About the Family Learning Festival
This year the 23rd Family Learning Festival runs from 16 – 31 October. Events are free local activities for all generations. They are designed to be fun, informal and promote a culture of learning as a family. They bring children, mums, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents and their family friends together to try something new and learn with and from each other. Schools, libraries, museums, galleries, community centres and more open their doors for the Festival.
The first Family Learning Festival was celebrated in 1999, when the Campaign for Learning devised a plan to inspire a love of learning in family life. Since then the Festival has taken place every October and is now the biggest festival celebrating and valuing learning together as a family.
Visit www.familiylearningfestival.com for more information.
About the Family Festival Theme – Play, Imagine, Learn
This year's theme is Play, Imagine, Learn. The theme aims to inspire a love of learning through play and imagination. Play is fundamental to a child’s development. Through play children learn about themselves, those closest to them, and the wider world.
Play improves children’s social, physical, and emotional well-being. Not only is imaginative play fun and engaging it can help your children to develop key skills in numeracy, reading and writing. Play is a great way to bring the family together, giving you and your children the chance to bond while having fun and learning together.
About Campaign for Learning
Campaign for Learning co-ordinates the Family Learning Festival. The Campaign aims to unlock human and organisational potential through lifelong learning and in doing so promote and advance learning, helping to create a fairer, more inclusive society. It works with partners to research, design and deliver innovative programmes and approaches that support people wherever they are to access life-changing learning opportunities. It is an independently managed organisation in the NCFE group.
Visit www.campaignforlearning.org.uk for more information.