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February half-term 2023: Things to do in London

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Have fun at Shrek's Adventure! London. Image courtesy of Merlin Entertainments Midway UK.

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Take the kids to the capital's top family-friendly attractions this half-term, and spark their curiosity with special interactive activities during the school holiday.


Keep the kids entertained over the school holiday with a fun-filled February half-term 2023 in London (11-26 February 2023).

With exciting museums, interactive exhibitions and brilliant theatre shows on across the city, you’ll find plenty of things to do during the half-term week to suit all budgets and ages.

Fun February half-term activities in London

The purple coloured IFS Cloud Cable Cars fly over a Transport for London sign with the words Lift Off on it.

Children's theatre shows 

Dancers performing the lioness hunt on stage at the Lion King musical

February half-term in London for teens

An aerial view of The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit, with a customer on the slide. Image courtesy of ArcelorMittal Orbit

  • Peek at the props and learn about the filmmaking trickery featured in the Harry Potter films at the Magical Mischief exhibition at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
  • Older children will love ArcelorMittal Orbit, where they can brave the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.
  • Discover the world of London's transport system and abandoned stations at the London Transport Museum.
  • Take them on a street art tour around London and discover abstract art, modern murals, contemporary sculpture and quirky installations dotted across the capital.
  • Thrill seekers can go on a treetop adventure with panoramic views of London at Go Ape at Alexandra Palace.
  • Keep the teens entertained at The O2 with high energy activities from Oxygen Freejumping and Toca Social to the immersive Selfie Factory.
  • Or make a splash with some fun water activities from white water rafting and hydrospeeding to canoeing and kayaking at the Lee Valley Regional Park.
  • Find the best photo spots in London to snap selfies and create FOMO, from amazing views to Instagrammable cafes.
  • Find more things to do with teenagers in London.

Unmissable events during half-term in London

Two people look at framed images on a tiled wall, bathed in vibrant green light, with a neon green twisting light above, at the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition.

Kid-friendly restaurants

Rainforest Cafe family birthday party with a cake and candles. Image courtesy of Rainforest Cafe.

Free things to do with the family

A boy and a girl feeding swans, geese, ducks and other birds by the side of the lake in Hyde Park

Find more year-round family ideas with this guide to London for kids, or see a roundup of 101 things to do with children in London.

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