8 Fun & Unique Things To Do In London During Half Term

8 Things to do in London with children in half term - London icons flaylayWith the first half term of the year just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning what to do to keep the little ones entertained. If you are feeling brave enough to venture into London during half term there are lots of fantastic things to do that will keep the whole family happy.

I’ve curated what I think is some of the best of whats on to create a list of 8 fun and unique things to do in London during half term. I hope you find something for you and your family to enjoy and if you do let me know!

1 The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea

Children of all ages will love The Original Sweetshop afternoon tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair hotel. Children and adults alike will have a fun time indulging their sweet tooth with a seriously impressive spread. If you love afternoon tea but want something that will excite the kids as well as the adults this is definitely the afternoon tea for you.

2 Tower of London Knight School

Become a Knight at the Tower of London’s Knight school. Children from 5 – 12 can learn how to handle armour, dress a Knight and build a catapult amongst many other fun knightly activities. Places are limited so sign up quickly if this sounds like your kind of fun!

3 Harrods Disney Cafe

Take the little ones for lunch they wont forget quickly at the Harrods Disney Cafe. It’s much cheaper than hopping across the channel to Disneyland Paris and almost as effective. We’ve been once before and had a great time. The whole restaurant is Disney themed and has the magical Disney experience you expect. It’s definitely worth a trip to Harrods to experience it for yourself even if it is a little on the pricey side. But be warned, tables book up quickly!

4 Workshops & Cirque Du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall

Get the whole family involved in a musical workshop or two at the Royal Albert Hall, or catch the brand new Cirque Du Solei show Luzia before it finishes. From classical music to beatboxing, poems, stories and even rap poetry there is something musical for every family this half term.

5 Lightopia at Chiswick House

If you’re looking for something to do that is a little bit different from the usual half term days out you might like Lightopia at Chiswick House. Little and big ones can enjoy an immersive lightrail, impressive lantern displays, a fun fair and food stalls. As an added bonus, kids go free during the February half term using the code; KIDSFREE when booking.

6 Sky Garden

Visit Sky Garden, London’s highest (34 storeys) public garden that offers a great alternative to the costly and busy Shard. They also have fantastic dining options, some of which are child friendly. Which means you can treat children to brunch or lunch with a view and pretend that you still get to dine at on trend and instagram worthy places. Oh, and did I mention that it was free to visit Sky Garden? Yep, all you need to do is make sure you book in advance. Bookings open three weeks in advance so make sure you get in there quickly!

7 The Berkeley Hotel Rooftop Cinema

Enjoy a family showing of The Greatest Showman at The Berkeley Hotel’s rooftop winter cinema. Snuggle under cosy blankets with waterbottles, a mug of hot chocolate and tasty treats in the hotels picture perfect secret garden.

8 The Potion Room

Children from 8 years old can enjoy making their own afternoon tea creations at The Potion Room with Cutter and Squidge. It’s a one of a kind, completely immersive afternoon tea experience which will go down particularly well with Harry Potter fans. Although I challenge you to find a child who wouldnt want to try their hand at making an afternoon tea like this!

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  1. February 5, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Those look fun. We’e booked for the Moomin exhibition at the South Bank and we’re so excited! (Not suitable for buggies and under threes sadly) Enjoy the break 🙂

  2. February 6, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Great suggestions – that afternoon tea sound fab! I also think London transport museum is a great place for kids #marvmondays

  3. February 6, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I love London and have been meaning to take my daughter for a while now. My best friend lives in Brixton, and we were wondering where to take Molly when we visited…these are fab tips! The Gruffalo & Room On The Broom are firm favourites in our house x #MarvMondays

  4. February 6, 2017 / 8:04 am

    Oh what a totally gorgeous selection of ideas for half term – mine are older but there are some there that I would adore to do with them like the Sky Garden and the Bakery Afternoon Tea Tour! Thank you so much for sharing – off to book! #MarvMondays
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  5. February 6, 2017 / 8:51 am

    What a fab list of things to do! I’m not a mummy yet and as my baby is due in April it will be a while before we can take advantage of great activities like these. I can’t blooming wait! This will be such a handy list for busy mums and I love the themed afternoon tea idea. I have been on the B bakery afternoon tea tour & it was brilliant!! Wonderful and unique ideas for the little ones….#MarvMondays

  6. February 6, 2017 / 9:06 am

    Oh the Disney afternoon tea sounds fabulous, I think we will have to give that one a try. Some great ideas here for things to do in half term 🙂 #MarvMondays

  7. February 6, 2017 / 10:13 am

    These are so brilliant! I visited the Children’s Museum in Bethnal Green last week, thought it’s not totally for the littlest ones, they had super little events, puppet shows etc, which I know little ones would love. #MarvMondays
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  8. February 6, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    My daughter is too little to really enjoy any of these things yet, but they’re all lovely suggestions! I’d love to do these things with her when she’s a few years older 🙂 #MarvMondays

  9. February 6, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Oooh!! Plenty going on! We live in London so will have to take a trip around the town this half term.. I just hate all the queues and tubes haha 🙁 #MarvMondays

  10. February 6, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I love London. My best friend lived down south for a while so I used to visit quite a bit. Now she lives up north I haven’t had much reason to go down but I’d love to when Rory is a little older. Ryan’s never been so I’d like to plan us a little weekend away. It’s excellent to see how much is on during the school holidays! #marvmondays

  11. February 7, 2017 / 8:39 am

    We went to see how to hide a lion at xmas-it was brilliant. I have booked tickets to see a room on the broom in a couple of weeks time. I love the theatre and Cygnet likes it too. Loads of love and thanks for the brilliant list. Pen x #MarvMondays
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  12. February 7, 2017 / 11:44 am

    London’s such a great city for all ages! Really like the afternoon tea options. My other half and I were discussing how we use to go out so much before our little bear arrived. Will look into, thanks! #MarvMondays

  13. February 7, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Harrods Disney cafe sounds amazing! We’re heading up to London next week so will see if we can book! Thanks for the recommendations x #MarvMondays
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  14. February 9, 2017 / 6:51 am

    Some brilliant ideas here – especially the afternoon teas! Little B is only 2 so we’ve not braved London with her yet but we’re looking forward to doing so in the future. Thanks for the tips! #marvmondays

  15. February 9, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Great ideas. I love the Southbank Centre and the Polka Theatre. Mine are quite small – only one at school – so I may try an outing with the older one which is the only hope of it being civilised / not a total disaster! #MarvMondays
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  16. February 11, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    We are moving to London in July so I will be bearing some of these in mind. The sky garden sounds like a fun way to spend a day 🙂 The kids would love that, and so would I! #marvmondays

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