Thursday 30 May 2019

Open House Families - introducing specialist activities

Open House Families 22-23 June 2019
Specialist activity programme for families with special education needs and/or disabilities

Open House Families is for every child to enjoy.

As well as being tons of fun, getting involved can play a huge role in your child’s development - from learning new things and mixing with other children to bonding with family members. That’s why Open House Families has teamed up with learning experts from three of London’s most exciting public spaces to develop fun experiences for families with special education needs and/or disabilities.
V&A Museum
Drop-in Design: Shell Lace Structures
Sunday 23 June
10.30am – 5pm
Location: Lunchroom, The Sackler Centre for arts education

Take part in this tactile building activity for all the family. Work with Tonkin Liu architects and use play-doh and card to create your own shell lace structures inspired by nature.
This event is fully inclusive, suitable for families with children of any age and has been particularly developed to suit D/deaf and Hard of Hearing families. There will be BSL interpreters available on site throughout the activity.
The Royal Academy
Family studio: shape shifters
Sunday 23 June
11am – 3pm

Don’t like crowds or loud noises? The Big Architecture Family Day is designed to be as inclusive as possible, with neurodiversity in mind.
If you or a member of your family are on the autistic spectrum or for any reason have sensory preferences, the Royal Academy’s breakout space will offer a more peaceful environment for you to relax and take part, with gentle multi-sensory activities facilitated by an experienced artist educator.
The National Gallery
Family studio: Sensing space
Sunday 23 June
11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm
Free, bookable in advance

Discover buildings real or imagined on a tactile and audio described expedition through the Gallery. End your journey alongside artist Matt Shaw and help us transform the studio into a sensory structural space.
This inclusive event has been developed to suit families with children aged 5+ who are blind or partially sighted. Siblings of any age are also welcome to join in. A quiet room will be available throughout the day.
Click here to find out more! 
All images © Maria Alejandra Huicho Rivera