Things to do during May half-term in London

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Get ready for a week of family fun in London during the May half-term holiday 2024, also known as summer half-term (25 May-2 Jun).

Plan your May school holiday break with this guide to the top things to do during half-term in London. Discover family-friendly museums, half-term activities and kids' shows, and take the children outdoors to London's parks and playgrounds on a sunny day.

May half-term activities in London

Two children pose with a wax figure of Yoda at Madame Tussauds London.

Find more London attractions for May half-term.

Half-term children's shows in London

A group of school kids are surrounding one of their classmates seating on a chair during the show Matilda The Musical.

  • Take your seat at one of the capital's top musicals, with family favourites such as Wicked.
  • Enjoy mayhem and mischief as the much-loved children's novel Matilda comes to life on stage.
  • Meet the world's most entertaining choir of nuns at the hilarious Sister Act the musical.
  • Sing along to smash-hits by pop sensation ABBA at ABBA Voyage
  • Or have a look at what’s on over half-term in one of London’s theatres for children.

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

Kids' outdoor activities during summer half-term

A smiling family is taking a selfie with the city in the background on top the Up at the O2.

Make the most of sunny days with more things to do outdoors in London

Where to stay and where to eat with kids in London

A dining table with display boxes full of cakes, candy floss and milk bottles with straws, and a person pouring a liquid from a clear teapot into wine glasses.

For more family day out ideas this half-term, take a look at a guide to London for kids, including the roundups of 101 things to do with children and teenagers.

In need of last-minute ideas? Check out this guide to the best things to do this weekend.