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February half-term

Ends 23 Feb 2020 at 11:59 PM

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Say 'ahoy' to half-term adventures with Thames Clippers!

It’s February which means school holidays, and Thames Clippers is here to make keeping your kids entertained a breeze! Take to the river this February half-term and enjoy family activities from interactive museums to trampoline parks, along our routes.

With Family River Roamer tickets, two adults and up to three children (aged 5 – 15) can hop-on, hop-off around London all-day for just £35.60 when booked online! Children under 5 travel for free.

Between Friday 14 - Sunday 23 February our onboard bars are serving delicious and affordable Kids’ Meal Deals which include a sandwich, packet of crisps or a Bear Fruit YoYo and a juice box for just £3.50. To keep children entertained while you glide past the sights aboard the River Bus, we are including a complimentary copy of our Learning the Ropes activity book, which provides river-based activities, puzzles, quizzes and information.

Check out some of the family-friendly fun to be had along the river this half-term below:

Kids’ Workshops at Battersea Power Station

Out west, there will be a mix of free arts and crafts workshops for children taking place including soft play, Grow Your Own Blooms and Herbs and Design Your Own Kaleidoscope. Activities take place 11:00 – 16:00, Saturday 15 - Sunday 23 February. Also at Battersea Power Station, the first Light Festival is taking place until Sunday 16 February.

Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station

Imagine Children’s Festival at Southbank Centre

The 19th Imagine Children’s festival is taking place at Southbank Centre this month. The festival focuses on all things to do with children's books, all ages from tots through to teens are welcome to join. Highlights from this year's event include a celebration of the Harry Potter series.

Nearest pier: London Eye (Waterloo)

Museum Missions at London Transport Museum

Start your first Museum Mission at London Transport Museum and discover more about London’s favourite signs and symbols. During half-term, you’ll be able to pick up a Museum Mission from the Family Desk at the London Transport Museum and discover why signs and symbols are so important to London and its recognisable transport system. Explore the Museum, including our Thames Nipper, and look out for the activities to help you discover London Transport Museum’s collection, with object handling, games and role play, colouring-in and even dressing up!

Nearest pier: Embankment

Mudlarking at Museum of London Docklands

Disembark at Canary Wharf Pier to explore the Museum of London Docklands’ Mudlarks gallery - a free interactive learning space for young visitors. Introducing the stories told within the museum in a fun and stimulating environment, little ones can load cargo in Tip the Clipper or become a builder in the building role-play area. The museum is also putting on special activities for February half-term focused on the River Thames, which include building London Bridge from craft materials, Lab Tots’ scientific adventure for under 5s, and storytelling about the Thames Tunnel and The Great Stink.

Nearest pier: Canary Wharf

Make it Go at Cutty Sark

At Cutty Sark, kids are invited to design and race their own creations based on the Cutty Sark’s sleek and speedy design. This design and race programme takes place 17-21 February. Rainbow Week also takes place around Royal Museums Greenwich during half-term.

Nearest pier: Greenwich

Around The O2

Visit The O2 this half-term! Hop off at North Greenwich Pier and enjoy an array of choices for the whole family, whether it’s a game at Hollywood Bowl, a spot of shopping at Icon Outlet, watching a film at Cineworld, or burning off some energy by scaling Up at The O2 or jumping around at Oxygen Freejumping. Or visit new openings at The O2 including The Selfie Factory for fun family snaps or KickTown, which uses the latest technology from the gaming industry to bring epic football challenges to life.

Nearest pier: North Greenwich

Feeling inspired?


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