Wild ‘n' Windy
After a month of snow, wind and biting cold, find out more about the power of weather at Morden Hall Park in south west London, between Wimbledon and Sutton. Kids will be encouraged to power of the wind and create some exciting wind-powered crafts.Event takes place on Thursday, February 24 from 11am-3pm. Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden, London SM4 5JD. Visit National Trust: Morden Hall Park http://bit.ly/hWSN0D Nearest train station: Morden South. Family tickets up to four persons £4 and £1.50 per person.
Tales of Mr Toad
Money talk this half term at the museum of the Bank of England. Fans of The Wind in the Willows will love this daily event. A costumed storyteller will enact the adventures of Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole in the Misadventures of Mr Toad. Fans of the books will be fascinated to learn the characters were first created by former Secretary of the Bank of England Kenneth Grahame. Event takes place every day from 21-25 February at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Bank of England Museum, Threadneedle Street, EC2. Visit http://bit.ly/fSL0Ag Admission free. Nearest tube station: Bank.
Family Ghost Tours
spend an hour scaring the family at Ham House in Richmond. Explore this 17th century home and hear the stories of the residents who never quite left. Join the staff during half term and hear about the ghosts which have cropped up during Ham House's 400-year history and get into the ghoulish spirit by dressing up! Event will take place on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 11.30am. Ham Street, Ham, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey TW10 7RS. Visit http://bit.ly/h7vRuU Adult ticket £8 and children £6.
Get the kids thinking creatively and send them off to this half term workshop in Dulwich.
London by Speedboat
An award-winning family adventure which takes families through the heart of the city at an exhilarating 35 knots. From the perfect vantage point of a speedboat take in the famous landmarks, such as Shakespeare's Globe, MI6 and the Houses of Parliament . The trip departs hourly from the London Eye Pier, 7 days a week all year round and is suitable for all ages. Visit http://bit.ly/eszYef. Booking essential. Nearest tube: Waterloo. Adult ticket £21 and children £19.50
Dragons, Puppets and Fans
Enjoy the V&A museum with the family and discover your inner designer this half term. Join the team in the lunchroom at the Sackler Centre and make puppets or fans after exploring the museum for clues and ideas. Be inspired by Chinese animals, colours and mythical creatures and invent your own designs. This drop-in event takes place from 20-27 February from 10.30am to 5pm. V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. Visit http://bit.ly/igM2XX 020 7942 2211. Nearest tube: South Kensington. Admission free.
Get your kids involved in a free intergenerational drama workshop which coincides with a new exhibition that delves into the pages of well-loved books and brings five stories of war to life. In partnership with the Polka Theatre, children will read and listen to excerpts from stories such as Robert Westall's The Machine gunners and then illustrate postacards to be displayed during performances of the show at the Polka Theatre. Event takes place from 19-27 February at 11.30am-1pm & 2.30pm-4pm. Imperial War Museum London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. Visit http://bit.ly/gYuZFn .All children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission free.
Take the family to the V&A's Museum of Childhood for drama, art and literacy workshops. If you like a chance to relax and enjoy reading with your children (age 5-11) then come to one of this week's half term sessions. Families will explore a well-loved tbook Room On The Broom by Julia Donaldson through drama, games, scenery painting, costume design and storytelling and then, at the end of the session, be encouraged to invite family and friends to watch their group perform the story in the museum. Event takes place from 21-25 February from 11-3pm. V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA. Visit http://bit.ly/fJkSyk . Nearest tube: Bethnal Green. Sessions are free but booking essential.