What’s on This February Half Term in London and Surrey
Great ways to keep the kids entertained with space, dinosaurs, history and nature…
On Your Doorstep
Battersea Power Station Light Festival
Until 25 February
Head to the Power Station to witness seven dazzling light installations on display, from British and international artists, both inside and outside the Power Station.
Deen City Farm
Morden, 10-18 February
Visit Deen City Farm and Riding School this half term to grow your very own dragon in a pot you decorate, learn about dinosaurs, meet some real world dragons and make some brilliant crafts for the Year of the Dragon!
Mr Hamilton’s Science and Curiosities Trail
Painshill Park, 10-25 February
Join this fun and educational family walking trail to discover how plants draw up water, how boats stay afloat and how rainbows are formed. Painted boards will lead you around the trail and enable you to walk through the different planets of the solar system.
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Workshops at the Landmark Arts Centre
Teddington, 12-16 February
There are a variety of half term workshops on at the Landmark. On 12 and 13 February, there will be a Song Writing & Music Production Camp, where you can learn how to craft your own sound, form a band and perform your own masterpiece. On 14 and 16 February, there will be an arts and crafts workshop, exploring a wide range of art and crafting techniques.
Sleepover in Space
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, 13 February
Children aged 5-7 can undertake astronaut training at the Sleepover in Space! This workshop will include propmaking, games, dressing up, crafts and space walking.
The global phenomenon comes to London with the exhibition EmotionAir, exploring the relationship between art and emotions through the medium of inflatable art.
(c) Matt Chung
Legion: Life in the Roman Army
British Museum, 1 Feb – 23 Jun
Discover what life was really like in the Roman army, following the personal tales of real life soldiers and looking at some objects from the time, including tablets and letters – some of the oldest surviving handwritten documents in Britain.
Imagine Children’s Festival
Southbank Centre, 7-17 February
Imagine Children’s Festival returns with a programme bringing together creative, imaginative and fun-filled experiences for all the family to enjoy during half term.
(c) Pete Woodhead
Nature Heroes: Sloth Saver
Wakehurst, 10-18 February
Find out what it’s like to live life in the slow lane and help Pip, Bud and Sprout as they seek to protect the rainforests that sloths call home.
Women at Work
London Transport Museum, 10-18 February
Bring the family to discover the inspiring stories of pioneering women who paved the way in transport and engineering jobs throughout 19th century London.
Dinosaur Adventure Live
Fairfield Halls, Croydon, 14 February
The immersive and interactive Dinosaur Adventure Live is back with a brand new show: Trouble On Volcano Island. Meet the Triceratops, the Spinosaurus, the baby dinos and the gigantic T-Rex as you follow in their huge footprints and journey across the island.