Best 20 Rainy Day Activities-for Kids in London

This weekend’s Top 10 features something for everyone to enjoy: from arts and craft activities to live cooking demonstrations we’ve packed the most exciting things to do in London. For more helpful suggestions on what’s on for families in February check our calendar of family events in London.  

1. Live historic cookery at Hampton Court Palace

The Tudor kitchens at Hampton Court Palace are famous throughout the world for being those of King Henry VIII. Observe Hampton Court Palace intrepid team of history chefs prepare food fit for kings. Cookery techniques and dishes to learn!  Saturday & SundayHampton Court Palace East Molesey KT8 9AU

2. Big Fish Little Fish Out Of This World Rave

You are invited into a secret underground universe of incredible DJs, amazing arts activity and fun for the whole family.Expect an enchanting, folkloric, multi-sensory extravaganza, with world class DJs, a multi-sensory dance floor, play and chill areas. Tickets and info. Saturday, 11amThe Vaults Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

3. Icy Cool Adventure: Storytelling In British Sign Language

Explore the wondrous wintry world of Iceland in this fun, interactive storytelling session with erupting volcanoes, giant glaciers and a little bit of imagination.This is a Deaf-led family event with voiceover interpreters.Suitable for deaf and hearing families.Saturday, 1.30 pmScience Museum Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

4. Disco Loco’s Extraordinary Laser Party

Dance away the February blues with Disco Loco’s extraordinary laser dance party. Tickets and Info. Sunday, 2pmHackney Showroom Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT

5. Crafternoon With PJ Library

A craftenoon session where you get to make bedtime arts and crafts including a PJ Library name plaque for your room and starry night muralsand. There will be a chance to read some of our favourite PJ Library bedtime stories too. Suitable for ages 2+Sunday, 2pmJW3 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

6. Tea Tasting

Discover the story of tea, the ancient Chinese drink underneath Cutty Sark’s beautiful hull.You will also be able to sample some of Twinings’s finest blends of tea.Saturday, 11.00-13.00, 14.00-16.00Cutty Sark King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9HT

7. Exhibition

A tour that explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London’s most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses.Saturday & Sunday, from 9amShakespeare’s Globe Theatre New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT

8. The Boy Who Bit Picasso

Untied Artists present The Boy Who Bit Picasso, an interactive theatre show for everyone aged four and up. With storytelling, music and lots of chances to make your own art, this hands-on and hilarious family show introduces one of the 20th century’s most influential artists through the eyes of a young boy. Be sure to wear some play clothes because it could get messy!Saturday, 3pmMycenae House Mycenae Road, London SE3 7SE

9. Nitro Circus

Death-defying, terrifying, but also outrageously funny this is an unbelievable show that is suitable for the entire family. You’ll see world first stunts that are not performed anywhere else on Earth, but you’ll also see lazy boy couches, bath tubs, rocking horses, boogie boards, razor scooters, Barbie cars and all kinds of ridiculous apparatus all launched where they don’t belong 30 feet up in the air.Saturday & Sunday, 1.30 pm & 6.30pmThe O2 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

10. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Charlie Hubble is a little boy with a very
big dream, he wants to be a world-class
magician. So, he saves up his pocket
money to buy The Big Book of Magic for
Trainee Magicians.
Then he sets off to Mr Zacoor’s Toy Shop
to buy his spellbook. But Mr Zacoor is no ordinary
shopkeeper, he’s a real life Sorcerer!
And he has a very special job for Charlie…Saturday, 2pmGreenwich Theatre Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES