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Things to do during February half-term 2022 in London

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Visit London's fun attractions this half-term, including Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford © Discover Children’s Story Centre.
Take the kids to the capital's top family-friendly attractions this half-term, and spark their curiosity with special interactive activities during the school holiday.

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Keep the kids entertained over the school holiday with a fun-filled February half-term 2022 in London.

With exciting museums, interactive exhibitions and brilliant theatre shows on across the city, you’ll find plenty of things to do during the half-term week to suit all budgets and ages.

Fun February half-term activities in London

  • It's time to tick London top attractions off your list, or visit the city's favourite kids attractions.
  • Watch your little ones try out different careers at KidZania, from being doctors and firefighters to journalists.
  • During half-term, the Tower of London is usually recruiting for Knight School! Master the sword and sharpen up your knight skills, then see if you’ve earned your title.
  • Wow the kids with a thrill-a-minute speedboat ride down the river Thames.
  • Face your fears as you explore London's dark and scary stories at The London Dungeon.
  • Join in fun kid-friendly activities at Lee Valley Regional Park – in previous years you could ice skate and get up close to farm animals.

Children's theatre shows 

Find more shows in London for kids and top West End musicals.

February half-term in London for teens

  • Peek at the props and designs from the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, and keep an eye out for special exhibitions which are usually on during half-term.
  • Older children will love ArcelorMittal Orbit, where they can brave the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.
  • Take them on a street art tour around London and look out for chances to have a go themselves with #LeakeStreetLive events at Leake Street Arches.
  • Let them master the halfpipes at top skating destinations, including House of Vans and the Undercroft skate park at the Southbank Centre.

Find more things to do with teenagers in London.

February half-term money-saving tips

Unmissable events during half-term in London

  • Treat your under-11s to 12 days of events and activities just for kids at Imagine Children's Festival, which is usually on during February half-term.
  • Time to practice your puddle-jumping skills! See if you can win at the annual London Puddle Jumping Championships at WWT London Wetland Centre.

Kid-friendly restaurants

More of the best things to do for kids at half-term in London

  • Check out some hands-on workshops and activities at Museum of London, which is a go-to spot during half-term.
  • Marvel at the Asiatic lions at ZSL London Zoo's Land of the Lions attraction.
  • Gaze up at thousands of sea creatures at SEA LIFE London aquarium.  
  • Take a ride on a miniature train deep under London at The Postal Museum.
  • Meet Shrek, Pinocchio and Lord Farquaad at Shrek's Adventure! London.
  • Discover the land of fairytales, immersive play spaces, events and more at little kids' haven Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford.

Free things to do with the family

Find more year-round family ideas with this guide to London for kids, or see a roundup of 101 things to do with children in London.

 

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