THINGS TO DO HALF TERM

October’s half term may not look quite the same as normal, but we’ve found some plenty of things on offer in London to keep them all amused.

Whether you’re looking for all day camps, online or in person, or simply some days out, here’s the City Kids guide to things to do this half term.

 

 

CAMPS

Firetech
firetechcamp.com
The UK’s leading provider of tech education for 8-17 year olds, is running week long tech courses online this October half term.
Courses include: Python & Java Coding, Minecraft Maker, Artificial Intelligence, Creative Digital Design and MORE!
Live teaching by expert tutors from the UK’s leading universities.
In a safe and secure learning environment with class sizes of 8 students per tutor.
Get £25 OFF now using code: CK25

Will to Win
Junior camps operate in Greenwich, Chiswick, Lammas Park, Pitshanger Park, Regents Park and Hyde Park.
19th – 23rd & 26th – 30th October
4-7yrs and 7-16yrs
willtowin.co.uk

The Little Gym
thelittlegym.eu/uk
Gymnastics based camps for all abilities in Chiswick, Hampton and Hampstead.
From 19th – check schedules with individual gyms.

Cypher
cyphercoders.com
Creative coding courses in Ealing, Dulwich, Wandsworth, Fulham and Notting Hill. Also courses online.
5-14 yrs

Dukes Meadows
dukesmeadows.com
In person camps operating across tennis, golf, ski and multi-sport. Half-day or full day with lunch included.
26-28 October
To book: 020 8994 3314

Mother Nature Science
mnature.co.uk
Kingston, Richmond, Sutton, Harrow, Southgate, St John’s Wood, Hampstead, Kensington, Herne Hill
Book a day or a full week at these camps designed to have fun with science. Themed days include Rocket Launch, Powerful Air, Starry Light and Outer Space.
5-12yrs

Rocks Lane
rockslane.co.uk
Venues in Chiswick, Barnes, Bishop’s Park and Hurlingham Park, Rocks Lane offers football, multi-sport, tennis and netball camps for kids from the age of three (shorter hours).
rockslane.co.uk

Chelsea Young Writers
chelseayoungwriters.co.uk
Online only creative writing courses delivered by authors and tutors. Also exam booster course.
6-12yrs

Role Models
rolemodels.me
Having conquered online teaching in lockdown, Role Models return with in-person Brilliant Me and My Mind courses. Online courses also available.
5-7yrs

THINGS TO DO

 

With fewer tourists in the capital, now is as good a time as any to get out and about and support the capital’s economy while doing so. Here’s some things to do which are worth the cycle or tube ride in.

Design Your Own T-shirt
foundlingmuseum.org.uk
In-person workshops from Bootleg T-shirts to Scary Skeleton Face Masks as well as online activities for all the family.
From 27th October.

Horniman Museum
horniman.ac.uk
Listen to the wonderful adventures of Mary Seacole, the 1800s British-Jamaican war nurse, who will tell you her amazing story.
26-30 October.

Science Museum
sciencemuseum.org.uk
As well as Wonderlab, a new exhibition, Brass, Steel and Fire opens on 22nd October. This is free but all visits must be booked in advance.

Go Ape
goape.co.uk
Alexandra Palace, Battersea Park, Black Park, Chessington and Cockfosters are all open for tree top adventures
All ages, min 1m height.

Where’s Wally Spooky Search
phm.org.uk
Can you find Wally in the People’s History Museum?
All ages. Drop-in (closed on Mondays).

Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre
roalddahl.com
Pre-book a tour in bubbles of six and enjoy a VIP experience tailored to your favourite books and characters.
All ages. 26-30 October.

London Transport Museum
ltmuseum.co.uk
Track down Billy Brown of London Town at both the Museum in Covent Garden and the Museum Depot in Acton Town. Along the way they will discover who Billy was, a popular character from the 1940s, and how he used his playful rhymes to encourage passengers to be on their best behaviour on public transport.
17th October – 1 November.

Lee Valley Regional Park
An array of activities available this half term break to keep the kids active and entertained. From Ice Skating and White Water Rafting to BMX riding and Tennis lessons, there is something for all ages and interests.

Club PVK MTB and BMX
visitleevalley.org.uk
Thursday 29 October 12:45
Ages 11-16

Family Rafting (£200 per raft)
Gowhitewater.co.uk
Sunday 1 November
Ages 8+

Rafting Unleashed (£50pp)
Gowhitewater.co.uk
28 October – 1 November14:00 and 16:00
Ages 12+

Gruffalo Adventures at Kew Gardens
kew.org
Families can play the ‘little brown mouse’ and follow a trail to track down the Gruffalo as well as take in the Autumnal scenes.

IWM Duxford & Captain Tom Foundation
iwm.org.uk
A brand new Captain Sir Tom at 100 display and a host of other activities, kicking off with the chance to join Duxford’s very own spy school, with codes to crack and missions to complete in Spies & Disguise.
24 October – 1 November.