In the words of George Harrison, ‘Sun, sun, sun here we come!’ Check out our favourite places to enjoy ice cream here. Lots of fun to be had with the kids this Half Term holiday, even if the sun doesn’t come out every day.
The Sensational Butterflies Exhibition at the Natural History Museum is back. Immerse yourself in a world of butterflies from all continents. Butterflies are free to fly around the exhibit’s tropical setting, meaning you can experience the thrill of seeing butterflies up-close in real life, rather than on a TV screen.
‘Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain’ will be performed outdoors at Hampton Court Palace over May half-term 2017 – bring a rug to enjoy its terrible Tudors in historical splendour. Or if you can hang on until August, the Horrible Histories gang will be back in the West End for a Summer holidays run. Check out our review of the previous instalment, Barmy Britain Part Three, here.
Bletchley Park was the centre of code breaking in the Second World War. The country’s top minds worked here intercepting the German’s communications and then deciphering them for the Allies. They have lots of fun activities happening this half term including a Past, Present, Future Cryptology Day for budding spies!
The Amazing Bubble Man makes an appearance at Udderbelly Festival on South Bank, combining art, magic and science through the spectacle of bubbles. From £10.25, book ahead, various dates.
A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes. The display is in a specially built space in the Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP.
Word of warning though – children aren’t allowed to touch the displays but if you want to build, head over to the new LEGO store in Leicester Square, which has a K-Rating of 10!
The stunning collection of some 200 props, models, costumes and artwork from the original Star Wars films, an interactive identity quest and insightful scientific content. To celebrate the 40th anniversary and for a limited time only, STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition is running a special ticket offer. General tickets purchased online between Thursday 25th May – Sunday 28th May will receive 40% discount. This applies to any tickets purchased for visits to STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition on Mondays to Fridays until 3rd September. To purchase tickets for this offer please visit www.starwarsidentities.com between 25-28th May, 2017
One of KidRated’s favourites, the Household Cavalry Museum is offering fun this half term. Come and see our marvellous medals in the museum this May -& even try your hand at making one!
From a Victoria Cross to the Waterloo Medal, see which medal gives you inspiration as you journey around our galleries in our trail & then make your very own to take home with you!
Put on a right royal welcome at Eltham Palace as we teach you to avoid the pitfalls of palace life and impress your regal rulers. Uncover the ultimate curtsey, bow like a pro, and entertain without being a fool. Find out how to be the king’s right hand man or the queen’s favourite lady in waiting at this school for novice nobles. Get it wrong and it’ll be off with your head! in one of the most intriguing building in London, Eltham Palace.
A dance and Movement workshop, ages 3 – 12
Join resident dancer on an imaginative adventure through the sounds of London. Delve under bridges, over walls, through parks and across busy streets to discover a treasure trove of exotic sounds. See if you can find the same sounds in the Prize of Illustration exhibition afterwards.
Take a tour along Horniman Museum’s nature trail and go pond dipping. All equipment is provided, and experts will be on hand to help you identify what you’ve caught. Age 5+. £3 per child, book on the day, 11am-3.45pm
Creative workshops inspired by the many patterns found in the museum and gardens. Make patterned t-shirts, tote bags, wallpaper, badges, prints and much more! Celebrating Chelsea Fringe. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the activities start. All children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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