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.
May half-term ideas
Top 10 half-term activities
A half-term spent hunched on the sofa is one wholly wasted
City farms in London
Meet the animals at one of these urban green spots
Top 10 museums for kids
Dinosaurs, mummies, rockets and planes – who said museums were just for grown ups?
Free indoor play spaces
We've sought out a few diverting ideas that are strictly for older kids
A few half-term highlights
Create and Make
Kids aged five to 11 can become a designer in these informal art workshops inspired by the Design Museum's temporary exhibitions. The monthly events focus on making activities and are free with museum entry. No booking required.
Visit the Victorian Skittle Alley
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.
Storytelling and Music Sessions
Fuel your little ones' musical talents good and early at these storytelling sessions for babies and toddlers which encourage interaction between children and their parents or carers through playing music, singing, movement and stories. Each group will learn more about the Royal Albert Hall's rich musical history, with activities designed to develop coordination, self-confidence and awareness.