February Half Term 2019

With dozens of landmarks just a short walk from each pier there’s plenty to do in London during Half Term. Below is a list of some of our top picks for family days out during the February Half Term.

Half Term Attractions

1. Climb Aboard Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark, Royal Borough of Greenwich | Viscount Cruises

 

Visit the famous Tea Clipper Cutty Sark & meet the crew who sailed her. Discover stories from her sailings & learn about life on-board the fastest tea clipper of her time.

During February Half Term Royal Museums Greenwich are also hosting a number of Engineering & Art themed workshops for families. Activities include winch building & craft making.

Walking Distance  1 Min / 358 Feet from Greenwich Pier.

 18th-23rd February, 11:30-13:30 & 14:00-16:00

2. Explore the Tower of London

Tower of London

 

Visit the Tower of London & marvel at over 1000 years of history. View the Crown Jewels, hear stories from the guardians of the Tower the Yeoman Warders & see the armour of Kings Henry VIII, Charles I & James II.

From the 16th – 24th February Knight School is back at the Tower of London. Children between 5-11 years can train to become a Medieval Knight. After training take part in “Defend The Tower”, a mock battle to protect the Tower from an invading army.

3. Meet Veterans of HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast 1938 (C35)

 

Visit HMS Belfast & explore her 9 decks to discover what life was like at sea on a Royal Navy Cruiser. Visit on Wednesday 20th February to meet veterans & eye witnesses from the ships military campaigns. Stories can include the 2nd World War, Korean War & Falklands War.

4. Spend A Day At County Hall

County Hall

 

There’s plenty to do at County Hall during Half Term. The Namco Funscape is open from 10:00-00:00 daily with an arcade, bowling dodgems & more. Sea Life London Aquarium is home to over 500 different species of marine life including stingrays, octopus, penguins & sharks. Shrek’s Adventure is a 70-minute walk-through experience featuring Shrek & other DreamWorks characters followed by a 4D Bus Experience.

5. Felt Making at the Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College, Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

The Old Royal Naval College are hosting a felt-making session inspired by clothing from the Tudor Court. The sessions are free & aimed at children aged 5 & above.

Winter Timetable

(Operating 2nd January-31st March 2019)

 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:30*

*Does not operate during January & February.

 10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 15:50*

*Does not operate during January & February.

 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 16:00, 16:30*

*Does not operate during January & February.

Destinations

Westminster Pier is situated on the North shore next to Westminster Bridge & the Palace of Westminster. The pier sits directly opposite the London Eye & County Hall providing outstanding views from one of our party boats.

St. Katharine Dock was constructed in 1827 by Thomas Telford and officially opened in 1828. The docks became popular with expensive cargo’s from around the world including ivory, perfumes, marble, tea, spices & rum. Today St. Katharine’s is a haven for yachts with bars, restaurants and shops.

Standard Ticket Prices

The 48 Hour Riverpass is a hop-on hop-off cruise ticket allowing unlimited travel between six River Thames piers for two days. 

Thames River Services operate regular cruises between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier. Between April-October Thames River Services also operate extra services with five sailings continuing downriver to the Thames Flood Barrier each day.