Fantastic for Families Awards 2018 Shortlisted Organisations

Fantastic for Families Awards

2017 has been a busy year for families! We celebrated at an awards ceremony on 1st March in Leeds, recognising all the fantastic organisations who put on excellent events, welcomed families into their building, thought about the needs of older visitors, and considered the caring responsibilities of their staff. Here is the full list of organisations who weren shortlisted by our expert judging panel.

Best Family Event Award

  • balletLORENT for Rumplestiltskin
  • British Ceramics Biennial for The Clay Pit - WINNER
  • Busy Parents Network for Bournville BookFest 2017
  • The Lowry for The Topsy Turvy Family Arts Festival - WINNER
  • MishMash Productions for Smile
  • Mousetrap Theatre Projects for Family First Nights
  • Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms & BBC National Orchestra of Wales for Relaxed Prom - WINNER
  • Taking Flight Theatre for You’ve Got Dragons
  • Wild Rumpus for Just So Festival

Best Family Venue Award

  • artsdepot
  • Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
  • Dylan Thomas Centre - WINNER
  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • The Point (darts)

Best Family Welcome Award

  • Battersea Arts Centre & Turned on Its Head
  • darts | Doncaster Community Arts
  • MishMash Productions in partnership with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries - WINNER
  • Seven Stories | The National Centre for Children’s Books
  • Turner Contemporary

Best Age-Friendly Welcome Award

  • artsdepot - WINNER
  • Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Manchester Museum

Best Family-Friendly Workplace Initiative

  • Donmar Warehouse
  • Prams in the Hall
  • soundLINCS - WINNER
  • Stellar Quines
  • Tangled Feet - WINNER


Audience Choice Award Winner

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