Half-term activities for kids
If your kids are little, you might have caught one of Northern Ballet’s screenings on CBeebies. They started making short ballets for children in 2013, first for theatre and then TV, and now they’re bringing two – ‘Elves & The Shoemaker’ and ‘Tortoise & The Hare’ – to UK cinemas. Designed for fidgety viewers, showings are less than an hour long and narrated by TV’s Anita Rani. They’re a nice introduction to ballet without the pressure of the theatre – and with the obvious bonus of popcorn. Various dates at cinemas across London.
Lego lovers can get a first look at the Horniman Museum’s Brick Wonders exhibition, which kicks off on the first day of half-term. There are about 50 Lego models on display – that’s about half a million bricks if you’re counting – covering everything from ancient pyramids to the International Space Station. There are interactive play areas and a mini-cinema showing LEGO animation shorts, and you can buy a combi ticket if you fancy ticking off the aquarium and Butterfly House while you’re here. Family ticket £18.
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