Half-term in London
Stuck for things to do with the kids this half-term? Panic over, we've got plenty to keep them sweet
- Top 10 half-term activities
- Tiger Territory at London Zoo
- Outdoor activities for kids
- Top 10 half-term theatre shows
- Top 10 museums in London for kids
- Rated as: 4/5
Kew Gardens is a magnificent World Heritage Site covering 300 acres with over 30,000 species of plants. Families with younger children will get a kick out of the human-scale badger sett, the fish in the Marine Display aquarium downstairs in the Palm House and the Climbers and Creepers indoor play area for accompanied three to nine year olds (sessions, bookable on arrival, last 20 mins).
- Kew Rd, TW9 3AB
Despite the exhausting crowds and long climbs up stairways, this is one of Britain's finest historical attractions. There's easily enough to do here to fill a whole day, and it's worth joining one of the highly recommended and entertaining free tours led by the Yeoman Warders (or Beefeaters).
- Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB
This London 2012 Olympic Games venue is open to the public for adrenalin-fuelled white-water rafting, canoeing and kayaking sessions – riding the rapids that challenged the world's best makes for an action-packed experience. All rafters must be aged 14+.
- Station Rd, EN9 1AB
The Zoo, which opened to the public in 1847, covers 36 acres. It's home to more than 760 animal species, many of which are endangered – your entry fee contributes to ZSL London Zoo's conservation projects across the globe. Regular events include 'animals in action' displays, feeding sessions, keeper talks and the glorious sight of birds in flight on the display lawn.
- Outer Circle, Regent's Park, NW1 4RY