As part of our Celebrating Architecture Initiative, and ‘Learning from Architecture’ with Open City, we developed several FREE creative activities for children and young people.

The activities are fun and free, exploring design, architecture and engineering challenges for children, teachers and families.

There were winners across all of the challenges, (the ‘Dream Home’ challenge, for example shown adjacent and judged by Alford Hall Monaghan Morris)

You can download the free challenges at any time using any of the links below.

London Junk Skyline Challenge

What is your favourite building in London?
Is it the Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral, The London Eye, The ‘Gherkin’… or maybe you have a favourite building near where you live?

We want your help in creating the London skyline using junk material! Recreate your favourite building in London out of anything you have in your recycling bin…

Around The World Challenge

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Do you have a favourite building, sculpture or landmark in a different country? Or even a favourite spot in the UK!

Maybe you’d like to take a trip to the Egyptian Pyramids to meet the mummies, or climb the Eiffel Tower to see Paris from up high, or how about checking out Gateshead’s majestic Angel of The North?

Create your favourite character’s
Dream Room!

Who is your favourite character? Is it a character from a book, a cartoon, a film, the television… is it a superhero? Or maybe you have a favourite toy?

We want your help to create Dream Rooms for your favourite characters using junk material!