5 Exciting Half-Term Activities in London | Planning the Perfect Family City Break

Exciting Half-Term Activities
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Are you searching for exciting half-term activities in London for the whole family to enjoy?

Look no further!

Here at DUKES, we're sharing our favourite things to see and do in the capital, to inspire your next adventure:

Half-Term Activities in London: Go City London Explorer Pass

The Go City London Explorer Pass is the perfect choice if you will be in the city for a few days over the February half-term holiday.

With the option of 2, 3, 5 and 7 attraction passes, there are plenty of exciting locations in London to pick from.

Whether it’s a trip to London Zoo, a guided tour on wheels from the London Bicycle Tour Company, or an immersive escape room experience with The Game is Now, you’ll be able to find something for everyone.

Planning your trips couldn’t be easier, as Go City has an app you can download with entry information, opening hours and a handy digital map.

London bus tour

Half-Term Activities in London: Imagine Children’s Festival

The Southbank Centre will be running its renowned Imagine Children’s Festival for the 22nd year from  7th to 17th February.

It’s the leading arts festival in the UK for children under 11 years old (accompanied by their grown-ups), offering crafts, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, and more, across a range of genres and themes.

With over 130 events on the programme, from the CBeebies Ocean Adventure to a read-along performance of Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho’s latest book Luna Loves Gardening, there’s plenty to keep your little ones entertained this half term.

The Southbank Centre

The Roc-King Club

For those with a vivid imagination, no trip to London would be complete without a magical dining experience at The Roc-King Club.

A one-of-its-kind in the city, your family will be transported to a whimsical world full of dancing, music, performers and magicians. Indulge in an immersive feast for both the stomach and the senses!

The first ever Roc-King Club weekend will be held on Saturday 10th February at Porchester Hall —  only a tube journey away on the Circle Line from us here at DUKES — so make sure to book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Dining out with kids

Half-Term Activities in London: Dopamine Land

If you’re a family of sensory-seekers, look no further than Dopamine Land for a multi-sensory experience like no other. It’s even been described as the happiest place in London!

With rooms such as Pool of Joy, The Bubble Bar, and Musical Tiles, kids won’t ever want to leave this enchanting attraction characterised by its endless colours and lights.

Worry not, grown-ups: The Bubble Bar serves a delicious menu of bubble-themed cocktails, as well as wine, prosecco, beer, bubble tea, and other soft drinks to enjoy afterwards.

Child blowing bubbles

Half-Term Activities in London: Afternoon Tea

Here at DUKES, we have our own exciting activity on offer for your half-term trip to London: a quintessentially British afternoon tea.

Why not make the most of our elegant Drawing Room overlooking the courtyard garden, and delight the whole family with a luxurious dining experience?

Our Little Dukes and Duchesses Afternoon Tea is full of your little ones’ favourites, including marmalade sandwiches, ham and cheese triangles, and a scrumptious assortment of sweet treats to finish.

Little Dukes and Duchess Afternoon Tea

If you think these exciting half-term activities in London are the perfect match for your little ones, get in contact with our reservations team and secure your booking today.

Through our recent blog, you can also learn more about why DUKES is the best luxury family hotel for your family city break.