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February half-term 2022: Things to do in London

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Take the kids to the capital's top family-friendly attractions this half-term, and spark their curiosity with special interactive activities during the school holiday.


Keep the kids entertained over the school holiday with a fun-filled February half-term 2022 in London (12-27 February 2022).

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

Fun February half-term activities in London

One of the cabins on the Emirates Air Line cable car moves in the air, with The O2 and river Thames in the background, on a slightly cloudy day.

Find more London attractions for February half-term.

Children's theatre shows 

Dancers performing the lioness hunt on stage at the Lion King musical

  • Be dazzled by spectacular spells and marvellous magic at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Sing along to much-loved Disney tunes at The Lion King and be wowed by colourful costumes at sets.
  • See Roald Dahl’s childhood classic Matilda retold on the London stage.
  • Watch everyone's favourite flying nanny Mary Poppins bring her magic to the West End in this timeless Disney classic.
  • Be captivated by the story of Cinderella as the much-loved fairy tale transforms into a dazzling musical!
  • Step into a magical world at Frozen, the Disney favourite full of amazing special effects and beautiful costumes
  • Enjoy Disney and Pixar's animated adventure Toy Story, with a live orchestra performance. 13 Feb
  • Take the kids to Peppa Pig: My First Concert and see Daddy Pig and Mummy Pig conduct a live orchestra with the help of Peppa and George. 11-13 Feb
  • Book a show in one of London's top children's theatres during the school holiday.

Find more shows in London for kids and top West End musicals.

February half-term in London for teens

The Diagon Alley set from the Harry Potter film series, set in a nigh time atmosphere.

  • Peek at the props and learn about the filmmaking trickery featured in the Harry Potter films at the Magical Mischief exhibition at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
  • Older children will love ArcelorMittal Orbit, where they can brave the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.
  • Discover the world of London's transport system and abandoned stations at the London Transport Museum.
  • Take them on a street art tour around London and discover abstract art, modern murals, contemporary sculpture and quirky installations dotted across the capital.
  • Discover how to save the environment with nature-based solutions and cutting-edge technology at Our Future Planet at the Science Museum.
  • Thrill seekers can go on a treetop adventure with panoramic views of London at Go Ape at Alexandra Palace.
  • Keep the teens entertained at the O2 with high energy activities from Oxygen Freejumping and Toca Social to the immersive Selfie Factory and Immotion VR.
  • Or make a splash with some fun water activities from white water rafting and hydrospeeding to canoeing and kayaking at the Lee Valley Regional Park.
  • Get competitive as you test your curling and sporting skills with family at friends at Club Curling.
  • Find the best photo spots in London to snap selfies and create FOMO, from amazing views to Instagrammable cafes.

Find more things to do with teenagers in London.

Unmissable events during half-term in London

Cartoon characters from the Beano overliad onto a backgound of Somerset House's courtyard, with a yellow filter.

Discover more family fun with 101 things to do with kids in London.  

Kid-friendly restaurants

Rainforest Cafe family birthday party with a cake and candles. Image courtesy of Rainforest Cafe.

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Free things to do with the family

A boy and a girl feeding swans, geese, ducks and other birds by the side of the lake in Hyde Park

Discover 101 free things to do in London.

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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