NEW: Kids Under 12 Go Free to All Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts
The RA offers exciting family activities, including practical workshops, free drop-in family studios, exhibition talks and galleries full of colourful paintings and sculpture to explore.
Summer Exhibition Family Workshop, 2011
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Click here to see some photos of our recent events
Try our Art Detective family trails, a great way to engage children with the artworks
Try our Art Trays, free activity trays for young visitors for use in the Summer Exhibition
Exhibition in focus guides are also available from the RA shop for older visitors or free to download
We also offer 'Be Creative at Home' worksheets with inspiration for activities to try at home
'It inspires us to be more creative as a family' – find out what else our visitors have to say about the RA's free monthly drop-in workshops, Family Studios.
Plan your visit:
Facilities for babies and young children
There is a baby changing facility inside the accessible toilet, on the right-hand side of the staircase in the Front Hall. High chairs are available in the restaurant and café. For breast-feeding, the most comfortable area may be leather seats by the entrance to the restaurant. Pushchairs and buggies are allowed in the galleries and can be stored in the cloakroom.
Eating and Drinking
The Restaurant at The Royal Academy
is open daily from 10am until 6pm, with dinner served on Fridays and Saturdays until 11pm. Book your table by calling 020 7300 5608. Alternatively, situated on the ground floor next to the lift, and serving a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and pastries, the RA Café is an ideal place to visit for a light snack and drink. Open 10am–5.30pm daily (7.30pm Friday).
To book your exhibition tickets, click here.
To book workshop places, call the Learning team on 020 7300 5995 or email email@example.com
Thank you to Thomas Rowe aged 11 for his thoughtful drawings and interpretations in the Summer Exhibition 2013.
We had some young visitors to the RA's 'Bronze' exhibition! Thank you to Tess, for her imagining of the head of King Seuthes III on the side of a coin, and to Bille Grace, for her shield design based on the Battersea Shield.
Thank you to Jacob and Sam Jolliffe for their wonderful interpretations of works in the RA's 'Bronze' exhibition.
This amazing photocollage was sent to us by Ali Graham, aged 7, who was inspired by his experience at the Hockney Family workshop to create this beautfiul landscape based on Hockney's photocollage images of the Grand Canyon and Californian desert.
Thank you to Cordelia Jones (aged 4) who sent us this fantastic painting inspired by her visit to the David Hockney exhibition.
Honor Jones (aged 6) also sent us a beautiful Hockney-esque landscape painting.
Thank you to Lily-Rose (aged 8) for this wonderful photocollage in the style of David Hockney.