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The best half-term activities in London

Keep the kids busy and entertained this February 2020 half-term with some fantastic activities around London

London Puddle Jumping Championships
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Looking for things to do with the kids in London this February half-term (Monday 17 -Friday 21 February)? Well, you’re in luck. We've taken our pick of the best children’s events taking place in the capital over the week, so you can fill up your calendar with autumnal must-dos. From family-friendly festivals to rainy-day exhibitions and outdoor film screenings, there’s loads to keep them busy. Book ahead wherever possible, get there nice and early and stock up on snacks for the queues.

We'll update this page with events for the February half term 2020 as they're announced.

Check our full guide to half-term in London for more events.

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Frogs vs Toads at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Leave the antibac wipes at home and let them get their hands dirty at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo – a good option if you’ve got primary school-age kids with younger siblings. During half-term there are free or super-cheap drop-in workshops like Frogs vs Toads (Feb 20) where they can check out the latest resident, the Fea flying tree frog, before learning all about the differences between frogs and toads. There will also be amphibian-themed activities throughout the day.

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The Wildlife Walk

Rainham Marshes, Essex

Take a break from the screen and get back to nature on this peaceful wildlife walk around the lush Rainham Marshes. Can’t tell your mallards from your moorhens? No need to turn to Google for help, just ask one of the knowledgeable RSPB tour guides. 

Natural History Museum
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The renowned and celebrated annual wildlife photography competition exhibition returns to the Natural History Museum with images of the most extraordinary species on the planet captured by professional and amateur photographers. This year saw a picture of scrapping London tube mice pick up the People’s Choice Award, so bring the family through to see it.

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