As we approach the beginning of February suddenly half term is just around the corner. As I’m now back at work (back to work post), I don’t actually get half term myself but I still like to see what’s on in case they fall on the weekend. These are my top Harrow area half term ideas for your children. A fair few of them have Valentine’s themes as the 14th falls within half term this year.

Harrow area half term ideas

Harrow Arts Centre

Regent February Half Term Holiday School
A holiday camp for school aged children based on learning, 12th-16th Feb.

Jungle Book Musical
Fun filled musical on 13th Feb.

Amazing Animation Workshop
Four-day workshop with Gemma Burditt, develop artistic skills and making your own creative animation, 13th-16th Feb.

Messy Moo Valentine’s Special
Valentines themed Messy and Crafty Moo Special for 1 – 5 year olds and their grown ups, 14th Feb.

Boss Baby Workshop
Workshop following showing of the film Boss Baby, on 14th Feb.

Wild Zoo Workshop
Workshop following showing of the film Zootropolis, on 16th Feb.

Headstone Manor

Wonderful Wacky Windows
A day of activities to explore the art in the collection and make your own Gothic stained glass windows on 11th Feb.

100 Banners Workshop
Free workshop to make banners, on 17th Feb.

Stylish Shadows
Find out how artists make shadow portraits and have your own silhouette taken by lamplight, on 18th Feb.

Others venues

Create and Grow
Drop in event at Squires in Stanmore, 12th-16th Feb.

Ballet Camp
Half term ballet camp for 3-7 year olds, 12th-15th Feb.

Football and Tennis Camp
Half term football and tennis camp in Stanmore, running 12th-16th Feb.

Valentine’s Disco
A family friendly disco based in Pinner on the 13th Feb.

Family Valentine’s Workshop
Relax Kids Harrow invites you to share and celebrate the love in your family, 14th Feb.

Little Acorns Theatre Academy
Drama theatre workshops, for 3.5-16 year olds, 14th and 15th Feb.

Creative Advertising Workshop
A children’s event at Heath Robinson’s museum in Pinner, on 15th Feb.

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In the run up to Christmas there is a bounty of festive events happening in Harrow (North West London) and the surrounding area. These events are lots of fun for the whole family. They are sure to make you feel extra Christmassy!

Best activities for the family this Christmas in Harrow and surrounding area

Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets selling festive treats and gifts.

Christmas in Harrow (30th Nov-3rd Dec) – Christmas traders @ St Ann’s shopping centre.
Duck Pond Ruislip Christmas Markets3rd Dec Foodies Christmas market and 16th/17th Dec Christmas Artisan market.

Christmas Festivals/Events
Keep your eye on dates for Christmas Festivals in the area for a fun day out.

Pinner Panto (30th Nov) – a pantomime theme evening on Pinner High Street. Expect entertainment, late night shopping and lights (including fireworks).
Coca Cola Truck Watford Tesco/Asda (6th/7th Dec) – see the Coca Cola Christmas Truck.
Santa Dash Northwood (9th Dec) – watch or join in with this Santa dash race in aid of Michael Sobell Hospice.
Santa Dash Pinner (10th Dec) – Santa dash race in aid of St. Luke’s Hospice. 
Headstone Manor Frost Fair (9th/10th Dec) – celebrating the grand opening of the new museum. Event will include stalls, entertainment and food.
Rotary Club Santa Sleigh Pinner (13th-21st Dec) – yearly event where Santa’s sleigh travels the streets of Pinner collecting for charity.
Rudolph Rave Watford (7th Dec) – Christmas themed family Rave.

Visit Santa
There are lots of interesting options for seeing the big man this Christmas

intu WatfordSanta’s grotto with reindeer.
Squires Stanmore Christmas Circusa Christmas themed circus and meet and greet with Santa.
Willows Farm St. AlbansChristmas spectacular on the farm.
Odds Farm Christmas FestivalSanta and Elves full festival at the farm.
Santa Train at Ruislip Lidotake a trip on this magical train ride to see Santa.
Santa Narrowboat Canal Tripride on a Narrowboat to visit Santa.

Children’s Parties
Fun childrens Christmas themed events/parties

Christmas Sk8 Party (16th/17th Dec) – roller skating disco at Harrow Leisure Centre.
Jimmy Jamtots Christmas Party @ The Windmill Studios (15th Dec) – Christmas themed party for pre school children.

Lots of theatre fun during the festive period 

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood @ Claremont High School
The Wizard of Oz @ Harrow Arts Centre
Peter Pan @ Wembley Arena
Aladdin @ Beck Theatre, Hayes
The Nutcracker @ Watford Colosseum
Aladdin @ Watford Palace Theatre