Best half-term activities in London

Article Date: May 22, 2023

It’s astonishing how quickly the May half-term has approached, urging us to prepare a foolproof plan that will keep the kids engaged throughout. With the early arrival of summer, gifting us warm weather, sunny skies, and extended daylight, there’s no better time to embark on a UK adventure.

Discover an array of exciting options to entertain the little ones during the May half-term in and around Hammersmith in 2023. Immerse yourselves in captivating museums, indulge in fun-filled festivals, or embark on an extraordinary journey to Mars. There’s a wide range of activities to cater to every interest and age group.

Playground adventure
Best for: ages 0-12
Nestled between Hammersmith Town Centre, Brook Green, and Shepherds Bush, Brook Green Park offers a variety of recreational activities. With an adventure playground for kids, tennis courts, a picnic area, and a dog zone, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the Pavilion Café, run by Bears Ice Cream Company, serving delicious ice cream, coffee, toasties, and snacks.

The Natural History Museum
Best for: all ages
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of the British Museum, a true embodiment of life! Children will be captivated as they delve into its Botanical Collections, British Insect Collection, The Darwin Centre, renowned Artwork Collections, and an array of fascinating preserved specimens on display. And after an exhilarating day of exploring the wonders of natural history, don’t forget to visit the Gallery Store for a souvenir to cherish. From Hope-style necklaces to captivating animal wall prints and popular dinosaur accessories and toys, you’ll find a range of delightful items. This listing has also been featured in our latest blogs on Free Things to do in London and Best Museums in London, offering additional inspiration for museum enthusiasts. Feel free to check them out and expand your museum experience!

Ravenscourt Park
Best for: all ages
Ravenscourt Park is a 13-acre public space perfect for families. It offers playgrounds, green spaces for games and picnics, tennis courts, sports facilities, a small lake with waterbirds, a paddling pool, a sandpit, a garden centre, and a family-friendly café. Located near Hammersmith Tube Station, it’s easily accessible from multiple entrances on King Street, Ravenscourt Avenue, Ravenscourt Road, Paddenswick Road, and Goldhawk Road. The whole family can really soak up the sun, picnic together and enjoy the scenic park views.

TeamSport Indoor Karting West London
Best for: 9+
Get ready to unleash your inner racing champion at TeamSport Indoor Karting West London. Prepare for an exhilarating experience as you take on the epic 450-meter split-level track aboard the Ecovolt cadet karts. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, this track will push your skills to the limit.

TeamSport Indoor Karting West London is the perfect venue for kids’ parties, complete with our Fuel Bar offering delicious pre and post-race snacks. It’s also an ideal destination for a thrilling family day out, filled with exciting challenges.

Discover the joy of karting while having a blast at this top-notch West London track.

Vue Shepherd’s Bush
Best for: 3+
Step into a world of endless possibilities at Vue Cinema. Located in London, Vue Shepherd’s Bush offers a magical movie experience with a wide selection of films to choose from, including thrilling action movies and side-splitting comedies.

With 12 fantastic screens, you’ll always find something exciting to watch. Immerse yourself in the cinema magic with 3D screens that bring the action to life all around you, not just on the big screen. Enjoy crystal clear perfection with Sony 4K Picture Quality, ensuring you don’t miss a single detail.

Don’t forget about Vue Mini Mornings, featuring fantastic family-friendly films. Bring the kids along and share the joy of the silver screen together. It’s the perfect way to spend a rainy day!

Experience impressive 3D screens, immersive sound systems, and a great selection of films at Vue Shepherd’s Bush.