February Half Term Scoop 2018

February Half-Term Science Camp Full of Fun and Learning

Richer Education inspires children to learn about STEM subjects in a fun, creative and hands-on way. Their content is delivered through themes and children can expect to participate in a variety of experiments, activities and group work. Their science camp returns this half-term with a variety of activities, experiments and demonstrations for children to learn and discover new concepts. They encourage children to learn about science in a real-life context, whilst having fun. Topics for the week include: The chemistry collective, oceanography, at the heart of the matter, classical science and it’s not rocket science. Age: 4-11 year-olds. Children will be separated into groups, according to their age and level of knowledge. Children will be suitably stretched or supported by working closely with a specialist tutor. Dates: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February. Location: Baden Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, SW7 5JS, South Kensington. Exclusive 10% discount available. Use code kensingtonmums10.


Little House of Science

Who wants to be a Biologist? Imperial College South Kensington 13-15 February 2018Daily Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10.00-3.00, 4-11 years (workshops can be booked for separate days!). We believe the importance of biology is fundamental. All children have a strong interest in science, especially biology, which we like to nurture and to be inquisitive about nature. Join us for 3 days dedicated to biology. The children will learn about animal and vegetable cells, microorganisms and their importance, DNA, evolution and adaptations. We will familiarise the Little and Young Scientists with the great names in Biology science like Pasteur, Darwin, Fleming, Franklin. We will analyse with the children the main differences between humans and other species and will make our first steps in the fascinating world of neuroscience. Check their website to register or call them on 0800 092 1062.


Half Term at the Royal Albert Hall

For an unforgettable day out, bring your little ones to one of the Royal Albert Hall’s range of interactive and engaging events this Half-Term.  On Monday and Tuesday, Tales From the Shed deliver a vibrant interactive production for children aged 0 to 6; Wednesday sees Nick Cope covering everything from monkeys to mud in his Family Songbook; Thursday’s Tongue Fu for Kids is jam-packed with wordplay for children aged 7 to 11, and on Friday the Hall’s resident ensemble, Albert’s Band, present a programme of music for all the family. Explore the full series now! Check website for more information.

 


The Fashion School in Notting Hill

The Fashion School in Notting Hill, are running two workshops for aspiring fashion designers during the February half term to get everyone sewing. 11-15 year olds: Tuesday 13th at 2.30pm-7pm and for 7-10 year olds: Thursday 15th at 1.30pm-6pm. Your child will learn how to use a sewing machine, sketch like a fashion designer and they’ll get to make and take home their own pretty Liberty fabric printed shorts. The price is £59 which includes all Liberty fabrics, haberdashery, art materials and equipment plus healthy snacks throughout the session. 10% discount when bringing a friend or sibling!


Free half term events at the Museum of London

February half term: 10-18 February. Help transform the capital at the Museum of London’s free family events every day during half term. Learn how to care for our natural environment at interactive workshops and activities. Join in interactive storytelling sessions exploring the city’s past and future. Create your own shoes from recycled materials taking inspiration from the museum’s collection or design an artistic arrangement of flowers for a living wall display. With all this and more, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained during half term. Check their website for more information. Sponsored by the Museum of London.


 Monkey Music Chelsea, Belgravia Pimlico and Gloucester Rd.

Monkey Music classes are packed full of fun, laughter and learning. If you haven’t managed to fit a class around your routine yet, get in touch to book your first FREE class!  Monkey Music is passionate about introducing music to your little one right from the start, beginning with specialist baby classes from 3 months, to teaching your child to read music and introducing orchestral instruments at 3-4 years, each class level is superbly resourced and structured and beautifully presented with gorgeous puppets, hand crafted props, specialist percussion, dance, magical bubbles and lots more. Check their website for more information.


Taekwondo Fitness Fun

Bring your kids along to our fun and exciting Taekwondo classes. A specially designed new fitness class for children packed with a punch. Your children will get fit and disciplined for their future. Under the instruction of international 6th dan black belt Master Faryad Goudarzi & a qualified personal trainer, they will learn self defence, built up their confidence, concentration, fitness and learn respect. All the skills they need under one sport. Adults are also welcome. One to one Taekwondo and personal training sessions for both adults and children available on request. Please call 07503021919 or email Faryad1@yahoo.com to find out more.  


