the month at 2pm. For more information visit the website.

Open every weekend and Thursday during term-time and every day during the school holidays.

Who to contact

 (0)20 7887 8888
Tate Britain family information page
Related Service
Tate Collective - Aged 16 - 25?

Where to go

Tate Britain

By Bus:

Route 87 stops on Millbank
Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street
Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road

By Tube:

Pimlico: Victoria Line, 600 metres approx.
Vauxhall: Victoria Line, 850 metres approx.
Westminster: Jubilee, District and Circle Lines, 1,200 metres approx.

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Session Information
Play Studio: Friday-Sunday term time and every day during school holidays
Tate Draw: open daily
Story Space: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday term time and every day during school holidays

Other Details


Referral Details

Although every effort is made to ensure information on the Family Information Service is kept up to date, we would advise contacting the service provider before attending to confirm session details are correct.

Last Updated 06/12/2023

Share your feedback on this page

Please provide feedback on our website. Try to include any constructive suggestions for improvements and we will do our best to incorporate them.