February Half Term Scoop

Book your place for our science half term workshops in Notting Hill, Kensington, Swiss Cottage and Brook Green!  Our topic will be Heart and Chemical Reactions. We will explore the diversity of chemicals reactions in nature and will discover the science behind one of the most miraculous parts of the human body, our heart! Book online, click here.



tinyexpolrers_oct2106_hcpkp_hadleystudios-101Join Tiny Explorers at Kensington Palace this spring! Discover the fascinating stories of the Georgian court in our multi-sensory sessions for children aged 0 – 3 and their parents and carers. Through music, movement, messy play and sensory storytelling, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories. Sessions are delivered by a specialist facilitator and are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 22 February – 29 March 2017. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. To find out more please visit our website  or call 020 3166 6000 to book.


kids-party-with-georgeGOAT hosts a weekly Sunday Kids Club with Froggle Party entertainers from 12-3pm. Keeping your little ones entertained with balloon modelling, puppetry and magic whilst you have a leisurely lunch.
You can also privately hire DRINK bar which works perfect for children’s parties.
GOAT is comprised of a contemporary Italian restaurant, a large DJ bar and a hidden 20’s inspired speakeasy aptly named the Chelsea Prayer Room.
Transformed 3 years ago from famous pub to cosy, family friendly dining concept with the aim to preserve the ancient site’s integrity but modernise the space.

Learn to Swim with a 5 Day Crash Course this Half Term! Swimming Rocks are a well-respected swimming tuition provider offering a fantastic learn to swim programme to babies, children and adults.This February Half Term, they will be operating their super popular 5 day intensive crash courses for children in their South Kensington (LAX Club), Knightsbridge ( Aquilla Health Club) and Chelsea (Purple Dragon) locations. Recognized 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.If you would like more information or to book across course contact them directly via website.

Got your own pool? We’ll come to you. Book a time and date that is most convenient for you, avoid the stress of traveling and have the added benefit of being in your own home. We are a dedicated, friendly team determined to include all children irrespective of ability. Our lessons are a fantastic way to improve water confidence, introduce new skills and develop existing techniques. At Making Waves Swim School we focus on the individual needs of each child. Our lessons are structured, stimulating, engaging but most of all fun, whilst teaching the all important life skill of swimming.

Get your little ones outside and enjoying nature this half term! Join the Royal Parks Foundation at our Hyde Park Education Centre for a day of outdoor adventures. Leave your young Nature Explorer with our experienced education team to enjoy a fun filled day exploring the park and creating amazing winter art! Or, as part of National Nest Box week, bring your family to enjoy our exciting free activities. Design your own bird, explore an outdoor trail and learn about the birds in Hyde Park. Nature Explorers – 14th February – Discovery Days: Brilliant Birds – 15th and 16th February 2017.


Teddy Tennis. Sport Music and Fun! Let your child join the fun and get the amazing benefits of doing teddy tennis. The 5 C’s Improved ; Co-ordination, Confidence, Co-operation, Creativity, Communication They learn to play by seeing the picture, hearing the song and then by doing the activity. It works and the children learn and enjoy. We have Classes in Holland Park off Kensington high street and the new indoor Kensington Leisure Centre, near Ladbroke grove 6 days a week. We have separate classes for children from 2.5 year all the way up to 6 years of age.


The British Library. Saturday 25 February 2017, 12:00 – 16:00. Join the British Library for a fun and creative family day inspired by their exhibition, Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line. Families will have the chance to make, look, touch, sign and explore, with a full programme of drop in activities from storytelling and interactive trails, to musical performances, art making workshops and taster sessions in British Sign Language (BSL). This event is fully accessible for families with deaf children, parents or carers. FREE. Suitable for ages 5-11

Are you looking for a beautiful place to hold a children’s birthday party? Do you need a reliable company that can throw amazing parties in a venue of your choice or the comfort of your own home? Don’t look any further! My Kid Atelier specialize in tailor-made events for children. We have everything needed to make the most memorable of parties and to create the event of your child’s dreams! With two locations (Fulham and Notting Hill), more than forty party themes for kids of all ages, tons of props, bespoke decorations and experienced party leaders – My Kid Atelier can provide everything you need for an amazing all inclusive Birthday Party.


Little Voices will be running a ‘Mary Poppins’ inspired performing arts week. Your child will be transported through a wondrous four day week of singing, dancing & acting. Little Voices will ensure that your child will have a week to remember. This fantastic opportunity is available for children aged 4-13 years old..Staff are highly qualified professionals and will ensure the workshop is fun and engaging for all children whether they are born performers or trying to come out of their shells. Your child will experience performing as part of a cast, making new friends and learning life skills such as teamwork, communication and discipline. Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th February 2017, Putney High School, 35 Putney Hill, SW15 6B, 
9:30am – 3.30pm each day! 
BOOK BEFORE: 3rd February and Get £10 OFF

Money Factor, a Kid’s Guide to Money. February 13th 2.30-4.30 pm. Kensington Central Library, Meeting Room. Suitable for children: 7-11 year olds. Join this humorous, high-pace workshop to learn about money, how it started, why we use it and what is a good deal.  Your kids learn a life skill while having fun, which does not end when the class is over because each child receives… * a handout  to consolidate what we learned in the workshop*  access to online quizzes, surveys and tests to practice at home *  a certificate, to celebrate! Book your child’s place online.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Kensington and Hammersmith provides fun and engaging classes in dance, drama and singing in a safe and happy environment.   Our children are encouraged to express themselves and make the most of their talents. Enrol now for Summer term – April to July via 020 8983 8106 or via visit the website. Weekly term time classes are held Fridays after school in Hammersmith W14, and Saturdays Kensington W8 throughout the day.


Calling all book worms! Bring your old books to the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake at the French Institut in South Kensington for a day of book swapping, fun & special crafty activities (including an origami workshop at 2.30pm for 6+). Saturday 11th Feb 2017. From 12pm. FREE.





Lily and Bear at the Royal Albert Hall. 14th feb 2017. Once in a while, along comes the perfect picture book, bearing the hallmarks of a true classic. Lisa Stubbs’ Lily and Bear is one such book, now adapted for the stage with songs and music, and premiering in the Hall’s Elgar Room. Click here for bookings.




The Ecology Centre is running Half term activities for five to ten year olds (under eights 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.  Monday 13- Friday 17 February 2017. Click here for more information.



The Imagination Station (February Half-Term) at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Play with space and simple materials on a large scale and create your own monumental environments using Raphael, room 48a for inspiration. Led by artist Matt Shaw on selected days. FREE drop in. Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 February, 10.30 – 17.00. Click here for more information.