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February Half Term in South Bank

February 6th, 2018 | by Jennifer Edwards

February Half Term

South Bank's got kid-friendly attractions, special events, kids-eat-free deals and lots more to keep the kids entertained and you stress-free over the Half-Term break!

  • Meet Kung Fu Panda

    Unleash your inner Dragon Warrior this February half-term and celebrate Chinese New Year with the star of Kung Fu Panda – Po. Located inside Mr Ping’s Noodle shop, once Po has opened the shutters, you will have the chance to pose for a selfie with the famous Dragon Warrior.

    For more information and to book tickets, click HERE. 

    Shrek’s Adventure! London
  • A Facebook Exhibition

    Oh no mum, not an exhibition! Booooooring!

    Yes, but once you prize the phone/ ipad/ console off of them, your technology whizz kid will happily saunter towards gallery@oxo for an exhibition unlike any other - a Facebook exhibition. Ah yes, now this speaks to them. From sausage dogs to older than usual skateboarders, Facebook celebrates communities across the UK with its first ever exhibition, held at gallery@oxo at Oxo Tower Wharf, and guess what, it's completely free!

    Facebook has worked closely with groups to bring vibrant communities to life - the exhibition showcase how the website's groups make it easier for people to find passions and interests that they otherwise would not have been able to enjoy due to location or circumstances.Journey through six unique groups that range from Quidditch and older than usual Skateboarders to Rock Art purveyors.

    A truly fascinating exhibition which we can guarantee will hold your kids' interest. 

    For more information on this free exhibition, click HERE. 

     

    gallery@oxo
  • Learn to Skate for free

    Now this is a hidden gem - parents, listen up. There is a completely free skate and BMX school underneath Waterloo station - your kids are going to love you. Plus, there's a great cafe where you can chill with a book - and hey, the wifi is pretty good too.

    Sign your kids up for a free two-hour skate or BMX session with a charismatic professional. All the equipment, including knee and elbow pads and helmet, are provided. There is a state-of-the-art, skater built and designed concrete bowl, mini ramp and street course. Age 5+, all levels welcome!

    For more information and to book, click HERE. 

    House Of Vans
  • Kids Eat Free

    Once you've tired the kids out with a long walk along South Bank including boat spotting and seagull chasing, drop by Gillray's at the London Marriott hotel at County Hall for a meal.

    You can enjoy the fabulous views of Westminster, the historic wood-panelled surroundings and the delicious menu - serving British classics with high-quality ingredients - and what's more, kids eat free! It's a win-win situation really. 

    For more information on Gillray's, including full menu and to book, click HERE. 

    London Marriott Hotel County Hall
  • Behind the Scenes at SEA LIFE

    On this special behind the scenes tour, kids will get to meet SEA LIFE’s expert aquarist guides and discover how the team at SEA LIFE care for marine and fresh-water species.

    A fantastic half-term treat, kids will be amazed at just how much happens behind the surface at SEA LIFE, and inspire the marine biologists of the future! SEA LIFE is also an extensive breeding, research and conservation programme centre, with trained marine biologists working there daily. 

    For more information on this special tour, click HERE. 

    SEA LIFE London Aquarium
  • Just imagine

    Head to Southbank Centre for 12 days of jam-packed half-term fun in their annual festival run by kids for kids. 

    There's theatre, activities and events by inspirational authors, radio personalities and authors, as well as a host of totally free events too. This year, Ben Shires, the CBBC presenter for Officially Amazing, MOTD Kickabout and Shout Out Saturday is the festival's resident funny man, catch him at the Clore Ballroom between 10 am – 4 pm.

    We've got your half-term sorted.

    For more information, including the full programme of events and to book tickets, click HERE. 

    Southbank Centre
  • Revolting Rhymes

    Take the kids to see the animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's mischievously twisted fairytales, with live music. 

    In these two 30-minute films, hear the stories of Little Red Riding HoodSnow WhiteThree Little PigsJack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella as you never have before.

    With music composed by Ben Locket and Terry Davies, performed by Southbank Sinfonia.

    For more information and to book, click HERE. 

    Southbank Centre
  • Children's traditional afternoon tea

    Because the little princes and princesses need to experience the finer things in life, we suggest taking them for a traditional afternoon tea at OXO Tower, no less.  

    Served every afternoon, this is a delicious alternative for under 12s. Starting with a banana milkshake shot and a selection of finger sandwiches on white farmhouse bread, OXO's younger guests can enjoy homemade pita and avocado trees and caramel and sea salt popcorn. To finish, there’s a selection of sweet treats from mini scones to fudge brownie squares.

    Tested on OXO's head chef’s harshest critics (his two sons), the Children’s Afternoon Tea has been given the official thumbs up seal of approval. So round up the family, get out of the house and come and enjoy an afternoon at OXO with great food and the very best company of all.

    For more information or to book a table, click HERE. 

    OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie
  • Children's NOT afternoon tea

    For a bit of a wacky afternoon tea, opt for the children’s Not Afternoon Tea at OXO Tower's Brasserie.

    Instead of the cocktails that we’re sure you will be slipping down nicely, the little ones can sip on the delicious non-alcoholic cocktails, in addition to some of the most mouth-watering dessert plates out there.

    The chocoholic in your life will love the Chocolate Plate; indulgent and overflowing with the sweet stuff. However, those looking for something a little less heavy can Go Nuts with a plate including, heavenly pistachio cake, hazelnut custard and light almond macaroons.

    For more information, including booking a table click HERE.

    OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie
  • Meet Miss Nightingale

    Meet Miss Nightingale this February half-term and discover the story of Florence Nightingale.

    Hear all about how she became known as the legendary “Lady with the Lamp" - and founder of modern day nursing. You'll find out how Florence became a nurse, why she went to the Crimea and how she improved the conditions for the soldiers and nurses. Perfect for half-term holiday fun. 

    Wednesday 14th February and Saturday 17th February.

    For more information, click HERE. 

    Florence Nightingale Museum

Find The Venues

  • 1 - Shrek’s Adventure! London

    County Hall
    Riverside Building
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London
    SE1 7PB 

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  • 2 - gallery@oxo

    Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

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  • 3 - House Of Vans

    Main entrance
    Arches 228 – 232
    Station Approach Road
    London
    SE1 8SW 

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  • 4 - London Marriott Hotel County Hall

    London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, South Bank London SE1 7PB

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  • 5 - SEA LIFE London Aquarium

    County Hall
    Riverside Building
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London
    SE1 7PB

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  • 6 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    London
    SE1 8XX 

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  • 7 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    London
    SE1 8XX 

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  • 8 - OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie

     Oxo Tower, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH

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  • 9 - OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie

     Oxo Tower, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH

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  • 10 - Florence Nightingale Museum

    Gassiot House

    2 Lambeth Palace Road

    London SE1 7EW

    (in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital)

     

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