Stuck for February Half Term ideas? Then why not enjoy a great family day out in London with the X90. Day return tickets are priced from just £13 and up to 2 kids travel free* with each full fare paying passenger. For more details visit the X90 BIG days out page.
Here are our top 5 family activities for February half term:
1) Sightseeing is great fun in London, but with so much to see and do, you’ll need to be organised to fit it all into a day.
Our recommendation is a circular sightseeing walk that ensures you’ll catch all the best sights. The route will take you just under an hour to walk or the underground can be used if you are short on time (or the walk sounds too daunting!)
Starting at the Houses of Parliament, cross Westminster Bridge and follow the crowds to the London Eye, where you can enjoy lovely views of the Thames and surrounding area.
From there head to Trafalgar Square via Embankment Bridge and Northumberland Avenue. Once in the Square look out for a number of famous landmarks, including Nelsons Column and the National Gallery.
From Trafalgar Square it’s a 15 minute walk up The Mall to Buckingham Palace. A picturesque break can be had on the way at St James Park.
Finally, a stroll back to Westminster Bridge via Birdcage Walk will return you to where you started.
2) Imagine Children’s Festival at South Bank Centre
The Southbank Centre will be hosting Imagine Children’s Festival with top names in children’s literature, dance, theatre and art in attendance.
Enjoy free activities throughout the festival or just take in the atmosphere as children run the show!
3) Enjoy the view at the London Eye or The Shard
Brilliant views of London can be enjoyed from the tops of some of it’s tallest buildings.
The London Eye, at a height of 443 feet, has lovely views of London and Westminster in particular. The recently opened Shard building is a colossal 1,016 feet tall and is the tallest building in London! Impressive views are guaranteed so long as you get the right weather!
Family passes for the London eye can be purchased for £126.96 (family of four). The Shard is £87.80 (based on a family of four), pre-booking is essential for both attractions during half term week.
4) Curious Collectors at Natural History Museum
Head to Natural History Museum for the Curious Collections and record the sights, sounds and secrets of the Museum.
Create pictures and audio recordings as you explore specimens and collections. Your discoveries about the Museum will be stored in drawers and cabinets in a growing archive of knowledge and go on show in displays in the Darwin Centre.
5) London Zoo
You can get up close and personal with some fantastic wildlife at London Zoo. Highlights include the Gorilla Kingdom, feeding time at Penguin Beach and exciting Big Cat encounters!
Entry to London Zoo is £71 (based on a family of four) – some family discounts can be gained by purchasing your tickets online.