15 Fantastic Half Term Activites in London | May 2018

Half term activities in London

Are you looking for great half term activities in London?

Check these out!

Learn to Swim with a 4 day crash course this half term

half term activities for May 2018Swimming Rocks are a well-respected swimming tuition provider offering a fantastic learn to swim programme to babies, children and adults.This May Half Term, they will be operating their super popular intensive crash courses for children across their 7 locations. Recognised locally as the leading swimming tuition company delivering progressive lessons with a strong reputation based on effortless service, Swimming Rocks continues to be the go-to provider for many London families. Term Time lessons also available. Please call 07557 051 904 for more information or email [email protected]

Science Camp


Join us for an action packed May Half-term, from 29-31 May at Imperial College in South Kensington for our Science Camp on Evolution, Adaptations & Natural Selections – Scientific Exploration of the Five Kingdoms, daily Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9.30-3.30, 4-11 years (age adjusted groups) and  early drop-off. Your children will explore the Five Kingdoms of Life: Plants, Animals, Fungi, Eubacteria, Archaebacteria. The camp will cover classifications, similarities and common characteristics of life organisms. We will also learn about the evolutionary and ecological relationships between organisms and we also will cover vertebrates and invertebrates, anthropoids, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and much more! To book, call on 0800 092 1062 or go online. (sibling discounts apply!)

Half-Term Coding Camps at blue{shift}!

Blue Shift Coding Half term activities for May
Battle Lego robots, create apps with friends, or design custom games at our May half-term camps! Children ages 5-13 can perfect their programming during our exciting blue{shift} coding camps from 29th May- 1st June at Hyde Park School in Kensington. Whether your child is a Mini Coder or Minecraft master, they will experience a week filled with individualised learning, creative coding, and most importantly, fun! Check their website for more information.

The school of rock

Little Voices Half term activities in London
 This may half term break Little Voices will be hosting a ’The School Of Rock’ inspired performing arts camp for boys and girls aged 4 – 13 Years.  Held on the 29th, 30th, 31st May and 1st June

(9.30am – 3.30pm each day) at St Etheldreda Church in Fulham. In just four days, local budding young performers who have a love for the performing arts or simply want to build confidence are invited to be part of a performance which will be created as they go along. Participants have the chance to work with the Little Voices team at this workshop week learning things they wouldn’t anywhere else. All participants will receive a free video of the final performance.  Little Voices are offering £10 OFF all bookings made before: Friday 18th May, Sibling and Referral discounts are also available. To secure your child’s place please apply online, or enquire by emailing: [email protected]org.uk or call: 0208 088 0113.

MyLifeMix – Free Business Course for women with caring responsibilities

Half term activities in London for women carersIf you are a women with caring responsibilities, live in Westminster or Kensington & Chelsea who wants to take a step forward and make money for what you always wanted to do, we can help you to fulfil your dream. Paddington Rotary in partnership with the Award Winning Portobello Business Centre and the trainer Sarah-Jane Menato bring you a programme that will take you from having the seed of a business idea through to the germination and growth process to getting your business off the ground and up and running. This flexible and comprehensive course runs one-day-a-week over a 9-week period.  Learn more here. Contact PBC to secure your place 020 7460 5050.

An Elixir of Letters’ at Chelsea Physic Garden

May Half term activities in London Chelsea Physic GardenThe Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust presents ‘An Elixir of Letters’ created by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers, displayed in the verdant surroundings of Chelsea Physic Garden from May-October. Inspired by the myriad of plants that are the ingredients in teas and tisanes, wines, cordials, beers and herbal brews, ‘An Elixir of Letters’ will slake the thirst of art lovers and gardening enthusiasts alike. Talks and tours are free, though normal entry to the garden applies.

e2 Young Engineers Half Term Camps

Young Engineers Camp May half term activities in LondonJoin e2 Young Engineers for a fun filled week, be an e2 Young Engineer discovering principles of engineering, physics and science in a playful way.  Build motorised models using unique LEGO® kits, see Newton’s Laws and the conservation of angular momentum in action, along with other important STEM concepts. Get imaginative and go beyond our intuitively designed build sheets, to make enhancements and create auxiliary items.  STEM skills are important for all children so why not have fun while developing them. Ages: 5-10; daily Tue-Fri; 9:30-4:00; 29 May – 01 June. Two locations: SW5 near Earls Court/West Brompton or W10 near Latimer Road/Ladbroke Grove stations. At e2 Young Engineers it is all about learning through play! To register visit their website for more information or email [email protected]. Tel. 07522 602 122

Teddy Tennis – Sport, music and fun

Teddy Tennis Half Term activities in LondonTeddy Tennis uses music, teddy bear pictures and games to create wonderful lessons for children aged two to six. Inspiring their imagination and developing their athletic skills. Resulting in coordinated, cool and confident kids who love tennis and life. We have been running lessons in Holland Park, Kensington for over 10 years and this year we have our best selection of holiday camps yet. Come and join us for some tennis in the sunshine this May half term or over the summer holidays. For the full timetable and for more information click HERE.


The Oppidan Camp

The Oppidan Camp is a dream week for any child and takes learning outside the classroom. With five days of outdoor sports, practical skills, team games, cooking and camping, children try their hand at a host of new skills and activities, come away with new friends and an increased sense of confidence and perspective. This is invisible learning for the next generation.  Location: The Woodhall Estate, Hertfordshire. Ages: 8-13 years. Dates: 2018 camps running in July and August (4 nights / 5 days). Oppidan Education also offers one-on-one mentoring for children of all ages.


Create and Make

Each month the Design Museum holds a drop-in activity for families inspired by the museum and its exhibitions. These informal sessions focus on light-touch design and making activities for children aged 5–11. Come along and become a designer! FREE, drop in. 27 May, 24 June 2018, from
11:00 – 16:00

Storytelling and rhyme time

Your local library organises rhyme time, story and craft, story time, as well as regular children’s events, do check their website for more information.


Mad Hatters Afternoon tea


Sanderson collaborates with Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé and leading charity mothers2mothers for an exclusive take on iconic Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea. From 2nd May to 26th September, guests can enjoy the famous Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea with a Cuvée Rosé twist and from which a donation will be made to chosen charity partner, m2m.



Magic carpet storytelling


Fly away on the magic carpet, which comes to land in front of a different painting every Sunday. Enjoy stories inspired by pictures in the National Gallery. Suitable for children aged 2–5 years.


May half term at Kensington Palace

Discover what life was like for Princess Victoria growing up at Kensington Palace this May half term! This includes,drop in drawing, hand on history and imagine a story. From 27 May – 1 June 2018, 11am-4pm. Check their website for more information.


Holiday activities in Holland Park

The Ecology Centre runs a scheme of environmental themed activities in half-term holidays for four to eight year olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult). These activities utilise the centre and our wooded Wildlife Area. Their fun packed programme includes outdoor activities like minibeast hunting and nature trails, and animal themed craft sessions. Click here for more information.