Family Festival Days on 16 and 17 August

Family activities
20 July 2017

The Houses of Parliament are again hosting 'Family Festival' days during the summer holidays on Wednesday 16 August and Thursday 17 August 2017.

A choice of tours are offered which all include the Commons Chamber, Lords Chamber and medieval Westminster Hall:

  • Self-guided audio tours with a commentary option especially for younger children which features time travelling reporters
  • 60 minute family guided tours in the company of our Visitor Assistant guides' ideal for pre-teens
  • 90 minute guided tours led by a Blue Badge guide, appealing to teenagers with a keen interest in politics or history
  • For an extra special treat follow your tour with afternoon tea, a new children's menu is available

Advance booking is recommended for tours and essential for afternoon tea.

During the day ticket holders are welcome to take part in a range of other free family activities:

  • 'Order, Order!' - join the debate experiences in the Grand Committee Room
  • Discover more about Big Ben through stories and arts and crafts
  • Have your photo taken on the replica green bench

Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114 or in person from the Ticket Office at the front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment.

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