Half term is just around the corner so here are some super-fun things do with your kids across London. From spooky feasts to cultural activities and exciting days out, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Big the Musical
All of parents can remember the classic 80’s movie Bigwhere a young boy makes a wish to be to be older and wakes up as a grown up played by Tom Hanks. And those who loved the film, will be thrilled to hear that Big the Musicalis now at London’s Dominion Theatre and stars Jay McGuiness and Kimberly Walsh. Relive a childhood memory and take your own kids along to see it this half term.
Afternoon Tea at the Potion Room
Young witches and wizards will love Cutter and Squidges Potion Room, a truly unique experience.
Leave the busy streets of London behind as you descend downstairs into the potion class. Get cloaked up, and then take your seat at the school-style desks and await your Potions Master who will have you whisking up all manner of concoctions in no time.
During the immersive 2-hour experience, you will be treated to a delicious sweet and savoury Afternoon Tea inspired by classic British flavours. Combined with the drinkable and edible potions you will be creating, the Cutter and Squidge team will ensure that you are bubbling to the brim by the time your class ends!
The class is suitable for children from age 8 upwards and they cater for many dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, and wheat-free, and the vegetarian menu is halal-friendly.
Prices start from £49.50 for adults, £39.50 for kids.
Join the hunt for Where’s Wally?
Families can join the hunt for the nation’s favourite hard-to-find character at London Transport Museum this October half-term.
With a ‘Play Trail’ map in hand, visitors will weave among the Museum’s collection of historic buses and trains as they try to track down Wally in his iconic red and white striped jumper, taking part in family activities at different locations along the way.
The fun will include puzzle solving, singing and stories, sneak peeks inside special vehicles not usually open to the public, and family games for all ages.
There’s also the opportunity to explore the Museum and its three newest galleries – Untangling the Tracks, Future Engineers and Digging Deeper and play on real buses and trains and the All Aboard play zone.
Kids go free and adult tickets allow unlimited daytime entry to London Transport Museum for a whole year, so families can come back as often as they like to explore, learn and play. For further information visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk or call (0)343 222 5000.
Ice skating at the Natural History Museum
This year for the very first time, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink will be open during the October half-term break, providing the perfect outdoor activity which is fun for all the family. Combine whizzing around the ice with a trip inside the museum for a truly amazing day out. Skating starts from Saturday 19 October 2019, throughout the winter period until Sunday 12 January 2020.
Book tickets for the Natural History Museum Ice Rink via www.nhmskating.com or call 0844 847 1576. For group bookings including schools call 0844 847 1575.
There are days out and then there is Kidtropolis. This mega family event at London’s Excel is aimed at children aged 12 and under and is packed full of live shows, well-known children’s characters from film and TV and a host of amazing activities.
Kids will love seeing their favourite YouTubers, character mascots and TV superstars. In the huge space you’ll find a gaming area, fairground rides, ice skating. and giant inflatables to play on, plus science shows and plenty of kiddie-friendly places to eat.
From 19th to 21st October, advanced purchased tickets are £12 for both adults and children.
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Kids love a good giggle. Take them to the the Comedy Club 4 Kids for a hilarious afternoon.
Since 2005 the club has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families.
Expect to do lots of heckling as well as laughing at this interactive show. At venues across London on various dates during half term. For more info visit comedyclub4kids.co.uk
Brick Wonders at the Horniman Museum
Lego fans will love a trip to the Horniman Museum’s Brick Wonders to see historical highlights from around the world made entirely from Lego bricks.
From an ancient Egyptian pyramid and Old London Bridge to a coral reef and the international space station, kids will travel through history and explore more than 50 models made using half a million Lego pieces, recreating the likes of Niagra Falls, the Great Wall of China, and even space travel.
Kids (and grown-ups) can build their own brick wonders in interactive play areas, which include a graffiti wall and big bricks for little hands. Plus the exhibition includes a mini-cinema showing short Lego animations. If Lego is your thing, Brick Wonders is unmissable. Until 27th October
Learn to Beatbox
World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo leads kids on a beatbox adventure, teaching them how to make music using just their mouths and a microphone. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music. Great fun for all ages. There are two shows on Wednesday 23rd October and tickets are £11.
Halloween Biscuit Decorating
Making spooky cookies is one of the most fun Halloween activities. If you think your little ones would like to have a go then head to a Gail’s Bakery as they are hosting Halloween biscuit decorating workshops throughout half-term. Designed for children under ten, classes will guide them through the process of decorating spooky-shaped gingerbread biscuits with icing.
Classes are free of charge and the workshops run in Gail’s bakeries across London. Various locations across London; from 29th October
See the world on the Cutty Sark
This half term set sail on a musical adventure across the high seas with our Ports of Call activities. Enjoy music and dance performances inspired by Cutty Sark’s voyages and take part in some music-inspired arts and crafts.
There will be African drumming, Bollywood dancing and steel band performances. Visitors can join in and have a go, learning new skills and having fun. 21-26 October
Visit for more information rmg.co.uk