February Half-Term in Wimbledon 2024

If you’re on the lookout for cool stuff to keep your kids busy this half-term, Wimbledon Town Centre has got you covered! From stand-up comedy classes to awesome theatre shows, free swimming, and more, there’s plenty to explore in Wimbledon in 2024.

Stand-Up Comedy Masterclass

Get ready for some half-term laughs this February – join the Polka Theatre’s stand-up comedy masterclass! Children will work alongside a professional team learning how to improvise, deliver and perform funny spontaneous acts either in a group or solo using physical comic tricks or writing their own cracking jokes.

Recommended for children ages 9-12years

Book classes here

Polka Theatre

Fun Sessions for Junior Climbers

Looking for an exciting, enriching activity for your child? The Boardroom Climbing is offering a unique blend of climbing challenges and fun games, all under the watchful eye of our experienced instructors. Not only is indoor bouldering a fantastic way for kids to improve their physical strength, flexibility, and coordination, but it’s also a mental workout that boosts problem-solving skills and focus.

Recommended for children ages 5-15years

More information here

The Boardroom Climbing

Ballet for Family Audiences

It’s never too young to show an interest in ballet. Take a trip to New Wimbledon Theatre with your little one and experience a beautiful show with a warm message at its heart, full of magical dancers, stunning costumes, and funny storytelling.

Recommended for children 0-8years

Book tickets here

New Wimbledon Theatre

FREE Swimming

Keep your child active in Gymbledon this February half-term with free swimming for children under-16s at Better Leisure Centre. Free swimming is available Monday-Friday 9-10am and 1-3pm during school and public holidays.

Recommended for children below the age of 16

See more details here

Wimbledon Leisure Centre

Golfing Adventures

Have an awesome golfing adventure at The Golf Groove’s half-term camp. Have a blast and level up your golf skills with fun games and challenges. There are morning classes for 7 to 12-year-olds and afternoons for 12+.

Recommended for children 7-12 years+

Book here

The Golf Groove

Kickstart Healthier Eating in Wimbledon

Begin your January with a selection of nourishing meals in Wimbledon designed specifically for your well-rounded diet, promoting a healthy start to the year.

Health Zone Shop – Collect a Healthy Snack

Get creative in the kitchen this January and collect a range of nutritional ingredients from Health Zone. Discover a selection of items perfect to adjust your diet this year, from green foods to probiotics, herbal remedies, and gluten-free and vegan alternatives.

Health Zone Shop

Pho – Nutritional Vietnamese Food

Delve into the nutritious world of Vietnamese street food at Pho Wimbledon. Pho offers a variety of fresh, healthy dishes prepared daily in-house. Whether you crave pho, curry, salad, or a flavourful rice dish, Pho has a delicious vegan option ready for you to enjoy.

Eating Vietnamese cuisine may help reduce calories, some dishes also have an abundance in protein. There are also dishes suitable for vegans and vegetarians, that are compatible with keto diets, plus some dishes free from gluten.

Pho Wimbledon

Grilandia – Meatless Mondays

How about giving Meatless Mondays a shot this month? Head over to Grilandia and savour their delightful veggie mezes brimming with falafel and delectable other Lebanese delights or indulge in their flavourful lentil soup.

The benefits of eating less meat and more plant-based foods, such as vegetables, beans, and nuts, are thought to improve heart health and may reduce the risk of heart disease. Plus, it’s better for the planet!

Grilandia Wimbledon

LEON – Try a Plant-Based Menu

LEON has introduced its Veganuary 2024 menu, which is all about Gut-Healing Goodness and Plant Power. Get ready for a line-up of plantilicious dishes that are not only a treat for the taste buds but are a treat for the gut too. Explore new additions such as the golden glow dhal, LEON’s dreamy LOVe burger and much more.

Starting a vegan diet may be beneficial for your gut health as is it richer in certain nutrients, which may aid in weight loss, lowering blood sugar or improving kidney function.

LEON Wimbledon

The Sushi Co – Responsible Fresh Sushi

Take your taste buds on a trip to Japan with authentic sushi crafted from the finest, freshly sourced ingredients, including top-quality fish from renowned, award-winning fisheries at The Sushi Co.

The fish used in many types of sushi is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and is a rich source of nutrients and minerals.

The Sushi Co

5 New Skills To Learn in 2024 in Wimbledon

Challenge yourself this year by stepping beyond your comfort zone by trying a totally new activity or experience in Wimbledon. You never know what might become your new favourite hobby!

1. Master a new language

Embrace the opportunity to learn a new language in 2024 by enrolling in part-time evening classes for a ten-week course. Develop on your language skills in either Spanish, French or Italian at The Wimbledon School of English.

Wimbledon School of English

2. Invest in your creativity

Brush up on your artistic skills this January with drop in classes at art-k Wimbledon. Experiment with exciting art techniques and mediums including graphite, watercolour and acrylics, clay, pastels and inks

Be intuitive this year with a drawing class that enables you to release your emotions through art at Wimbledon Library. Or immerse yourself in a mindful painting session at the library, crafting serene coastal scenes, boats, and tranquil waters.

art-K Wimbledon

3. Craft Your Narrative

Why not join a Zine-making workshop? Zines (short for fanzines or magazines) are a independently produced publications which often have a DIY (do-it-yourself) aesthetic.

Work with artist Lu Williams in this unique workshop which will cover a wide range of topics, including art, politics, music, and personal experiences. All the materials will be provided, and you will go home with your own mini-zine. 15th January, 11:30am-1PM.

