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Children’s Half-Term Activities In Canary Wharf

Looking for seasonal family fun? Browse through our guide below for inspiration this half-term.

Explore Canary Wharf and our programme of events in Vertus Plus for seasonal fun for all the family to enjoy.

Children’s Half-Term Activities In Canary Wharf

Spending Half Term in London

The Canary Wharf area is full of thrilling half term activities to choose from, whether it’s keeping the children occupied with indoor games and films or venturing outside to explore the many museums and creative events that London has to offer. Vertus puts all this on your doorstep.

If you want to stay closer to home, our Vertus Plus spaces offer a great area to socialise with family, friends, and neighbours, but if you want to get out and spend half term exploring London, we’ve got some great recommendations for you too!

Half Term Activities to Do at Home

There are so many unique and memorable half term activities to do at home. Keeping family members of all ages entertained this coming half-term season is easy.

Find a new favourite dish

An all-time favourite for kids – cooking! It’s messy (sometimes), fun, and they learn as they go. Cooking is a great way to pass the time this half term; you can find new recipes you want to try and then get to work in the kitchen and enjoy the delicious meals you’ve prepared. A great all-round family activity.


There are tonnes of great kid-friendly crafting activities around, including making tealight holders, coasters, picture frames, bowls, pots, the list goes on. Sure to keep the kids entertained, a few mornings spent crafting makes for a great half term activity for everyone involved.

Pick up a new hobby

There’s no better way to spend a half term than by picking up a new favourite hobby. If you’re looking for some new half term activities to try out, hobbies such as sewing, painting, drawing, or even trying out some upcycling are sure to keep you and the kids entertained on the colder days spent indoors.

The Best Outdoor Half Term Activities In London

Half term wouldn’t be half term without a bit of exploring, and luckily, Canary Wharf has a whole range of activities and attractions to visit to keep you entertained on your adventures.

For a mixture of learning and enjoyment, check out the Canary Wharf Children’s Art Trail where they can embark on a treasure-hunt style walk and find 12 different pieces of art around the Canary Wharf estate along the way.

For older kids, head out to Capital Karts for a fun-filled, adrenaline-fuelled day of go-karting – perfect for feeding the competitive spirit and tiring them out at the same time! Alternatively, enjoy the Ice Rink Canary Wharf in half term before it closes on 28th February – family tickets available from £53.95.

If you’re looking for something outdoors, but indoors, the Museum of London Docklands is a must-visit on your list of half term activities – there’s something for everyone and it’s a great way to keep the kids entertained for a few hours.

Of course, any half term activity day out needs to include pitstops along the way. Canary Wharf has a fantastic range of child-friendly places to eat and drink so you can be sure to find something that suits wherever you are.

Half Term with Vertus

Looking for things to do in half term at Vertus? As a Vertus resident, you’ll have access to our Vertus Plus spaces and event programmes so be sure to check out the latest upcoming events for anything you want to try out this half term. Our Newfoundland building is fully equipped for entertaining children this half term. With an outdoor children’s play area, and indoor ‘kidult’ area offering the ultimate space for hybrid working parents, there is something or all the family. If you’re not one of our residents, but want to find out more about our properties, get in touch today to arrange a viewing or receive more information.

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