Mums and Dads of the city , it’s that time again: February half term. The kids love ‘em, and we’re sure you do too (in the main) – that said, trying to source fun stuff to do with your little ones without busting the bank can prove stressful.
If you’re leaping in excitement at the prospect of your kids’ half term break but you’re at a loss what to do with the whole week – just remember, you live in London – one of the most electrifying cities on the planet.
And if you live in or near to the mighty London Borough of Southwark, you’re in luck, because here’s a handy little half term guide just for you.
Surrey Docks City Farm
Every good half term break should include a visit to a farm or zoo of some sort – and if you’re in Southwark, Surrey Docks Farm is the one for you. Sitting proudly on the meandering banks of the River Thames, this beautiful little hideaway offers a slice of rural heaven in the heart of the city. Expect brilliant enclosures, goats, giant pigs and more fun than you can shake a shovel at.
The London Film Museum
Down on the Southwark’s (and Bermondsey’s – they share it) Southbank, The London Film Museum will have your little ones saying ‘wow’ from start to finish, with amazing displays, exhibits and cool movie artefacts. And if your kiddie loves 007, the Bond in Motion exhibition is a permanent fixture, showcasing the world’s biggest selection of Bond vehicles. Afterwards, you can take a leisurely stroll by the river and soak in all of the iconic sights and sounds of the Southbank.
If you’re in Southwark, you must take the little ones to Borough Market. Okay, it might not sound like a kid-friendly activity, but there’s little doubt that your children will wonder at the hustle, the bustle, the stalls and all of the weird and wonderful produce on display. Plus, once you grab them some food from one of the many vendors on offer, we expect you’ll be very popular indeed. Oh, and afterwards, if you’re feeling particularly generous, you can take them down to the eerie depths of the London Bridge Experience.
Boasting 76.2-acres of sensational parkland, this is one of London’s best green open spaces – and if it isn’t raining cats or dogs or blowing like Mr Methane’s underpants – you and the kids will have a great day out here. There’s a boating lake, walking trails, trees, wildlife, pretty plants, grass on which to run, hop and jump, a lovely little cafe, panoramic city views, a veggie garden, and more. So get down there and let loose – heaps of South half term fun all in one place.
We hope this Southwark half term guide has offered you the shot of inspiration you need and whatever you decide to do, we hope you have the best time in the world. Oh, and if you’re in the middle of a home move and looking for Southwark self storage – give us a tinkle.