Things to do in London with kids: February

Things to do in London with kids: February

London is a great place for a family day out at any time of year. Here are just some of the family-friendly things to do in the capital this month.

Chinese New Year

London’s Chinese New Year Celebrations are the biggest outside of Asia. In 2015 Chinese New Year is on Thursday February 19th and is the Year of the Sheep. On Saturday 21st February the National Gallery is hosting a range of free family activities to celebrate Chinese New Year.

On Sunday 22nd February there will be celebrations in Chinatown and Trafalgar Square from 10am until 6pm. A New Year’s Parade starts at 10am in Trafalgar Square and will make its way through the West End before reaching Chinatown. There will also be celebrations in Trafalgar Square from midday including acrobatics, traditional dances and a lion dance on high poles. Chinatown itself will be busy with traditional craft and food stalls and a lion dance snaking it’s way through the streets. Find out more herenofollow.

Cost: Free

Imagine Children’s Festival

The Southbank Centre’s annual two-week children’s festival is running from Monday February 9th until Sunday February 22nd. There will be readings by top authors such as

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