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14 of the best half-term activities in London

Keep the kids busy and entertained this February half-term with some fantastic activities around London

Winnie-the-Pooh at V&A

Don't just spend the half-term (Saturday February 10 – Sunday February 18) lolling about in an 'Is it STILL winter?' gloom. There's tons of brilliant things to do, shows to see and free events happening across London, to suit all ages. So read on for our pick of the best family-friendly half-term activities in London, get the kids off the sofa… and get out!

RECOMMENDED: Check the full guide to half-term in London for more events.

Half-term activities for kids

Sporting heroes at Kidzania

Sporting heroes at Kidzania

Westfield London’s epic destination for imaginative play gives kids the chance to have a go at grown-up jobs – everything from airline pilots and dentists to shop keepers and firemen. With specially created settings and hands-on, costumed experiences, it’s a wonderland for ages four to 14, with new features are being added all the time. For half-term, pint-sized visitors can now become cricketers at a mini recreation of Lord’s Cricket Ground, or to become a WWE Superstar. kidzania.co.uk

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

You loved the Bowie exhibition. Grandpa adored the Pink Floyd one. Now take the kids (and grandpa) to this delightfully presented show inviting you into the world created by AA Milne and EH Shepard, in which an overweight teddy and his friends stumbled over life lessons in small, daily adventures. Throughout its run there are also weekly drop-in events and special family sessions (check the website for details). www.vam.ac.uk

New arrivals at Sea Life

New arrivals at Sea Life

We are reliably informed that love is in the air for Valentine’s at Sea Life London on the South Bank. Not sure you and your brood will notice the difference between an amorous stingray and a disinterested Bowmouth shark, but the arrival of eight new Gentoo penguins this month is part of a global breeding programme. Maybe just go along and enjoy yourselves rather than mentioning frisky penguins to the kids. Unless you want some awkward questions on the way home… www.visitsealife.com

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By: Laura Lee Davies


mia a

kinds of top-notch activities to wow the young ones, so here's our guide to the very best stuff half-term happenings around the capital.


olivia e

 All kinds of top-notch activities to wow the young ones, i go outside & enjoy these things but first i release  the stress of students by placing an order to "http://www.assignmentlounge.co.uk/ 

 & enjoy the moments.


Thanks ThomasCrock, I am going to take you up on the Lincoln thing! My daughter is weirdly obsessed with him so that will definitely wile away a few hours...


great selection. thank you, has been invaluable. Did also go to the new Tiger space at London Zoo, unfortunately was a very rainy day and the tigers (as with most of the animals) were in hiding. Have also been using www.lincolnfingerpuppet.com as a companion to keep the kids amused!

Daniela Dellacqua

hello i am very impressed with your choices of children half term activities only i would like to suggest to include a few for the under 5 years old many thanks

Anne Bradley

Half term for some parents outside of London started on the 11 February 2013. London should take into account this.


I do feel sorry for more than 2 kids in family as I feel they do miss out I know my 4 grand children do I want to take them to places but just cant afford places of interest as 4 comes so expensive.