• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Football Family Festival

Toddlers playing with a football

Kick off the summer holidays and join us at the Museum for a day of football-themed activities and fun for the whole family.

Discover the connections between football and the Army in this day of interactive drop-in activities. All sessions have a limited capacity and operate on a first come first served basis.

Drop-in activities

Skills School with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation

Our friends from the Chelsea FC Foundation will put you through your paces in a series of mini skills challenges.

  • 10.15am - 10.45am (Ages 4-6)
  • 10.45am - 11.15am (Ages 4-6)
  • 11.15am - 11.45pm (Ages 4-6)
  • 11.45am - 12.15pm (Ages 4-6)
  • 12.45pm - 1.15pm (Ages 7-10)
  • 2.00pm - 2.30pm (Ages 7-10)
  • 2.30pm - 3.00pm (Ages 7-10)
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm (Ages 7-10)
  • 3.30pm - 4.00pm (Ages 11-14)
Beat the Keeper

Design your own football crest, before making a player and seeing if you can beat the keeper in our tabletop game!

  • 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Soldier Stories: Walter Tull

Meet Walter Tull, a professional footballer and one of the British Army’s first infantry officers of black heritage. Hear his story from the football pitch to the trenches of the First World War in this 20-minute character actor performance. 

  • 11.00am - 11.20am
  • 12.00pm - 12.20pm
  • 1.30pm - 1.50pm
  • 2.30pm - 2.50pm
Archive Kick-Off

Get up close and personal with some football treasures from our archive. And go behind the scenes in our archive in this interactive family session.

  • 10.00am - 12.30pm (football treasures)
  • 11.00am - 11.30am (behind the scenes)
Football Tables

Put your tabletop football skills to the test and don’t forget to add your time to the top scorer board. Back of the net!

The Football of Loos

Discover the Football of Loos - a ball kicked across the battlefield during the First World War - with the London Irish Rifles Museum.

About the Chelsea FC Foundation

Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation brings together the Football in the Community and the Education department, along with Chelsea Football Club’s other charitable and community activities, including our international work and anti-discrimination projects.

Chelsea Football Club Foundation logo

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