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10 of the best half term things to do in south east London and north Kent
Updated 9:21am Monday 17th February 2014 in Out & About
HALF term is here again, and there's plenty going on to keep the youngsters happy. Vibe's rounded up some of the best...
Twist and Pulse
The Chislehurst Studio, Tuesday, 2pm-4pm
Britain’s Got Talent stars Twist and Pulse will be conducting a two-hour dance workshop creating a brilliant routine with a grand performance at the end.
The South-London pair will also hold a Q&A session along with the opportunity for autographs and photo’s. For children aged 3 years and upwards. Other workshops will also be available throughout the week.
Call 07759123678 or drop into The Studio, 95 Chislehurst High Street, Kent BR7 5AG
Your little ones can enjoy a drink, three mini tapas and a dessert all for FREE!
One free kids meal per full paying adult spending £10 on food from main menu. One child ‘eats for free’ with every full paying adult between 12-5pm. Kids can also enter a colouring competition to win a lovely prize.
The Narnia Experience
Children aged between four and eight years old are invited to travel through the wardrobe and discover the wonders of Narnia in a quest to help Aslan defeat the Wicked White Witch.
The workshops are conducted through drama, dance and singing, and are designed to encourage creativity, confidence and communication skills in children whilst having fun and making new friends.
The experience concludes with a performance at the end for family and friends. perform.org.uk
Millbrook Garden Centre, Gravesend
Bring out your children’s inventive side and visit a series of bird-themed workshops, including: painting a wooden bird feeder, colouring in an owl mug, and much more.
Each day will bring a new activity and are aimed at kids aged between four and eight-years-old.
Each session starts at 2pm and costs £3 per child and also includes a voucher enabling children to a half-price meal in the Greencafé.
Workshops are exclusive to Millbrook Family members, sign-up for free on visit or log onto: millbrookgc.co.uk
The Cat In The Hat
The popular storybook by Dr Seuss comes alive for a lively and engaging performance that is perfect for young children and based on. For tickets and show times visit greenwichtheatre.org.uk
Imagine 2014 at the Southbank Centre
The Southbank Centre’s mammoth programme of half term fun started on February 10 and doesn’t come to an end until Sunday (February 23).
Listen to and meet the likes of Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake, try circus skills with the author of the Olivia series, Lyn Gardner, and check out poetry, music, crafts and comedy all aimed at youngsters.
Saturday is The Great Enormo dress up day – the Great Enormo is an amazing new theme park that allows visitors to travel through time on fantastically fun rides. Come as a cowboy, spaceman, pirate, sailor, wasp or let your imagination run wild.
Go to southbankcentre.co.uk
As ever, this Forest Hill museum has plenty to keep the kids happy, with Family Art Fun from 11am daily, where they can make running ostrich puppets or pipistrelle bat headdresses, and Nature Explorers on Thursday afternoons where little ones have the opportunity to try to navigate in the dark like an owl or a bat (£2).
Add to that the cool new Extremes exhibition which opened on February 15, which encourages visitors to step outside of their comfort zones with games, experiments and exhibits centred on extreme environments.
Go to horniman.ac.uk
White Oak Leisure Centre, Swanley
A full roster of half term activities includes a taster archery session tomorrow (Thursday, February 20) for over eights and a Zumbatomic party for four to seven-year-olds on Friday.
There are day camps all week, packed with fun including swimming, flumes, trampolining, arts and crafts, and lots of swimming lessons and inflatable fun in the pool. Go to sencio.org.uk
Dinosaur Dramatics at Bromley Museum
Drop by on Wednesday, February 19 or Thursday between 2pm and 3.30pm (it continues to 4pm) to make finger and stick puppets and a theatre to create your own dinosaur show. Sessions cost £1. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01689 873826.
If it brightens up there’s mini golf but if not there’s always the Sega XD theatre and heaps of films at the cinema.
The Entertainer toy shop has a whole load of cool activities like arts with Rescue Hospital, hunting the baddies with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and puzzles with Tree Fu Tom.
Go to bluewater.co.uk
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