At a time when Covid-19 has imposed significant limitations on the arts and cultural sector, the Fantastic for Families Awards celebrate the wealth of excellent creative events and spaces for families across the UK. These organisations are recognised for the outstanding experiences and contribution to family-friendly arts and culture they provided for families in 2019.
Now in its seventh year, the Awards will be welcomed as a moment to congratulate arts organisations and destinations amid the uncertainty of Covid-19 and a looming recession.
The 30 shortlisted organisations, will now have their nominations reviewed by a panel of expert judges from the creative sector, who will decide which of them will be named winner in one of four categories.
This award recognises the very best family events of 2019 with genuine appeal and suitability for different age groups attending or participating together.
The judging panel were looking for the suitability of the venue’s facilities for families, and those who take extra care to meet the needs of a wide range of families and provide a high quality of experience for those visiting the venue.
This award is for creative organisations who are overcoming barriers to reach and engage new and diverse families in order to develop and deepen their engagement with families in their area.
This award recognises the outstanding provision for older family members, including staff welcome, communication and the venue and its facilities in accommodating the needs of older people.
All shortlisted organisations will now have their nominations reviewed by a panel of expert judges from the creative sector, with winners being announced on 9 September 2020.