After having such good feedback about our events guide for January- here’s my top picks of things going on in February. There’s something for all ages here, but act fast some tickets get sold out quickly!
1. The Mini Vault Festival
7th & 8th Feb, 21st & 22nd Feb and 7th & 8th March.
Go underground and discover the magical world that is the mini vault festival. A programme of spectacular events and shows and a host of free activities and interactive exhibits for the kids to explore. Entrance is free to the festival and tickets for shows (book here) are £8 each. It all kicks off next weekend in the caves underneath Waterloo Station with a free Pirates of the Carabina circus show and finishes in March with a Big Fish Little Fish family rave. With so many fantastic shows and events going on- you’d be mad to miss it.
2. Room on the Broom Stage Show and Workshops
The Rose Theatre in Kingston is hosting a musical production of the Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler classic, Room on the Broom, a show straight from the West End. On the 18th & 19th Feb there are also Room on the Broom workshops for 4-8 year olds, three hours jam packed with drama, arts and crafts and all things witch-y. The workshops are from 10am-1pm on both days at a cost of £20 per ticket (sibling concessions available). For more information or to book tickets, visit the Rose Theatre’s website here
3. Imagine Children’s Festival
Children will be taking over the Southbank Centre for another year of the Imagine Children’s festival. With readings by fantasic children’s authors, flamingo croquet, music, dancing and a huge variety of shows- this event is not one to miss. Check the website here for a full events and activities schedule. Most of the event are free but some performances require booking and carry a charge.
4. Hampton Court Palace
My absolute favourite of days out is to Hampton Court Palace. Aside from being a secret history buff, there is so much to explore here, both in the palace and in the grounds. To make it even more enticing, tickets booked online for visits before 13th Feb are half price! So why not go and spot the King wandering through Base Court, have some lunch in the Privy Kitchen and see if you can find your way out of the most famous maze in the history of the world. There’s a whole list of family things to do here and tickets are bookable here.
5. The Gruffalo Trail
Set deep in the woods in the Alice Holt forest, the characters from the well loved children’s book, The Gruffalo’s Child are waiting. Explore the forest on the self-led family trail stopping at activity stations and collecting things along the way. Entrance is free but there is a £2 activity pack which you can collect from the cafe (9am-4.30pm). The trail will close on the 28th Feb, for more information click here.