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CHRISTMAS Christmas Concert
“The Museum‘s Christmas Concerts will be held on 14th and 15th Dec”
Posted by Royal Air Force Museum in Colindale

CHRISTMAS National Storytelling Week - Tudor Britain‘s Got Talent
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Posted by Sarah Humphris in Bexley

CHRISTMAS An Afternoon of Christmas Celebrations
“On 15th December 2013, Hall Place hosts a Christmas carol concert”
Posted by Sarah Humphris in Bexley

CHRISTMAS Geoffrey Whitworth Strolling Players Concert
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Posted by Sarah Humphris in Bexley

CHRISTMAS Christmas Craft Fair
“Find gifts with a difference. On 16th and 17th November 2013, ove”
Posted by Sarah Humphris in Bexley

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bubble Wubble Kids Parties
“Bubble Wubble kids parties is a fun packed experience for childre”
Posted by Charles in London

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Posted by Claire in Marlow-On-Thames

ACTIVITY Woodlands Farm Apple Day
“Join us for a celebration of British apples on Sunday 13 October ”
Posted by Hannah Forshaw in 331 Shooters Hill, Welling, Kent

ACTIVITY Parasol unit‘s Autumn 2013 Family and Children Education programme
“Storytelling Family Workshop: in partnership with Magic of Persia”
Posted by Nicola Pomery in London

ACTIVITY Battle of Britain Weekend
“The Museum‘s annual pageant commemorating Veterans of the Battle ”
Posted by Royal Air Force Museum London in Colindale

Half Term Activities London

Posted on February 05, 2010

Updated page: What's on Autumn Half-Term in London


Winter 2010 Half-Term Activities and Events in London
It's almost here! Half-term means fun--time away from school and more time having fun! You've found the most comprehensive London Half-Term resource for kids on the Web!

YARNFest...
YARNFest is a new brand new festival celebrating storytelling. It's about fun and letting the imagination run wild. Here you can find a list of YARNFest events appropriate for children and families.

Tairyfales
kids 6+ / £2 (with 1 grown-up per kid free)
Think you know fairytales? Think again! Come along to hear some Mixed Up Fairy Tales. Will Goldilocks kiss a frog? Will Aladdin get gobbled up by a wolf? Anything’s possible when you use your imagination! Then we’ll be making up our own Mixed Up characters and creating a jumbled up storytime of our own.
Saturday 20 Feb from10:30 to 11:30

David Alric and ‘The Valley of the Ancients’
kids 9+ / £2 (with 1 grown-up per kid free)
Loved by both adults and kids, David Alric will present his books in a fun and interactive morning session for the kids
Sunday 21 Feb from 11 to 12

YARNFest takes place at both The Book Club / The Queen of Hoxton East London

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Free Karate Lessons for Children during Half Term Holidays...
Come along for your FREE Karate Class during the Half Term holidays. We operate 7 days per week and accept children over the age of 6 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Classes in Chingford, Enfield, Walthamstow, Wanstead areas. All venues are on our website. www.karate-london.co.uk

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Visit Eddie Catz this Half Term...
Visit the award-winning centres for fun over half term - www.eddiecatz.com. You can also register online for one of the great half term workshops too!

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Launch Day for Kids Dance Lesson at Karen Hardy Dance Studios...
You are invited to the exclusive press launch of the new Kids & Teens dance classes at Karen Hardy Dance Studios – Saturday 27th February 2010 from 3pm to 5pm. Bring your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, grandsons, granddaughters and their friends along for a day of fun just for them. We have a great day planned featuring: Latin, Ballroom, Freestyle and Hip Hop dance classes for kids and teens (4–16) -Celebrity guests and their children -Cupcakes and face painting -Dance performances from special guests -Prizes & competitions. Karen Hardy Dance Studios from Saturday 27th February 2010-3pm to 5pm

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Zippos Circus London 2010...
This Half Term Why Not Join the Circus? Zippos Circus London is back and better than ever. Under the big top for 2010 the line up includes more lively acts from funny clowns, death defying acrobats, and of course wonderful circus animals.

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Fabulous Beasts...
Create an fantastic animal totem! Explore the images that are evoqued by the Sphinx, the Cheshire Cat, the Chimera or the Eastern Dragon. Sketch from life at the Natural History Museum. Use your sketches and create drawings of your Fabulous Beast. Experiment with simple 3D techniques and create a wonderful sculpture in mixed media.

This workshop coincides with the Myths and Monsters exhibition at the Horniman Museum. 3 days workshop open to young people aged 7 to 15 & limited to 6 participants.

Wed 17, Thur 18 & Frid 19 February, from 10am to 3pm, at Painting Explorers.

Price: Per workshop Including materials, payable in advance
3 days workshop
1 child: £125.00
For siblings: £115.00 / child
Concession: £70.00

Registration is not guarantee of a booking. Confirmation of a place will be sent upon receipt of payment.

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Supercross at O2...
Few sports rouse the sprits of kids as much as Supercross and now's your child's chance to see dozens of dirt bikes competing while doing jaw-dropping jumps. The ACU British Supercross Championship Final takes place The O2 on 30 January 2010 at 18:00.

