The half-term holidays are once again upon us, and if you’re stuck for something to do with the family, we’re here to help.
London is alive with so much for kids and teens to do during the break. And what’s more, the capital is home to some of the best fan-filled experiences and themed days out. From zombies to Marvel Superheroes, there’s something for every fan.
With all this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of a few of the fantastic attractions and events taking place in the capital over the half-term.
For the Harry Potter fan:
The Making of Harry Potter
Step into the world of the wonderful Wizard, and enjoy this amazing studio tour that takes you on a behind-the-scenes adventure of the magical mega-series.
You’ll visit the actual sets and see where all your favourite scenes were filmed; from the Great Hall to the Forbidden Forest, you’ll delve into the heart of the story, uncovering secrets along the way. See, first-hand, the props and costumes used in the films, and learn how the ideas were turned into creative reality.
Harry Potter Walking Tour
Join this award-winning tour, especially for Muggles, and experience the movie locations around the capital. Discover the local inspiration behind the stories, and enjoy a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the world of Harry Potter.
The tour is the perfect opportunity to take in the sights of London, its iconic architecture, and even a few hidden spots! Definitely something for the whole family.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition
Uncover the origins of the folklores and ancient practices of Wizardry and spell-making that inspired the Harry Potter series. Get an exclusive look at the British Library’s amazing collection of manuscripts and historical pieces. From 16th century artefacts, to original paintings of dragons, unicorns and phoenixes, this exhibition is a wonderful addition in exploring and understanding the world of Potter.
For the Marvel Fan:
Marvel Universe Live
This live action Marvel masterpiece is pure fun! Amazing tricks and feats of unimaginable acrobatics are on the cards, as you watch your favourite superheroes pull off some amazing acts.
Join characters such as Spiderman, Black Widow, Thor, and Captain America on a perilous journey across the globe as they desperately try and prevent fragments of the powerful Cosmic Cube from falling into the wrong hands, and watch as our heroes encounter some of their greatest enemies along the way, including Loki, Doctor Octopus, and Green Goblin.
London’s tourist hotspot, Madame Tussauds, has created an amazing experience for the ultimate Marvel fan. Square up against Hulk, dare to shake hands with Wolverine, or hang out with Spiderman as you find yourself in the company of the attractions magnificent wax figures.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the 4D movie experience. Seated in a theatre with a 360 degree cinematic view, you’ll feel as though you are part of the action.
For the Zombie Fan:
Zombie Escape Room (14yrs +)
The perfect day out for the zombie enthusiast in the family, this amazing experience is one you won’t forget in a hurry.
Use your knowledge and zombie know-how to escape the room. Only one problem: You share this room with a very ravenous zombie who is chained to a wall, and every 5 mins, that chain gets a little longer. No pressure.
For the Gamer:
PC Gamer Weekender – Omen
For the gamer who loves and appreciates the PC game world, this event is the ideal trip. Delve into the world of modern PC gaming, from Battlefield and Biomutant to iconic arcade favourites like Pac-Man and Sonic the Hedgehog. Enjoy the VR Zone, take part in a tournament, or get an exclusive look at some new hardware. Whatever you end up doing, it’s guaranteed to be out of this world!
Always a favourite with visitors to London, Namco Funscape is a gaming highlight on anyone’s calendar. Stepping back in to the good old days of gaming, arcade-style, Funscape has something for all the family – from racing games equipped with in-game motion seating to Techno bowling, air hockey to Escape Room, and Ping Pong to Dodgems.
Funscape also houses a great selection of food and drink options. When you need to refuel, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy a lovely cup of coffee or hot chocolate at Costa Coffee.
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