February 20-26: children’s storytelling and outdoor play

Children play in a meadow Pic: Rose Anna Dana

Children play in a meadow Pic: Rose Anna Dana

With the half-term coming to a close, parents and children all around the East London line can still savour the last stress-free days with fun activities. From becoming space cadets to nature know-it-alls, there’s fun for all the family.

Hatcham Oak Dads Stay & Play

February 25

A group run by local dads for local dads. Bring along your kids and make friends with fellow dads from all over the borough.

Messy Play

February 24

Get creative with your children at Bellingham Children Centre without having to worry to clean up the mess afterwards.

Half-Term Fun at Centrale

February 20– 22

Exciting children’s entertainment including storytelling, theatre, sing-alongs and magicians.

Design Your Own Chinese Lantern

February 22

In keeping with the Chinese New Year, design your very own Chinese lantern to bring home to your family.

Ice Rink in Canary Wharf

February 20-23

Book an exciting day of ice-skating at one of the only ice rinks still open in London right in the heart of Canary Wharf bathed in twinkling festive lights.

It Came From Outer Space

February 21

Test your space cadet knowledge at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Disguise yourself as a space alien and even design a spaceship.

Marvellous Mammals

February 23

Do you know why there are so many foxes in London? Or what a badger’s favourite food is? Find this out and more at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening event.

Pop-Up Playground at Gillett Square

February 20-22

Gillett Square transforms into a pop-up playground for families. Try your hand at giant origami, then some top table tennis tips and show your genius on the giant chessboard.

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