From dinosaurs to sustainable cooking sessions, here's the best family events and things to do for kids during February half term in London.

1 Battersea Power Station

The neighbourhood based around the Heritage Listed power station has daily entertainment for the kids this half term. Light Festival-inspired workshops (from £5) take place daily, February 11-19,from 11am-4pm, where children can make a lantern or try LED hula hooping and the like. There's also Lift 109 to try out for a cracking view across the Thames, and the ride comes with an immersive exhibtion too. 


2 Canopy Market half term activities, King's Cross

Canopy Market is full of free activities designed to get the kids outside. Strain your brain with the puzzle-solving Family Trail, work that creativity with a free mask-making workshop. The Curling Club wraps up on February 26 as well, so if you're keen for game, half term's your chance. It's only £7 per person, and kids under 12 go free. 


3 Half term DIY Icing, Biscuiteers, Notting Hill and Belgravia

After a quick, five-minute tutorial, children are let loose to style their biscuits  to their creative desires with the help of their parent. These informal sessions take place every day throughout February, and you can book or walk-in. For something a little more structured and supervised, buddy bakers can decorate a selection of biscuits at the Little School of Biscuiteers, while you have a coffee and take a load off. 

Dates: DIY Icing, daily through February

Price: £22pp

Address: 194 Kensington Park Road Notting Hill, W11 2ES; 14-15 Eccleston Yards, 21 Eccleston Place SW1W 9AZ


4 Flavourscapes, Regent Street

An outdoor street market to outdo all other street markets, Flavourscapes arrives at Glasshouse Street to bring you glitzy and surprising food. There's a cocktail bar pop up serving confusing but intriguing things such as the upside down iced tea that comes boozy and with jelly ice cubes, as well as a dark room where glow in the dark bao buns reveal their brightly florescent colours. Also available, you've got candyfloss burritos, liquid nitrogen ice cream, sweet potato doughnuts and a brightly coloured five cheese fondue fountain to get stuck into, if you dare. Complementary tasters, roaming performers, magicians and a life-size slinky are set to entertain. 

Dates: February 17-18

Times: 12pm-6pm

Address: Glasshouse Street W1B 5DL


5 Half Price Pizza at Well Kneaded, Peckham

Wood-fired sourdough pizza place Well Kneaded is opening up shop at Peckham levels this month. To mark its arrival, the fancy-pants, farm to table, seasonal pizzeria is offering 50 per cent off all pizzas for the weekend February 11-12, and then during half term (until February 17) kids can get a half price pizza for every adult size ordered. 

Address: 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST


6 Month of Musicals in Covent Garden

In partnership with the Society of London Theatre, some of London's most loved musicals will hold interactive pop-ups in Covent Garden throughout the month of February. Look out for Miss Trunchbull's dreaded chair of doom, Frozen's takeover of the estate's swing seat and The Phantom of the Opera's red rose flower wall.  

7 London Transport Museum, West End

The London Transport Museum is putting on a host of games and craft events throughout half term. It's free entry for the kids for the school holidays, and giant games of Connect 4, cryptic trails, and a stack of activities celebrating the Tube's history once inside.  

Address: Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB


8 Royal Museums Greenwich

Always as good family day out, the Royal Museums Greenwich put on a feast of activities for families come half term. There's the Cutty Sark Rig Climb, planetarium shows, colourful characters to take you around the National Maritime Museum and arts clubs. Also, it's LGBTQ+ History Month at National Maritime Museum so look out for the storytelling sessions, workshops and film screenings that celebrate queer maritime history. Events and activities start from free.  

Address: Romney Road, SE10 9NF


9 Family Activities at Chelsea Physic Garden

The Chelsea Physic Garden has several family events on during half term. Pick from Valentines card making, a rainbow family plant drawing session hosted by Queer Botany, a floral arrangement workshop or a chocolate making session. Each session draws on the garden's botanical bounty. 

Date: Monday, February 13 - Friday, February 17

Time: Various

Tickets: from £10/£5 adult/child

Address: 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea SW3 4HS


10 Culinary Kids Cooking Sessions at Apricity, Mayfair

In relaxed sessions, children learn about sustainable food practices and the importance of local produce. The hands-on sessions will expand their palates and knowledge about food. These sessions are held in partnership with School Food Matters, a charity which provides food education programmes to schools and improving access to healthy, sustainable food during the school years. Suitable for kids aged 8-12. 

Dates: February 17 & 18

Times: 11am

Tickets: From £135 and includes a class, a tasting menu for a child and lunch from the 5-course tasting menu for an adult

Address: 68 Duke Street, Mayfair, W1K 6JU


11 Kids Film Club at The Pelican, Notting Hill

The Pelican is putting on a daily kids film during lunch in the upstairs Pelican Room so parents can enjoy a meal downstairs. Screenings will be overseen by a qualified childminder and the price of ticket can be redeemed against your meal. Films on the bill are Disney's Moana, Toy Story, Encanto and Coco.  

Dates: Tuesday, February 14 - Friday, February 17

Times: 12pm-2pm

Tickets: £5 per child

Address: 45 All Saints Road, Notting Hill W11 1HE


12 Imagine Children's Festival, Southbank

One of London's best children's festivals returns this week, full of creative fun and entertainment for young minds.  Imagine Children's Festival has plenty of workshops, shows and events across theatre, visual arts, dance and music so there are plenty of ways for children to get involved. 

Dates: February 8-18

Tickets: Events individually priced, from free


13 Brick Dinos at Horniman Museum and Gardens

It's some of the world's largest beasts, recreated in miniature and in LEGO bricks. Artist Warren Elsmore and his team have created model dinosaurs including the raptor-like Masiakasaurus, the crocodile-like Sarcoschus and a life-sized flying pterosaur. 

Dates: February 10 - October 29

Opening Hours: 10am-5.30pm

Tickets: £9/£4.50

Address: 100 London Road Forest Hill SE23 3PQ


14 Explore the British Museum

With artifacts dating back 2 million years, there's a lot to see and discover at this supreme museum. Head to the Families Desk (open weekend and school holidays 10am-12.30pm; 1.15pm-4.30pm) to collect an explorer trail kit and try one of the many family-friendly events and activities taking place. 

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am-5pm; Friday until 8.30pm

Tickets: Free but booking advised

Address: Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG


15 Play Studio, TATE Britain

On every day throughout the school holidays, TATE Britain's play studio is free, and will get your child making connections between the stories and images in the galleries' paintings through craft, dress ups, drawing and reading. 

Dates: On every day during half term

Times: 10am-5pm

Address: Millbank, SW1P 4RG