Half Term activities in London this month
Make the most of May half term with shows, activities and workshops to amuse children of all ages
What to do with toddlers in London: children aged 0-6
Ocean Invaders, Sea Life London Aquarium
Have you visited the new permanent exhibition at the Sea Life London Aquarium? Discover jellyfish, those slimy, stingy, beautiful, beach-ruining, surreal prehistoric life-forms.
Sensational Butterflies, Natural History Museum
The fantastic tropical butterfly house at the Natural History Museum, London returns for its eight year with another round of wriggling caterpillars transforming into colourful butterflies. Whether you're the future King of England (who you may remember enjoyed a visit to the Natural History Museum's butterfly house last year) or just an ordinary family member, this is a great day out for nature lovers and young children.
May half term: Children aged 6-9
Terrible Tudors at Hampton Court Palace
Join Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court Palace, as the world of the Terrible Tudors comes to life in Henry VIII’s back garden with a theatrical production by the Birmingham Stage Company for an evening of giggles and gore.
Running Wild, Regent's Park Outdoor Theatre
Regent's Park Outdoor Theatre is the cultural highlight of the year for many families. Each year the productions are more magnificent than the last, and this year's production of Michael Morpurgo's Running Wild promises great things. Bring refreshments and warm clothes and prepare for a magical family friendly evening.
Above and Beyond, National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime's latest exhibition explores mankind's remarkable journey into space - from how spaceships stay in the air and what happens to our bodies on a mission to Mars. Created in collaboration with NASA (wow!) the National Maritime Museum answers all these questions and more in the most interactive exhibition on aerospace ever, designed to inspire the next generation of engineers, pilots and astronauts this May half term.
May half term: Children aged 10-14
Gruesome Nature Live, London Zoo
Join a team of adventurers at London Zoo this May for a sing-a-long adventure full of revolting creatures, great and small
Spark: A Space Tail
Spark: A Space Tail is the film for all the family this May. Join Spark, a 13-year-old monkey from the planet Bana in an adventure story about love and friendship