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What’s on in half term? – 11 to 19 February 2017

Posted by on Friday, 10 February, 2017 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on in half term? – 11 to 19 February 2017

Trying not to break the bank? We’ve picked out some free and low-cost suggestions for days out in London this half term…

Chinese New Year 2017 – Celebrating China’s Diversity with MBL, V&A Museum of Childhood, 11.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday 11 February 2017

This weekend the Chinese New Year celebrations continue at the Museum of Childhood with traditional and modern instrumental and dance performances. Make a Chinese Opera mask, or attend a costume or calligraphy workshop. A collaborative event with The Mothers’ Bridge of Love. Free. More details here

Smashfest, Deptford Lounge/Albany Theatre, 13 to 17 February 2017

SMASHfestUK: Supervolcano arrives in Deptford next week. Imagine a supervolcano has erupted in Lewisham – this Science, Engineering and Arts Festival is here to help you code a robot to navigate volcanic obstacles, do some forensic tests, guide people to safety and much more. There are drop-in and ticketed shows and workshops to attend. Free. More details here

Imagine Children’s Festival, Southbank Centre, until 19 February 2017

The Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival is always a top destination for February half term. This year you can check out The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, Chris Hoy, Chris Riddell, bedtime stories, family partying, live music and much more. More details here

Robot Zoo, Horniman Museum & Gardens, until 29 October 2017

The much-anticipated Robot Zoo opens at the Horniman Museum this weekend. Find out how animals do all manner of amazing things, meet the robot animals made from familiar machine parts and gadgets and try out the interactive exhibits. Tickets cost £7 (adult), £4 (child aged 3 and over) and £17 (family). More details here

Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail, Museum of London Docklands, until 3 September 2017

An enormous range of archaeological objects unearthed by the Crossrail works go on display this week at the Museum of London Docklands. The items provide an insight into 8,000 years of human history in London – from Mesolithic tool makers to 19th century factory workers. On Saturday, there’s also a family workshop celebrating the Crossrail Place Roof Garden. Free. More details here

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