The February half-term is upon us once again, barely moments after we’ve adjusted to life in 2020. As ever, keeping our children occupied is the challenge of the day, so here are a few ideas for things to do with kids this half term.
We’ll take a look at various activities throughout the capital, but first a few of my local favourites.
Little Angel Theatre always has plenty on and this half term is no different with several options, from baby to grown up.
You can see more here: https://littleangeltheatre.com/category/whats-on/
I usually plan a trip to the cinema and this half term there’s an eclectic mix of fun animations through to critically acclaimed movies for most ages. To get an idea of what’s on in your area, the Vue site covers most bases and you can view it here.
Unless the weather’s especially atrocious, we always find things to do outside. We’re very lucky to have plenty of parks locally, however London is spoilt for choice when it comes to some of the best open spaces in the country. Just the Royal Parks alone have over 5000 acres and once again this half term, there’s a range of activities, with many of them free. Check out https://www.royalparks.org.uk/whats-on/upcoming-events
For something both fun and guaranteed to exhaust at least parents, if not the kids (what does?!), is trampolining. This is a firm favourite in our household and Better Extreme is well worth a visit. One of the great things about these guys is they cater for all ages and abilities, including specific sessions for those with disabilities. We’re lucky to have one close by and there’s another across in Barking, with other outlying venues also. You can get full details here: https://extreme.better.org.uk/islington
A venue which comes up again and again is the Southbank Centre. There’s a continuous array of great things to do for all the family. This half term they have the Imagine Children’s Festival, with activities aimed at toddlers through to teenagers. See more here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/imagine-childrens-festival
Finally, and for something a bit different, take yourself back in time, not only by entering the grounds of the Tower of London, but by signing your kids up for Knight School! See more here: https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/whats-on/knight-school/#gs.w9o573
As ever, it’s well worth booking some of these events in advance to avoid disappointment. However with so many things to do in London it’s almost impossible to be stuck for entertainment.
I wish you a lovely half term break and hope that the weather is kind.
PS – For other ideas of things to do, why not check out my blog page and search on ‘Things to do’? Here’s the link: https://mathematicsandsciencetuition.com/blog/