Out & About | Last Minute Half Term Ideas in London (Feb 2018)

Half Term has crept up on us this time. But it wouldn’t be a school holiday without a pocketnannies round up. So we’ve compiled a list of things to do in London during this February Half Term.

As it’s been rather chilly lately we’ve got a round up of some of our favourite activities to do indoors, followed by some activities happening across London..

Staying In..

We do love the holidays – mornings that we don’t have to rush off to school are very very few and far between once your little ones start school. We love lounging a little longer in our PJs, making exciting breakfasts that there aren’t usually time for..

There’s a lot of exciting things going on during the next week – Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 13th February. You can find our previous pancake inspiration here and these yummy banana pancakes here – perfect for one of those lazier mornings.

There’s also of course Valentine’s Day, on Wednesday. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get your craft bits out and allow the children to make. I tend not to make a big deal out of sending Valentine’s but it’s nice to have a theme. Click here to see some of our Valentines crafts from last years.

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Science Experiments

Why not try some of our interactive activities for older children, such as making a volcano (here), or Fossil Making (here), I’ve also seen some great Archaeology themed activities at Tiger recently – theres a dinosaur excavation kit which my little ones loved. (Here is an example).

Getting Out..

Wrap up warm and head out this half term.. some of these are even indoors!

Imagine Children’s Festival at the Southbank Centre 

From 7 Feb  – 18 Feb 2018 

Join us for 12 days of jam-packed half-term fun in our annual festival run by kids for kids. There’s so much going on – you can find out more here. Activities include, musical performances, face painting, stories.. the list goes on and on.


Battersea Power Station is hosting a Circus of Stories which looks like great fun. There are storytellings, performances and workshops. One of the highlights looks to be Judith Kerr telling her story of The Tiger who Came to Tea – which celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year! Find out more and buy tickets here.

Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic at the V&A Museum. We visited the exhibition back in January and wrote about it here.

Dusty’s Puddle Jumping Championships at The Wetlands Centre Barnes

Bring your wellies and wet weather gear and come and have a splashing time! Use your imagination to create the biggest, most exciting splash. Throw some shapes in the air for extra style! The official competition is at 11.30am – 12.30pm & 2.30pm – 3.30pm daily. From Sat 10 February – Sun 18 February. Puddle Jumping is free with paid admission to the Centre and free to WWT members. Every contestant will receive a sticker to celebrate their puddle jumping skills. More here.

I believe in Unicorns at the Polka Theatre 

‘I Believe in Unicorns’ is an enchanting tale about the power of books and one boy’s bravery, by Michael Morpurgo. For ages six to 12, more information and tickets can be found here.

Seesaw at the Unicorn Theatre 

From playful sandpits to modern battlegrounds, adventure awaits at the Unicorn this half term. Join two toddlers in their discovery of friendship in Seesawa gentle show for for ages 3 – 6, tickets are £8 – £18.

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What are your plans this Half Term?

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