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Things to do in February Half Term 2015

Half term break and school holidays always feel like a mixed blessing… as parents it’s wonderful to have a bit of time with the kids and to watch them tear around the park or build dens in the living room. When you’ve got more than one child, the bliss soon descends into utter chaos, and about three days you’re seriously considering phoning the school and demanding that they re-open their doors.

This is where our February Half Term 2015 Guide comes in very handy indeed. Bookmark this page and keep popping back whenever you need some ideas – we’ve got a great mix of half term workshops, art activities, shows, child friendly museums, historic homes, National Trust sites for kids, incredible visitor attractions, rainy day activities and more.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”][/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Imagine Children’s Festival” title=”Imagine Children’s Festival – Southbank Centre” url=”http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/imagine-childrens-festival” url_new_window=”on” use_icon=”off” icon_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle=”off” circle_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ image=”http://reallykidfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/February-Half-Term-2015-Imagine-Childrens-Festival-Southbank1.jpg” alt=”February Half Term 2015 – Imagine Childrens Festival Southbank” icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]

Children take over Southbank Centre (London) for two weeks this February half term, with shows and activities for all ages. There will be appearances and readings from top authors, live performances of Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play, Princess and the Pea and Pirate School, plus a child-friendly performance by 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The festival features a chance to celebrate the wonderful world of Alice in Wonderland on its 150th anniversary: Join us on a dance adventure at the Imaginarium of Alice; enjoy the dressing-up day, interactive installations and a game of Flamingo Croquet, part of the large programme of free activities. Under-5s will love their specially tailored events, including Baby Yoga, Move & Shake and two shows by Half Moon Young People’s Theatre: Curious and Circles in the Sand.

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Check out our round-up of the best Disneyland Paris rides, hotels and places to eat with kids, plus an amazing app you should not be without.

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We’ve compiled a great little list of our favourite activity books and toys to keep little hands busy on the airplane or in the car. A must read!

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Raining again? We’ve got loads of ideas for things to make and do on a rainy day, plus fun places to go with kids whatever the weather!

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Creative kids will be inspired in February Half Term 2015 by designer maker workshops – choose something different to make every day! Our favourites are Bejewelled, where kids can learn how to make their own bag charms, making decorative pompoms from fabric scraps and plastic bags at Pom Poms Galore, and the chance to have a go on the potters wheel at the Country Potters stall.

 

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Disney’s Big Hero 6 has come to UK cinemas just in time for February Half Term 2015 and we are SO excited. It’s an incredible film for any age, packed with action, belly laughs, and some heartfelt moments that will even the coldest of you welling up. An absolute must see. Read our review!

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Half term is a great time to introduce the kids to some big, bold superhero movies – Iron Man anyone?

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Every day over February Half Term 2015 enjoy your favourite Roald Dahl stories including The Enormous Crocodile and Revolting Rhymes as well as animal mask making inspired by the characters in Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s picture books.

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When it’s chilly and wet, you can’t get much better than a family day out at one of London’s museums, especially as so many of them are completely free. Over February Half Term 2015 you can look forward to dozens of incredible free activities for kids of all ages. Take a peek at our London Museums page for some inspiration to get you started!

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If you’ve never tried one of the historical sites from our National Trust series, now is the time! Family passes are incredibly affordable, and we’ve handpicked 30 child friendly National Trust sites to get you started. Some have the most incredible adventure playgrounds and ruins to explore, while others even offer first rate indoor activities. Go on, take a look!

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Hundreds of half term events and activities across the UK, including shows, workshops, family trails and lots more. Check out our handpicked ideas for London Kids, or just type your location into the search box to see what’s on near you this February Half Term.

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A few more ideas for things to do over February Half Term 2015!

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