With half term fast approaching here are a few activity ideas to keep your mister masters and little misses entertained in their time off school...


The BFI in London is showing a selection of Disney movies this half term to help you out with the kids, The Princess and the Frog is showing on Monday 15th, Tangled (one of my personal favourites) is on Tuesday 16th, Wreck it Ralph is on Wednesday 17th and Winnie the Pooh is on the Sunday 14th and Thursday 18th. For more information, check out the BFI website.


The Tower of London needs some help getting their stories back in order this half term and has an interactive trail and game for families to help them, as well as meeting characters from the past and learning years of history through fun, tactile adventures. Story Scramble is on from the 15th to 19th February between 11.00 and 14.30 if you’re looking for a historical, interactive and educative activity for the kids.


Down on the south coast a great day out is at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, only an hour and a half from London by Train it is a great educative day out that is fun for children and adults alike. From tours of HMS Victory (captained by Admiral Nelson) to games at Action Stations there are loads of things to see and do and only a short walk from Gunwharf Quays you could end the day by going up the Spinnaker Tower and seeing a great view of Portsmouth.


Buying an all attraction ticket online in advance is recommended as it’s much cheaper than choosing a few sites and will save you time and queues on the day. It’s also valid for a year so you can go back when they open their new Mary Rose exhibition this summer. On Feburary 17th they also have a Lego ship building competition going on which is free to enter. So if you think you’ve got the next Christopher Wren take them down to the Historic Dockyard to build an amazing ship!


The most important thing to do this half term though is to make sure you enjoy spending some special time with your kids! Go on some adventures and make some memories that will last a lifetime.

Love Patrick