Fun Activities To Keep The Little Ones Entertained This Half-Term My Baba 9 February, 2017 Activities and Days Out, Living The Robot Zoo Ever wondered how chameleons change their colours? What makes grasshoppers leap so high? Or even how bats see at night? Enter the Honriman Museum and Gardens and experience the fascinating Robot Zoo. Discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities. This exhibition is for the whole family, and features larger-than-life animals that have been innovatively recreated using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets. WHEN: from the 11th of February VENUE: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ AGES: All ages London Zoo’s Vets in Action Join the Zoological Society of London for Vets in Action! They are exclusively inviting kids to step into and experience the role of a vet at ZSL London Zoo, during a packed week of interactive family events celebrating the incredible work of the Zoo’s vet team. WHEN: 11th – 19th February VENUE: ZSL London Zoo AGES: Varies, see website for details Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition Pick up your lightsaber and embark on a journey of self discovery. The 02 are exhibiting an experience like no other. Get to know the characters of Star Wars on a whole new level and learn more about yourself in the process. WHEN: until September 2017 VENUE: The 02 AGES: al ages Directing Dobby The Harry Potter Studios Tour has something special in order. Enter this behind-the-scenes experience and discover the secrets of everybody’s favourite house-elf as they unveil a special feature dedicated to Dobby. See models that were hand created by the special effects team, as well as taking part in an interactive experience following Dobby through the film series. WHEN: Until Friday 31st March VENUE: Warner Brothers Studios, Watford AGES: All ages Imagine Children’s Festival Head over to the Southbank Centre to take part in the Imagine Children’s Festival. Exciting events include discos form the likes of Rave-A-Roo, bedtime stories, The Little Mermaid presented by Electric Pedals, stories through sound and much more! There’s something for mum, dad and the kids, so why not take part in the fun? WHEN: 9th- 19th February VENUE: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX AGES: See website for details Glamp ‘n’ Pamp This is one for the mums. The team at Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans are committed to taking glamping to the next level in luxury which is why they are thrilled to be launching the exciting new ‘Glamp n Pamp’ service. Whether guests come for an adrenaline fuelled holiday canoeing the River Wye, weekend hen party or simply to escape the pressures of modern living, holistic therapist Felicity Herbert offers a range of rejuvenating treatments, tailored to the individual’s needs and designed to promote physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing. Imagine the sound of gentle summer rain on canvas and birdsong whilst indulging in a hot stone massage, all with the benefit of glampers never leaving site and emerging restored and reconnected with nature. The Cartoon Museum The Cartoon Museum is a one-of-a-kind collection of sketches promoting and preserving the best of British cartoon art. As well as taking a trip around the exhibition why not take part in one of the events or workshops that they run for schools & colleges, families, children and adults? It’s a truly mesmerising experience not to be missed! Kew Garden’s Orchids Kew Gardens are know for their gorgeous and beautiful arrangements and exhibitions, and this is no different! From the 4th of February their Orchids’ Festival returns. Inspired by the vibrant colours, culture and magnificent plant life of India, this year’s festival will feature giant floral displays created using exotic orchids, decorative rickshaws, Indian soundscapes, films and much more. WHEN: From Saturday 4th February VENUE: Kew Gardens AGES: All ages Adventures In Moominland Join the Moomins in an immersive interactive exhibition, with original illustrations and archive objects. Explore the internationally famous stories through the life of its author, Tove Jansson. WHERE: The Southbank Centre, London WHEN: From the 16th of December AGES: All ages Magical Lantern Festival The Magical Lantern Festival returns to London again for yet another year! A Perfect evening of fun with the family, beautiful lanterns, rides and so much more. The theme for this year’s festival is: ‘Explore The Silk Road’. Visitors will discover magnificent life-sized and oversized lantern scenes, which represent and highlight this significant route of trade and culture from Europe to Ancient China. WHEN: Until 26th February VENUE: Chiswick House Gardens, London AGES: All ages Baby Boom at Howlett’s The Howlett’s Wild Animal Park is thrilled to announce the arrival of a baby Gibbon and a baby Mangabey! These cheeky chappies are the latest addition to the park, and are the perfect excuse for a day trip with the family. Visit the animals, take part and monkey around in the treetop challenge, visit the biggest elephant family in the UK, and much more. WHERE: Howletts Wild Animal Park Bekesbourne, Nr Canterbury, Kent CT4 5EL Voga Mama A special one for any expectant mamas. Coq d-Argent have teamed up with house of VOGA and are offering a series of classes for mums called VOGA MAMA. this new special class allows mums-to-be to enjoy all the benefits of the original style-charged yoga and vogueing fused workout, in a safe, fun and supportive environment. WHEN: See website for details VENUE: Coq D’Argent No.1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ Fun family restaurant: Breddos Tacos Originally a make-shift taco truck in Hackney, Breddos Tacos has come a long way, and you can bet that’s because of their delicious fusion of flavours. All the their dishes are influenced by the hundreds of roadside taquerias and restaurants that the owners encountered on their travels around America and Mexico, whilst also utilising the best of British produce! Book us a table and we’re there!