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Families

a young boy plays with his friend up against a wall projected with the work of Jean Michel Basquiat. They are both smiling and having a really nice time

5 Fun Activities For Families

sculptures hang in the Conservatory

1. Escape to our conservatory

Our Conservatory hosts a spectacular new site-specific commission by Indian sculptor Ranjani Shettar.

Barbican Sculpture Court

2. Discover big places to explore

Explore new perspectives of the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90-minute Architecture Tours.

Photo of two women with babies watching a film in the Barbican cinema

3. Immerse yourself in films for all

Bring along your baby for our weekly film screenings of the latest new releases each Monday and Saturday morning at our Parent and Baby Screenings. Or join us on Saturday mornings to start your cinematic journey as a family with Family Film Club!

4. Be inspired by world-class art

A new artwork by Ibrahim Mahama transforms our Lakeside Terrace, enveloping the building’s iconic concrete walls. Under 14s can visit our main Art Gallery for free, our upcoming exhibition by renowned Mexico-based artist Francis Alÿs: Ricochets opens on 27 Jun.

Barbican Kitchen

5. Enjoy restaurants with wide choice

Kids eat free at the Barbican Kitchen, our family-friendly restaurant! We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake at our cafes to lip-smacking burgers at the Bar & Grill.

Kids eat free

One child under 12 eats free for every adult ordering a main meal

Budding Brutalist?

Browse Charlotte Trounce’s architecturally inspired children’s collection, featuring games, workbooks and puzzles.