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Cinderella On Ice...
Kids love fairytales and Cinderella On Ice is no exception. From one of the most respected ice skating troupes around, this performance is sure to please.
24 February - 28 February 2010

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Walk in Darwin’s footsteps for Darwin200 at ZSL London Zoo...
Celebrate Darwin200, the year of Darwin’s two hundredth birthday at ZSL London Zoo with a cool interactive trail. The trail has stops at various locations around the Zoo giving visitors plenty of fun opportunities to get involved in some of Darwin’s theories. Head for Gorilla Kingdom to make a ‘monkey of yourself’ and see just how closely related humans are to the great apes, and don’t forget to pay a visit to ZSL London Zoo’s giraffe house and discover why their necks really are so long.

Also at the zoo, check out the new baby elephant. A tiny baby elephant, standing just 3ft high, is the latest addition to the herd at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Coming soon: Rainforest Life.
Tuesday 10 February 2009

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Dino Snores -- Sleep over at the Natural History Museum...
Find out what really goes on at the Museum when the staff and visitors have gone home. Dino Snores is suitable for children aged 8-11 years old. Children will take part is lots of fun activities. This is a night out that's sure to make your child happy! Acitvities include a torch-lit tour of a few famous galleries including the Dinosaurs; a live show about bugs by the museum's insect expert; and more. Next sleepover is 13 February 2010. Sorry, sold out. Sleepover begins at 19.00, ends 9.50 the following day. £45 per child, Members price £40.50

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Imagine 2010 at South Bank ...
Imagine is the UK’s brightest children’s festival and it take place at the Southbank Centre offering a range of readings, storytelling and poetry by some of today’s leading children’s writers, as well as comedy, visual arts, magic and music. Free performances and workshops run throughout the festival in The Bibliomancer’s Dream.

The Bibliomancer’s Dream
Location: The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall
Saturday 6 February - Tuesday 2 March

Michael Rosen's A-Z of Poetry
Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Thursday 11 February

James Campbell's Comedy & Songs for Kids
Location: Purcell Room
Saturday 13 February - Monday 15 February
James Campbell's new show combines stand-up comedy with funny songs especially for kids.

Tomorrows Warriors Presents: Jazzploration
Location: The Clore Ballroom
Saturday 13 February

Bookworm Babies
Location: The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall
Monday 15 February - Wednesday 17 February

The Big Bash with Colin Currie
Location: Purcell Room
Monday 15 February

The 9 1/2 Commandments of Aisle 16
Location: The Clore Ballroom
Monday 15 February

The Scribe Who Wouldn't Scribble
Location: Purcell Room
Tuesday 16 February

Illustrate a backdrop for Gluemouth
Location: The Clore Ballroom
Tuesday 16 February

Laura Dockrill: Glue Mouth
Location: Purcell Room
Wednesday 17 February

Poetry Hopscotch
Location: Southbank Centre Square
Wednesday 17 February - Thursday 18 February

Jason Bradbury
Location: Purcell Room
Thursday 18 February

Brigitte Aphrodite the Urban Fairy
Location: The Clore Ballroom
Thursday 18 February

Paul Kieve's Magical Show
Location: Purcell Room
Friday 19 February

Imagine a Story Family Workshop
Location: The Clore Ballroom
Friday 19 February

Beatbox Concerto for Kids Featuring Shlomo
Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Saturday 20 February

Julian Hepple's Story Time
Location: The Clore Ballroom
Saturday 20 February

Kathak Stanzas
Location: The Clore Ballroom
Sunday 21 February - Sunday 21 February

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Monday 1 March - Monday 1 March

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Floating Classroom Family Activities...
Come aboard Elsdale II the floating classroom for some family arts and crafts activities and a trip down the canal on the 16th or 17th of February 10am - 12pm. Children £2 Booking essential. Contact Vicky the Skipper on 07545 924 868. Boat departs from Packet Boat Marina, Packet Boat Lane, Cowley, UB8 2JJ

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Valentines Cruise...
Treat your loved one to a relaxing cruise serenaded by a classical harpist, a complimentary glass of champagne and naughty nibbles. Boat departs Packet Boat Marina, Packet Boat Lane, Cowley, UB8 2JJ. 1-3pm 14th February. Tickets £10 (£8 early payment) Contact Vicky the Skipper on 07545 924 868

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Magic Show for Charity Amigo’s Magic...
Magic Show for Charity Amigo’s Magic will be appearing (and disappearing) to help the refurbishment of a charity building in South London. Great fun and entertainment for all the family with one lucky person to be cut in half & animals appearing from thin air.
Venue Nettlefold Hall (above the Library) in West Norwood SE27 11am and 1pm. Tickets £5 Reserve your tickets on 0208 480 8176 or www.amigosmagic for more information.

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Half Term Paintball...
On Wednesday 17th February, Campaign is holding a special day for kids aged 10-15 on Half term.The day is from 09.30am - 3.30pm and all equipment and lunch is provided.

