THINGS TO DO WITH THE KIDS ON HALF TERM THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUN

The spring half term is coming up and that means you’ll have to keep the kids entertained for an entire week, which is no easy feat. Luckily, there are tons of things to do in London across the week and some of them are actually fun, so the children will be happy and you won’t be tearing your hair out over where to take them.

Become a detective at The Postal Museum

Did you know that The Post Office Investigation Branch is over 335 years old and therefore is the oldest criminal investigation force in the world? Taking inspo from The Great Train Robbery: Crime and The Post exhibition, The Postal Museum is giving children the chance to become detectives over half term. They can crack clues on a detective trail, design and build crime-fighting gadgets, create top secret letters and more.

Mon 17th – Sun 23rd February 2020
15-20 Phoenix Pl, London WC1X 0DA
postalmuseum.org


Go wild at the Imagine Children’s Festival

There’s a whole festival for kids running at the Southbank Centre over half term so you defo won’t be short of things to do with them. Michael Rosen, Dermot O’Leary, Cressida Cowell and Konnie Huq will all be appearing over the fest, which has everything from an interactive dinosaur show to a celebration of Harry Potter to a re-imagining of The Ugly Duckling by cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat.

Weds 12th – Sun 23rd February 2020
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
southbankcentre.co.uk


Catch a movie at Catford Mews

Round up the fam for a movie day at indie venue Catford Mews. There’ll be family-friendly screenings all week long, including Dolittle, Sonic the Hedgehog, Gnomeo & Juliet, Lady and the Tramp, and a sing-a-long version of Frozen 2. If your kids fancy themselves as filmmakers, Catford Mews is also running a LOL Film Making Club where they can learn what it takes to make a great comedy.

Mon 17th – Sun 23rd February 2020
32 Winslade Way, Catford, London SE6 4JU
catford-mews.co.uk


Play a round of crazy golf at Birdies

Let your kids loose on the nine-hole course featuring rotating roulette and infinity holes at Birdies Battersea – you never know, you might have the next Tiger Woods on your hands. A round for little ones starts at just £6 and there’s a separate kids menu too so you can all tuck into some street food afterwards, because golfing is hungry work.

Mon 17th – Sun 23rd February 2020
6 Arches Lane, Battersea, London, SW11 8AB
playbirdies.com


Get arty at the Meet Vincent van Gogh exhibition

This is one exhibition where kids are actively encouraged to touch everything. Meet Vincent Van Gogh is a family-friendly experience that immerses you in his life and art so you can really understand his influences and his techniques – there are large projections of his works; a recreation of the Yellow House where you can sit in his bedroom and climb haystacks; a Potato Eaters table where the children can sit and take an art lesson and more.

Mon 17th – Sun 23rd February 2020
Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP
meetvincent.com


Solve the clues at Sherlock: The Official Live Game

Round up the whole fam and put your heads together to see if you’ve got the detective skills to crack the clues, solve the puzzle, explore some of the show’s iconic sets and complete the Sherlock live gaming experience. Across half term there’s 40% off tickets for a family of four, so if you’ve been wanting to do an escape room, the time is now.

Sun 16th February – Sun 1st March 2020
W12 Shopping Centre, London W12 8PP
thegameisnow.com