What's On: February Half Term in South Kensington

This February half-term there are plenty of brilliant events, exhibitions, and workshops for kids and adults in South Kensington.

For the Kids

February Half Term: Martian Garden

Join the Design Museum and create a life size Martian garden and design space food packaging influenced by the Moving to Mars exhibition. Think about how we will grow food in another atmosphere and the challenges that will bring, as well as how this might change the kind of things we eat. Using paper, recycled containers and cardboard, join this collaborative make and build activity.

The Imagination Station & Digital Kids: February Half-Term 2020

How might we get around in the future? Work with engineers in this multi-dimensional activity to design new ways to travel. Inspired by the V&A exhibition Cars: Accelerating the Modern World. Designed in collaboration with Arup.

Sparks at Chamber Music Festival: Family Create

Join the Royal College of Music to learn more about Chamber music, a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments—traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber or a large room. If you are keen for the opportunity to play music with others in a small group, charismatic tuba player Mike Poyser is guaranteed to make you feel welcome and get you enthused with this fun, practical and creative workshop exploring an accessible selection of chamber music. The young and talented Salome String Quartet, formed at the RCM in 2016, will be joining us for a special performance!

February Half Term Activities at the Royal Society of Sculptors

Join the Royal Society of Sculptors on the 17th and 20th for two days of creative experimentation as we explore fun ways to make 3D art. Hop to multiple stations in our galleries to try your hand at different sculptural materials and techniques. You can also check out our current exhibition of work by the winners of our Gilbert Bayes Award for early career sculptors who are making waves in the art scene. All materials will be provided. All ages welcome and no need to book - just drop in!

Discovery Day – Brilliant Birds

With food becoming scarce towards the end of winter, give the birds at Hyde Park a helping hand at The LookOut Discovery Centre in the heart of Hyde Park. Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm to take part in a host of exciting activities from making bird feeders to bird watching.

Nature Explorers: Wild Skills

Drop off your young explorer for the day in Hyde Park to learn wilderness skills with other like minded children.

Led by a fully trained and DBS checked forest school leader, explorers will learn how to build a fire without matches and cook their own bread. They'll learn to safely cut hazel rods using bow saws, loppers and secateurs, then create an alter-ego by using the rods to fashion their very own green man mask. A day spent exploring the natural wonders hidden in Hyde Park is the way to any young explorer's heart.

Schlomo’s Beatbox Adventure For Kids

After two sold out shows last year, world record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo returns to the Royal Albert Hall to make music using just his mouth and a mic, teaching little ones the art of beatboxing throughout the show.

Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!

Albert’s Band Presents: Heroes and Heroines

Join the Royal Albert Hall’s colourful troupe of musicians from Albert’s Band as they celebrate famous heroes and heroines from the stage and screen. Led by ringmaster Kevin Hathway this high octane show will include lots of interactive elements for all the family to enjoy. Buggies, babies and budding musicians all welcome!

For the Adults

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World

Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. Visit the V&A to learn how cars have changed how our society works.

Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain UK Premiere + Q&A

Pop over to the Science Museum to understand Blockchain. Blockchain has promised to revolutionise the global economy and cybersecurity, but how many of us really understand how the technology works? Alex Winter’s excellent documentary explains it all. Following the screening Sarah Knapton, Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph, will be joined by a line-up of experts who’ll debate the future of the technology, how we may or may not be affected by it, and ask the question: how safe can an ungoverned, decentralised system really be?

Jakob Kudsk Steensen: Catharsis

The Serpentine presents Catharsis by Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen as part of global public art project, CONNECT, BTS, a series of major art projects open free to the public in five cities on four continents initiated by South Korean pop group BTS.

If you are still not sure where to go, take a look at our calendar of events to find out what is on or our half term listing - you will also find our website is packed with events, stories from the area and some great competitions! Don't forget to sign up to our fortnightly newsletter (via our website) if you want to be kept up to date with what's on in South Kensington.

Creative experimentation at the Royal Society of Scultpors

Nature Explorer's: Wild Skills at Hyde Park
Martian Garden at the Design Museum
Discovery Day: Brilliant Birds at Hyde Park

Albert's Band Presents: Heroes and Heroines

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World at the V&A
Jakob Kusdsk Steensen: Catharsis