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Things to do during February half-term in London

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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. Read More


Keep the kids entertained over the school holiday with a fun-filled February half-term 2020 in London.

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

Fun February half-term activities in London

  • Queen Elizabeth I’s reign is in danger and there is only way you can save her: become one of her detectives at Hampton Court Palace! 15-23 Feb
  • Enjoy a planetarium show and a wander around the Royal Observatory during Family Space sessions for half the price of a usual combined ticket (15-16 Feb) or give Ted a hand in planning a Holiday to Space (20-21 Feb).
  • The Tower of London is recruiting for Knight School! Master the sword and sharpen up your knight skills, then see if you’ve earned your title. 15-23 Feb
  • Discover the world of London's Signs and Symbols during half-term workshops at the London Transport Museum. 15-23 Feb
  • Tune into storytelling at the Bank of England Museum to learn about the California gold rush and peculiar encounters at the Bank of England gold vaults! 17-21 Feb
  • Join in fun kid-friendly activities at Lee Valley Regional Park, from ice skating to getting up close to farm animals.
  • 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.

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.

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Fun and creative workshops for kids in London

  • You’ve received an invite to a secret Potions Class at Cutter and Squidge’s Potion Room… will you join the feast and show off your wizardry? 15 Feb
  • Under-5s can enjoy sensory play at the National Gallery's Studio Play sessions. 17 Feb
  • Test your kids' creativity at a Cars, carriages and crafts workshop at The Royal Mews, where they can create a glittering coach or a car inspired by the vehicles within the venue. 17 Feb
  • Let the little ones feel the First Taste of Spring at an arts and crafts workshop at the South London Botanical Institute. 18 Feb
  • Dabble into Sand Art, Making a Bear or a tad bit of Wizardry at unique workshops at Eddie Catz this half-term. 18-21 Feb

Free things to do with the family

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

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