17 Half-Term activities to do in London

Little House of Science!

Join us for our Scientific Story of our Planet holiday science camp from 18-22 February 2019. Take your children through a scientific journey, from Big Bang to the modern times and the future of human existence. Find out about stellar explosions and the formation of the solar system. Your children will develop scientific understanding of the Earth and other planets geological structure and natural processes (erosion, landslides earthquakes, we will explore how mountains form, learn about plates tectonics and various volcanos. Do rocks have a life cycle? How will our planet look in 10,000 years? Will we inhabit other planets? And much more… The Scientific Story of our Planet – 18-22 Feb 2019, The Academy, HI London Kensington Forum, Courtfield Road, London SW7 4DN (Daily Monday-Friday, 9.30-3.30 (8.45am free early drop-off), 4-7 and 8-12 years (age adjusted & separated groups). To register online: https://www.littlehouseofscience.com/timetable


Stagecoach Kensington Workshops

18th to 21st 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 four fun filled days of musical theatre activities, no experience needed. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to spend their holiday time using their imagination and building confidence! An action-packed workshop 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. Please call 020 8398 8106 or email kensington@stagecoach.co.uk for more information. To enrol please go to – https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/kensington#workshops


Huzzah Half Term Holiday camp!

Every day is different at a Huzzah Half Term Holiday camp in W10. Make use of our fully flexible daily booking or sign up to get a discount for booking the whole week! Suitable for all children ages 4 – 12. The day is filled with dance, drama, singing, outside play, making new friends and developing new skills. There’s even time for a spot of meditation to chill out and energise. Choose from the daily themes, or send your little one for the whole week. February 18th – 22nd. 10am4pm, but see our website if you need longer.


National Army Museum

Giant games for little soldiers
Step inside the life-size board game this February half-term and battle it out to see who wins. Take on family-friendly tasks and complete First World War-themed challenges to be the first over the finish line.
Free event, 16 February 2019 – 24 February 2019

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea. Nearest tube: Sloane Square


Disney Broadway Hits – Royal Albert Hall

Following sell-out performances in 2016, Disney’s Broadway Hits returns to the world-famous Royal Albert Hall. Audiences have another opportunity to experience this unforgettable musical experience, featuring songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway shows performed live by world-class singers from the West End and beyond, including Ava Brennan, Shaun Escoffery, Willemijn Verkaik and Anton Zetterholm, all accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart.
This musical extravaganza features songs from best-loved Tony and Academy Award-winning scores, including Beauty and the Beast, Aida, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


Little Voices ‘The Greatest Showman’ Half Term Camp

This February half term Little Voices will be hosting a very special ’The Greatest Showman’ inspired performing arts camp for boys and girls aged 4 – 13 Years. Monday 18th – Thursday 21st February (9.30am – 3.30pm each day) at Sinclair House School, Fulham, SW6 3LF. In just four days, Children will be transported through four days of; script learning, singing, dancing, making new friendships and building confidence working towards a final performance to showcase to friend and family. All participants will receive a free video of the final performance. Little Voices are offering £10 OFF all bookings made before: Friday 1st February. Sibling discounts are also available. To secure your child’s place please apply online:
https://www.littlevoices.org.uk/locations/london-fulham/halftermactivities
or enquire by emailing: SWL@littlevoices.org.uk or call: 0208 088 0113.


Easier Said Than Drawn

Looking for something creative and engaging for your children this half term? Look no further! Easier Said Than Drawn offers bespoke holiday art classes for children aged 7-18. Holiday sessions are half a day, morning or afternoon. 1:1 classes available or small groups. Coming to you (promising no mess!) and providing top quality resources. Children are guaranteed to produce unique artwork and most of all have fun, laugh, engage their brains and improve their concentration! For booking or more information please email: easiersaidthandrawn86@gmail.com
And check out the daily updates on my Instagram page!


Salsa Babies!

New baby class every Wednesday from the 27th of Feb at 9:45am (mum and baby) and every Saturday from the 2nd of March 9:45am (dad and baby) @ Princess Victoria, 25 Earls Court, W8 6EB – info bookings: giorgia.cecconi@yahoo.co.uk
Salsa Babies is a fun and easy dance workout designed especially for new parents wearing their baby in a sling or baby carrier while dancing!
Babies from 6 weeks old. No dance experience needed.


Benefits: Bonding with your baby. Dancing improves your mood and increase your energy level. Babies love bouncing around… they might fall asleep… 😉


FingerPrints!

FingerPrints is a 3 hour creatively stimulating cooking, arts and crafts holiday club for children aged 3 to 8 years old in Kensington. We provide exciting hands on cooking experience with professional head chefs. Pastry Chef Bethany will be joining on the 18th & 19th of February, Head Chef Fine Dinning and Michelin Star background chef Giovanni will be joining on the 20th, 21st, & 22nd of February.
We strongly believe that hands-on activities helps children develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities, as they get involved in all aspects of healthy food preparation by using only child safety tools.Our arts and crafts sessions are more than just fun activities, rather aims to motivate and encourage each creation developed by the children’s feeling, thinking and coordination. At FingerPrints children Discover, Create and Accomplish!  Kensington United Reformed Church, Allen street, W8 6BL, London


Weekend riding

Pony riding. Lovely little outing, happening every Saturday and Sunday. Ride must be booked in advance £2 per ride, for ages 4 years plus. On Sunday there is Donkey Rides, for ages 2 years plus and its £2 per ride. To guarantee a ride on weekends, you must be at the riding arena by 1:30pm. As donkeys are smaller than horses, there is a maximum height limit for children of 1 meter (3 ft 4″), so please bear your child’s height in mind to avoid disappointment. Before coming to the farm call 02079165421 to ensure the rides are going ahead.


Activities at The Design Museum

Each month, and during school holidays, 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 families with children aged 5–11. Come along and become a designer! This February half term, create a community garden around a model tower block, in this special paper-craft activity created by Designer-In-Residence Hester Buck.


Children’s Holiday Activities in Holland Park

These sessions based in Holland Park are great for children offering forest days and after school and holiday activities. If you would like to join in on any of their activities or if you have an enquiry, please phone 020 7938 8186 or email (ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk) as their online booking form is currently unavailable.


Free Harry Potter Craft Event

Come along to the Chelsea Library on 4th February from 3:30-4:30pm for this special craft event which this month is all about Harry Potter and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Help us transform the library into a room at Hogwarts. This is a free event which is suitable for children of all ages. No need to book, just turn up.


Storytelling on a Magic Carpet

Taking place each Sunday at The National Gallery, Fly away on the magic carpet as it comes to land in front of a different painting each day. Let their imagination drift away.


Yoga at The Natural History Museum

Before the Museum opens its doors for the day, Stretch out underHintze Hall’s magnificent blue whale skeleton for an experience weaving breathwork with movement and sound. Tune in to your own breathing to energise your body, before moving through a series of ancient yogic movements and poses that connect with the Museum’s collections and ties to the natural world.Booking essential, taking place on 3rd of February and 10th of March 2019.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit

This annual wildlife photography competition exhibition returns to the Natural History Museum showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth. Explore the world’s best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels. Experience the changing face of nature and uncover the surprising, and sometimes challenging, stories behind the photographs. Chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges, the images were awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.


Diana – Her Fashion Story

Trace the evolution of Diana, Princess of Wales’ style, from the demure, romantic dresses and other outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life. Among the highlights in this critically-acclaimed exhibition is Victor Edelstein’s iconic ink blue velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta. The exhibition also includes never-before displayed outfits such as a sumptuous Victor Edelstein evening gown worn for an official portrait by Terence Donovan.