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Things To Do In Marylebone This February Half Term
- Monday 14th February 2022
- Things To Do, Marylebone, Half Term, Family Trip to London
February half-term is HERE and it’s time to start planning your family days out once again. As the world starts to open, the days slowly start to get brighter and excitement starts to build, it’s the perfect time to get up, go out and explore the city. We’ve created an action-packed list full of different family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy. Let’s jump into it!
1) MADAME TUSSAUDS LONDON
You can’t think of Marylebone without thinking of Madame Tussauds London, and obvs we’re going to talk about ourselves first! Our glamourous attraction is jam packed with figures with INCREDIBLE likenesses of your favourite celebs in immersive and interactive sets.
In the newly renovated Awards Party zone, home to A-Listers from Benedict Cumberbatch to Angelina Jolie to Mo Salah, there’s someone for everyone to be amazed by.
Keep an eye out for the new half-term arrival too as actress and fashionista Zendaya joins the red carpet, the first new arrival of 2022. And the fun doesn’t stop there. You can take a trip to Skull Island and really feel Kong’s roar, jump into an iconic black taxi and journey through the capital’s history or even swing by the Marvel 4D experience and join the action with Spidey and the rest of the Avengers as they battle Loki once again.
Book your tickets now: https://www.madametussauds.com/london/tickets-prices/
2) SHREK’S ADVENTURE! LONDON
For those with younger children, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Shrek’s Adventure London has launched a new Trolls adventure this half-term to celebrate the show-stopping Trolls World Tour film.
The mission? Help Trollzart track down his missing instruments at 5 interactive music stations. How? By grabbing an activity sheet, playing, dancing and posing your way through this musical family adventure! The interactive stations are filled with plenty of sensory interactions, from the rainbow red carpet to the musical buttons, absolutely perfect for younger children.
This is a half-term exclusive though, so pre-book now to avoid missing out!
3) MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET
After once being voted ‘best street in London’ and called ‘a haven in the middle of the frantic city’, Marylebone High Street is a classic mix of chic boutiques and vintage small retailers. With most of the buildings originating from the 1900s, the high street is a beautiful balance of both old and new.
You can find several restaurants on the street serving delicious breakfasts and brunches, as well as many skincare and homeware stores. It’s 100% worth taking a little trip down the high street – you may be surprised at what you see!
4) REGENT’S PARK
Calling all nature lovers, this one’s for you! Regent’s Park, named after the Prince Regent (King George IV), is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 395 acres. It’s not just a park though, it combines beautiful open spaces with formal gardens but also playgrounds for kids to run around in and refreshment points.
From walking through 12,000 roses, hiring out rowing boats, or relaxing in front of the beautiful London Skyline, it’s definitely a park to visit for a lovely day out with the family. Whether you bring a picnic or treat yourselves to one of the park’s restaurants, you can spend the day here and never get bored. Even better, Regent's Park is not even a five minute walk from Madame Tussauds London - so if you fancy some fresh air after all that celeb-spotting you're in the right place!
Voted the best department store in the world, Selfridges is the go-to place for all things designer, latest collections and must-have toys & gifts. Whether it’s sportswear, jewellery or make-up, EVERYTHING is in this store and you can literally shop till you drop. And this half-term there’s something for children too. On the 16th and 17th February, Selfridges are running a Superhero Kids Workshop where your little ones will be invited to harness the power of creativity to explore their inner SUPERSELF through making a superhero cape and mask.
Something for parents? Check. Something for children? Check! See you there. Take a 15 minute walk down Baker Street after mingling with the stars at Madame Tussauds London and, you never know, you might see some celebs IRL while you're shopping.
Toys, toys and more toys! Yes, Hamleys is full of them. As one of the oldest and largest toy shops in the world, Hamleys is without a doubt an ideal place to visit with your little ones. Through all the whirring and buzzing of new shiny toys, you can also experience a world of magic, theatre and fun. With 7 wonderous floors and professional child entertainers, Hamleys is the perfect place for your child’s imagination to run wild. This half-term is also a great time to visit as Hamleys are pulling out all the stops and jam-packing their calendar with events. From the Monkeys Magic Adventure puppet show, the half-term parade show and the ‘royal coronation’ – there’s something to keep every child entertained while school’s out.
See what else is on at Hamleys on their website.
7) BIG BUS TOUR
Being in one place not for you? Feel like moving around and seeing all the sights that London has to offer? Then the Big Bus tour should be your next stop. Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top sightseeing bus tours in the whole wide world, but there’s no city quite like London. Experience driving around the heart of the capital and seeing over 30 of the capital’s most famous landmarks. You’ll be swinging past the lastminute.com London Eye, hitting up the Houses of Parliament and even pulling up to Buckingham Palace. But…that’s not all Big bus tours have to offer. When you buy a ticket you can hop on and off at any point to get up close and personal with your favourite landmark and you can also take a ride on the Thames river cruise.
This is the perfect way to spend the day if you have active children who like to move around whilst learning. All tours are guided with incredible facts and fun stories of London’s history in over 5 languages. And before you ask, yes there is Wi-Fi on board! Find out more info on their website.
(Pro tip: You can SAVE on tickets for Big Bus tours alongside other London attractions such as Shrek’s Adventure! London and Madame Tussauds London, just head to our tickets page!)
So that’s our list of top things to do this half-term for families. Take your pick and get yourself and the kids off the sofa and down to London this week!