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Five London things to do in half term

1. Imagine Children's Festival at the Southbank Centre

Runs 11th - 24th February

  • Hosts some of the top names in children's literature, dance, theatre and art as well as a range of workshops and craft classes.

  • There's a food market featuring street food and sweet treats that come in child sized portions.

  • There's also a farm with farm animals in it from Monday to Friday.

  • There's kids yoga, a street dance workshop and even a comedy show especially for kids.

  • Budding writers can get hints and tips about how to become a writer at a special workshop tomorrow at Foyer Spaces in the Southbank Centre.

  • There's also a Peter Rabbit puppet show and a Spot the Dogstory-telling session.

  • The writer of the 'How to Train your Dragon' series,Cressida Cowell is giving a talk about her series.

2. Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

  • You might think all of London's outdoor ice rinks have shut up shop following the festive period, but you'd be wrong!

  • Alexandra Palace's skating rink is an all-year-roundskating destination which is fun for the whole family.

  • Public skating sessions are on every day.

  • There are also figure skating classes and ice hockeytraining sessions on offer.

3. Up at the O2

  • Believe it or not, the O2 arena isn't just about the One Direction concert this half term…

  • You can get amazing 260 degree views of London from the top of the O2 arena.

  • There is a special viewing outdoor viewing platform in the centre of the roof area

  • Tickets start at £22

4. London Zoo

  • There's so much to see at London Zoo this half term: a brand new seahorses exhibit has just opened in time for the half term break.

  • London Zoo is to 172 long and short-snouted seahorses, both of which are the focus of ZSL London Zoo conservation breeding programmes.

  • There are ofcourse the old favourites, Penguin Beach, Gorilla Kingdom and Tiger Territory.

5. Stag Lodge Stables in Richmond Park

  • Children have the opportunity to learn how to ride a horse or a pony this half term at Richmond Park - and no membership is required!

  • The stables have been a riding establishment since the17th century and they have over 50 well trained horses and ponies

  • There is a variety of different horse riding lessons foradults and children starting from the age of 3.