As much as we love telly and video games, we have to admit: a half-term (Mon May 25 - Fri May 29 2015) spent hunched on the sofa is one wholly wasted. With that in mind, here’s our round-up of London’s best events, activities and even more this half-term. Batteries not included – or necessary.
At the live show you are greeted by the HaaHoos (huge full-size bouncy things) before venturing into a pristine white inflatable tent where the atmosphere is cocooned and cosy, though it's not small. As in the TV shows, the story is simple and easy to follow, the music playful. A great introduction to theatre for under-fives.Read more
It's Oliver Jeffers Week at Discover! As well as checking on the interactive exhibition of his work, you and your kids can enjoy Jeffers-themed events right across half-term week. It kicks off on Bank Holiday Monday with the Hueys taking over Discover for the day. Tuesday and Saturday are all about kites: hear about Floyd's love of kites, before getting a chance to make and decorate your own kite.Read more
If getting the kids to clean their teeth is a daily challenge, this event might just convince them to brush for the full, NHS-recommened two minutes. Find out fun fang facts galore, from the inside scoop on how many teeth a shark has, to how to make elephant toothapste, and take part in a chomping challenge. Suitable for ages 7+. Book in advance.Read more
The Ragged School Museum is going back in time to discover all things fashionable in the nineteenth century. Visitors over half term can see all the top trends from the time of Queen Victoria, from bustles to bonnets, top hats to tea gowns. Free drop-in activities include arts and crafts, face painting, dressing up and an under-fives play area.Read more
A series of drop-in, first-come first-served activities for two to 16 year-olds inspired by the museum's current exhibition, 'Home of the Homeless'. Workshops include making wacky nest hats (Tue May 26, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2pm-4pm; ages 5+), decorating wooden birdhouses (Wed May 27, 2pm-4pm, ages 11+), and a day of garden-themed events to celebrate Chelsea Fringe Festival, including a new activity cart in the beautiful back gardens (Thur May 28, 2pm-4.30pm). Look online for a full list of activities and timings.Read more
Alleviate your kids' boredom in the same way nineteenth-century Greenwich Pensioners entertained themselves: at the Old Royal Naval College's Skittle Alley. It's open for May half term and every Saturday in June, and these unique tours take visitors back in time to discover the history of the ORNC and the lives of the people who called it home. Don't worry, it's not just walk and talk: you'll get a chance to have a go at using original wooden skittles and bowling balls.Read more