Perhaps we can take consolation that the miserable weather this week means half term doesn't look too different than usual. We've rounded up some great online activity from our friends to break up those long days, and provide fantastic and engaging entertainment for children.
As part of Unicorn Online, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Unicorn Theatre are offering a range of free online theatrical experiences that they hope will be enjoyed by children across London, the UK and beyond.
On the roster for this half term, Unicorn Theatre have teamed up with Filskit Theatre to reimagine their 2019 winter show Huddle as a brand new digital theatre experience. Huddle is a moving tale of a daddy penguin and his new chick learning how to thrive in spite of the odds. For ages 2-5.
Also on the line-up is new theatrical readings of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales.
Watch the shows for free on their YouTube channel.
Get crafty with Little Angel Theatre!
Whilst their theatre is currently closed for public performances, the Little Angel Theatre team have been generating a whole host of free, stay-at-home activity guides to help keep you and your children entertained. Watch their easy-to-follow YouTube videos to make a puppet theatre and paper plate firework display! There are activities for KS1 and KS2 children to get involved with.
Half Moon Theatre screenings
Our friends at Half Moon Theatre are providing virtual screenings this half term. For ages 4-9, Dust by Laura Dockrill (Darcy Burdock book series) is a delightful story about friendship and healing hidden wounds. For ages 12+, Off West End OnComm Finalist for Best Show for Young People Guantanamo Bay, is a powerful play about balancing human rights and national security, told through the eyes of young teen Khalid.
You need to book a ticket which gives you 14 days to access the productions. Different price options available. Find out more on their website.
For more online activity taking place this half term, check out the Fantastic for Families website.