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Half Term Activities for Kids in East London

By Lindsay Trombley

If you're looking for things to do with the kids this February half term, then look no further! We've curated a comprehensive list of all the best activities - from those in your own neighbourhood to ones worth travelling for.

Browse our picks below for local activities, worth the trop within London or, if you fancy a day trip, those that are worth the trip further afield. KIDSORTED relies on recommendations from our community, so if you know of a great half term activity that is not listed yet, simply drop us a quick email at contact@kidsorted.com.


TOP LOCAL PICKS


DISCOVER – Children’s Story Centre | Stratford

  • Monkey Puzzle | Ages 0-3 | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Enjoy a fun telling of this beloved story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler with our Story Builders.
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • London Children’s Book Swap |All ages| FREE | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Bring an old favourite to Discover, and swap it for a brand-new story, completely free! Then write your own story before you go home.
  • MORE INFO HERE

Museum of London | Barbican

  • Half Term Fun | All ages| FREE | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Jam-packed week of activities for kids of all ages, from interactive sessions and workshops on everything from guerrilla gardening to sustainable fashion!See below for full schedule of events.
  • MORE INFO HERE

V&A Museum of Childhood

  • World Of Set Design Workshop | Ages 8+ | 12 - 16 February 2018
  • Experience the design process and building fun together. Led by the designer behind the production The Butterfly Lion, Juliet Shillingford.
  • MORE INFO HERE

  • London Children's Book Swap | FREE | All ages | 10 February
  • Annual London Children's Book Swap returns to the museum. Bring your pre-loved books and update your bookshelves
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • Creative Writing Workshop | Ages 8+ | 10 - 11 February
  • Calling all bookworms and aspiring writers! Acclaimed children's author Ross Montgomery will lead a creative writing session.
  • MORE INFO HERE

  • Children's Literature Film Screening | All ages | 13 - 15 February
  • Screenings of adaptations based on British children's classic stories, Private Peaceful and Fantastic Mr Fox.
  • MORE INFO HERE

My Little Playground

  • Various fun-filled activities, from storytelling to dance, hiphop to music classes | Ages 0 - 5 | 10 - 18 February
  • MORE INFO HERE




WORTH THE TRIP WITHIN LONDON


London Transport Museum | Covent Garden

  • A Myth for London| All ages | FREE | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Join the London Transport Museum for a story about a mythical adventure around London.
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • Half-term Headdresses | Ages 3+ | FREE | 10 Feb – 18 Feb 2018
  • Use feathers and flowers to create your own headdress, then join in a parade around the Museum’s galleries whilst visiting posters.
  • MORE INFO HERE

Natural History Museum | South Kensington

  • Investigate for families | Ages 3+ | FREE | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Have a go at being a scientist! Come explore hundreds of real nature specimens that form the evidence Museum scientists use in their work. Science Educators are on hand to help.
  • MORE INFO HERE

The British Library | King’s Cross

  • Chinese Tales and Ribbon Dance| Ages 5-11 | FREE | 13 February 2018
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year at this fun family workshop!Join artist and performer Jih Wen Yeh as she weaves fascinating stories and performs a beautiful ribbon dance, then take part in a ribbon dance workshop for all the family.
  • MORE INFO HERE

Tate Modern | South Bank

  • Playing Up | Ages 4+ | FREE | Weekends of 10 – 12 February and 17 – 18 February
  • Join a playful, hands-on introduction to live art that encourages children’s creativity, confidence and imagination.
  • MORE INFO HERE

British Museum | Bloomsbury

  • Egyptian Photo Booth | Ages 5+ | FREE | 10 February 2018
  • Turn yourself into a pharaoh, an Egyptian god and other characters using a range of digital technology.
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • Colour the Museum | Ages 5+ | FREE | 11 February 2018
  • Learn about the scientific techniques that have been used to uncover new information about some of the Museum's most famous objects and use tablets to colour your own objects.
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • Chinese New Year | All ages | FREE | 12 – 16 February 2018
  • A five-day celebration for families celebrating Chinese New Year. Take part in a range of fun activities including craft and performances.
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • Build Roman Britain in Minecraft | Ages 7+ | FREE | 17 February 2018
  • Build a wall in Minecraft to mark the edges of your empire, or make a unique creation inspired by the Romans in Britain. Use Roman objects in the Museum to find out more about Roman Britain, from Claudius’ invasion to Hadrian’s famous wall.
  • MORE INFO HERE

Victoria & Albert Museum | South Kensington

  • Digital Kids | Ages 3+ | FREE | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Create a photographic family portrait to take away with you in the style of E.H. Shepard’s illustrations. Don’t forget to bring your little one’s favourite toy or to dress as your favourite Winnie-the-Pooh character!
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • The Imagination Station: February Half Term | Ages 3+ | FREE |10 – 18 February 2018
  • Come and play in our woodland home. Burrow into a rabbit’s hole, build a house of sticks or climb inside your own den. In the same room, curl up with a classic story, or have an imaginary tea party with your friends and family.
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • Pop-Up Performance: February Half Term |Ages 3+ | FREE | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Step inside Christopher Robin's playroom and help create an imagined world where toys come to life and stories unfold.
  • MORE INFO HERE

The Wallace Collection | Marylebone

  • Animal Portraits | Ages 8-11 | 14 February 2018
  • Drop off the kids and let them explore how animals have been portrayed in art over the centuries – then they will work with artist Luisa Rivera and learn how to draw and paint their own animal portrait!
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • Animal Portraits | Ages 12-15 | 15 February 2018
  • Drop off the kids and let them explore how animals have been portrayed in art over the centuries – then they will work with artist Luisa Rivera and learn how to draw and paint their own animal portrait!
  • MORE INFO HERE
  • The Dragon’s Pearl | Ages 5+ | 16 February 2018
  • Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a retelling of an ancient Chinese myth. This interactive story is suitable for all ages and lasts for approximately 30 minutes. After the performance children can make their own animal mask inspired by the Chinese zodiac.
  • MORE INFO HERE

WORTH THE TRIP FURTHER AFIELD


Willows Activity Farm | St. Albans

  • February Folics | Ages 2+ | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Take a trip to Cotton-Tail Village or Wolly Jumpers Play Barn or some imaginative, indoor play, or meet animal friends. Little ones can also enjoy the Peter Rabbit™ Adventure Playground Or enjoy live lambing with the entire family!
  • MORE INFO HERE

Wakehurst – Kew Gardens | West Sussex

  • February Half Term at Wakehurst | Ages 3+ | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Join in our holiday activities to show the love for a world powered by clean and secure energy, featuring arts and crafts in the mansion, a treasure hunt in the gardens, and heart-shaped cookies at the Stables restaurant
  • MORE INFO HERE

Hever Castle & Gardens | Kent

  • Living with Nature | Ages 5-12 | 10 – 18 February 2018
  • Visit this historic castle for some fun half term activities.Go on a “wild detective” walk to investigate animal footprints, learn about nature throughout history in the castle, and even build a bug hotel!
  • MORE INFO HERE

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View more local activities during Half Term: simply enter postcode and age of child and we show you what's on near you

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