Booking is essential. Call Campaign on 01932 865 999 or visit www.campaignpaintball.com for more details.

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Half term at the V&A Museum of Childhood...
Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair?
Monday 15 - Friday 19 February, 10.30-16.15
Sit Down-themed half-term week of trails and arts and crafts based on the popular children’s tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Drop-in Age 3-12

Wordburst Wild Rumpus
Monday 15 - Friday 19 February
Monday 15, Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 February, 13.30-16.30 Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 February, 10.30-13.30 Make reading come alive with Wordburst Wild Rumpus, a week of action-packed three hour workshops themed around Maurice Sendak's well-loved picture book Where the Wild Things Are and led by the award winning team from Artburst.
Booking required Age 5-10
See www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

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Half Term Fun in Putney!...
Half Term Activities at Maloca
287 Putney Bridge Road, SW15 2PT

Dates: Mon 15th to Fri 19th Feb 2010
Times: 2 to 5 pm
Age group: 4 to 8 years old
Cost: £25 per day or £100 per week.
Activities included: Capoeira, Jazz Dance, Spanish, Art, Crafty Tales and Zumba. All tutors are CRB checked and qualified. A healthy snack and a smoothie will be provided as well as a certificate of attendance.

To book a place or to request further details please contact us on 07887762276 or cvitolo@me.com For regular after-school lessons or morning activities please visit www.lacasa.uk.com. We look forward to a super fun and educational half term break for all! Our grand opening event will take place on Sat. 20th Feb so make a note in your diaries!

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Half Term Workshops at Islington Arts Factory...
Children's Contemporary Company - The Sweet Shop
5- 14 years
15th - 19th February
11am - 3pm daily
Come into the sweet shop with Hana Saotome and help create a fantastic and surreal ensemble contemporary dance piece inspired by the shapes, colours and personalities of different sweets. Learn to work together as a company and present a performance piece at the end of the week. Cost is £85.

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Half-term Workshops: Very Vintage Announcement...
Half-term Workshops: Very Vintage Announcement : Be inspired by our twentieth century rooms and create retro fridge magnets, space race masks, atomic-style mirrors, yummy food using classic recipes and 1960's mobiles with the Building Exploratory at Geffrye Museum.

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ARCHIVE: Autumn 2009 Half-Term Activities and Events...
Tell a Story
BYTe Juniors take to the main stage once more during the February half term to bring their interpretation of three magical stories to life.

Journey with these young people into the realms of wondrous storytelling, and be inspired, challenged and entertained by the power of good theatre! Our very own home-grown Youth Theatre encourages you to laugh, cry and learn with them, as they take you on yet another flight of fancy.

Come along for a night of wonderful family entertainment - and support the hard work and talent of these local youngsters!

Where: Broadway, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LS, 020 8507 5607
When: 2009-02-09
Time: 17:30

Join the Circus
A great way to spend the half-term holiday learning some new skills to show off to your family and friends!

Open to age range: 8 – 14 year olds

Skills: Walking Globe, Stilts, Unicycle, Juggling, Spinning Plates, Diabolo, Flower Stick, Rolla Rolla, Hula Hoop etc. As well as learning a few street dance routines and creating your costume for a show.

At the end of the week the participants can take part in a show and tell performance for families and friends.

You will need to bring a packed lunch with you and wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Where: Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 9RL
When: 2009-02-16 through 2009-02-20
Time: 10:30 to 15:30
Cost: £25 per child, per day or £110 for all 5 days. Concessions available

Half Term Kids Paintball Day
Open day at Campaign for 10-16 year olds only. Cost for the whole day includes all equipment, lunch, hot refreshments and 300 paintballs. Unique games include 'Dodge City' 'Convoy' and 'The Dark Tower'

Where: Campaign Paintball in Kingston-Upon-Thames
When: February 18
Cost: From £24.95 for the whole day

Half Term fun at The National Gallery
For under-5s:
Magic Carpet storytelling
Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 February 2009,
and Tuesday, 14 to Saturday 18 April 2008, 11.30am
Meet in the Education Centre Foyer

Join us and fly away on the magic carpet as it comes to land in front of a different painting each day. Storytelling sessions last half an hour.

For families with children aged 5 to 11:
Free hands-on art workshops for families. Meet in the Education Centre Foyer.

Revolutionary Gardens
Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 February 2009
11am, repeated 2pm. Workshops last two hours.

Delve into a world of secret spaces with artist Noel Paine and create your own revolutionary garden complete with a spy-hole!

Easter Workshops at The National Gallery

Spring into Action!
Tuesday, 14 to Saturday 18 April 2009,
11am, repeated 2pm. Workshops last two hours.

Discover how artists create action in paintings and make your own springy work of art with artist Gayna Pelham.

Be Crafty
A great way to spend some time with friends & family in the half term - Come and paint pottery at The Pottery & Craft Studio in Thames Ditton. Not only is it fun but you also end up with a unique piece of art that you can treasure forever.
Where: The Pottery & Craft Studio in Thames Ditton
When: February 16 at 9:30
Cost: £5.00 studio fee

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