Out & About | Half Term in London (May 2017)

It feels like we’ve just had the Easter Holidays, but with May Half Term creeping up on us, it’s time for the usual pocketnannies post on what’s on during Half Term in London.

The National Army Museum has reopened, after extensive refurbishment. Why not go and check it out? Booking for the playbase is necessary and costs £4.50 for an hour session. The National Army Museum are also hosting a ‘Make your own comic’ event during the half term – 27 May – 4 June. Find out more here.


The Emperor’s New Clothes is on at The Lyric Hammersmith 30 May – 3 June.
A brand new romp through a classic, eccentric tale, telling the story of an Emperor who loves clothes more than anything. But despite a wardrobe the size of Paris he hasn’t got a stitch to wear! Tickets cost £10, the show is recommended for  children aged 3-11. Find out more and book tickets here.


Sensational Butterflies 🦋 this wonderful exhibition at the national history museum is back until 17th September. Walk through a tropical house of beautiful butterflies. We’ve been before and thoroughly recommend this activity for all age groups. Booking is a must. You can read our post here and find out more here. Tickets are £5.85 per person or £19.50 for a family ticket.


The Adventures in Moominland exhibition continues at the South Bank Centre, until August 20th. Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland as we explore the internationally renowned Moomin stories through the life of its author, Tove Jansson. This exhibition is for children 7+ and is priced at £12 – £18. To find out more click here.

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‘The Man Who Knows it All’ is on at the Unicorn Theatre from 31st May – 5 June. Is it possible to know everything? The man who knows it all seems to think it is. We’ve been to productions at the Unicorn Theatre before, and they are always great fun. Tickets for adults are from £12-18, whilst under 18s cost £8-12. Suitable for ages 4 – 10 years old. Find out more here.


V&A museum of childhood, near Bethnal Green is hosting a set of workshops called ‘Place, House and Building’

Build, design and construct! Join the construction team this half-term in a series of workshops and activities inspired by the townscape of the Museum’s new installation, Place (Village) by Rachel Whiteread. The workshops take place from 29-2 June – find out more here.


Underbelly Festival returns to the South Bank from 28 April – 30 September 2017. Here you’ll find fun for all the family. Underbelly Festival features a packed programme of comedy, circus, cabaret and family entertainment! You can also enter Underbelly Festival for free – one of the biggest outdoor bars in London, you can get some delicious drinks and a bite to eat right on the banks of the Thames. Find out more information and timetable of events here.


Little Voices Drama and Singing Lessons are holding a 4 day course at – St Etheldreda Church, Fulham. This May half term, 30 May – 2 June, 9.30am – 3.30pm. ‘Matilda & Revolting Rhymes’ inspired performing arts week for boys and girls aged 4 – 13 Years. Children will be transported through a wondrous four day week of singing, dancing & acting. This fantastic opportunity is available for children aged 4-13 years old. Whether they imagine themselves to be Matilda, Miss Trunchball, Miss Honey or even one of the naughty children we will ensure that they will have a week to remember.  Your child will experience performing as part of a cast, making new friends and learning life skills such as teamwork, communication and discipline. Find out more here.


You can also stand by for our ‘Day Trips from London’ blogpost coming next week.

What have you got planned for the Half Term Holiday?

© pocketnannies 2017

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