Half Term in Westminster and City

The Railway Children King's Cross Theatre Central London
15-Oct-16 to 22-Jan-17

Set in a brand new, purpose built 1,000 seat venue, this breathtaking show features a stage built around a real train track, and a beautiful 60 tonne vintage locomotive that steam...

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Viewfinding Tate Modern Embankment
11-Feb-17 to 31-Jan-18

Change the way you look at the Tate by carrying your very own set of filters through the gallery! Create your own colour combinations, ‘edit' a painting or distort the architectu...

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Liminal - family activity Tate Modern Southbank
11-Feb-17 to 16-Jan-18

Liminal is a participatory sculpture for families, inviting you to experiment with shape, form and composition - inspired by the art and architecture of Tate Modern. Enjoy...

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Half-term activities British Museum Holborn
11-Feb-17 to 4-Jun-18

Come to the Museum for a week of family activities exploring the wonders of the ancient cities discovered off the coast of Egypt. There will be different activities each day so...

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Comic Animation Halfterm Workshops The Cartoon Museum Holborn
11-Feb-17 to 31-Oct-18

The Cartoon Museum runs workshops for children and young people during every school holiday except Christmas/New Year. See our site for details of all the workshops. Places on...

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Free half term events for families Museum of London Barbican
11-Feb-17 to 25-Nov-18

From firefighters to matchgirls, popstardom to politics, find out what makes a London hero with a week of fun, hands-on activities. The Museum of London is a great place to...

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Launchpad The Science Museum Knightsbridge
11-Feb-17 to 30-Oct-20

Launchpad is packed with over 50 interactive exhibits, plus electrifying shows and lively demos, all from the wonderful world of physics. Launchpad is all about asking questions...

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Create a Masterpiece Trafalgar Square The Strand
11-Feb-17 to 22-Sep-18

Try brass rubbing at St Martin-in-the-Fields for creative family fun with an historical twist! Brass rubbing in London and throughout the UK was a fashionable Victorian pastime...

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Families welcome area Tate Britain Millbank Westminster
11-Feb-17 to 8-Jul-19

Visit the new Welcome Area at Tate Britain and choose an activity for your family to enjoy together in the galleries. Activities encourage exploration and understanding of archite...

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Sylvia Young Theatre School Marylebone
11-Feb-17 to 22-Jan-18

Under the supervision of Sylvia Young OBE, our holiday courses are taken by teachers from our full-time school and also by professionals from the theatre world and are open to...

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Family Trail at the Charles Dickens Museum The Charles Dickens Museum Holborn
11-Feb-17 to 26-May-18

A visit to the Museum includes a free family trail for each child. Suitable for children between 4 and 12 years, the trail takes children on a journey of discovery through No. 48...

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Regent's Canal Boat Trips & Camden Little Venice
11-Feb-17 to 22-Apr-20

Treat the kids to a boat trip this Half Term. Jason's Trip is the original Regent's Canal tour and has been operating since 1951. Jason is an authentic 107-year-old canal boat...

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Listen. Sonic trails for children Tate Modern Southbank
11-Feb-17 to 21-May-18

Experience Tate through sound-scapes especially created for families by musicians and sound artists. Borrow a set of headphones and an MP3 player and become absorbed in an unexpe...

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Comedy Club 4 Kids in Soho Theatre Soho Theatre Soho
11-Feb-17 to 1-Nov-18
disabled access

It's a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the international circuit's best stand-ups and sketch acts. Non-patronising. Pure awesome...

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Shrek's Adventure! Riverside Building Southbank
11-Feb-17 to 1-Nov-20

A unique walk and ride attraction for the whole family. Step into the kingdom of Far Far Away and enjoy a brand new madcap Shrek adventure where amazing DreamWorks animation,...

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Family holiday workshops The National Gallery - Half Term Trafalgar Square
11-Feb-17 to 1-Dec-18

The National Gallery houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is on show 361 days a year, free of charge. Explore the...

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The View from The Shard The View from The Shard South London
11-Feb-17 to 30-Oct-18

Adults (16+) *includes up to 2 FREE child tickets - £30.95 on the day & £25.95 advance ticket. This October, to celebrate half-term, each paying adult will be entitled to two...

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Fire Fire! Museum of London Barbican
11-Feb-17 to 17-Apr-17

Discover London before, during and after the Great Fire of 1666 in an interactive exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of this infamous disaster. 350 years ago one of the...

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Trolls Takeover at DreamWorks Shrek’s Tour Riverside Building Southbank
11-Feb-17 to 30-Oct-20

Brush off those Halloween cobwebs, it's time to find your happy place with the most colourful creatures you'll meet all year exclusively at Shrek's Adventure! London. 22-30 Octob...

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Get Creative Family Arts Festival Borough wide
6-Oct-17 to 6-Oct-21

Throughout the month of October - an annual event. The national Family Arts Festival will take place throughout October with thousands of eye-boggling events for all the family...

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