Summer looks to be on its way so the kids needn't be stuck in front of the telly all week. This May half-term (May Mon 25-Fri May 29 2015), London has enough fun lined up to have the family raring to leave the house.
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A few half-term highlights
May Half-Term at Discover
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.
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.
Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups
Street culture is brought to life in this immersive storytelling adventure that unfolds in a purpose-built graffiti installation. The cats and pups of the title need your help to navigate their way through Animal Land, a place filled with the sounds of freestyle hip-hop courtesy of spoken-word artist Maxwell Golden and the colours of graffiti artist Mr Dane. Prep your vocal cords as audience beatboxing and participation is part of the fun. Suitable for all ages but geared towards families with under-tens. The event is part of The Last Word Festival at the Roundhouse (May 16-31).