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Things to do during February half-term 2021 in London

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Explore your local area this February half-term. © visitlondon.com/Antoine Buchet.
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Treat the kids to the capital's top family-friendly events from home this half-term, and spark their curiosity with special online activities during the school holiday.

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Keep the kids entertained over the school holiday with a fun-filled February half-term 2021 in London.

With exciting museums, interactive exhibitions and brilliant theatre shows available online, you’ll find plenty of things to do during the half-term week to suit all budgets and ages.

Most attractions, shops and restaurants are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, you can still find lots of activities to make this half-term memorable from home.

Online family events

Epic craft activities and workshops

  • Countless creative activities await you on the Foundling Museum's website – from making gratitude paper chains to crafting letters for those you miss!
  • Bring Hogwarts home with the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. It's as easy as turning on your devices for a bag-full of magical activities!
  • Create your own Persian Miniatures painting, with the guidance of Yasmin Hayat, during a free online workshop from the Victoria and Albert Museum. 15 and 19 Feb
  • Or have a go at beatboxing on a four-hour workshop with beatboxer Jason Singh. 17 Feb

Visit a museum, virtually

More fun activities to enjoy

  • Enjoy some quality time on a daily walk around your local park or garden.
  • Challenge your friends to an escape room via Zoom, and see how good of a team you all make!
  • Create a theatre scene at home with these awesome online theatre shows

Plan ahead for next year with more ideas on what you can usually enjoy in London during February half-term below.

Fun February half-term activities in London

  • During half-term, the Tower of London is usually recruiting for Knight School! Master the sword and sharpen up your knight skills, then see if you’ve earned your title.
  • Join in fun kid-friendly activities at Lee Valley Regional Park – in 2020 you could ice skate and get up close to farm animals.
  • Wow the kids with a thrill-a-minute speedboat ride down the river Thames.
  • Face your fears as you explore London's dark and scary stories at The London Dungeon.

Children's theatre shows 

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February half-term in London for teens

  • Peek at the props and designs from the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, and keep an eye out for special exhibitions which are usually on during half-term.
  • Take older children to ArcelorMittal Orbit, where they can brave the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.
  • You’ve escaped your studies for a week but now see how you respond when you're trapped in a prison van or in a room with a zombie.

February half-term money-saving tips

Unmissable events during half-term in London

  • Treat your under-11s to 12 days of events and activities just for kids at Imagine Children's Festival, which is usually on during February half-term.
  • Time to practice your puddle-jumping skills! See if you can win at the annual London Puddle Jumping Championships at WWT London Wetland Centre.

More of the best things to do for kids at half-term in London

Free things to do with the family

Kid-friendly restaurants

Find more year-round family ideas with this guide to London for kids, or see a roundup of 101 things to do with children in London.

 

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