Half Term in Westminster and City

 
The Magical Lantern Festival Chiswick West London
3-Feb-16 to 6-Mar-16

The Magical Lantern Festival is an outdoor event, a festival of light and illumination celebrating Chinese New Year 2016 and the Year of the Monkey. Visitors will explore the...

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Viewfinding Tate Modern Embankment
6-Feb-16 to 31-Jan-17

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
6-Feb-16 to 16-Jan-17

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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Launchpad The Science Museum Knightsbridge
6-Feb-16 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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Families welcome area Tate Britain Millbank Westminster
6-Feb-16 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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Family Trail at the Charles Dickens Museum The Charles Dickens Museum Holborn
6-Feb-16 to 26-May-17

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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Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt Discover Children’s Story Centre East London
6-Feb-16 to 3-Apr-16

BOOKING NOW. Ages 0 - 11 Step inside a humungous chocolate cake and explore a secret larder, swishy swashy and splash splosh your way through a Bear Hunt. And dare you explore...

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Listen. Sonic trails for children Tate Modern Southbank
6-Feb-16 to 21-May-17

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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Shrek's Adventure! Riverside Building Southbank
6-Feb-16 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 Sundays Royal Opera House Covent Garden
7-Feb-16 to 30-Apr-17

Family Sundays are a new regular event for families to come and explore the Royal Opera House, its artists and the world of opera and ballet. Each Family Sunday will be packed...

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Create a Masterpiece Trafalgar Square The Strand
8-Feb-16 to 22-Sep-16

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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The Railway Children King's Cross Theatre Central London
8-Feb-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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Comedy Club 4 Kids in Soho Theatre Soho Theatre Soho
8-Feb-16 to 1-Nov-16
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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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Family holiday workshops The National Gallery - Half Term Trafalgar Square
8-Feb-16 to 1-Dec-16

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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IMAGINE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 2016 Southbank Centre Embankment
10-Feb-16 to 21-Feb-16

Visit a site bursting with half-term fun. Run by kids, for kids. Every day from 10.30am to 4pm, enjoy the best children's theatre, literature and music, with plenty of workshops...

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Free half term events for families Museum of London Barbican
13-Feb-16 to 25-Nov-16

13th - 21st Feb 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...

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Explore Zoology The Grant Museum of Zoology Marylebone Road
13-Feb-16

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is or how sharp a shark's tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on...

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Meet Po from Kung Fu Panda 3 at Hamleys! Hamleys Regent Street Regent Street
13-Feb-16

To celebrate the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 , Hamleys are giving you the chance to join the PANDA-MONIUM and meet Po from the movie at your local Hamleys Toy Shop! Po will be...

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Chinese New Year 2016 Central London
14-Feb-16

YEAR OF THE MONKEY Music, dragon processions, dance, stalls, food, entertainment... After the best ever Chinese New Year celebrations in 2015, we will make 2016 even better!...

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Half-term workshops for 3-8 yrs old 3 House Club St John's Wood
15-Feb-16 to 19-Feb-16
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3 House Club, St. John's Wood runs a range of educational and fun workshops during the school breaks such as Art, Creative Movements (musical theatre), Engineering (with Lego),...

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Teeth, scales and tales: animal gods British Museum Holborn
15-Feb-16 to 20-Jan-17

Come to the Museum and take part in a week of family activities inspired by the Asahi Shimbun Display in Room 3, Scanning Sobek: mummy of the crocodile god. Find out about Sobek...

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Anime, Comics, Claymation, Manga The Cartoon Museum Holborn
15-Feb-16 to 31-Oct-16

Half Term Workshops 15th - 19th Feb The Cartoon Museum runs workshops for children and young people during every school holiday except Christmas/New Year. See our site for...

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Holiday Day Camps Kingswood Camps Hampstead North London
15-Feb-16 to 28-Feb-16

15th - 19th Feb With a variety of sports, arts and crafts, games and activities, we'll keep your children entertained throughout half term. From circus skills to ultimate Frisb...

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Sylvia Young Theatre School Marylebone
15-Feb-16 to 22-Jan-17

15th - 19th Feb 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...

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Family Fun at the Grant Museum The Grant Museum of Zoology Marylebone Road
15-Feb-16 to 20-Feb-16

We have rifled through our drawers and searched through our cabinets to bring out some of our most amazing animals for our family hands-on specimen based activities this half...

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Design Quest workshops for 6-10's at the RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects Central London
15-Feb-16 to 17-Feb-16
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Our Design Quest workshops are a fun introduction to architecture where we'll be exploring the history of London's landscape, how different building materials behave and how to...

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Design Day workshops for 11-15's at the RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects Central London
15-Feb-16 to 18-Feb-16
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Design Days take construction and architecture design a step further with particular focus on model-making, digitally re-designing cities, and creating pop-up structures, collages...

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Nature Explorers - Winter Art Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre Westminster
16-Feb-16
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Drop your 8 - 11 year old off at the Royal Parks Foundation's Education Centre in the heart of Hyde Park for a day of activities, taking inspiration from the great outdoors! Gui...

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Craft and Cook Half Term Workshops YAA centre Maida Vale
16-Feb-16 to 18-Feb-16
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The Crafty Bunch and local company Catered By Jules are excited to be joing forces in an explosion of glitter and icing to provide the most creative and fun workshops around! This...

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Lights! Camera! Action! Barbican Centre Barbican
17-Feb-16 to 20-Feb-16

FREE: Lights! Camera! Action! A Barbican Children's Library event FREE - Spaces are limited so to join this event please complete an application form – telephone 0207 628 9447 or...

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Discovery Day - Brilliant Birds Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre Westminster
17-Feb-16 to 18-Feb-16
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With food becoming scarce towards the end of winter, give the birds a helping hand at our Education Centre in the heart of Hyde Park! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm to...

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Skill Up workshops for 15-18's at the RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects Central London
17-Feb-16 to 19-Feb-16
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Designed to ‘Skill Up', participants will learn how to work to an architectural brief, improve portfolios, develop architectural drawing and photography skills, and to think about...

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Cath Kidston Kids Club Cath Kidston Piccadilly Flagship Central London
18-Feb-16 to 20-Feb-16
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This half term, Cath Kidston will keep the kids entertained with free in store activities that are guaranteed to brighten up their day! On Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday...

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Alice in Wonderland Discovery Day The British Library Central London
20-Feb-16

Dress up and join us for a jam-packed day of Alice-inspired hilarity and playful antics. Meet some of her fabulous friends and wonderfully wicked foes, take part in drawing,...

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Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club Central London
21-Feb-16

The Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club is open to children eight-12 years old. Join us one Sunday per month and during the school holidays to learn about wildlife, outdoor games, bush...

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Regent's Canal Boat Trips Camden and Little Venice
9-Apr-16 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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