Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again: the February half term break. The kids love ‘em, the grownups do too (on the whole) – but having said that, trying to find fun stuff to do with your little ones without busting the bank can prove stressful.
If you’re excited at the prospect of your kids’ half term break but you’re at a loss what to do all week – just remember, you live in London – one of the most amazing cities on the planet.
And if you live in or near to the mighty London Borough of Camden, you’re in luck, because here’s a handy little half term guide just for you.
Pottery Club at Kentish Town City Farm
A farm in Kentish Town? Yes, really. Not only is Kentish Town Farm a lovely little hideaway that the kids will love, but if you’re feeling crafty this half term, there’s also a pottery club. This fun-filled pottery workshop (which runs on a Tuesday) will have your kids kneading, shaping and crafting animal-shaped creations in no time and afterwards, you can all run riot visiting the various farm residents and enjoying this secret outdoor haven. Get your wellies on!
Camden Stables Market
No day out in Camden would be complete without a stroll around the famous Stables Market. Head into the heart of the market, marvelling at the many weird and wonderful stalls, sit down and enjoy a reasonable bite to eat in the bustling surroundings of the al fresco food court, and wander down the Regent’s Canal, checking out the local canal barges – they’re impressive.
One of London’s most impressive and ideally located green spaces, Regent’s Park will offer you hours of fun. Grab a coffee in the heart of the park, then follow the trail through the maze and landscaped gardens; climb, hop and jump in the adventure playground; take a pedalo on the pond and if you’re feeling particularly generous, take your kids to the ZSL London Zoo – you’ll be one popular parent if you do.
A wee bit further afield (just down the road in Bloomsbury), Coram Fields is one of the city’s ultimate play zones for juniors – and the golden rule is: ‘No Adult can enter without a child (so there)’. With lots of open space to explore, regular indoor kids activities (for when it rains, which is most of the time in Blighty), a zip wire and an adventure playground, this is sure to entertain, inspire and tire the little ones out, meaning that after all the fun and games are over, you can sit down on the couch with a cold beer or a good glass of wine.
ABC’s bonus tip: If sadly, you have to work and you can’t spend the half term holidays with your kids, Camden’s Maiden Lane Community Centre offers a full half term holiday programme for a very reasonable price – it looks heaps of fun too.
We hope this Camden half term guide has offered you some inspiration and whatever you decide to do, we hope you have the best time ever. Oh, and if you’re in the middle of a home move and looking for Camden self storage – give us a tinkle.