Half Term activities for kids in London this Febuary 2023

Events and Workshops , Kids

Here are some of the best fun, fantastic half-term activities in London for kids this february half-term.


Southbank Centre, South Bank – Imagine Children’s Festival

Date: 8-18 Feb 2023
Location : Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX.
Prices and dates vary, please check Imagine Children’s Festival program.

Get ready for our annual festival for children aged 0 – 11 and their grown-ups: 11 days jam-packed with more than 100 events, 50% of which are completely free. You can find the very best children’s theatre, comedy, music, literature, poetry, and dance.

Performance and dance for under-5s during the week before half-term, including Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tales from Acorn Wood  brought to life on stage. Half-term highlights include a modern retelling of  Rapunzel by Ballet Lorent, talks by Cressida Cowell  and  Michael Rosen, the return of YolanDa’s Band Jam ,a daytime rave with the world’s youngest DJ. All the family can  dance with Dinosaurs and all-that-rubbish,be mesmerised by magic, and laugh out loud with hip-hop and comedy


For the older kids, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February have a special focus on ages 7 – 11, with shows including Everything Has Changed, which playfully explores the impact of change. and how we can deal with it. The festival includes a wide range of free, inclusive and accessible events and activities.
Imagine Children’s Festival is a Relaxed festival, meaning that performances have a relaxed approach to noise and movement in the space, and you are free to enter and exit. A chill-out space and noise-cancelling headphones are also available for both adults and children.



The Lexi Cinema  a has two fab films on over half-term,

Location: 194b Chamberlayne Rd, London NW10 3JU

Date:& time : starting from 10th Feb, paid

Puss In Boots : The Last Wish
He’s ginger, he’s small, and he’s a cat. In boots. With a sword! Desperate to restore his honour, Puss strives to find the legendary Golden Goose Eggs, Joined by Humpy Dumpty

Epic Tales
Ingenious mouse Pattie and her feline friend Sam are joined by ageing hero Jason, as they embark on a wild journey through Ancient Greece. On their quest, they must face some of Greek mythology’s most deadly – and downright bizarre.


Tate Modern

Location: Turbine Hall – Level 1 Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Date & price: 11th Feb -19th Feb, Free.
Uniqlo Tate Play Threads Holiday Make Studio

Create artwork using colourful threads and textiles


ZSL London Zoo

Location: Regent’s Park, London, England NW1 4RY

Date price & time: 11-23 Feb. 10.30am – 12.30pm, and 1.30pm – 4pm.  Paid (entry to Zoo)
Become a vet for the day:’ Vets in Action’ where kids can learn how to examine, diagnose and treat animals, ages 3-11


Polka Theatre Have some great performances for Feb, ages 4-11.

Location : 240 The Broadway, London SW19 1SB

Jack V Giant– an action-pack take on Jack and the Beanstalk
Date, time & price : Sat 11th Feb – Sun 26th Mar. paid. Ages: 4-8

Rise and Fall– explore an ecosystem of balloons:s from small floating moons to vast bouncing orbs. A gentle and relaxing show.
Date, time & price: 15th Feb – 19th Feb, paid. Ages 2-5.



National Gallery

Location : Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

Date, time & price : 14th-16th Feb. 11 am – 4 pm (drop-in) Free
Take the kids for a creative session: Celebrate architecture and materials with Explore, Build and Play



Camden Art Centre

Location Arkwright Road NW3

Date, price & time:14th-17th Feb, 10.30am-3.30pm, £210/£280

Children’s Half term Course: ages 5-7 & Children’s Half term Course: ages 8-11
A 4-day course for both age groups. They offer children a fun, playful and creative environment to express themselves. In their Ceramics & Drawing Studios using a range of materials.


Horiman Museum

Location: Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, 100 London Rd, SE23 3PQ

ELMER and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKeeDate: now until 16 Apr 23, paid 

Enjoy David McKee’s striking illustrations and over 30 years of Elmer the Elephant. Walk through Elmer’s jungle, meet characters and hear stories and see illustrations from other children’s classics ‘Not Now’, ‘Bernard’, an original storyboard of ‘King Rollo’ and the opportunity to visit the fancy dress costume shop featured in ‘Mr Benn’.

Brick Dinos Date: 10th Feb – 29th Oct, paid 

Step back in time with Brick Dinos! Discover the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods like never before and meet dinosaurs and other prehistoric giants face to face, each one masterfully built using LEGO® bricks.



Little Angel Theatre Studios

Location: Sebbon Street Community Centre, Sebbon Street, London, N1 2EH
Date and price: 10 Feb–23 Apr 2023, paid.
The Flying Bath
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. Bath toys go on an exciting adventure in a magical bath.


Twist Museum

Location : 248 Oxford St, London W1C 1DH. Date: ongoing, paid

Developed in collaboration with artists, neuroscientists and philosophers, Twist Museum is an immersive experience that explores – and puts to the test – the power of your mind in experiencing the world around you.


Design Museum

Location: 224-238, High Street Kensington, London. W8 6AG
Design Camps:  are fun and engaging in-person workshops suitable for children, ages 8 – 11
Crochet Your Own Phone Pouch : Join a creative workshop and learn to crochet with designer Peju Obasa. Ages: 11-14
Date, time & price : Mon: 13 Feb 2023, 10.00 – 16.00, paid

Escape from Thunder island : Design Pirates crew through a series of games and challenges, ages  8- 11
Date, time & price: Weds 15 Feb 2023, 10.00 – 16.00, paid
Surrealist Digital Collage fun hands-on workshop to learn how to collage images, photographs and your own digital drawings can create hybrid objects, characters and settings inspired by our ‘Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today exhibition, ages: 11-14
Date, time & price: Weds 15 Feb, 10:30 – 16:30, paid



London Transport Museum

Location: 39 Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
Date, time & price : Sat 11th Feb-Sun 19th Feb 2023, 10am – 4pm.

Over the February half term enjoy lively games (giant connect 4), craft activities, and family play zone. Adults pay and children go free.



The Trial of Josie K at The Unicorn Theatre

Location: 147 Tooley St, London SE1 2HZ

Date & price: 26 Jan – 19 Feb. Under 18s £11.50 – £13 / Adults £16 – £18.
Join Josie, as she finds herself caught up in an absurd situation and needs her best mate Becca and all her courage to find her way out


The Royal Albert Hall

Location : Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP

Date: 13th Jan – 5th Mar. Opening times: 11:30am, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm. Prices: vary
Cabinet of Curiosities – Cirque du Soleil
The Royal Hall is celebrating its 150th anniversary with this steam-punk-inspired spectacle. Cirque du Soleil’s European Premiere of Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, with daring acrobatics, clever contortion and breath-taking talent.


The LookOut Hyde Park

Location : Hyde Park, W Carriage Dr, London W2 2UH
Date & price : 14th – 16th Feb, 11am – 3pm, free.
BRILLIANT BIRDS: Drop into The LookOut in Hyde Park to learn more about native bird species through activities including bird-watching, a discovery trail, and a chance to create a bird’s nest or bird feeder to take home with you.
For more information, please call or email Richard Pering on 0300 061 2281 or rpering@royalparks.org.uk.

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