Just when the new term feels properly underway, half term peers its head around the corner, reminding anyone attempting to have a professional as well as domestic life that children, when not at school, have the potential to stifle it. And while I am all for leaving them to their own devices and allowing boredom to stimulate some creative thought, it is not so easy to leave them lolling when you live in the city.
If you have not discovered it yet, I urge you to look at www.mykidsy.com, a website which lists a carefully edited selection of children’s after school, weekend and holiday activities in London and beyond. The section on half term activities is inspired.
I met the founder, Yasmine Mahmoudieh, and wrote a piece on her for the Telegraph Magazine in January:
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