The benefits of celebrating Family Learning Festival

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Why should your organisation take part?


The Family Learning Festival promotes the positive effects learning together as a family. Organisations of all types from schools and children centres, through libraries to museums provide intergenerational activities so families can try something new, be inspired and feel positive about learning.


Organisations have provided ideas and showcased learning opportunities that families have continued to benefit from after the Festival. Thousands of family members take part each year, with many events taking place in areas of disadvantage.


Participating organisations report a wide range of benefits from taking part in the Festival. Our last large scale survey showed:

  • 79% of Family Learning Festival organisers reached new audiences as a result of their activities.

  • 74% of organisers developed new learning opportunities through involvement in the Festival.

  • 55% of organisations developed new partnerships.

  • 73% of organisers ran events that were attended by disadvantaged families or families at risk of social exclusion.

  • 84% of organisations highlighted further learning opportunities as part of their activities.

  • 96% of organisations indicated they would get involved in Family Learning Festival again.