With half-term coming up we have a few suggestions for how to keep the kids happy and busy for the week.

This year, February half-term will be from February 12 to 18.


From now until February 18 you can take the kids to enjoy The Early Man Trail at Bluewater.

The Early Man is the new creation from the makers of Wallace and Gromit. Families looking for adventure can join the tribe in search of 12 prehistoric characters from The Early Man film, now showing at Showcase Cinema de Lux.

The trail is free to join and you can pick up your maps from the concierge desk outside M&S on the lower mall. If you find all the characters, you will even win a prize.

There is also an Early Man clay modelling workshop that will be taking place between February 12 and 15 and is free for all.

The workshops will take place every 30 minutes, from 10am to 6pm and will feature an introduction to the new Early Man film. Guests should head to the lower mall, outside M&S, to book a slot on the day.

Alternatively, bounce into half-term at the new GraVity Trampoline Park with fun for all the family.

The park is located in the lower hall of Bluewater’s Plaza and is over 25,000 square feet. The obstacle course features a moving staircase, rotating floors, spinning punch bags and super slides. You will need to book at www.gravity-uk.com/bluewater-dartford.

The Glades, Bromley

The Glades is offering a kids' club this half-term with lots to keep the little ones busy and active.

The centre’s time machine will be fired up ready to transport young visitors back 2.6 million years to the Ice Age on February 12 and 13. And the final stop of the action-packed week will see the explorers being whizzed into a futuristic era of robots on February 16 and 17.

The kids' club will be held between February 12 and 17 from 11am to 4pm each day. Sign up here - www.theglades.co.uk/families

The Disney Store will also be hosting a free School’s Out activity from Monday to Friday during the school break where guests can enjoy a magical time designing and creating their own Disney-inspired mask to take home.


Prendergast Vale School, February 12 and 13, 10am to 3.30pm

Here your kids can take part in a two-day rock and pop school. This is for children in school years 5 to 11 who are singers, guitarists, bass guitarists and keyboard players of all levels and abilities. There are limited places available for kit drummers and they will need to play to Grade 1+ level.

Lewisham Library, February 12, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Learn to code your own computer games or website at Code Club - Scratch. Ages 8-11 years old.


Forster Memorial Park, February 12 to 16, 10am to 3pm every day

Half-term football course for boys and girls ages four to 12. All levels and abilities welcome.

Bellingham Gateway’s Holiday Scheme, February 12 to 16, 12.30pm to 5.30pm

Taking place at Bellingham Gateway Youth And Community Centre in Brookehowse Road, there are fun activities and lots to do for everyone.


St Mary Magdalen’s School, February 12 to 16, 10am to 4pm

This is a cultural enrichment holiday club where children are encouraged to develop their self-esteem, morals and social inclusion.


Beckenham Place Park, February 12, 10.30am to 11.45am

Unicorns, mermaids and dragons. Here you can make a charm bracelet, pendant and keepsake box, for ages five to nine.

Beckenham Place Park, February 13, 10.30am to 12noon

Let young ones' creativity shine in this Kiddy Cook Valentine’s Edible Gift workshop. For ages five and up, children will get the full experience of making a healthy, nutritious, delicious choc-dipped heart biscuit that they will decorate with an array of edible decorations.


Bromley and Downham Youth Club, February 12 to 16, 10.30am to 3.30pm

This half-term, treat the kids to a multi-activity week filled with adventures. This is for children in years 4, 5, 6 and 7. Bring a packed lunch.

Held at Downham Health and Leisure Centre, February 13, 5pm to 5.45pm

Learn to swim like a mermaid. Wear the tail and fin to learn how to swim in it and perform different skills and routines. Must have passed ASA stage 5.

Forest Hill

Horniman Museum, February 12 to 16, 11am to 3.30pm

Hands on Base: Horniman Explores will allow your children to discover the collections at the museum and learn what makes the Horniman special. You can also join the museum for some family art fun. Make some fantastic crafts inspired by the new exhibition - Colour: The Rainbow Revealed.