February half term is here and there is oh so much to see and do in London town this week! Here’s our quick round-up of all the capital’s hottest tickets. Wrap up warm and get out there!
☑ Harry Potter: A History of Magic at the British Library
Harry Potter turns TWENTY this year (gosh, doesn’t that make you feel old?!) so the British Library has launched a fabulous exhibition that is open all week, with each room modelled on a Hogwarts subject. Let your charges become budding wizards for the day as they explore the world of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with classrooms decked out for Potions, Herbology, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures and Defence Against the Dark Arts. The exhibition will also showcase material from J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury’s own collections for the very first time. www.bl.uk/a-history-of-magic
☑ Sharky & George at Whole Foods Market
The wonderful Whole Foods Market on High Street Ken will be hosting a series of themed morning activities (£20 per child) in their Room with a View. Each session runs from 10am-noon and will be suitable for children aged 5 to 10, all hosted by London’s most revered children’s party entertainers - Sharky and George. There’s a sea adventure called Ocean Rescue (Tuesday), a Rainforest Mission (Wednesday) and an Arctic Quest (Thursday). www.sharkyandgeorge.com
☑ Winnie-the-Pooh at the V&A
“Experience the timeless and universal appeal of this much-loved bear and discover the story behind the creative partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard, brought to life through sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.” From drop-in events to family sessions, there is a packed programme of Winnie-themed activities happening at the V&A this week. www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/winnie-the-pooh-exploring-a-classic
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☑ Enjoy the interactive exhibitions, craft workshops and family-friendly fun at Horniman Museum and Gardens, and explore the museum’s Colour: The Rainbow Revealed exhibition.
☑ Meet SEA LIFE London’s eight new Gentoo penguins.
☑ Take a ride on a miniature train deep under London at The Postal Museum. The museum is also offering drop-in arts and crafts workshops this week.
☑ Get up close to the props and designs from the Harry Potter films with Introducing the Art Department at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
☑ Meet Paw Patrol’s Chase and Marshall at ArcelorMittal Orbit, where older children can take a ride down the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.
☑ Fives-and-over can enjoy literary activities at Battersea Power Station with Storystock: a packed programme of workshops, storytelling sessions and dramatic performances.
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