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).

Image by 2 dogs via the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 09 February 2012