Top Things to do this February Half Term
Parents either look forward to the school holidays or they dread them – because planning a week of activities can be difficult! Whether the children are in primary school, or you have teenagers to occupy (or a mixture of both) half term can be daunting, not to mention expensive.
If you’re looking for fun things to do as a family this February, or you’re a student in London looking for activities you can take your mates to, here’s a definitive guide. Most of our suggestions are suitable for all ages so you can plan on taking the whole crew.
If you haven’t tried out your local trampoline park yet, where have you been?! They’ve been taking over the nation for the last few years and have proven to be a hit with kids and adults alike. An hour of jumping up and down on a trampoline can burn as many calories as a boring gym workout – but it much more fun! Many indoor parks also have other activities such as obstacle courses or foam pits to play around on. Children and young adults love practicing their tricks too!
Visit an Escape Room
Another huge trend at the moment – escape rooms and VR escape games. Find a suitable theme and challenge your family or friends to one of the most thrilling games you’ll ever play. Kids may prefer a haunted house themed escape game, while young adults and students are often drawn to horror escape room themes such as the machine apocalypse-inspired Huxley. Immerse yourself in the story and use your problem-solving skills to get out in time.
Kingdom of Cats
Find a thrilling escape room and mind-blowing VR escape games at Omescape’s Aldgate venue. Our escape room, the Kingdom of Cats, transports you to a kingdom of giant felines ruled by King Jasper, turning you into trespassers in the process. The regent soon learns of your intrusion into his realm and sentences you to death by a thousand scratches. You have an hour in which to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and ask some of the friendlier creatures to help you escape a terrible fate.
If you’d prefer VR escape rooms or VR shooter games, you’ll find plenty to choose from. Our VR escape games include the Corsair’s Curse, Eclipse, Huxley, and Huxley 2.
The Corsair’s Curse
The Corsair’s Curse is a must if you love fantasy pirate adventures, as you’ll board an enchanted galleon in search of a long-dead pirate’s treasure. However, your quest becomes much more complicated when his ghost appears and curses your team, turning you into wooden figures of various sizes.
Huxley places your team as humanity’s only survivors in the midst of a machine/AI apocalypse. Can you find the source of infinite energy known as Huxley in time to reverse the apocalypse?
An action-packed prequel, Huxley 2 is set in a Victorian steampunk world. Your team’s goal is to complete your father’s quest after he mysteriously vanished while searching for Huxley. You’ll need to use his inventions to solve the puzzles that point the way to Huxley’s hiding place.
VR Shooter Games
If VR shooter games are more your style, you’ll love what’s available at Omescape in Aldgate. Choose Arizona Sunshine LBVR to fight zombies in the desert, or After the Fall LBVR to combat zombies in an icy apocalypse. Hero Zone is perfect for younger players and offers a choice of games with different shooting themes. Ghost Patrol is fun for the whole family, tasking your team to collect power crystals, find secret rooms, activate secret levels, blast ghosts, and work together to defeat the Ghost King in a haunted manor.
We’ve collaborated with some of the world’s top VR studios to bring you captivating free-roam VR escape games. Make the February half term break a memorable one with us.
With a bit of luck, we may see some warmer and drier weather for the half term break, so take the opportunity to give the family some fresh air. Go for a bike ride in the local park, or why not book a camping trip for the weekend out in the countryside? The UK has some great locations to explore, why wait until summer?
Soak up the Culture
If you take a look there’s bound to be loads to do in your local museums, art galleries and theatres over half term – especially in London. Even venues which aren’t typically child-friendly come alive during the school holidays, so see if there are any arts and crafts workshops or free lunchtime performances happening near you.
Whatever you get up to this half term, be sure to book in advance!