Half term is almost upon us and May half term happens to be our favourite. We’ve got picnics and lots of outdoor fun planned so fingers crossed the sun shows his face!
If you’re looking for some fun and interesting activities taking place during the break then hopefully you’ll find something in our list below.
The Horniman has been rated in the top 10 coolest museums in the world by the New York Times, high praise indeed! The current exhibition is Colour, The Rainbow Revealed. I haven’t been to this exhibition yet but I’ve heard it’s really great.
Be dazzled by how colours are made and perceived, discover how animals use colour to attract and hide, and look into how different colours mean many different things for people across the planet.
You have to book tickets for this, £7 for adults and £4 for children. Children under 3 are free. You can book your tickets here.
Peter Pan is back at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre till June 15th, with performances
daily except Mondays at 2.45 or 7.45pm.
Packed with puppetry and enough theatrical magic to enchant both young and old alike!
You can book tickets here.
From Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 11am – 3pm children 5+ can join Craft Work for a high flying craft activity in the First World War Exhibition. You get to make and decorate your very own flying goggles! It is £4 per child to take part. No need to pre book, just pay on the day. Find more information here.
Family festival at RHS Wisley
Running during May half-term, the family event has a ‘Get Set, Grow!’ theme. There are plenty of chances to get hands-on with garden themed activities and crafts, such as sow-and-grow workshops, potato and spoon races, face painting, and tree climbing.
There will also be puppet shows, storytelling sessions, a ‘Vegetable Olympics’ and a ‘Mole Hill’ area with pedal-powered tractors. Birds of Prey demonstrations will take place on Seven Acres.
Most activities included in your entry ticket fee, adults £13.05 and children £6.60. Find all the information here.
We’ve been going to this exhibition at the Natural History Museum every year for the last five years and love it, you can read our post all about it here. Even though the butterfly house isn’t massive it holds thousands of butterflies and you could spend anything from half an hour to over an hour wondering around. They ask you to leave your buggy in the buggy park outside so I would recommend taking a baby carrier to save your arms! If you are looking for a lovely craft activity to do after your trip learn how to make coffee filter butterflies here and butterfly patterns here.
Tickets £6.50, children 3 and under go free. Find out more and get your tickets here.
Rollerblading and skateboarding lessons in Hyde Park opposite the Royal Albert Hall. Lessons take place 10am-4pm. Half days available 10am-1pm rollerblading or 1-4pm skateboarding. Stay the whole day and get to do both!
You can find all the information you need here.
Kids Art Festival
If you live in or around East Dulwich make sure you check out the kids art festival happening this half term at the East Dulwich Tavern.
This May half term we’ve got a packed line up of exciting arts activities for local children and their grown-ups at the EDT Children’s Arts Festival! Pitch up for comedy, theatre, storytelling and a disco finale.
All tickets are under £10 and events are suitable for children up to 12 years old. Book your tickets and find out what events are happening each day here.
We hope you have a brilliant fun filled half term when it arrives!