Half Term in Westminster and City

Discovery Day - Brilliant Birds Free family workshops Hyde Park
15-Feb-16 to 16-Feb-20

FREE Half Term Activity 15 & 16th February 2017 With food becoming scarce towards the end of winter, give the birds a helping hand at our Education Centre in the heart of Hyde...

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Picnic Hideaway - Oxford Street Oxford Street
1-Jan-17 to 31-Jan-27

This little park is just behind John Lewis - a quiet spot for a family picnic. A small haven a stone's throw from Oxford Street, but big enough for children to run around and...

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Picnic Hideaway - Covent Garden St Paul's Church Covent Garden
1-Jan-17 to 31-Dec-27

Behind St Paul's Church, you'll find a lovely little churchyard, with seats and grassy areas - perfect for a family picnic, away from the hustle and bustle of the Covent Garden...

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Little Picnic Hideaway Charing Cross Road & Shaftesbury Avenue Covent Garden
1-Jan-17 to 31-Dec-27

The Phoenix Garden is in the heart of London's West End, situated behind the junction of Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue. The garden entrance is on St.Giles Passage...

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The Magical Lantern Festival Chiswick West London
19-Jan-17 to 26-Feb-17

The London Magical Lantern Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. Illuminating outdoor installations of beautifully sculpted lanterns taking various forms....

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British Museum - picnic hideaway Central London
31-Jan-17 to 31-Jan-22

This is a lovely, large garden square, a minute from the British Museum, that dates back to 1806. There is also a cafe which is open all year round.

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Young Engineers Lego Challenge Holiday Club Central London
1-Feb-17 to 1-Feb-22

Join us for two fun filled days where your child will be a Young Engineer exploring how things function. Discover how workers reach electricity cables using lifting platforms by...

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WIN with Hamleys! - Hamleys in-store Event Hamleys Oxford Street
1-Feb-17 to 28-Feb-17

WIN with Hamleys! WIN, WIN, WIN with Hamleys! Join in and WIN at the Finest Toy Shop in the World. Take part in some of our exciting carnival activities! Meet the Hamleys Fun...

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IMAGINE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 2017 Southbank Centre Embankment
9-Feb-17 to 19-Feb-21

9-19th February Half Term 2017 Lots of free events. Children have the chance to hear some of their favourite authors, join in at free family-friendly performances and get creativ...

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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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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
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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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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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Toad to the Rescue Bank of England Museum Monument
13-Feb-17 to 17-Feb-21

FREE: February Half Term = 13 - 17 February 2017 Join us this half term as our costumed storyteller brings to life the classic stories from ‘The Wind in the Willows', whose autho...

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Nature Explorers - Winter Art family workshops Hyde Park
14-Feb-17 to 14-Feb-21

14 February Half Term 2017 , 10:00 - 15:00 Drop your 8 - 11 year old off at our Education Centre in the heart of Hyde Park for a day of activities, taking inspiration from the...

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Meet Peppa Pig for a World Book Day Storytime Foyles Bookshop Westminster
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Peppa Pig is coming to Foyles to help us celebrate World Book Day! There's only one thing Peppa loves more than playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles,...

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