Now that we are fully immersed into the May half term and the weather is beginning to brighten up, you might be struggling with ideas as to what to do with your kids and teens during their free time. Well, have no fear as here at Away with the Kids, we have come up with some ideas:
If you don’t enjoy the thought of sitting inside throughout this holiday, why not try to get out there and do something new?
You could look at enjoying a fun day out at the park, or even discover a new sporting passion! There are many events in and around London perfect for both you and the children. Why not take part in some Swashbuckling fun at Groombridge Place near Tunbridge Wells? Come on down to enjoy some pirates and mermaid’s fun with story-telling, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, and lots more fun and games, including Crusoe’s World with its authentic wooden ship, and the Enchanted Forest with swings and zipwires to explore and enjoy. This all takes place until June 4th, so head on down now for some seafaring wonder.
Or why not get to know the parts of history that the teachers don’t want you to know, the most gruesome and gory parts, with the Horrible Histories show at Hampton Court Palace? The Best of Barmy Britain show celebrates all that is horrible about history, from battling Boudicca to the terrible Dick Turpin to the putrid plague, your kids will love the most ghoulish and ghastly history lesson they’ll ever get, taking part in the palatial gardens of Henry VIII’s home itself.
During the May holiday why not treat your children with a theatre trip? Let their imagination run wild whilst watching performances such as the Owl and the Pussycat, The Man Who Knows It All, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. There’s plenty of exciting stories for your kids to lose themselves in taking place of the half term.
If you are looking for something extra special to do with the family then consider attending a family festival.
Friday 2nd June marks the annual Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. This is a relaxed three day family friendly festival. With headlining acts including Buzzcocks, Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark, The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Aswad and many more! Why not consider camping there as well? Wychwood Festival is the perfect place to go family camping, the tranquil campsite sits beneath the Prestbury Hills and is just a short walk from the main arena.
Or, if that festival doesn’t take your fancy, the amazingly named Tabbalabba located at Gulliver’s Land has The Big Bubble Show, The Shock Puppet Parade and Gulliver’s Cake-off making sure all the family are entertained.
Southbank always has something going on with some amazing things to do and something for everyone to enjoy.
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes Exhibition on Doon Street is running until 4th September. This showcases the world’s largest LEGO exhibition that was inspired by the DC characters. You now have the chance to meet at take pictures with the world’s most popular super heroes and villains.
Otherwise the Underbelly Festival is a perfect antidote to sightseeing and daily attractions - you will laugh your head off at the Comedy Club 4 Kids! You can also try and make your escape in Knightmare Live!
If you’re looking to for the perfect family friendly and toddler friendly hotel in London to stay at whilst enjoying all of these events then we have you covered!