London | Half Term Treats with the Kids! – Part 2
London has plenty of fun lined up this February half-term break, so there’s no excuse for family boredom! Perhaps you fancy spending a family friendly day at one of London’s museums or attractions such as the iconic Tower of London or the London Dungeons. Or maybe your kids fancy embracing all things spring and getting involved in the outdoor events.
But if you are thirsty for some British History and how it’s currently being brought to life, then read on below!!!
The tangible sense of history, adventure and family fun starts from the very moment you board the metro into the big smoke! So where better to start any day in London than with a trip to the imposing ‘Tower of London’!
But be prepared for those ‘Yeomen of the Tower’ in their customary ‘Beefeater‘ uniform, you’ll be amazed at some of the tales they tell!
You won’t fail to be impressed but the Glittering ‘crown jewels’
It has excellent facilities nearby making it easy to visit with children. There’s even a delicious cafe to grab a coffee and watch the boats disappear under Tower Bridge or stand on the walls watching the ‘reconstructions of medieval life’… Another fantastic #Roadschooling Opportunity that we grasped with both hands!. It certainly does bring History to life!
Only for the brave, the London Dungeon
The Dungeon’s experience promises some 110 minutes of ‘edgy entertainment’ with 2 thrilling rides and 9 live shows… and it delivers!! By some distance! Perhaps not suitable for those with delicate dispositions or with very young children….It certainly gives a graphic account of what London life must have been like over the ages!
It would only be fair to add that you do need to grip those small children’s hands a little tighter, but there have been no nightmares since so if you want a little bit of gruesome history… your family might just find it at the London Dungeons this half term!
A quick visit to the impressive science museum
You’d be excused for wondering just why the below pictures feature… but read this newspaper article and you’ll see just what happened to us after only 5mins inside yesterday!!! A full evacuation due to smoke inside the building!!! Thankfully, the fire brigade, police and Science Museum staff were truly brilliant. Such efficient organisation was brilliant to watch! So within the hour, we returned inside to discover more….
The Science Museum really is an enormous place. Allowing for fantastic IMAX cinemas or Red Arrow’s Flying Simulators… even interactive half term displays on bubbles and natural pattern!! But both girls had their sights set on something that really inspires them…. the chance to see a glimpse into their future… so where better than the brilliantly family friendly ‘Engineer Your Future‘ exhibition…
So what else is on in London during the February 2017 Half term?
- ‘Tales from the Shed’ @ Chickenshed Theatre (story making extravaganza)
- ‘Imagine Children’s Festival’ @ Southbank Centre (creativity workshops)
- ‘Taste of India’ @ Kew Gardens (walk through the gardens)
- Magic Lantern Festival @ Chiswick House (mini trail of 50+ illuminations)
- Engineer Your Future or WonderLab’ @ Science Museum (interactive exhibitions)
- ‘Investigate for Families’ @ Natural History Museum (natural history extravaganza)
- ‘London of the Past’ @ Museum of London (reconstructed street scenes)
- London Bike Show @ ExCel London (family 2 wheeled fun!)