February Fun: Half Term in London
Are you wondering how to keep the kids entertained over half term next week? Possibly dreading it a little? Well, you’re in luck – we’ve rounded up our pick of the best kid-friendly events and adventures to be had in the capital next week, so you can begin filling up the calendar. And our top tip? Stay focussed on the fun and keep stress to a minimum by booking an Addison Lee – we all know half term can be hectic enough without bundling the kids on and off public transport, or worrying about finding a parking space!
- Imagine Festival, Southbank Centre
The Southbank Centre’s annual Imagine Children’s Festival is focussed around all things books, and aimed at all ages, from toddlers through to teenagers. This year’s highlights include a celebration of the Harry Potter books (that will probably appeal to plenty of parents too), a kid’s beatbox comedy show, and appearances from Dermot O’Leary and Michael Rosen. It runs from the 12th of February through to the 23rd.
- Make It Go, Cutty Sark
A racing themed arts and design experience is taking place at Cutty Sark this half term, and is perfect for the junior speed demons in your family. Inspired by the sleek design of the Cutty Sark herself and the record-breaking voyages she was built for, kids are invited to design and then race their own creations. Races take place beneath the hull, and the experience runs from the 17th – 21st of February.
- The Greatest Showman, Knightsbridge
Head to the Berkeley Hotel’s Rooftop Winter Cinema for cosy, family-friendly screenings of The Greatest Showman, complete with fluffy blankets to keep everyone warm. The menu provides something for everyone, with Aspen-themed options for adults, mini burgers, fries and chocolate brownies for the little ones. Showings run from the 17th to the 23rd , but make sure to book ahead.
- Potion Room, Soho
Adjust your cloak and have your wands at the ready, because Cutter & Squidge in Soho has had a magical makeover for its latest afternoon tea offering. Take the kids (aged 8 and above) for a potion class at what is now the Secret School of Wizarding Alchemy, and enjoy both sweet and savoury afternoon tea, paired with the potions you make! The Potion Room is running until May 2020, but be sure to book ahead.
- Permian Monsters Exhibition, Hornimann Museum, Forrest Hill
Keep things educational (but still fun) over half term with a visit to the Hornimann Museum, where the family-friendly Permian Monsters exhibition teaches all about the Permian period, and the sabre-toothed beasts and bizarre looking insects that came before even the dinosaurs…