Activities and Things to Do With Kids During Half Term in London

Getting organised for this school holiday?  If you’re searching for kids’ half term activities in London, then we can help!  Holiday Academy runs a renowned programme of kids’ half term activities.

So while you’re at work (or catching up on the laundry), let us dazzle your kids with a full day of activities and wonder!  Our ambitious programme includes tennis, yoga, drama, singing, dancing and art… and that’s just day 1!

Things to do with kids in half term
London is a big, open book of opportunities and experiences for kids.  If you’re looking for things to do with kids in half term, then the city is an amazing place to begin.  At Holiday Academy, we have arranged trips all over London. 

What are the best things to do in London over half term?  Well, some of our favourites are the museums and galleries, which are much more fun than you might expect.  The Tate Modern has some jaw-dropping pieces and the Science Museum is a huge favourite of ours. 

If you’re looking for things to do with your kids in half term, ask us for tips!  BUT if you’re looking for half term fun for kids while you do something else…. Well, that’s exactly what we’re good at.

Half term fun for kids
We’re not restricted by a syllabus.  We don’t test our kids.  At Holiday Academy we focus on good old fun!  The kids are introduced to new skills (like mindfulness and street dance) and challenges (like creating a set for a stage production) as well as full-on adventures (like a day on the canal)!  One day can be more character-building than a month in school.  If you want to find REAL half-term fun for kids, you can’t give them anything better than a day at the Holiday Academy.

Kids’ half term activities, delivered by experts
Holiday Academy was founded by a trained opera singer.  As well as arts, Ruth wanted to expand the offering to include drama, sport, music, and forest school.  We have now added yoga and tennis to the mix, creating a very well-rounded and delightful programme of kids’ half term activities.  Forest School has become so popular that we now run Forest School groups every school holiday, departing from the same premises, for kids who just can’t get enough of the fresh air.

As an established holiday camp in London, we have access to an amazing pool of coaches for sport, singing and dance.  Natasha Carter runs tennis sessions and Lisa Panther, who is a professional performer, teaches our kids how to use their voices.   We run art workshops to stimulate bored brains: trips to art galleries for inspiration and activities run by Laura X Carle (and others) that create more madness than a primary school might allow!  Our coolest coach has to be Monica Dhinn, an incredible choreographer who runs street dance workshops. – If you want your kids to do any of these special activities in half term, get in touch and we’ll see what we can organise.

Find a new favourite this half term
The half term sometimes creeps up on you.  Before you’ve even had time to google “kids half term activities”, boom!  No school today!  This year, get organised.  Give yourself time to plan a rewarding half term for the kids and for you.  One or two days at Holiday Academy make an excellent addition to the week, giving you a breather, and the kids an extra challenge. 

Here are some of the things we get up to during half term week:

>Making lava slime – an experiment in goo!
>Extra tennis sessions with professional coach Natasha Carter
>Designing t-shirts with wild and wonderful artwork
 >Collecting and planting conkers (or other seeds for that matter)
>Brushing up on our first aid with friends from St John’s Ambulance brigade.
>Making silhouette puppets and putting on a light show.
>Venturing into the outdoors with Forest School.
>Taking groups to Pirate Castle for an amazing kayaking day on the canal.
>Writing our own songs – with words and music!
>Occasional day trips – we like to pick a surprising venue like the Royal Observatory or the Roundhouse, and give the kids a really memorable day out!  

One of these could spark a new passion for your kids.  So be warned: a day at Holiday Academy could lead to a lifetime’s adventure.

Better half term activities for children at Holiday Academy
Sure, you could book the kids in at the usual child care for a few days this half term… or you could blow their minds with a few sessions at Holiday Academy.  Visit and find out what makes our holiday camps so outrageously fantastic.  Booking is open for half term very early, so put your name down…. Or enquire if you’d like to know what’s on when.