Education Blog

Activity ideas for the February break

By Marieke Audsley

Filling the time over half term can sometimes be tricky! The 7+ exams are done and dusted, the 11+ is over and GCSE mocks have been ticked off… It’s time to have some fun this Half Term and there are loads of great things to do in London this February…

The Southbank Centre is running a two week ‘Imagine Festival’, which is jam-packed full of great events, including a children-led Question Time and some cracking theatre, dance and comedy performances.

Keen astronomers may want to go to the Royal Observatory where there are fascinating morning workshops on dwarf planets and asteroids.

In search of treasure? The Globe Theatre is organizing hunts for six to 11-year-olds who want to know more about the enchanting world of Elizabethan London.

If you’d rather sit back and watch something magical, then there’s a whole host of great children’s theatre playing at the moment. Highlights include Dotty the Dragon at the Lyric, Hammersmith; The Insect Circus at Jackson’s Lane; The Railway Children at King’s Cross; Red Riding Hood at the fabulous floating Puppet Theatre Barge and 50 Dangerous Things at the Unicorn.

If your kids are bookworms then check out the children’s book swaps events taking place across the city, and Roald Dahl fans should go to east to Stratford where a whole week of Roald Dahl related events is taking place at the Discover Children’s Story Centre.

A perennial favourite is of course is a trip to the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studios.

If you want something a little more gruesome then go to the London Dungeon where their Half Term  topic is grave robbing in the 1840s.

However, if pirates are more your thing, then join the crew of the Golden Hinde II for a day…

Whatever you get up to, have a fantastic and well-deserved break!

15/09/2017 Insight

How to Prepare for University

A Fresh Start By Bella Audsley (more…)
Read more
01/09/2017 Insight

New 9 – 1 GCSEs | Challenging Perspectives on Change

Read Kate's Column in the Autumn 2017 issue of School Report: Challenging perspectives on change (more…)
Read more
27/02/2015 Insight

Get your Creative Juices Flowing!

Creative Writing Tasks and Tips by Marieke Audsley As with all things, practice makes perfect and although some people think...
Read more
13/10/2016 Insight

Planning to study medicine? Should you choose IB or A Levels?

Question: IB or A-levels: which should I take if I want to study medicine at university? The Telegraph, 13 October 2016...
Read more
21/06/2016 Insight

What should our son be doing to win a place at Cambridge University?

Question: What should our son be doing to win a place at Cambridge University? The Telegraph, 21 June 2016 - Read...
Read more
26/03/2015 Insight

Getting the most out of your tutoring sessions

We all want to make the most of things in life and that is just as true for both...
Read more
16/01/2017 Insight

Top Tips for School Interviews

Here are some key points to consider when preparing for a school interview. (more…)
Read more
16/05/2017 News

9 Tips to Help you Achieve your Best in an Exam

Study Skills to help you Succeed By Bella Audsley Click here to download a timetable of GCSE, IB and A level...
Read more
25/04/2017 Insight

The Power of Positive Thinking

Why we cannot underestimate the impact positive thinking has on our children’s education Words: Kate Shand        ...
Read more
02/03/2017 Insight

Novel Ideas to Celebrate World Book Day

A token of our appreciation for reading... (more…)
Read more
25/10/2017 Insight

Navigating the journey to a new school?

Much like the school run itself, the journey towards finding a school for your child can feel like an...
Read more
06/10/2016 Insight

How to encourage motivation for learning

Question: My son is bright and intelligent but lacks motivation at school - what can we do?  The Telegraph, 6 October...
Read more
One to One Tuition
Enjoy Homeschooling
Relocation Support
Become an Enjoy Tutor