Top 15 Activities this February half-term in London
Stuck for ideas on things to do with kids this February half-term? Panic over! For a great half-term week with the family, check these excellent picks of activities for all ages! We’ve even rounded up some extra weekend suggestions to prolong the family fun.
An athletics course during school holidays for children aged 6 – 8 years old and 8 – 12 years old.
A series of days the camps offer budding athletes the chance to receive expert tuition in a range of skills for all the different types of athletics disciplines from hurdles to high jumps, sprints to javelin.Monday 15 – Friday 19 February 2016Lee Valley Athletics Centre Meridian Way, London N9 0AR
BSL Interpreted Performance. Experience a riot of colour, noise and people in The Ommegang procession with our interactive performance.
Who will you meet? See the spectacle and play your part in the procession. British Sign Language interpretation is provided by Deaf Umbrella. Thu 18 February 2016 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
To mark 60 years since the launch of ‘Play-doh’, one of the most enduring of childhood products, V&A will host a variety of fun workshops during half-term week. Half-term week, times varyThe V&A Museum Of Childhood Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA
Recreate one of the fabulous pavements from the Amarna Palace in the museum. Find out more about Petrie’s excavations and the beautiful fragments of the palace that were found. Make your own tile based on the palace pavements or wall hanging to take home too.17 – 19 February February, 2-4.30pmPetrie Museum Of Egyptian Archaeology Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Three 1-hour discos to blow those February chills away at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. If you are a bit peckish after all that dancing, you will be delighted by the delicious lunch menu with great options for the kids too. Tickets and info at www.thelittlediscocompany.co.ukFri 19 FebruaryThe Ivy House Stuart Road, London SE15 3BE
Award winning clarinettist and musician Arun Ghosh brings his celebrated Family Jazz Club to Stratford Circus Arts Centre.At the club, Arun’s exciting IndoJazz Sextet introduce young audiences and their families to music and instruments influenced by Jazz, South Asian sounds and beyond, all driven forward with a style inspired by hip-hop, rock and dance culture.Saturday, 11.30am; 3pmStratford Circus Theatre Square, London E15 1BX
Rave-A-Roo is a clubbing mash-up of festival fun for the whole family. It’s the ultimate party with top DJs, the disco ball games, a Big Fish Little Fish takeover, LIVE stage performances, hosts Tom and Adam (Babyhead/Lost & Found), confetti mayhem, neon craft, a chill time room, PlayGlow toys, UV tattoo station and the chance for mini-clubbers and their adults to take on the dance floor with Rave-A-Roo resident artists Go! Go! Go! (Dance Set) as seen on Nick Jr.Friday 19 February, 1pm;4pmMinistry Of Sound Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
Learn about how certain animals see, including reptiles and vertebrates, with a chance to handle some species.20 February 2016 10:30, 11:30, 13:30Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Join Captain Sidd the Kid, Sparky the Parrot, Redd the Bosun and Joe the cabin boy as they take you on the adventure that caused the infamous rivalry between the Squad and Lord Walter of the Admiralty(the baddie of the stories). Packed with audience participation, puppetry, song and dance, climb aboard the Golden Anchor and join the Pirate crew!18 -21 FebruaryThe Dugdale Centre Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS
This half term and have your curiosity sparked with special interactive exhibition that explores the world of Electricity. How does a windmill work? How can you use electricity to send a secret message? Get hands-on and find your own answers to these shocking questions at The London Museum of Water & Steam. Join on a weekend for the Crazy Scientists from Mad Science. Until 21 FebruaryThe London Museum of Water & Steam Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN
New interactive day long free festival of cricket, designed to deliver outstanding experiences, expertise, entertainment and exclusive offers for cricket lovers of all ages in one place. Take part in Q&A sessions with England players past and present, get involved in coaching sessions for kids aged 5 to 12 – whether they’ve played cricket before or not. All Out Cricket LIVE is completely free but you will need to register and can do so at www.aoclive.com. Sunday, 9.30am – 5pmLord’s Cricket Ground St John’s Wood Road, London NW8 8QN
A colourful celebration of diversity. The Family Day workshop welcomes participants of all ages to join the festivities. Along with craft and storytelling, there will be face painting and even an optional Music Workshop and Movement Workshop. The Music and Movement Workshops are designed to encourage freedom of expression through song and dance, in a fun and inclusive environment, while contributing to the wellbeing of the local LGBT community. These will be hosted by special guest artists and include a short performance demonstration.Saturday, 20 February 2016 from 12pm to 3pmLeytonstone Library Church Lane, London E11 1HG
Join Middlesex University Product Design students to find out what would happen if all our mobile phones were destroyed. How could we recreate the key functions of the mobile phone, using mechanical technology?Monday 15 – Saturday 20 Febraury, 10am – 5pmThe Albany Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG
Discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs and their young in this family-focused interactive exhibition. Dinosaurs: Monster Families shows how dinosaurs looked after their eggs, nests and babies. Alongside bird and crocodile specimens from the Horniman’s collection, visitors can also see a fossilised egg of the extinct Elephant Bird, on loan from Sir David Attenborough’s private collection.Daily, 10:30am – 16:45pmHorniman Museum And Gardens London Road, London SE23 3PQ
Jacksons Lane favourites Stuff and Nonsense return with a thrilling adaptation of everyone’s favourite beary-tale! With ingenious puppetry, music and mischievous moments for the whole family.16 – 19 FebruaryJacksons Lane Theatre Archway Road, London N6 5AA