Alexandra Palace is a great place for your family to have fun and discover the history of the Park and Palace together. You can visit 365 days a year, and always find something for families to do!

Our family programme includes sessions throughout the week that enhance the special bond through creative play between parents/guardians and their children (ages 12 and under). Families can experience a range of art forms and activities from arts and crafts, to dancing, drumming and song! We offer an ever-changing programme that includes hands-on activities developed in collaboration with teachers, artists, performers, tour guides, and curators.

Magic Saturdays

One magic trick video tutorial released per week

Every Saturday we’ll be releasing a new magic trick video tutorial by Abracademy. Learn the secrets of the magic world through a fun and informative series of videos. Make household objects appear and disappear, develop your sleight of hand and wow audiences by creating a professional act – the results will quite literally be magic!

Creativity Challenge

FREE downloadable resource for all ages

Artist Alix Smith challenges you to create a beautiful indoor tree, to keep the easter celebrations going! 

Hands-On Crafting

FREE downloadable resource for all ages

Artist Alix Smith invites you to create eye catching window displays for your home. 

‘Grab and Go’ Activities

FREE activities for all ages

With Grab and Go there are fun activities for families to do at anytime whilst visiting the palace.

Summer Creativity Camps

Throughout August the creative learning team was busy delivering a series of creativity camps. Led by professional artists, young people aged 8-14 took part in street art, street fashion design, spoken word and street dance workshops and created their own original art work.

The theme was sustainability and climate change and each week the young people heard from climate activist Michelle Meola who taught them about the issues facing the planet and what small things they can do to make a big difference. The young people used this theme and the natural outdoor setting of Ally Pally to inspire their work.

Due to Covid-19 there were limited places but don’t worry if you missed out as each artist has created an online activity for you to take part in! A new activity will be released each Friday starting Friday 25th September with street art by Carleen de Sozer.

Poetry and Music

Join us via Zoom for two spoken word workshops from Simon Mole (poet) and Gecko (musician) broadcast from our Creativity Pavilion. To take part contact us at 


If you invented a machine to see into the future, would your viewfinder be a high-tech telescope, a magic puddle or two toilet rolls tubes sellotaped to a sunhat?

Join poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko for a hour of creative fun with a light touch focus on the climate crisis.

The group will play games and activities to build skills and confidence on zoom before Simon leads a step by step poetry tutorial to help participants write their own poems.

THURSDAY 20 AUGUST 2pm – 3pm

The group will play games and activities to build confidence on zoom before Simon leads a performance skills session full of tips and techniques to help aspiring young poets share their work with the world!

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