20 Things To Do In February

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Our monthly round-up of things to do in London

Whether you’re looking for a half-term treat, a mid-week outing or an activity to brighten up the weekend, we have you covered with 20 of the best things to do with kids in February.

  1. Take a journey through the life and legacy of Bob Marley at the One Love Experience exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery and discover previously unseen memorabilia and photographs of the reggae icon.

2. Get messy with your preschoolers at Little Builders, set in a relaxed, free-flow play space in Walpole Park. 

3. Welcome in the Lunar New Year at the Museum of the Home, with free activities and film screenings for all ages.

4. Have a special day out with Peppa, George and all their animal friends at Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever, when the touring show makes a stop at Richmond Theatre.

5. Unlock your creativity at the Southbank’s Imagine Children’s Festival, with over 160 events taking place over 12 days.

6. Celebrate the huge contribution Caribbean people have made to London’s transport history at new exhibition Legacies: London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce

7. Nature lovers get ready for wild outdoor adventure It’s a Wild Life at The London Wetland Centre. You can meet lots of wetland animals, get creative in a mud kitchen and take part in hands-on workshops. 

8. Julia Donaldson’s circus caper The Singing Mermaid is brought to life on stage, running at the Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre this month.

9. There’s lots on offer at Gunnersbury Park Museum’s Little Flamingos club, from making art and music to playing games, all while exploring the museum’s treasures. 

10. Celebrate the life and work of one of the best loved children’s authors at the V&A’s Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature exhibition, exploring the places and animals that inspired her characters. 

11. Everyone’s favourite dragon is back and this time he has a new air-ambulance team, as Zog and The Flying Doctors hits the London stage.

12. Get arty while learning about ancient Peru at a Making Masks workshop at the British Museum.

13. Create your own sensory story at The Postal Museum, inspired by the museum’s artefacts and guided by storytellers.

14. Animal lovers and budding veterinarians will love London Zoo’s Vets in Action, which features lots of role-play activities at a specially-recreated animal hospital. 

15. Learn about The Fulham Vikings and see if you have what it takes to become a Viking at Fulham Palace’s family fun day. 

16. Shake off the winter blues at Hyde Park’s free half-term workshop Brilliant Birds, and enjoy some fresh air with bird-inspired activities. You can build a bird feeder to take home, follow a discovery trail, listen to stories and craft your own bird’s nest.

17. Set in an animal circus, theatre show Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of tolerance and self acceptance. 

18. Put your cartography skills to the test in interactive family workshop Map-A-Mission at the National Army Museum, where you can design and make your own map to use in a mystery mission. 

19. Expect to see lots of animal antics in the stage adaptation of Rod Campbell’s classic book Dear Zoo.

20. Revisit classic Pixar movie Toy Story as The Novello Orchestra performs the score live in concert to accompany the screening.

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