We all know that the last weekend of half term can be super hectic and stressful with last minute school stationary demands and unfinished homework, so we’ve put together some ideas to help you fulfill the whole family with some fun, interesting and ‘semi-relaxing’ weekend antics.
KIDZANIA – Westfield Shepherds Bush
If you fancy an afternoon to let your kids run riot in an over 75,000 sq.ft child size city full of exciting, real life activities then Kidzania is your best bet – not to mention that it’s located within one of the largest shopping centres in London. Whilst your little ones are busy trading, throw on your hands-free Bella crossbody (£39) and indulge in some much-needed retail therapy!
POTION ROOM – 20 Brewer Street, Soho
If your kids harp on about Harry Potter and the world of wizardry (and lots of sugar) then the Potion Room in Soho is the perfect way to treat them to their own magical experience. During the two-hour experience you’ll be cloaked up, seated at school-style wooden desks and welcomed by your Potions Master. Cue whisking up edible potions followed by a delicious sweet and savoury British inspired afternoon tea. To top off it all off, the Iris tote (£59) is spacious enough for the goody bags full of surprises you’ll get given at the end.
IMAGINE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – Southbank
Head to the Southbank Centre this half term where the Imagine Children’s Festival are hosting a 12-day extravaganza including spectacular events ranging from theatre, story-telling and endless entertainment your little ones will love. Whether your kids are into designing dolls, strumming guitars or are dinosaur obsessed, you’ll be sure to find an activity that caters for all. Wear the hands-free Finley backpack (£69) to ensure that your belongings remain safe and sound whilst you walk around.
FREE THINGS TO DO
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM – Kensington
If you’re on a budget and don’t fancy splashing the cash, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the Natural History Museum. Showcasing a ‘Mysteries of the Dark’ festival this weekend from 11am – 4pm, you and your kids can become detectives for the day and and explore the life of nocturnal animals. Channel your inner detective attire and wear the must-have Mia (£69) which will keep you looking stylish yet sophisticated during your day trip with the kids.
KENTISH TOWN CITY FARM – 1 Cressfield Close, Kentish Town
The weather this weekend is looking to be rather pleasant (in February, yes, up to 15 degrees!) so why not take your kids to Kentish Town City Farm to wander around the 4-acre site and pet the animals for free. They’ll be running workshops including pottery classes, donkey and pony rides, cake club and gardening club for you and your little ones to enjoy. Stay outdoor ready and wear the Paris backpack (£69) for on-the-go style so you can keep an eye on the kids interacting with the animals.
FOR WHEN YOUR & YOUR LITTLE ONES ARE HUNGRY
HOMESLICE PIZZA – Soho
If you want to experience THE most delicious and biggest 20inch pizza you’ve ever tasted, Homeslice is your number one go-to. Perfect for a family friendly feast, the pizzas are served plate-less with several delicious toppings to choose from. Prepare to get your hands dirty and tuck right into a delicious slice (or two). Be sure to keep your bag away from the pizza, but close enough with the Neville crossbody (£49).
HARRY MORGANS – St John’s Wood
Visit one of London’s most famous New York style deli restaurants to enjoy some traditional home-cooked favourites such as smoked salmon bagels, chicken soup and salt beef sandwiches. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert with Harry Morgan’s famous home-made Oreo cheesecake – a simple, sugary treat. Featuring diner inspired décor, eat in one of the American style booths and enjoy the yummy food and the fun, relaxed atmosphere. Wear the Wimbledon (£59) which will sit nicely whilst you enjoy your meal.