Saturday, 24 May 2014

May Half Term Fun

As is to be expected when your only child is 18 months, I have been completely unaware of the school year and the fact that half term is here! So apologies for the last minute post, I hope that you all find a little something to whet your children's tastebuds!

Today I've been having a little look around to see what's on in and around Lambeth in the hope that it will give you a couple of ideas if you get stuck!

Check out Lambeth Council's website here for some family friendly activities available throughout the week. You've got your wonderful library offerings across Lambeth for the under 5s that include stories and craft, along with a couple of half term specials.

A couple of events to note here are:

Vauxhall City Farm who are hosting a Spring Open Day tomorrow. You'll see sheep shearing, the Vegetable Orchestra and get to meet the animals as well as take home a free starter growing pack. 

- Herne Hill Free Film Festival is showing The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! at Carnegie Library at 11.15 am - a great rainy day option!

If you don't mind the travel then the V&A have a few options for half term, some free, some with charges, some suitable for the whole family, some suitable for children over 5. The Digital Kids event sounds pretty good to me - you get to grow your own garden using drawing, model making and animation.

The Science Museum also has its fair share of half term happenings, I'm hoping to go along to Up, Up and Away - a free interactive storytelling session suitable for under 7s. 

Returning south of the river the Horniman Museum has some Family Art Fun sessions running over half term, with a lovely little aquarium and a wonderful outdoor space it's definitely on my list! 

I should probably mention the much anticipated Postman Pat movie, which you can see at the Ritzy in Brixton, ODEON in Streatham and also the Multiplex in Peckham.

An alternative choice - not free I might add - is the Comedy Club 4 Kids at the Udderbelly which has a show tomorrow at 4.15pm. It's aimed at children over 6, but has had some pretty good reviews and I think could be great fun for an older child.

Another activity worth mentioning is over at the Southbank Centre - The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean; it's aimed at children over 7 and also comes well recommended however it does come at a price £14 for adults and £7 for children.
If you want to look further afield then take a look at The Londonist for their comprehensive guide to half term activities - they are on the ball!

I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for more local events happening, but for now I'll leave it at that. If you or anyone you know is running an event suitable for families then get in touch at

It would be awesome if you readers could let us know if any of these suggestions are useful and what you want to see more of for the next holiday instalment! 

I will be keeping my fingers crossed for sunny warm dry weather... 

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