Things to do in London during half term

We are totally spoiled for choice with family-friendly activities in London so you can imagine how difficult it was to narrow down to a few of our favourites to share with you for half term ideas! We hope you are inspired by our selection; you are always very welcome to share your favourites with us too! If you have any specific interests, please speak to our team who will be delighted to recommend activities your family will particularly enjoy.

Please note that most venues require advance purchase of tickets so we would advise you check their websites before visiting to avoid disappointment.

Lyric Theatre: Six the Musical
21 May – 29 August
Hailed as ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ by the Evening Standard, see Henry VIII’s six wives transform into pop stars as they tell their stories of life with the king through the most catchy, fun songs!

The Victoria & Albert Museum: Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
From 22 May
Charting the evolution, development and reinventions of Alice in Wonderland over the past 157 years, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser will showcase illustrations, manuscripts, photographs, fashion and theatrical imaginings through an extremely family-friendly immersive experience.

London Zoo: The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends
29 May – 6 June
Hear the classic tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar read by the creature himself then follow the trail through giant fruits. The tour concludes in Butterfly Paradise where you will be able to see many beautiful varieties of butterflies. Craft activities will be on offer, including making seed bombs for your garden to attract your own butterflies!

Tower of London: Knight School
29 May – 6 June (daily performances at 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00)
Watch an open air performance of Knight School: The Show, where you will be transported back to the fortress in 1471, when Henry VI was held captive here. This is a fantastic introduction to the history of the tower, which you can learn about further whilst exploring the site.

The London Eye
View London’s skyline from above and see how many landmarks you can spot! A fabulous experience for the whole family.

London’s Royal Parks
Explore the great outdoors in one of London’s eight royal parks; enjoy the boating lakes, have fun at the adventure playgrounds, get refreshments from their cafés, peruse the formal gardens or just sit back and relax! In these beautiful, peaceful surroundings, it’s hard to believe you are in the city!

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