Top 15 fun activities to do this Half Term

As half term is fast approaching, check out our scoop for the latest activities for your little ones and enjoy family days out around London.

Mother Nature Science Holiday Activity Camps

Let your Child join the 1000’s being inspired on our February Half-Term Spring Holiday Science Activity Camp 2020 -Science Whizz! at Kensington Prep School, SW6.

Voted ‘Best Holiday Camps’ by Parents in the Hoop Awards 2019! The No. 1 Parent-Trusted Premium Holiday Science Activity Camp for Over a Decade!

Dates: Monday 17 – Friday 21 February (5 Days)
For Girls and Boys Ages 5-12! Indoor and outdoor activities!
Places are going fast, don’t miss your chance and enquire today!
Use Coupon Code ‘KenMum’ for an extra for an extra £10-off full-week places and £5-off day places (call for day places).
Call 020 8863 8832 or visit our website


Stagecoach

Book now for Stagecoach Kensington February Half Term Workshops – Monday 17th to Thursday 20th February

Little Musical Theatre Workshop – 4 to 6 years – 9.30 to 12.30pm daily – £120.00 (sibling discount £100)

Musical Theatre Workshop – 6 to 16 years – 10am to 4.30pm daily £160.00 (sibling discount £125)

Does your child love to sing, dance and act? Join us for a fun packed four days of musical theatre fun! No experience needed.

An action-packed worksop of dancing, drama and singing! The children arrive on the first day, quickly make new friends and over the four days they will have lots of fun and create happy holiday memories.

Family and friends are invited to come and watch on the final day.

No experience needed. Venue: Addison Primary School, W14 0DT

Book online – call 020 8398 8106 or email kensington@stagecoach.co.uk for more information.


Kids on the Blox

Innovative Art & Action weekend/holidays classes for kids 6-mid teens, in SW3.

Kids on the Blox is a unique and innovative concept offering 2h Blox classes every Saturday/Sunday and 4h holiday camps. Each Blox gives your child access to a combination of 1 hour of skill-based Art class + 1 hour skill-based Action class (fitness related activities). At the foundation is a holistic method that by helping creativity and teaching skills, kids can develop their brain 360degrees, empowering them to be self confident risk takers. Also offered on weekends are Parent & Child fitness classes to help create healthy habits as a family and bond while having fun! Birthday parties can also be booked.


Miniversity

Educate your child’s mind at Miniversity Creative Learning Club Half Term Camp running in Chelsea Academy London.

Award winning children’s edutainment specialists. Miniversity is the UK & Ireland’s only Computer Club with a careers education theme providing a STEAM After School Program and Holiday Camps for primary school children.

The camps run 9am-2pm standard day and 8:30am-3pm extended.

Cost: £75 p/day or £350 full week. * Sibling discount is available *

Availability is limited so please contact us now to reserve your child’s place.


National Army Museum

Terrific tattoos
FREE, DROP-IN
15 February, 17 – 22 February, 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road

Get creative in a tattoo themed workshop this half term.

Design your own body art with images and symbols of things that are important to you and your family. You can also choose to decorate your arms with a selection of temporary tattoos.

This activity has been inspired by the free Tribute Ink exhibition, which features striking photography of tattoos inked onto the skin of the Armed Forces, and the powerful stories they tell. The exhibition has been produced by The Royal British Legion and the National Memorial Arboretum.


Dakoda Dance

Children’s Ballet, Hip Hop Dance Classes & More in London

Dakoda’s Dance Academy is a Knightsbridge based Children’s Dance & Performing Arts academy with classes held across Chelsea, Knightsbridge & Wimbledon.

The Academy offers the highest standard in children’s Dance & Performing Arts education with limited class sizes and individual attention given to every child. They offer a wide range of dance styles including–RAD Ballet, Street Dance / Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acro/Gymnastics & singing for children from the age of 2 – 17. Students are offered the opportunity to take RAD Ballet exams and Participate in West End Theatre performances.

Visit their website or call 02085798268 to book.


Active Day Camps

Active Day Camps are excited to announce the launch of their third multi-activity holiday camp at Marlborough Primary School in Chelsea this Easter.

Active Day Camps is a London based multi-activity provider for children, specialising in holiday camps, birthday parties, after-school clubs and private sports coaching. They run a range of inclusive and specialist activities for children aged 3-12; from Football and Art to Soft Archery and Drama they ensure that every child is free to develop their own type of ‘Active’.

All of the staff undergo an enhanced DBS check as well as attending compulsory training sessions in safeguarding and child protection.