Wimbledon Library

4. Find your voice

Develop your singing skills with a variety of amazing Choirs at St Mark’s Chruch

If you love to sing, you’ll love Rock Choir. No auditions and no musical knowledge needed. It’s all about singing, fun, community, friendship. Got a passion for being theatrical? Join the West End Musical Choir, learn the songs from the musicals that you love, led by professional West End Musical Directors.

Be become part of The People’s Show Choir at Holy Trinity Church. This choir in Wimbledon is a local community-focused group, offering affordable, inclusive exciting musical experiences.

St Mark’s Church

5. Be More Active

Discover the thrill of golf this month at South-West London’s premier indoor golf destination— The Golf Groove. No matter your skill level, immerse yourself in the game with TrackMan golf simulators that bring the magic of golf indoors for all to enjoy!

Explore Wimbledon’s first-ever bouldering gym, The Boardroom Climbing. From beginners to seasoned climbers, they offer an unparalleled climbing experience, state-of-the-art Moonboard and Kilterboard, a well-stocked climbing shop and café.

The Boardroom Climbing

Gymbledon’s 14 Hotspots

The Wimbledon fitness scene is better than ever. Affectionately known as ‘Gymbledon’, Wimbledon Town Centre boasts 14 locations to get fit, 5 indoor pools, 3 healthy cafes – and counting! With a variety of options, from traditional workouts to revolutionary technology, it’s the perfect place to kick-start your health and wellness journey.

 

Third Space

Luxury Wellness

The new Third Space health club includes studios for hot yoga, cycling, HIIT and reformer Pilates, as well as a double-height, multi-functional training space known as the Yard. A 25m pool and wet spa area featuring a hydro pool, plunge pool, heated loungers and a sauna and steam room are also part of this new world-class wellness sanctuary, along with the Natural Fitness Food café and shop.

Following a £3 million investment, the new Virgin Active host 150 group exercise classes a week, including a newly added Reformer Pilates, Lift Club, and Sound Bath. Make time for family with family swim and lessons in their 20m pool. The state-of-the-art club has a lounge, where you can relax, get together with friends, or even work in their Kauai’s health food cafe.

The F.I.T Partnership Cryotherapy

Boutique Fitness

The F.I.T Partnership longevity and wellness studio provides the latest equipment and revolutionary technology. They focus on clients who are struggling with conventional exercise, and want to get healthier and reduce the effect of ageing, athletes for recovery and performance and also anyone wanting to have an efficient and dynamic workout. They offer Full Body Cryotherapy, Infrared Sauna, Vasper and Strength training with the Balkan Strength Machine and state of the art body scanning and health consultations.

From traditional yoga and classical Pilates to the latest progressive methods for posture correction, pain relief and core support JIVA Health presents a range of benefits for your health and workshops to further your wellness goals in a comfortable, relaxing studio.

Built around a structured and motivating process that is tailored to individuals, Dan Newman Personal Training provides you with a full plan that includes lifestyle changes required to achieve your results, supported by the DNPT team.

Holistic Fitness Studios is Wimbledon’s leading Kickboxing/Boxing, Martial Arts Club. They hosts a number of different classes including Adult Kickboxing, Boxing, Children’s Martial Arts, Aikido, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Krav Maga and more.

Fitness Space Wimbledon

All-Rounder

Whether you’re a gym newbie or training is your thing – Fitness Space will take your fitness further. With the mantra ‘Never Train Alone’, they provide a members-focused approach where dedicated coaches help you achieve your health and fitness goals. If you enjoy a variety of workouts in a small, bright setting where the gym is your community, this is the place for you.

With state-of-the-art equipment, Nuffield Health has dedicated training areas, exciting boutique classes and versatile equipment for all fitness levels. So whether you’re new to exercise or training for something specific, their Technogym transformation will allow you to achieve so much more in the gym.

Located in a stunning Victorian Grade II listed building, Better Leisure features a 120-station gym with cardio, strength, resistance and functional training areas, plus over 70 group fitness classes weekly. The 30m main pool includes an accessible lift and the smaller teaching pool run a range of swim activities, from lane and family swimming to Better Swim School, including parent and child Swimbies lessons. The Spa Experience is the only day spa in Wimbledon, offering a thermal spa and a range of restorative treatments.

YMCA Wimbledon gym is packed with cutting-edge functional training equipment to improve your fitness, tone up, lose weight or increase strength and mobility. Alongside this, they have a full range of exceptional group exercise classes and a dedicated Reformer Pilates studio.

Anytime Fitness

24/7 Access

Interested in working out in an epic rooftop training zone? Anytime Fitness is a high-spec gym with 3 floors spanning 15,000+ of space and the largest free weights space in Wimbledon. There are more than 70 live classes each week including Les Mills plus an exclusive Personal Training area.

Complete with a large free weights area, functional training spaces and a variety of cardio and weight machines, The Gym Group is not only open 24 hours, but also great value for money.

The Boardroom Climbing

Beyond The Gym

More than just a climbing wall, The Boardroom Climbing aims to inspire health and happiness through a creatively stimulating & physically challenging environment. From beginners to seasoned climbers, they offer an unparalleled climbing experience, state-of-the-art Moonboard and Kilterboard, a well-stocked climbing shop and café.

 

The Golf Groove brings together groups of all experience levels to enjoy playing golf. TrackMan golf simulators deliver an experience that brings the great game of golf indoors for everyone. Every practice session, every hole and every fun challenge you play is faithful to the true feeling of the game. As well as catering for serious scratch golfers, they have games for families and friends trying golf for the first time.