The Courtauld welcomes family visitors and offers regular holiday activities, self-led trails and activity sheets to enjoy at home. We will soon be launching a family backpack, inviting younger visitors on a multi-sensory journey around Floor 2!

Children 18 and under are free at The Courtauld and our family activities are free of charge with one adult ticket.

To help plan your visit, further information can be found here: Plan your visit – The Courtauld and Gallery accessibility – The Courtauld. 

Please note, there are five steps from the Entrance Hall to the main lift.  For step-free access, there is a platform lift from the Ticket Hall. Please ask a member of staff who will be happy to assist you. Visitors are encouraged to take their prams with them, but there is limited space for prams to be left in the Ticket Hall by arrangement on arrival.
Baby changing facilities are located on the Lower Ground Floor.

In addition to the Courtauld’s Art Café, there is plenty of outdoor seating in the public piazza on the Strand, should you wish to bring a packed lunch.

Participants in our Family Activities showing their work

Our next holiday activity: Sensory Art Adventures

Thursday 1 Jun 2023, 10.30 – 15.30

Free with timed ticket

Some of our best-loved paintings will be coming to life this half-term. Join us at The Courtauld to explore artworks by the likes of Manet, Van Gogh and Cezanne using all your senses. Rediscover the sights, smells and textures of the places these artists visited. Use your imagination and our special handling objects to transport yourself to their times and make a memory with a postcard artwork.

This activity is estimated to take approximately 30 minutes.  It is recommended for children aged 5 to 12.

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painting of a rural landscape with some peach trees in blossom i Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Peach Trees in Blossom, 1889 The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Free family trail activity pack: Animals!

Let friendly animals and mythical beasts guide you through our collection as you find out about the symbolism behind Courtauld creatures and capture some animals to take home. Each pack contains a set of illustrated cards with clues and questions and space for sketching to help you explore our gallery spaces.

Collect Animals! from the Ticket Desk (free with an adult ticket). Colouring pencils available.

Share a photo of your creations with us Twitter: @TheCourtauld and Instagram: @Courtauld #MyCourtauld

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Animals! Family Trail Activity Pack

At home activities

See below for a range of family activity sheets that explore artworks from our collection and beyond. Use these to create your own work of art and share it with us at #MyCourtauld

paper hars mimicking albarello maiolicas