Please contact Active Day Camps on mobile 07739 388553 for further information.


Pippa’s Poppets

February Half Term Musical Theatre Workshops for 3-6 yrs.

Create, rehearse, perform! Watch as we sing, dance and act our way through four jam-packed sessions which will develop your child’s confidence, improve concentration and give them a creative outlet to make friends and have fun. Our unique curriculum uses a mix of drama games, percussive instruments, story time, catchy songs and funky dance routines to help bring out children’s true potential. Led by two highly experienced teachers, we’ll put together a mini musical which will leave you amazed! Monday 17th – Thursday 20th February. Cost £150 (20% sibling discount). MORNINGS – FROZEN in Belgravia & PETER PAN in Chelsea / AFTERNOONS FROZEN in Battersea & SUPERHEROES in Pimlico.


Monkey Music

Jayne Harris and husband and wife team Eloise & Alex Trippier have been running Monkey Music classes in Kensington, South Kensington, Notting Hill and Chelsea for over 15 years and between them, teach up to 1000 children every week. Monkey Music remains the most popular local activity for babies, toddlers and 2 & 3 year olds and provides 30 minute action-packed weekly classes. Classes are fun, interactive, stimulating and support your child’s development. Please search Monkey Music + your area to see our timetable & easily book a place online. Your first class is FREE, come and join the fun!


Royal Albert Hall 

Discover the wide range of events at the Royal Albert Hall to bring the family to during school half term. These include Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids; Albert’s Band Presents: Heroes and Heroines; Down with the Poetry King; Kid’s Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen and Storytelling & Music Sessions for 0-4 year olds.


Kensington Palace

Explore Kensington Palace together with one of our activity trails.

‘Make a palace a home’ family trail
Pick up one of our family trails from the trail stand in White Court. Recommended for children aged 5 to 11 years.

Time Explorers station
Discover the stories and explore the palace with an activity bag from the Time Explorers Station, don’t forget to also pick-up your crown!


National Gallery

Enjoy interactive stories inspired by pictures in the National Gallery. Sessions are created and led by professional storytellers. Every Sunday enjoy a musical magic carpet story with a specialist early years music facilitator.

 

 


Design Museum

Make your own puppet inspired by Walter Van Beirendonck’s puppet costumes for ‘The Magic Flute’, currently showing in the Beazley Designs Of the Year exhibition. Learn how to design, thinking about movements for your puppet, using colourful paper, recycled containers, string and tape.

 


Shrek

Cygnet Players are excited to bring the brilliantly fun SHREK: THE MUSICAL to the London Oratory School Theatre, Fulham, from 19th to 22nd February 2020.

Based on the iconic 2001 DreamWorks animation film, SHREK: THE MUSICAL tells the story of a hulking green ogre with a heart of gold, his hilarious yet annoying sidekick, Donkey, and the beautiful and feisty Princess Fiona. Set in the mythical ‘Once Upon A Time’ land of Duloc, where fairy-tale creatures are outlawed, this is a story of acceptance, inner beauty and standing up for the little guy.

SHREK: THE MUSICAL is the perfect half-term activity for families and children of any age!

Tickets: £18 for adults, £16 for children and concessions (group discounts available)

For the Saturday 22nd February performances, meet-and-greet packages are available, which will include the chance to go on stage after the show to meet the characters and take photos.


Southbank Centre

As the world celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020, the London Philharmonic Orchestra takes to Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall stage for a live FUNharmonics family concert during half term on Sunday 16 February introducing families to one of the most famous – and brilliant – composers in the history of music.

Inspired by the book of the same name by cellist Steven Isserlis, this concert explores some of the best moments from some of Beethoven’s greatest orchestral music, as well as revealing the real man behind the music. The audience will get the chance to guess Beethoven’s mood from the music, conduct the Orchestra just like he did, and join in to sing with the LPO, all while finding out more about his life and what he was like. The concert is presented by Rachel Leach and conducted by Ben Glassberg and will also include a new work by Rachel Leach performed alongside excerpts of Beethoven’s most popular orchestral works.

In addition to the concert, the LPO also present free hands-on activities around Southbank Centre between 10am and 12pm. Children aged 6+ with a concert ticket can ‘have a go’ at different orchestral instruments under expert instruction, take part in a singing workshop, or get creative with drop-in arts and crafts activities on the Clore Ballroom. FUNharmonics foyer activities are generously supported by Stentor Music Co. Ltd, Jupiter and Bell Music.


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