Half Term Fun for Kids in and Around London

Another half term is fast approaching…DON’T PANIC!

With it being May, I am sure us parents are all wishing for good weather. Enjoying our days outside in the fresh air, or expanding tiny minds with days out, is far more preferable to our homes looking like the set of Blue Peter.

With plenty of things to do in and around London, there is no need for little ones to be stuck in front of the TV or Playstation.  Here are some top ideas for half term fun:

Half Term Fun for Kids in and Around London

Hobbledown, a charming kids farm in London, provides children with a mystical adventure.  As well as an array of adventure playgrounds, there are plenty of exciting animals to meet.  The cheeky Hobblers will keep you entertained throughout your visit too.  Don’t forget to grab some Hobblenosh whilst you are there too.  Great half term fun!

Legoland Windsor
The perfect theme park for the littlies?  Where one of their favourite toys meets with roller coasters, rides and shows.  With plenty of building challenges and interactive activities, the kids will be overwhelmed with the amount of half term fun they have.

Go Ape
An activity for the older ones, or even the taller ones.  A thrilling adventure through tall trees.  Not for the feint hearted, it will certainly get the adrenaline pumping.  The buzz of the achievement in conquering the course at Trent Park in London will last for days.

In London

Museums
What better way to busy enquiring minds than take them to a museum.  With so many in London, a lot of which free entry, there is bound to be something that will spark interest in your children.  From rockets, buses and toys to dinosaurs the London museums go to great lengths to make their displays accessible to children.  There are plenty of interactive activities for those inquisitive souls too.  Try:

Natural History Museum
V&A Museum of Childhood
The Science Museum
Imperial War Museum

Theatre
With so many shows and theatres in London, there is something for everyone and every age.  The following performances with a younger audience in mind will be showing to add to your May half term fun:

  • In the Night Garden – O2
  • The Gruffalo – The Lyric Theatre
  • Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Part 3 – The Garrick Theatre
  • Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom – The Richmond Theatre

Animals
You may not think it but there are plenty of places to visit animals in our capital.  Here are few ideas:

London Zoo 
The oldest scientific zoo in the world.  It has an enormous collection of animals from all around the world.  The Lemurs are moving back in too!  Well worth a visit, which will most definitely fill your whole day.

Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
On a much smaller scale than London Zoo, but a very charming, family-run zoo.  Visit rabbits, goats, sheep and chickens, as well as meerkats, lemurs, monkeys, emus, tortoises, wallabies and talking mynah birds to name but a few. Feeding time at the zoo has got to be near the top of the list for half term fun.

Household Cavalry Museum
If you have girls that are crazy for horses, or boys that love a bit a history then this could be the half term fun you are looking for.  With a look behind the scenes of the Queens Guards through time and the chance to see the horses on parade it is a day out for all the family.

Too many great things to do to choose from? Why not squeeze a couple? It is doable if you wizz between attractions in an Uber or a black cab.

Have you had an amazing day out in or around London recently?  Let us know so we can share it with those looking for half term fun.

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