What is UK Parliament Week?
UK Parliament Week (UKPW) is an annual event, spreading the word about what Parliament is, what it does and how you can get involved. It’s a great way to find out new things about UK Parliament or be reminded of things you might’ve forgotten! You’ll get a free kit to help you get informed about your UK Parliament, take action and make an impact on the issues you care about.
Last year over 1.1 million people took part in every nation and region of the UK, and countries all over the world.
What’s in it for you?
When you sign up, we’ll post you a free kit packed with resources. You’ll find a Big Ben ballot box, a competitive ‘The Ayes Have It’ board game, an activity booklet and more!
You can pick and choose from the options in the booklet to tailor your UK Parliament Week activity to suit whatever time you have available and age groups you’re working with.
Plan ahead or just open your kit and go! Taking part is that easy!
You will also have a chance to nominate yourself as UK Parliament Week Champion in the UK Parliament Week Awards! Nominations will open on 6 November 2023.
Need some inspiration?
With over 10,000 activities last year, UK Parliament Week was celebrated in all sorts of ways. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- lively debates and quizzes
- discussing issues and holding votes
- creating petitions
- themed assemblies and school council elections
- baking, crafting and colouring
- meeting your MP, a member of the Lords, local councillors, mayors, MLAs, MSs or MSPs – either in person or virtually
If you want to explore further or get started before your kit arrives check out our online resources.
Join in the conversation!
We love to see your photos and hear about your activities. Join in the conversation using our hashtag #UKPW and follow @YourUKParl for the latest updates. If you take photographs of your UKPW activity on a high resolution digital camera, share these with [email protected] and they could feature in next year’s booklet!.
Please read our FAQs section for additional information.