Ah, it’s that time again: the February half term holidays. The kids love them, the grownups do too – but having said that, trying to find things to do with your juniors without busting the bank can prove stressful.
If you are excited but you’re feeling those grey hairs forming on your head already – just remember, you live in London – one of the most action-packed cities on the planet.
And if you live in or near to the might London Borough of Wandsworth, you’re in luck, because here’s a handy little half term guide just for you.
Yes, there’s a zoo made especially for children – and it’s epic – in a miniature way, of course. From monkeys, meerkats and snakes to sheep, donkeys, bunnies and more, there are plenty of wonderful creatures for your children to marvel at – there’s also a big old adventure playground (which includes a converted, decommissioned fire engine) on-site, as well as a tasty little cafe for the mums and dads to enjoy while their children go wild (if you’ll pardon the pun). A Wandsworth half term must-visit.
There are three of these bad boys in Wandsworth, so take your pick. And let’s face it, the weather in good old Blighty isn’t the most reliable which means come half term, a decent soft play is more than a solid option. Not only do Eddie Katz play zones have a host of awesome apparatus on which to run, jump, swing, slide, hop and climb, but they run a choice of great classes of workshops for parents and their children. And if you fancy releasing your inner-child and having a go on the apparatus yourself, well, nobody’s going to stop you – you’re only being a responsible adult, after all.
Based in Fulham and Battersea, the Pottery Cafe is the perfect place to take your kids on a cold or rainy half term day. Sporting the strap-line ‘Firing Imagination for 20 Years’, this lovely creative space certainly delivers. You and your little ones can sit down, enjoy a cake or two, and decorate some pottery in lovely surroundings – what more could you want? Get on it.
For a spot of culture (or just a runaround with some relics thrown in), look no further than Wandsworth Museum. If your children are under six, entry is free and even better, if they’re under five, there’s an indoor play area inside the museum. With a host of inspiring and creative exhibits, lots of fun things to do and a top-notch cafe on-site, Wandsworth Museum ticks all the half term boxes.
We couldn’t have a half term guide without mentioning a good old green open space – and Putney Heath has a whopping 400-acres worth. Plus, the Heath runs into Wimbledon Common making up 1000 acres of heathland, parkland, walking trails, nature gardens, play areas and a colossal nine ponds. If the weather is even half decent you can enjoy an epic day out here – and it’s not far to go – so don’t miss out.
We hope this Wandsworth half term guide has given you some inspiration and whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a brilliant time. And if you’re in the midst of a move and looking for Wandsworth self storage – give us a tinkle.