What To Do With Kids in London In Half Term

May Half-Term in London has a lot in store for kids. There is so much to do and so many places to visit from child-friendly museums, interactive exhibitions, parks filled with spring flowers, trips to the cinema to trips to see cute baby animals. London is teeming with all the fun kid-friendly activities to do during the holiday.

If you are looking spend some time with the little ones during the May Half Term holiday, then check our guide to all the activities that can keep you and yours going during the holiday.

Plonk London fields  – Fort Plonk

A great place to start your outdoor activities is at the Crazy Plonk Golf course in London Fields. This just might the one place that your kids would love to spend every single day of their holidays at. The course is only open in the summer months, which is quite reasonable considering it’s an outdoor venue and the kids want to play outside in the summer sunshine.

You and your children can have a go at the 9 holes – if you have visited any Plonk Golf venue in the past then you will easily see that they have maintained the same standards all throughout their 300 holes.

In addition to crazy golfing, you also get to show your kids around the park, and you can also visit the pub next door for some adult time out after you are done challenging the exciting course. If you are planning your kids birthday party during the May Half Term, you really should consider Plonk London Fields as the venue.

Plonk Horniman Museum and Gardens | Forest Hill

If you are considering a picnic with your kids, you really should check out the crazy golf in Forest Hill. This is another Plonk venue that is equally fun and exciting just like all their popular courses.  It is a 9-hole family friendly course for you and your kids to challenge. The course is perfectly located in the grounds of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, so you can imagine all the fun that you could have in addition to crazy golfing at Plonk Forest Hill this May Half-Term.

Coram’s Fields

Cost: Free

If you are in central London, you should consider making a stop at Coram’s Fields. It is a 7 acres space designed and dedicated entirely to kids. It has everything that the little ones could possibly need for an amazing day out during the May Half-Term holiday. They get to enjoy an exciting time at the adventurous playground with sand pits and an aerial slide, a small farm, and a paddling pool.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Another spot that you must visit is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a popular destination all year round for kids and adults. There is really so much to do, considering this was the site of the 2012 Olympics. Your kids will most definitely be interested in the playground located in the north area of the park with rock pools, the Tumbling Bay, tree houses, those wobbly bridges integrated into the natural landscape of the park and the sand pits.

If the weather gets a bit too hot, you can cool off in the fountain and watch the 195 computer controlled water jets.


If you have older kids, they will be intrigued to see and experience the home of the Greenwich Meantime. They can explore the Astronomer Royals house, the Royal Observatory and stand on the meridian line.

There are also a lot of things to do in Greenwich during the May Half-Term including visiting the Queens House and Greenwich Park, the Cutty Sark, and several playgrounds. You can go on the trip by boat if you are at Westminster Pier and make it a day trip.