Half-term kids festival at King’s Cross
Come down to Coal Drops Yard this half-term and take part in the fun activities and events that will be running throughout the holiday. With a line-up of film-screenings, circus, plus lots of crafty workshops and activities, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained! Spaces limited on all free events, places allocated on a first come first served basis.
There’s even free parking at Handyside car park over both weekends from 8am to 10pm. 200 spaces, subject to availability
Let’s Play Festival is at Coal Drops Yard from Sat 16 – Sun 24 Feb, 10-5pm.
Wave-Field, Variation F
Illuminated musical seesaws – what’s not to love? Come pair up and play with this hugely popular installation. Look out for guest musicians, who will be composing something special with the seesaws during half term.
STORE Store – Slime!!!
Create your own slime using weird and bizarre ingredients. Test your creation on our giant slime wall. Free event. For ages 4+.
Please note the slime workshop is extremely popular so there may be long queue times.
18 Feb 16:00-17:00
19 Feb 14:00-17:00
20 Feb 14:00-17:00
21 Feb 13:00-17:00
22 Feb 13:00-17:00
23 Feb 10:00-17:00
24 Feb 13:00-17:00
Family Film Screenings
Come and join us in our beanbag lounge to watch a family film. This is a free event, just BYO popcorn and snacks. All films are rated U.
16 Feb 14.00: Winnie The Pooh
17 Feb 14.00: The Lion King 2
18 Feb 14.00: Inside Out
20 Feb 11.00: Finding Nemo
22 Feb 11.00: Finding Dory
24 Feb 11.00: Despicable Me 3
Bubble Show with BubbleInc
Set to high-energy, family-friendly music, this magical show combines incredible bubble tricks – square bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, the tiniest bubbles in the world and more. Expect comedy, audience interaction, people INSIDE giant bubbles, and the finale… an all-in bubble party! This is a free event aimed at all ages.
A handpicked crew of street circus artists will be popping up around King’s Cross, showing off their crazy skills. Be careful! You might just want to run off and join them. Free event.
hicce junior chefs
Join us this half term and let the kids create their own healthy and nutritious lunch from the best restaurant ingredients plus a homemade sugar-free soft drink in support of Fizz Free February. For children aged 5-14yrs. Book here.
STORE: Natural Dyeing Workshop
Get hands-on dyeing on big tablecloths with a colour pallet of natural dyes from Coal Drops Yard. Think coal, soil, ingredients from the restaurants, coffee from the coffee shop and much more! For kids from 6-12 years. Children of the advised workshop age can be left with us whilst you shop during this workshop. More information and tickets here.
Screen-printing workshop with JAIRO+NICOLA
JAIRO+NICOLA will be at Canopy Market, showing aspiring artists of all ages how to create beautiful and love-inspired screenprints.
Create a Parade of Curious Characters with Marianna Madriz
At this family-friendly workshop at House of Illustration you’ll experiment with different materials and illustrate a fun cast of characters for the parade. The session takes inspiration from Corita Kent’s work and explores the foundations of printmaking. 16 Feb. Book your ticket here.
Chalk Art with Blank Walls Collective
Come and join the Blank Walls artists and help colour the upper level of Coal Drop Yard. Each day the artists will provide a new outline for people of all ages to come and colour in. Can you stay inside the lines? Free event. On every day during half-term.
Baby Bootcamp with MW5 Fitness
This family-friendly workout session is just the thing to get you in shape. This is a free event.
Sing-a-Long with Mrs H
Mrs H and her Sing-along Band bring phenomenal live music to families in a way that can be enjoyed by everyone. Come along! We have puppets, props and instruments so you can join in too. Each concert lasts 45 minutes. This is a free event.
Coal Drops Yard x Mothers Meetings
Jenny Scott from Mothers Meetings will be running these inspiring workshops for mums. Grab a cup of tea, sit back and be inspired while the kids let loose on the soft play. This event is ticketed.
STORE: Fun with Clay
Create your own ocarina (musical instrument) out of clay in these hands-on workshops for the whole family. Milan Tarascas will teach you about the origins of these instruments and you can have a play yourself. Book here.
STORE: Bricklayer Workshop
The humble brick is elevated to amazing art in this great workshop run by Kevin Green. Learn how to build air bricks and coloured mortar. For kids from 6-12 years. Children of the advised workshop age can be left with us whilst you shop during this workshop. Get your ticket here.
Let your imagination run wild. This free play activity open to children of all ages. Meet at Lewis Cubitt Square, or if it’s raining, West Handyside Canopy (head for Waitrose). Daily updates at PlayKX.
Come and make your own hand puppets with our arts and crafts team. There are simple versions for 2yrs+ and more complex ones for older kids (and parents too!). Let your little monsters create their own little monsters and have fun getting to know their new friends. Free event.
Interactive Storytelling with Stories and More
Join in on this one-of-a-kind interactive storytelling adventure! The Stories and More team use imaginative young minds to create a captivating experience. All the action and direction comes from the kids themselves as they build an exciting theatrical adventure.
Ages 4+ welcome. Free event.
Baby Cinema – Everyman
New parents don’t need to miss out of the latest films. For mums and dads with babies under one year – enjoy the latest releases at The Everyman King’s Cross.
Happy Face Kids Pizza
Need a pit-stop? The kids menu at Happy Face Pizzeria is perfect – offering doughballs, 6″ pizza and gelato for just £6. The Happy Face colouring-in pages will keep your bambino/bambina occupied while your pizzas are baking.
Family Sunday at The Lighterman
Gather the family for a brisk walk along the Regent’s Canal and then cosy up with a Sunday roast at The Lighterman. Also serving on Easter Monday! You’ll find traditional roast meats, a nut roast veggie option and all your favourite trimmings. Kids eat for half the price! See the menu here.
Good Friday to Easter Sunday – normal opening hours
Easter Monday – Sunday menu & opening hours
Kids menus at Casa Pastor
Casa Pastor and its outdoor neighbour, Plaza Pastor are offering special kids menus throughout Easter. There’s something here to please even the choosiest of customers. Tacos, quesadillas, tortas and sides, with ice cream options to round things off. Plaza Pastor kids menu and Casa Pastor kids menu.