The newly reopened and rebranded Young V&A’s first major temporary exhibition is this thrilling-looking exploration of all things Japanese, from Hokusai’s immortal nineteenth-century woodblock print ‘Great Wave’ to Studio Ghibli’s animated film classic ‘My Neighbour Totoro’. It’s divided into four themed areas: Sky, Sea, Forest and City.
Guess what: it’s somehow half-term again. It might seem like mere days since the start of the new school year, but the kids are getting a whole week off, which means it’s only a matter of time before somebody complains that they’re bored and you’re racking your brains for something to do besides plonk them in front of the telly.
Luckily, London has plenty of brilliant kid-friendly museums and galleries that really come into their own when school is out. And October half-term is a particularly good ’un because it’s Halloween season with its many events and acitivies.
When is October half-term this year?
This year, half-term falls from Saturday October 21 to Sunday October 29 2023.
Whether you’re after some rainy day fun, outdoor play or some budget-friendly free activities for families, London absolutely has you covered. Here’s our roundup of all the best things to do with your children this May half-term.