Little Amal, a 3.5-metre-tall puppet of a nine-year-old refugee girl, is the centrepiece of ‘The Walk’, a logistically dazzling touring arts festival that has seen Amal walk from the Turkey-Syria border, across Europe and eventually on to Manchester. Before that: London, where she’ll be having her tenth birthday and serving as the focal point to family-friendly activities at a host of venues, from St Paul’s to the Globe.
Need some ideas for entertaining the little ones during half-term? We’ve selected a bunch of exciting, hands-on activities – many of which are free. You can get to them all during off-peak hours (that’s during the day, evenings and weekends), which means you’ll be saving on travel too. For grown-ups, Transport for London’s off-peak fares start at just £1.50 for a single adult pay as you go fare. All kids under 11 can travel free at any time on buses and trams. Up to four kids under 11 can travel free at any time on Tube, DLR, London Overground, and TfL Rail services when accompanied by an adult.
Remember to check TfL Journey Planner before you travel.