Half term Activities for Children and Families in London

Half terms is upon us, but there’s no reason to panic! From glorious plays in the theatre to ideas for outdoor fun, we got you covered with activity ideas for entire family!

See a musical! Matilda the Musical, based on the book by Roald Dahl, showing at the Cambridge Theatre, London.
Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s story bursts into life on stage in this fabulous award winning musical version. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Time Out said “For kids, yes, but also for the children that we all remain at heart, this is wise, wicked, glorious fun.” Tickets from £24.
Find out more and book your tickets at timeout.com

Shop and Eat Scandinavian food in London at Scandinavian Kitchen, s Situated in Great Titchfield Street.
This combined cafe and shop is far more than a local cosy neighbourhood spot. Enjoy the best coffee, freshly prepared Scandinavian open sandwiches and mouthwatering, delicious home made cakes. Stock up on food essentials from the Nordic countries as well as being surrounded by a fellow ‘Scandimanians’ -dive in! Scandinavian Kitchen

Join Forest Kids Hackney for a day out in Hackney Marshes, to explore the park; climb tress and jump puddles.
forest kids halloween mask
Make boats of branches and leafs, masks of what nature has to offer and in general play and have fun outdoors with likeminded families. Pushchairs, bicycles, baby carrier, scooter, balance bike, annoyingly slow toddler walking -all welcome, and it’s free! Remember to wear suitable clothing and bring a packed snack/lunch.
Email forestkidshackney@gmail.com to find out their next meet up and join the Forest Kids Hackney group on Facebook

Spend time in the kitchen together, bake and cook and invite friends and family for tea!
Our favourite recipe is the easy peasy but oh so tasty Norwegian Apple Cake! Use the apple peeling to start your sourdough, and soon you’ll be baking bread too. So much fun to be had in the kitchen. And nothing tastes better than what you’ve made yourself. Allow the children to measure, mix, stir and make a complete mess this half term.

Harvest what nature has to offer and go creative, make Autumn decoration perfect for Halloween.
Bring nature in! Leafs, conkers and branches will make beautiful decoration for your home this Autumn. Leave puddles to fill up in the rain, and head indoors for a creative session together. Decorate empty jars or flew leafs to paper -they’ll make beautiful displays of the most colourful season.

And talking about seasons… Tick Tock, remember to turn the clock back on Sunday. Winter time is coming!

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