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School Holidays in Covent Garden

Whether it's February Half Term, the Easter break, Summer holidays or October Half Term, kickstart your adventure with a family visit to Covent Garden. Home of entertainment, theatreland, shops and family friendly dining. explore the Piazza and historic Market Building to keep the little ones entertained during their next school holiday.

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School Holidays in Covent Garden

Let us entertain you this Easter Holidays with experiences the whole family will love...

  • Immerse yourselves in Theatreland as we celebrate the best in the West End! From Matilda to Frozen, there's plenty to world-class performances to enjoy in the surrounding theatres of Covent Garden. Discover the best of West End theatre here.

  • Family experiences at The Royal Opera House: Discover the full range of tours, family friendly days out, shows and workshops available to book at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

  • Family Friendly Dining: Read our guide to the restaurants in our top picks of Family Friendly Dining in Covent Garden, approved by foodie expert Clerkenwell Boy. Check out the guide here

Family Friendly Dining

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May half term at the London Transport Museum

25th May - 2nd June

This May half term, celebrate the iconic London transport roundel. Starting as a station nameboard, it has become one of the most widely recognised logos worldwide.

Explore the London Transport Museum's range of activities, exploring the long history of the roundel and discover how it continues to be used today.

What's On

Creative Activity: Design a roundel

Get crafty and design your very own London transport roundel: Sessions daily from 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm from 27th-31st May.

Trail: Discover roundels through the years

Learn about how the roundel first became famous and hunt for historic roundels around the Museum's galleries: Available daily between 10am-6pm 25th May-2nd June.

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More at the Museum

  • Storytelling Sessions (suitable for 0-7 year olds) - Enjoy an interactive storytelling session exploring the journey of two children, one from the present day and another from living 100 years ago. In the session, children will explore how transport routes have changed around London and how to travel safely: 25th-26th May and 1st-2nd June.

  • Tours: Routes through history - For the first time in history, London's overground lines have been given their own names inspired by the history of their routes. Explore the history, meet a suffragette who shares her own story from WWI and hear from the 1970s Tube Guard whose parents came to Britain on the windrush.

  • Climb on Board - climb aboard the historic trains, trams and buses including an iconic red Routemaster

  • All Aboard Playzone - Little ones will love playing bus conductors, repairing a mini Tube train with toy spanners, and working in the ‘Lost Property Office’.

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Half Term at the Bow Street Police Museum

🗓 25th May - 2nd June 

Visit the Bow Street Police Museum this May half term for Fingerprint Forensics! a hands-on, family-friendly workshop, where you'll be exploring the story of fingerprinting technology.

Learn about the evolution of fingerprint forensics and try to identify the criminal that left their prints at the scene in this family-friendly workshop.

Suitable for all ages. Booking essential as spaces are limited. 

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Family Friendly Dining

One for all! Bring the whole family to Covent Garden and dine together for the ultimate experience in the West End. With children's menus and an array of cuisines to keep everyone smiling, read our Family Friendly Restaurant Guide

→ Top Family Friendly Restaurants

Feel-good theatre shows

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Family Sundays at the Royal Opera House

Discover opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House with fun-packed creative activities for all the family. With bean bags and plenty of space for your family to relax and enjoy live music and dance, Family Sundays is packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Activities include:

  • Interactive singing or dancing workshops
  • Live theatrecraft or stage combat workshops
  • Informal performances from Royal Ballet dancers and musicians

Make sure to book your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.

→ Discover the Royal Opera House
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Save the dates: School Holidays

Add these dates to your diary to plan your visit to Covent Garden in 2024

  • May Half Term - Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May

  • Summer Holidays - Thursday 25th July - Monday 2nd September

  • October Half Term - Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November

  • Christmas Holidays - Monday 23rd December - Friday 3rd January 2025

*Dates subject to region