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Top Things to Do in London this Half Term

25 January 2024

Half-Term colouring Workshop

Come to Canary Wharf and join Artist and Illustrator Samme Snow in an interactive and colourful workshop experience at Crossrail Place. Everyone is invited to come down and sketch, scribble and draw in our free mass colouring workshop!

From 15 to 18 February, there will be free drawing sessions for children and adults, to allow everyone to relax, collaborate and get creative.

What is included:

  • Artist and illustrator Samme Snow drawing from 10AM – 4PM
  • Free Colouring tools
  • All art materials will be provided upon arrival.
  • This event is suitable for children of all ages and families (we encourage everyone to take part!). If accompanying children or young people, we ask you to not leave them unattended.

Please note these workshops will be indoors and there is space for prams and buggies.

The event is free, but please book a space beforehand on this link – SNOWLAND X CANARY WHARF – Workshop Booking (

All event information can be found on the link.

Family-Friendly Activities

Some of the best things to do in Canary Wharf this half term

Get Your Skates On

There’s still plenty of time to take to the ice this February and skate beneath Canary Wharf’s twinkling skyline in Canada Square Park. Open every day until 24 February and for ages four plus, there’s no need to worry about inclement weather either as the ice rink is covered.  Book your tickets here.

Big Inspiration for Little Minds

There’s nothing like getting inspiration from one’s surroundings, especially when it involves art. Go on the Children’s Art Trail, which features 12 pieces of art dotted around the Canary Wharf Estate – simply follow this handy map to pinpoint where they are.

Camille Walala, Adams Plaza Bridge

The Need for Speed

Have they got ideas of being the next Lewis Hamilton? Get the adrenaline pumping at the UK’s fastest indoor go karting track at Capital Karts. Open every day at Cabot Place, pick from Junior Go Karting – where kids aged from 10 to 13 can navigate the track’s challenging corners and smooth straights – or Family Go Karting, in electric karts that can reach speeds of up to 45mph.

Indoor karting at Capital Karts Canary Wharf

Blow off some steam at Flip Out

Flip Out Canary Wharf has just opened and is London’s biggest and best indoor adventure park. Step into a world filled of adrenaline and fun for all the family with activities including laser quest, ninja playground and interactive football. Sessions start from £10pp for 2 hours.

Learn padel tennis at Padium

Padium is the premium indoor padel club offering pay-and-play padel on high-quality padel courts. If you’re looking to work up a sweat, book a court and enjoy the increasingly popular sport of padel. They also regularly run lessons for junior players, with 3 different junior courses available for different age groups.


Do the kids need to burn off some energy? Head to In2Sports, a purpose-built sports and leisure centre in Harbord Square that’s equipped with a state-of-the-art Sports England-designed sports hall, multifunctional gym and fitness studios and training suite. It’s ideal for hosting all types of sports-based events, from football tournaments to dodgeball, so why not get a team of friends together and try it out.

People playing badminton at In2Sports

Family-Friendly Eats

After burning off the excess half term energy with these activities, here’s our pick of some of the best child-friendly restaurants where you can refuel

For finger-licking crispy chicken, dine at Seoul Bird, where chef Judy Joo specialises in double-fried Korean-style chicken. Or you can take the kids on a journey of the Med with the colourful dishes served up at Gallio.  Patty & Bun brings its delicious burgers to Canary Wharf and has vegan options on the menu too. And for those with a love of freshly made pasta, head to Emilia’s Crafted Pasta.

Food from Seoul Bird

Now open in Wharf Kitchen in Jubilee Place is Indi-go, dishing up authentic Indian street food with a modern twist. Also new to the Wharf is Pho, serving up fresh, healthy, delicious and great value Vietnamese food.

Noodles from Pho

Finally, young ones can explore the flavours of Mexico’s markets through Wahaca’s kids’ menu, while Zizzi is always a sure-fire family favourite.

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