Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London – February Half-term 2018

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Celebrate Chinese New Year – British Library

Date and Time

Tuesday 13th February – 1.30pm-15.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB / 01937 546 060 / www.bl.uk

Nearest tube

Kings Cross St Pancras

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. Free Drop in (places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis from the start time) Suitable for ages 5-11.


Surface Tensions – Pump House Gallery

Date and Time

Sunday 11th February – 12.00pm-16.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ / 020 8871 7572 / www.pumphousegallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Battersea Park

Buses

No. 137

Do your words define you? An opportunity to explore art and language through sound and spoken word. Come along and be challenged to rediscover language and your identity, and throw yourself into a variety of word, rhythm and sound activities.


Grant Museum of Zoology

Date and Time

Tuesday 13th Feb – Friday 16th Feb – 13.00pm-16.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Rockefeller Building, University College London, University St, London WC1E 6DE / 020 3106 2052 / www.ucl.ac.uk

Nearest tube

Euston/Goodge Street

Creating Strange Creatures – The Museum has many amazing animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed!

Take part in fun hands-on, specimen-based activities from lions to pythons and sharks to crocodiles, as we investigate the amazing ways that meat-eaters find, catch and eat their prey.


The Ragged School Museum

Date and Time

Wednesday 14th February and Thursday 15th February – 10.00am-17.00pm (Drop in any time)

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

46-50 Copperfield Rd, Bow London E3 4RR / 020 8980 6405 / www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk

Nearest tube

Mile End

This February Half Term the ragged School Museum will be all about STEAM!

No not just the mechanical marvel that gave the Victorians transport and entertainment. We’ll be thinking about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math’s.

Who invented coding? Why is Math’s useful for healing people? Come and use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math’s to find out how the Victorians did the same to shape our Lives today!


Half Term Activities – Science Museum

Date and Time

Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th February – 10.00am-18.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD / 0870 870 4868 / www.science museum.org

Nearest tube

South Kensington

Visit the Museum for an action packed week of workshops and activities: Also, find out the secret Science Museum bubble recipe – this is a fun and popular family show, so please arrive early for details of these and more, visit the Museum’s website.


The Great Brush Up – Royal Academy of Art

Date and Time

Sunday 11th February – 11.00am-15.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Follow signs to the Learning Studio and Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD/ 020 7300 8000 / www.royalacademy.org.uk

Nearest tube

Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

Mix and match colour to make a mini masterpiece, inspired by Charles 1: King and Collector. Discover secret tricks and tips for painting people as you make use of dazzling props. Try on lush costumes to accompany your family portrait, which you can take home and treasure forever.


London Transport Museum – Half term Family Activities

Date and Time

Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th February – 10.00am-18.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

Children under 17 – FREE
Adults – £17.50

Address

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB / 020 7379 6344 / www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Nearest tube

Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Embankment, Charing Cross

Explore the Museum’s All Aboard Family play zone and Museum collection – including driving Tube simulators and dressing up in historical outfits! Half term also includes craft workshops, and joining in with story time tales.

Storytime

A Myth for London 11.00am and 14.00pm (approx. 20 minutes)

Once upon a time Hermes, the Greek God of travellers, visited London. Seeing how long it took everyone to get to where they needed to go, Hermes knew he had to help! Inspired by Frederick Charles Herrick’s poster from 1924, join us for a story about a mythical adventure around London.

Make and Take activity

11.30am to 12.45pm and 14.30pm to 15.45pm

Use feathers and flowers to create your own headdress, in a nod to the themes and characters depicted in the Museum’s Myths and Fairy tales poster exhibit. Then join us for a PARADE around the Museum’s galleries and up to visit the posters.


William Morris Gallery

Date and Time

Saturday 10th February – 10.00am-17.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP / 020 8496 4390 / www.wmgallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Walthamstow Central and Blackhorse Road

The Gallery promises you and your family beautiful exhibitions, exciting activities and the chance to see our world class collection.


Messy Church at St Paul’s & St Saviour’s

Date and Time

Sunday 11th February – 15.30pm-17.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

St Paul’s with St Saviour’s Community Centre, 24 Blenheim Gds, Brixton, London SW2 5BZ / 020 7788 7259 / www.stpaulsbrixton.com/messy-church

Nearest tube

Brixton

Arts, crafts, games, stories, songs and food; messy fun for the whole family, all welcome!


Institute of Imagination – Lab Life: Art Meets Science

Date and Time

Saturday 10th February – 10.00am-12.30pm and 13.30pm-16.00pm

Age

3-10 years with parent/carer

Cost

FREE – Tickets at www.ioi.london/event/lab-life-art-meets-science-lambeth-community-programme

Address

The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High St, London SE1 7AG / 020 7494 9153

Nearest tube

Vauxhall (12mins walk), Westminster (15mins walk)

Explore the topic of ‘Art Meets Science, where we’ll be exploring the crossover between art and science. Making a Movement’ through programming, light, movement, robotics and coding experiments. You can create your own environment with Co Spaces virtual reality app, work together in groups to build and test chain reactions and use spinners to create artworks.


Lab Life: Creative, multi-therapy & learning day (SEN & Lambeth Community)

Date

Monday 12th February

Cost

FREE – Tickets at www.ioi.london/event/lab-life-art-meets-science-lambeth-community-programme

Address

The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High St, London SE1 7AG / 020 7494 9153

Nearest tube

Vauxhall (12mins walk), Westminster (15mins walk)

This creative, multi-therapy and learning day is in partners are looking to see how we can make practical and sensory learning fun for families and how we and support bridging the gap between home and school.


Imagination Lab pop-up: Festival of Opportunities

Date and Time

Wednesday 14th February – 14.00pm-16.00pm

Age

7-14 years with parent/carer

Cost

FREE – Tickets at www.ioi.london/event/lab-life-art-meets-science-lambeth-community-programme

Address

The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High St, London SE1 7AG / 020 7494 9153

Nearest tube

Vauxhall (12mins walk), Westminster (15mins walk)

The Institute of Imagination is hosting a pop-up Imagination Lab at the festival. We’ll be exploring the topic of coding and engineering for the future through programming, movement, robotics and coding experiments.


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Wishing you all Happy Holidays!