Arts & Kids Week

Arts & Kids Week is a national campaign to get children across the country excited about the arts events taking place on their doorstep.

This October half term we’re teaming up with Classic FM to celebrate and promote the many children’s arts event taking place across the country. On air, online and in print, we work together to encourage all children across the UK to visit their local arts venue.

Classic FM Arts & Kids Week 2012 is taking place from the 27th October to the 4th November.  There are hundreds of events taking place across the UK which you can find using our events listings service.

This October half term we want all children and young people to visit their local arts venue and be inspired by the arts!

As part of Arts & Kids Week, you can:


There are loads of arts events taking place this half term, all suitable for children and young people.

Everyday we’ll be picking our favourites, so keep checking back.


Win a family ticket to The Prince & The Pauper at the Unicorn Theatre between Sun 25 November and Sun 9 December and a night at the Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf

All you need to do to enter is visit the competition page and answer a simple question.

Ten Years of Arts & Kids Week

We have a long history of working in partnership with Classic FM. For almost ten years Classic FM has partnered with Children & the Arts to promote and praise the best children’s arts event taking place in the October half term, as well as helping us to bring the joys of classical music to disadvantaged children across the UK through support of project such as MusicQuest. You can find out more by visiting the Classic FM website or by listening to the Arts & Kids Week 2010 podcasts.

Arts & Kids Week is supported by Classic FM Presenter and Children & the Arts Ambassador Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.