Out & About | Half Term in London (Feb 16)

So it feels like we’ve only just started back at school after the Christmas holidays. Half Term is in fact only a number of weeks away. So that you can be super organised and plan your time with the children, we’ve got a little round up of what’s on in London during the February Half Term.

Chiswick House – Chinese Lanterns Festival

The Chinese Lanterns Festival will run at Chiswick house from Wednesday 3 February 2016 – Sunday 6 March 2016. The UK Premier of the world famous Magical Lantern Festival comes to Chiswick House & Gardens in London for the first time in its long and elaborate history. An iconic venue to host the UK’s latest iconic festival. The event will run in the evenings from 5.00pm. Perfect for an evening out with the children. That’s what half term is all about after all – doing things that maybe you can’t do during term time. Check out The Magic Lanterns own website for more information on tickets here.


Sing-a-Long Frozen

Are you children or charges still into Frozen? Currently touring the country is a Sing-a-Long showing of Frozen, on Monday 15th February you’ll be able to sing until your hearts content at New Wimbledon theatre. The showing includes a live host, subtitles of the lyrics and a free prop bag. Sounds like good fun..

Clip n’ Climb

This indoor climbing centre in Chelsea has 22 different climbing based challenges. A great place to spend an afternoon tiring your children out, especially if the weather is miserable. You can read more in our previous post which you can find here. We also heard there’s a new indoor ski slope centre, called Chel-Ski (see what they did there)? For those adventurous children.


The National Gallery 

During the holidays a range of activities at the National Gallery hosts workshops, tours and storytelling, for all ages. Find out more here.

The Victoria & Albert Museum

The V & A is rather geared up for children and family events during the holidays, with ‘The Imagination Station’ ‘Pop up Performance’ ‘Digital Kids’ and ‘Make-it: Costume’ work shops during February Half Term. There are also Family led tours to explore the new Europe 1600-1815 galleries.

Children’s Theatre

We love taking our charges to the Children’s Theatre. Here is our round up of what’s on during Half Term at our favourite London Children’s Theatres.

Paper Dolls at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon based on a book by Julia Donaldson this performance follows the adventure of a little girl who makes a string of paper dolls. Find out more here.


At the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, during half term the ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ is the show to take your little ones too. This is the story of a little boy who wants to become a world-class magician.Find out more here.

Meanwhile at the Unicorn Theatre the Half Term show is Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore, which certainly looks like an interesting performance. Find out more here.

The Little Angel Theatre in Islington offers 2 half term options firstly Old Mother hubbard from Monday 15th  – Wednesday 17 February. Then Curious Creatures from Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st February. To find out more check out their website here.

Whatever you and your children do we hope have a wonderful Half Term.

What have you got planned?

© pocketnannies 2016

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