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.
Ceramics Family Sessions
The whole family can get their hands dirty in these creative ceramics sessions. Friendly, helpful assistance comes from an artist and a childcare professional, and all materials and tools are provided. Your creations will even be fired so that you can take them home to be admired or used as you wish. Those who are very productive can purchase extra clay for £5.
Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze Classes
Gorilla Circus take kids and adults through the basics of aerial circus skills. The open-air trapeze contraption consists of two swings 25ft up. Adults and children alike gather for the two hour session – which sees you progress from hooking your legs over your head and hanging upside down to getting caught by an acrobat.
This family-friendly, interactive exhibition is one big tribute to the plant. They're clever, useful and beautiful and visitors will discover a huge amount about their diminutive world through exhibits and games. Discover how a bee sees the world, how essential plants are to the world's survival and how they move without being uprooted. From May onwards specially designed outdoor displays such as a mass planting of sunflowers and a border themed around pollinators will be added to the exhibition.