With 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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