New kids films: best children’s films in cinemas for February half term - and kids club info from Vue to Odeon

There’s plenty to see on the big screen for youngsters and big kids alike - here’s a round-up

February half-term week is here, and if there’s anything worse than bored children, it’s them being kept inside by inclement weather.

There’s plenty of that around this year, so you may be struggling for ideas on fun things to do this week.

We’ve rounded up what’s available at your local multiplex below, but bear in mind that film availability will vary across the country - check the listings for your local area before heading out to the pictures.

We’ve also included ‘Kids Club’ details for each of the major UK chains. Enjoy!

For youngsters

Image: Universal Pictures

Sing 2 (U)

The sequel to 2016’s animalistic musical has been delighting audiences with its colourful tale of a performing troupe of creatures.

When a critic casts doubt on the success of the crew’s latest show, they hatch a plan to gate crash a series of auditions in the hope of winning over the heart of a potential investor.

Silly, musical, and fun for all the family.

Clifford the Big Red Dog (U)

The more you love him the bigger he grows might not sound like the safest tagline for a kids’ film, but it sums up the premise of Clifford neatly.

Clifford is a large ruby coloured hound that gets into all of the scrapes and predicaments you’d expect such an enormous pup to do so.

This one’s been out for a while now, so screenings might be limited. Check local listings.

For bigger kids

This might be a controversial one, but Spider-Man: No Way Home saw Peter Parker in a whole new dimension: the Mirror Dimension. He was able to use his bright mind to outwit Doctor Strange, a sorcerer who put Norse gods in their place, keeping him trapped there for most of the film. Spider-Man's strength is often underestimated as well; he catches serum-powered Bucky's vibranium arm with barely a wince at the age of 16. As we move into an era of an older Spider-Man with Tom Holland, it'll be interesting to see how his powers continue to mature.

Uncharted (12A)

The film adaption of Sony’s masterful series of PlayStation adventures serves as a prequel of sorts - you or the kids won’t need to have played any of the games to enjoy it fully.

Starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake - think a modern day Indiana Jones - and his cantankerous mentor Sully, Uncharted is full of adventure, hidden treasure and action-packed stunts and set pieces.

Spider-Man: No Way Home (12A)

The third and potentially final (yeah right) outing for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man opens up the MCU’s ‘Multiverse’, and lets previous generations of the web-slinger through the forbidden door.

Both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are back to form a trio of Spidey’s and take on old/new threats in the form of iconic villains from Spider-Man films of the past.

Moonfall (12A)

Roland Emmerich’s latest large-scale disaster movie might be light on intelligence and nuance - even basic GCSE science goes out the window here - but for fans of dazzling visual effects and on-screen destruction, this will be a hit.

A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit, sending it plummeting towards Earth. Can a team of crack astronauts complete a daring mission to stop an extinction level event. Do we really want them to?

Kids clubs explained

The major cinema chains all offer Kids Clubs, which screen films catered for younger viewers, often at a reduced ticket price, or with adults paying childrens’ prices.

Odeon Kids Club

Odeon runs Kids Club screenings every day during the school holidays, offering everything “from the retelling of classic fairytales to brand new animated adventures”.

The offering at this writer’s local cinema was recent Disney hit Encanto, but film choices are likely to differ, so check local listings.

Vue Mini Mornings

Vue’s Mini Mornings give adults and kids the chance to experience big screen entertainment for a very small price, with all tickets starting from just £2.49.

Available every day during the holidays, and showing kids movies and new kids films, Vue's Mini Mornings ensures fun in the cinema for all the family.

Picturehouse Kids Club

Picturehouse’s Kids Club unfortunately only runs at weekends, even during the holidays.

Aimed at children aged three to 12, tickets for children and accompanying adults are just £2.5, so a morning full of magic at the movies is on the cards.

Cineworld Movies For Juniors

Cineworld’s discounted weekly screenings bring you a selection of family films from just £2.50 per ticket – for kids and adults alike.

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