Tate Modern | Day Out With The Kids

Tate Modern

London, Greater London, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

At the iconic yet welcoming Tate Modern, you and the kids can join the Start workshops every weekend or Tuesday to Sunday throughout August.

At the gallery you can also pick up a free art trail that acts as a fun guide through the artworks. These activities are always free, always fun and most importantly, they encourage children's creativity and enjoyment of art.

The permanent collection at Tate Modern is always free to visit, and at Tate all children under 12 gain free access to the special exhibitions when accompanied by a paying adult, so it's cheaper and easier than ever to get your culture fix and explore the lot!

Families are really welcome there and the exhibits are designed with you in mind. The Interactive Zone on the level 4 concourse at Tate Modern is bursting with ideas and activities to help you get to know more about 20th century art and artists for some mass inspiration.

As well as taking in the art history timelines on the walls (illustrated by Sara Fanelli) you can: enjoy a range of hands on games; watch films relating to the art on display at Tate Modern; explore interactive multimedia experiences and read books about art. All still free!

The main shop on Level 1 combines the widest range in the UK of books on modern art and culture with a fantastic choice for children and a stunning display of merchandise.

Images copyright Samuel John Butt.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


London, Greater London, SE1 9TG, England


Click here to visit Tate Modern's website
020 7887 8888

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday 10:0 - 18:00 (last admission to special exhibitions 17:15)

Friday to Saturday 10:00 - 22:00 (last admission to special exhibitions 21:15)


Free admission

Except for special exhibitions.

More Information


There are baby changing facilities at each site and all the galleries have cloakrooms with buggy parking.

Gift shop

Main shop on level 1.

Eating information

Tate is currently running a lunchtime offer where kids can eat for free in Tate Modern Cafe 2 or the Tate Modern Restaurant. The main course from the kids menu is free when an accompanying adult purchases a main course from the respective a la carte menu.