Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Creativity Is Child's Play in February; Polly Weeks Shares Her Top Tips for Great Artistic Days - and Nights - for Kids and Grown-Ups to Enjoy across the Capital

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Creativity Is Child's Play in February; Polly Weeks Shares Her Top Tips for Great Artistic Days - and Nights - for Kids and Grown-Ups to Enjoy across the Capital

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Dream a little dream Spend a night on the stage as part of the Southbank's Big Sleepover (above), where parents and kids can camp overnight in the Royal Festival Hall. There will be storytelling, arts and crafts sessions, a torchlit tour and, best of all, a midnight snack.

How much: Tickets from PS15. Where: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1. 17 February, 8pm-8am. Visit southbankcentre.co.uk Best of Britain Finish the week on a high with Tate Britain's Big and Small Family Day (left) on Friday 21 February. There'll be free activities, such as sculpture making, along with live music - and also the opportunity to record your own voice and have it played back through the gallery speakers.

How much: Free. Where: Millbank, SW1P. Visit tate.org.uk On sail If you set sail for the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, on 17-21 February, the whole family can take part in the excellent, free drop-in workshop Ships Go Passing.

Using an array of materials, kids will be able to make a Chinese sailing ship or East Indiaman vessel and then attempt to sail them across the Great Map (pictured left) - a large, interactive attraction found at the heart of the Maritime Museum.

How much: Free. Where: Romney Road, Greenwich, SE10. Visit rmg.co.uk Building works Forget the Legoland theme park: this half-term all the fun will take place in its Resort Hotel. Reopening after refurbishment, they will be encouraging all young guests to hone their building skills as part of Junior Builder Week (15-22 February). Families can help build a 'Lego Village' at the hotel, with participants receiving a certificate of achievement. How much: Overnight stay for a family of four including breakfast, from PS125. Where: Legoland Windsor Resort. Visit legoland.co.uk Blazing glory The international line-up for Blaze, a street dance show with 16 dancers, includes Ivan Blackstock from the BirdGang Dance Company. …

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