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TOP20 things to do with the kids this half term

Need some inspiration for things to do locally around East London this weekend, well fear not as LDNeast has selected our Top 5 activities to help.

 

 

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Stratford
Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm
All Ages
FREE

Looking for half term activities and ideas? Why not encourage the family to get active at the QEO parks brand new, completely free drop in sports taster sessions. activities include; Rowing
Table Tennis, Football, Athletics, Cricket, Boxing, Volleyball and more!

For more details click here

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The Maleficent Experience
Sky Studios
The O2
Greenwich

Monday – Friday
12pm – 10pm
   
All Ages
FREE

The exhibition includes Maleficent dramatic wings, worn by Angelina Jolie during filming, Aurora’s crib from the famous christening scene and King Stefan’s armour and shield along with other items handpicked by the filmmakers, and the exquisite Aurora costume worn by Elle Fanning. Visitors can also pose for their photo with Maleficent and her magnificent wings and there will be an interactive green screen photo op to become Maleficent herself!

For more details click here      

 

 

 

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Forest Kids
Hackney Wick
Hackney
Monday
10am – 12pm
   
Ages 0 – 6
FREE

Outdoor parent and child group started by Eva and Kim to get out and about exploring, looking and learning on Hackney Marshes, bring suitable clothing, wear wellies, pack snacks and bring your scooter, bike, pram.

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HMS Belfast
Tower Bridge
Saturday / Sunday
10am – 5pm
All Ages
Adults £15.50 / Child FREE

As you immerse yourself in the ship’s history, don’t miss the simulated firing of HMS Belfast’s 4-inch guns – which our live gun crew will be presenting throughout the week at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm. Other activities include making medals

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Julia Donaldson Picture Book Week
Discover Children’s Story Centre
Stratford
Monday - Friday
11am – 5pm
Ages 3+
Adults £5 / Child £5

Join Discover over May Half Term when our Story Builders will share ever-popular Julia Donaldson stories including ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’, ‘Superworm’, ‘Cave Baby’, ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’.

For more details click here

 

 

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The Silver Sword
Hackney Empire
Hackney
Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm
All Ages
FREE

Join in the adventures of the Balicki children for a week of song, fun and creative activity at the Hackney Empire for the under 12’s.Workshops are free and sessions are drop in from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

For more details click here

 

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Animate This!
Old Royal Naval College

Greenwich

Wednesday
1pm – 4pm
   
Ages 5+
FREE

To celebrate the opening of ORNC at the Movies temporary display, drop in the Clore Learning Centre to try your hand at making moving images: from zoetropes to digital animation.

For more details click here      

 

 

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Free Movies
Big Red Pizza Bus
Deptford
Tuesday – Friday
1:30pm & 3:30pm
   
All Ages
FREE

What could be better than being served great pizza in and old route master then going and watching a kids movie in a cinema truck for free!!! There will be lots of things for the kids to do including a Painting area and for the brave, what about a game of Twister.

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Maleficent for £3.50
Genesis Cinema

Whitechapel
Wednesday / Thursday
11:45am
  
Ages 7+
Adult £3.50 / Child £3.50

Genesis Cinema in Tower Hamlets will be showing Disney’s brand new release Maleficent staring Angelina Jolie for the great price of £3.50. Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone.

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Junior Tennis Sessions
Various Locations
Tower Hamlets
Monday – Sunday
10am / 11am / 12pm / 4pm
Ages 5+
Child £2

Short camp programme for May half term, running 2 days in Victoria Park, 3 in KEMP and 2 in Bethnal Green. Works out at less than £2 per hour booking online. All abilities, all ages (split into groups), equipment provided.

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Junior Climbers
Mile End Climbing Wall
Tower Hamlets
Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm
Ages 8+
Child £8

This Half Term Holiday Mile End Climbing Wall is offering young people aged 8 and older the chance to have a go at Indoor Climbing There will be climbing with ropes, bouldering and maybe even an abseil. The sessions are fully supervised by one of our nationally qualified instructors and all equipment is provided. Each session is 1.5 hrs long and costs £8 per person.

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Dalston Flower Show for Children
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
Hackney
Tuesday - Friday
2pm – 5pm
   
All Ages
FREE

Half-term programme of free activities for children with an afternoon of gardening and design. Emamoke Ukeleghe and Yemi Asowile will be making botanically inspired bunting from 1pm and Nicola Plant is back, 2-4pm, with ‘pot-hole’ miniature gardening! We will also be sowing lots of sunflowers and other seeds. No need to book, just drop in.

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A-Maze-In
Stratford Circus
Stratford
Thursday – Saturday
10am / 12pm
  / 3pm / 5pm 
Ages 0 – 8
Child £8 / £6 concs / £2 per accompanying adult

A-MAZE-IN’ will take families on an adventure through a maze of honeycomb designed to delight children from ages one to eight years. Delivering a wonderfully tactile experience, children will be invited to join the “gardeners” to train as the new generation of bees, learning all about cross-pollination, making a bee bed in a hive, and learning how to waggle and fly!

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Ragged School
Stepney
Wednesday / Thursday
10am – 5pm
All Ages
FREE

We’ll be celebrating Queen Vic’s birthday in our own ragged way – expect bunting, slices of Victoria sponge cake and lots of fun family activities. This May Half Term you will be able to: make you very own, very regal crown!, create a silhouette of the Queen’s regal face (and perhaps your own too!), send a birthday card to Queen Vic! and lots more!

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Alice in Wonderland
Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich
Monday - Friday
Various show times
Ages 3+
Adults £16, £11 (£15 & £10 plus £1 booking fee)
Concessions: £13.50 & £8.50 (£12.50 & £7.50 plus £1 booking fee)

It all starts one summer’s afternoon, when Alice drowsily falls asleep under a tree and catches sight of a White Rabbit in a waistcoat running beside her… Desperate to know where he is rushing to, Alice jumps down the rabbit hole after him… And the adventure begins…

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Kids Create Art Workshops 
Glamis Adventure Playground
Shadwell
Tuesday - Friday
12pm – 6pm
All Ages
FREE

Play scheme running during the holidays at one of the most unique kids adventure playground in London.

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Spitalfields City Farm
Bethnal Green
Tuesday – Thursday
10:30am – 3pm
   
Ages 5+
FREE

Outdoor play and educational farm based activities. Sessions run in to groups 4-7 / 8-11.

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Half Term Holiday Activities: Ideal Homes
Geffrye
Hackney
Tuesday – Friday
10:30am - 4pm
   
All Ages
FREE

Be inspired by our useful + beautiful exhibition and explore new and future home design. Create futuristic homes, wacky wallpapers and funky fabrics.

For more details click here    

 

 

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Victorious Victorians
Museum of Childhood
Bethnal Green
Monday – Friday
1oam – 4pm
 
All Ages
Free

Games, activities, story telling and trails step back 150years and discover what children were like and what they played.

For more details click here

 

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In The Night Garden
The O2
Greenwich
Monday – Sunday
10am / 11am / 12pm / 4pm
Ages 5+
£22.50 each

Step into the magical world of In the Night Garden and see Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka brought to life before your eyes with beautiful costumes, magical puppets, enchanting music and breathtaking projections. In the Night Garden Live takes place in its own purpose-built, family-friendly Showdome. With just 13 rows of seats, you’ll be close to the action wherever you sit and everyone gets a great view!

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And for more ideas for things to do around the rest of London this week, please check out our friends at Urban Explorer by clicking on the image below.

 

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