 Kids with Brains

Kids with Brains provides exciting and hands-on science birthday parties for 5-11 years old. They are very popular, as each and every child participates on fun experiments and can make cool things such as gooey slime, elephant toothpaste, wizard’s brew or dry ice experiments, among many others. We also run after-school clubs, workshops, and camps during half-term and Summer and can participate in school Summer fairs or other events. We are based in North London but if you’re interested in having our activities on the South West, please get in touch: info@kidswithbrains.co.uk or 07752 024745


Caterpillar Music

Caterpillar Music classes provide a fun & creative introduction to music for babies and toddlers aged 0-4years.  With a vast selection of nursery rhymes and songs, weekly themes, fun puppets, colourful instruments and many other props we will keep your little ones captivated throughout.  Classes will run during Half Term in Fulham, Hammersmith, Chiswick and Putney.  To check for availability and book, please contact Laura on 020 3583 9234 or email Laura.bird@caterpillarmusic.com.  You can also find and follow ‘Caterpillar Music Fulham’ on Facebook and Instagram.

blue{shift} coding camp

With the holiday fast approaching, it is time to start planning your child’s half-term activities. Why not sign them up for a coding and robotics camp where your child will develop their programming skills, build awesome robots, and make new friends? We will be running our fun and educational coding and robotics camps for children ages 5-13 on 12th – 16th February at Hyde Park School in Kensington. Whether your child is a keen coder, an inspired inventor, or a Minecraft maniac, they will have a blast at a blue{shift} coding camp! Check their website for more information.


Mini Mozart 

Your baby’s food is organic.
Your baby’s clothes are better than yours.
Your baby’s buggy cost more than your first car.
Your baby deserves the best. Right?
So don’t take them to a class with recorded music: Give them the gift of LIVE MUSIC! Sure Mini Mozart music classes are more expensive than others, but that’s because they have at least two LIVE MUSICIANS there. If it’s not THE BEST thing you do with your little one all week (apart from snuggles – can’t compete with those) they’ll give you your money back. Guaranteed. Use code FREECDSW3. for a fab freebie.

 Angel Swim

Would you like your little one to become safe and confident in the water before summer? Due to high demand, we will be running a 5 day crash course over February Half Term for children aged 3-7 at our warm hydrotherapy pool right in the heart of Chelsea. The course consists of 5 x 30 minute private 1-2-1 lessons, meaning your child will achieve 5 weeks of progress in 5 days! “Adam is an amazing swimming instructor for kids – he can coax even the most fearful non swimmers into the pool and convert them to water babies.” Check their website for more information.


Tippy toes Ballet

 Tippy Toes Ballet offers ballet classes for children from 2 years and upward. We hold classes in Kensington Central Library and also in nearby surrounding areas. At Tippy Toes Ballet children will make new friends whilst enjoying the physical benefits that ballet brings. Let your child enter a magical world of dance, butterflies, Tippy Toes & giggles! Trial classes are available. Email us at hello@tippytoesballet.co.uk or view our website for further details.


Little Voices

This half term, Little Voices will be running a ‘The Sound Of Music’ inspired performing arts week for boys and girls aged 4 – 13 Years in Fulham. Children will be transported through a wondrous four day week of singing, dancing & acting. Learn an entire script in 4 days, be part of a big show, meet lots of new people and make lots of new friends, props and costume excitement! Includes FREE inclusive DVD of the performance and final day!
Times: 9.30am – 3.30pm each day.  Cost: £180.00 for the fours day week (£10 OFF bookings made before: Friday 2nd February ) Venue: St Etheldreda Church, 528 Fulham Palace Road, SW6 6JF. Check their website for more information or email SWL@littlevoices.org.uk or call: 07823384992

 Mother Nature Science Premium Holiday Activity Camps


Mother Nature Science Premium Holiday Activity Camps are the No.1 London holiday camp provider – chosen by Kensington parents for over 10 years.
We provide the ultimate holiday mix of education, fun and indoor and outdoor hands-on science experiments and activities across Crazy Chemistry, Brilliant Biology and Powerful Physics! We inspire budding scientists, ages 5- 12 years, every half-term school break and during the Summer, Easter school Holidays – at premium Partner School Venues across London. Early Booking Discount and Book Online or call 020 8863 8832.

Turtle Tots

Turtle Tots is an innovative, unique and fun swimming programme that teaches you how to teach your child to swim as well as being fun and sociable for everyone. At our classes your child will learn how to swim above and below the water as well as gain plenty of water confidence and key lifesaving skills. We treat everyone individually to ensure your child is taught at a pace to suit them. From babies up to preschool, we love what we do and would love to welcome you to our lessons in the Marriott Hotel Marble Arch and Swiss Cottage School. Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. More information can be requested from northlondon@turtletots.com or 07984 490844.


 Zippos Circus presents Cirque Berserk!

Peacock Theatre, Portugal St, London WC2A 2HT. Monday 5 February – Saturday 17 February 2018. Show times
Monday-Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday: 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sunday: 11am, 3pm, 7pm
No performance on Monday 12 February
Additional 3pm matinee on Wednesday 14 February. Check their website for more information.