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Half term fun for the whole family


There’s  no need to book a holiday to keep youngsters entertained during half term.

Tower Hamlets Council is making it easier for parents by offering a range of free activities for children and young people to enjoy throughout the week-long break in February.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said: “It can be hard for families to keep youngsters entertained during the holidays especially on a budget. That is why we work hard to come up with a range of free events for everyone to enjoy.”

The borough boasts a wealth of amazing places to visit from our award winning parks and open spaces, Idea Stores and libraries, museums, independent shops and cafes.

Cllr Amina Ali, cabinet member for Culture, Arts and Brexit added: “I hope residents will take advantage of all the fun activities on offer and visit all the wonderful attractions we have in the borough for example Idea Store members can visit the Tower of London for only £1.”

Join in an exciting day out at Get Your Skates On, on Wednesday 20 February at Bethnal Green Gardens in Cambridge Heath Road.

Get Your Skates On will feature a synthetic ice skating rink and free activities including , tennis, athletics, basketball, football, storytelling, face painting, art and crafts and bouncy castle.

Aimed at all ages there is no need to pre book, just turn up and enjoy. Activities start from 11am-4pm.

Over at Victoria Park, build your very own bird box (Tuesday 19 February at 10.30am) or learn how to make delicious soups (Wednesday 20 February at 10am). Activities will take place at the Hub building.

There will be a special Valentine’s Day themed treasure hunt on Thursday 21 February around the park. Solve clues to find as many love hearts as you can. The fun starts at 12noon.

Get creative at an arts and crafts workshop on Friday 22 February from 10am at the V&A Building.