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May Half Term Happenings

May Half Term Happenings

Are you looking for something to do with the kids over half term in London? From exploring woodlands with The Exploration Society, to improving swimming through a Swimming Rocks Crash Course or going on a detective adventure at The Lyric — there’s loads of half term happenings across London!

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The Adventure: an interactive mystery
Ages 7 to 13
23rd May–6th June

Join an intrepid gang of young detectives to explore backstage in the exciting Lyric Hammersmith to help solve a fiendishly puzzling mystery.

 For more information: www.lyric.co.uk

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Half term crash course: 26th–29th May
Babies | Children | Adults
Chelsea | South Kensington | Golders Green

Every week this half term, premier swim school Swimming Rocks have weeklong crash courses—private or shared 2:1—with their experienced team of instructors. These 4- or 5-day courses are a great way to boost progress, improve technique or just a fun activity in the holidays.

 For more information: www.swimmingrocks.co.uk



Kids in years 1 to 3 | kids in years 4 to 8
All week | 9 to 5pm

May half term is full of activities to keep the kids busy on their holidays! From exploring the woodland through free play, outdoor laser tag and sailing to mountain biking and bushcraft. Convenient pick up and drop off in west London.

 For more information: explorationsociety.co.uk


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Saturday Music Clubs | Summer Music Workshops
Ages 4 to 12, beginners to experienced young musicians
Chelsea | Kensington

Unlock your child’s musical potential! Inspired, creative musical games, activities, singing, percussion, rhythmic and instrumental performance, notation, composition, transcription, aural development, orchestral families, composers, from Baroque to Disney. Experienced, fun tutors!

For more information: www.chelseaquavers.com

And for your childcare needs:


Like Minders is London’s favourite babysitting and flexible childcare agency providing direct access to safe, DBS checked professional child-carers throughout London and beyond. With over 15 years’ experience they offer a wide range of trustworthy, flexible and affordable childcare services including babysitting, part-time nannies, temporary nannies and holiday nannies, so you can rest assured that your children are in safe hands.

For more information: www.likeminders.co.uk

More great ideas:



What: Nature activities
When: all week
Where: The LookOut, Hyde Park
Cost: FREE to £15
More info: website





What: Art Classes
When: all week
Where: Kite Studios, Shepherds Bush
Cost: £15 – £30
More info: website





What: Musical Storytelling
When: May 26 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Where: Music House for Children, Shepherds Bush
Cost: £10
More info: website





What: Design a 1940’s scarf
When: 23 – 31 May 2015 | 1.30am – 12.30pm; 2 – 4pm
Where: Imperial War Museum
Cost: FREE
More info: website





What: Design Education
Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th May 2015 | 10 – 3:30pm
St Paul’s Primary School 
£75 for all three days
More info: website





What: Young Archaeologists’ Club
Where: Fulham Palace
When:  starts May 23 2015
More info: website

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