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Activities this Easter for Families, Children and Young People

07 March 2019

This Easter, we have a jam-packed programme of activities for families, children and young people. Inspired by the RIBA’s world class architectural collection, we invite your children to use their creativity and imagination to animate their idea for a temporary modular community, create buildings that will reduce and withstand the impact of climate change, and design multi-functional everyday furniture.

Over two weeks (6 to 18 April), our teaching architects and artists will teach your children what an architectural project entails, as well as providing hands-on practical experience to explore architectural themes such as accessibility, housing, sustainability and place making. We kick off the festivities with our Family Fun Day which is a celebration of community architecture, inspired by our current exhibition, Making It Happen.

Online booking in advance is essential. To book onto any of the workshops, please follow the Buy Tickets link on the event's web page.

RIBA Family Fun Day

Design Quest: architecture workshops for children aged 6 to 10 years

Our Design Quest series inspires younger children to use hands-on creativity and their imagination for a fun introduction to architecture.

Making a House a Home
Friday 12 April 2019, 11am to 4pm

Using the RIBA collection and your own experiences, discover what it means to make a space accessible. Then design and make a 3D floor plan of a room that is adapted to the needs of the people who will use it.

Let’s Go Back to the Future
Monday 15 April 2019, 11am to 4pm

Explore the different ways we can design buildings today that will make them sustainable into the future. We’ll investigate how buildings can reduce and withstand the impact of climate change and develop 2D designs for a future disaster-proof building into a 3D model.

RIBA Design Quest workshop

Design Day: architecture workshops for children aged 11 to 15 years

Our Design Day series take architectural design a step further by providing context and knowledge of the built environment to spark creativity.

Mobile Migration
Wednesday 10 April 2019, 11am to 4pm

Learn how architects use modular community living to provide temporary living spaces for refugees before designing your own. In small groups, you will create animations that show the construction of your model to provide a unique insight into the community you are creating.

Pop Up Community Spaces
Monday 15 to Thursday 18 April 2019, 11am to 4pm daily

During this course you’ll be challenged to design and build a small 3D pop up structure that will bring communities together. Over 4 days you’ll explore examples of community spaces and consider how architects use clever design solutions with limited budgets and creativity.

RIBA Design Day workshop

Skill Up: architecture workshops for children aged 15 to 18 years

Our Skill Up series invites participants to think critically, share their views on architecture and express themselves through creative practice.

Architecture and the Natural World
Monday 8 to Thursday 11 April 2019, 11am to 4pm daily

Tate Harmer Architects lead this course that explores architecture’s relationship to the environment. Over 4 days, you will learn key architectural skills that will help you understand the importance of context and how buildings must relate to the natural world to be truly sustainable.

Functional Furniture
Friday 12 April 2019, 11am to 4pm

This workshop explores architectural practice and attention to detail within the built environment to redesign an everyday table that is multi-functional, yet still practical. Develop your drawing, model-making and presenting skills as demonstrate your idea for a table that is useful for everyone and everything.

RIBA Skill Up workshop

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