With only one 5 day week during May, you may forget that half-term is also almost upon us. Browse our 20 things to do to keep you and them sane!
Whether you’re looking for all day camps, online or in person, or simply some days out, here’s the City Kids guide to 20 things to do this half-term.
During the school holidays, Sports Generation offers intensive swimming courses which are designed to help children make rapid progress and develop confidence. They are a great way to work on specific areas and even develop whole new techniques or skills.
Sports Generation is a high calibre swimming company, delivering personalised private and small group swimming tuition since 2012 in South West London, Surrey and beyond. It is the mission of Sports Generation to turn its pupils into strong, confident swimmers with excellent technique at the earliest possible age.
Sports Generation Holiday Intensive Courses are ideal for parents who are unable to commit to weekly lessons or seeking additional boost for the children’s swimming skills and water confidence.
Contact details: 0208 940 9431 [email protected]
Sharky & George Camp
No two days are the same with activities such as chocolate making, mad science, nature trails, spy mysteries, fashion shows, graffiti workshops and much much more.
4-7yrs and 7-16yrs
Junior tennis and football camps operate in Greenwich, Chiswick, Lammas Park, Pitshanger Park, Regents Park and Hyde Park.
4-7yrs and 7-16yrs
The Little Gym
Gymnastics based camps for all abilities in Chiswick, Wandsworth, Westfield, Hampton, Hampstead, Godalming, .
Check schedules with individual gyms.
Creative coding courses in Ealing, Dulwich, Hampstead, Putney, Wandsworth, Fulham and Notting Hill. Also courses online.
5-14 yrs. 30 May through 2 June 2023. Use code MAY10
Camps operating across tennis, golf, ski and multi-sport. Half-day or full day with lunch included.
To book: 020 8994 3314
Mother Nature Science
Kingston, Richmond, Sutton, Harrow, Southgate, St John’s Wood, Hampstead, Kensington, Herne Hill
Book a day or a full week at these camps designed to have fun with science. Themed days include Rocket Launch, Powerful Air, Starry Light and Outer Space.
Venues in Chiswick, Barnes, Bishop’s Park and Hurlingham Park, Rocks Lane offers football, multi-sport, tennis, netball and padel camps for kids from the age of three (shorter hours).
Chelsea Young Writers
Creative writing courses delivered by authors and tutors. Also exam booster courses.
At the top of their game for confidence boosting courses for children. Also check-out their free parent webinars. Online courses also available.
THINGS TO DO
For a family day out, London has a lot to offer. Have a look at these ideas for some entertainment over the May half-term break.
The Crystal Maze
Based on the outrageously popular 90s TV show, the premise is simple – grab family or friends, run around like loons, yell like there’s no tomorrow, complete a variety of tricky challenges designed to tease brains to earn crystals for time in the iconic Crystal Dome!
Urban crazy golf is open daily during holidays and while you’re at it you could take a look around the museum’s fascinating exhibitions.
Wonderlab returns for half-term but do book a ticket!
Alexandra Palace, Battersea Park, Black Park, Chessington and Cockfosters are all open for tree top adventures
All ages, min 1m height.
Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre
Much to learn about this loved author as well as storytelling sessions every day in the school holidays.
London Transport Museum
Taking place between Saturday 27 May and Sunday 4 June, this week of curious, creative, problem-solving activities will explore the elements and forces which keep London’s transport moving with opportunities to meet real-world engineers.
Enjoy a family day out at this beautiful location in West London. Plenty to do on a day trip from the plantation house, tree walk and adventure playground.
Meet IWM’s Veterans and eyewitnesses of conflict and gain a unique and first-hand insight into the impact of war on people’s lives. Wed 31 May.
Biscuiteers Icing Cafe Notting Hill & Belgravia
This firm favourite hosts School of Icing courses for youngsters.
1940s Week at the RAF Museum Duxford
Travel back in time to the 1940’s with the RAF Museum London with a range of activities which will be running throughout the day, everyday of May Half-Term. Also search out the flight simulator, 4D theatre and Spitfire experience.