Things To Do In London This Half-Term: 13-19 February

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Things To Do In London This Half-Term: 13-19 February

Quirky ideas to keep the kids out of mischief while they're off school next week

Monday: Take your kids down the river to visit Balthazar's Bazaar of the Bizarre in the Electrician's Shop Basement at Trinity Buoy Wharf between 13-18 February (not on Thursday) at 11am, 2pm and 2pm (adults £10, kids £7.50).

Imagine Children's Festival runs 10-26 February at the Southbank Centre with all sorts of events: storytelling, music, crafts and a funfair. Children run the festival and perform at the same time (some events for free, check the website for details).

Tuesday: Choose your favourite image from the 'No Place Like Home' exhibition at the Jewish Museum and create your own 'Pop Art' masterpiece with the artist, Anna Roth (£3.50).

Take your bookworms to the Selfridges Pop-Up Library for authors reading from their books throughout the week (free).

Wednesday: Make stuff and write poems at Quangle-Wangles, Pobbles, and Jumblies, an event inspired by Edward Lear, 11am-1pm at Keats House (free).

Be inspired by boxes, bowls, pots and domes - create amazing animations, crazy container puppets, clay pots and candle holders at the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, 14-17 February (free).

Thursday: Have a day down on the farm: feed hens, hunt bugs and stroke small animals at Vauxhall City Farm (free).

Create fantastical landscapes and build a telescope through which you can view them with artist Dawn Smithers at Orleans House Gallery in Richmond, 10am-3pm (£25).

Friday: Get your hands on some of the most amazing specimens of the Grant Museum of Zoology from 1-5pm, all week, and investigate nature's best inventions (free).

Half term is all about helicopters at the RAF Museum in Hendon between 13-17 February, session times are 11am-1pm and 2-4pm (free).

Toast the apple trees with a good old fashioned wassail at Camley Street Natural Park. Apple juice, hot snacks and toast all day, from 11am with procession at 1.30pm (free).

Saturday: Clapham Common Funfair is open all week from 12-10pm (£1 per ride with special charity wristband).

Feed crocs, piranhas and primates every day this week at 1pm at the Tropical Zoo - quick, before they move to another location (£7.50 for adults, 6.50 for kids).

Sunday: Watch an alternative Little Red Riding Hood brought to life with puppets at the Little Angel Theatre (tickets £8).

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Last Updated 09 February 2012


How about fresh air, animal petting, arts and crafts, cooking, music, sport, games, printing workshops all for free at our open access Hornimans adventure playground in West london, southern Row, W10 5AN. Tuck shop open from 12 - 1pm for cheap lunches and drinks. For children aged 5 - 16yrs, 11am until 5.45pm Monday to Friday and if you want to leave your children with qualified staff, your child should register.  Other than that, Golborne and Portobello Rd are great for parents to have some time off shopping or having coffee. 


Awesome activities I would do them!!! =) - :) - :-)


There should be more variety though =( - :-( - :(