More for Kids

In addition to the South Ken Kids Festival, the Institut français offers year-round activities and resources for kids, families and schools.


Echoing the Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt exhibition at the V&A, the Institut français organises Game-On, a festival exploring the latest trends in video games, apps and virtual reality. Come and play to the latest games, experiment exciting apps and meet professionals through showcases, films and workshops. Game On!

Visit the Festival page


Our digital platform Culturethèque, ran by our qualified librarians, is an online library featuring more than 400 free ebooks, picture books, tales, comic books, magazines and bilingual books for kids to stream. We also offer 200 free audio and video contents recorded during previous events at the Institut français.


Kids activities

The Institut français offers a wide range of activities for children and families throughout the year, from film screenings in its in-house cinema to baby rhymes, storytelling sessions and video games. From 0 to 12 years old we cover it all! Learn French through songs and games in our Kids French Lab! Budding inventors can experiment with sciences, technology & design in our T(h)inker Club and little artists can sharpen their pencils with our Art Club.

School activities

We welcome classes on our South Kensington premises and help them discover the best of French culture and language. Come and watch a French film in our cinema, and explore the biggest and most beautiful French library overseas. With our Set French Days, you can immerse your pupils in French culture for a full day with a linguistic or cultural activity and a film screening. You can also book a School Screening only or a French Day à la carte.

Visit the School Activities page

Book signings

Come and browse through hundreds of books at Bibliothèque Quentin Blake and from our on-site booksellers: Tales on Moon Lane for the English editions and Librairie La Page for those who can read French. Artists will be happy to sign their books.