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.

Farther Afield

Balloon Museum

Billingsgate, ongoing

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.