16 Things To Do At Half Term

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Need some holiday inspo? Check our round up of camps, events and activities running for the two weeks of half term.

Head to Barnes for Eek Week at WWT London for half term and discover an eek!citing and mysterious world of wetland nature. Put your spookometer to the test with our interactive activities. Will you dare to put your hand in a snake box, grab a photo opportunity with a bat or get up close and personal with a toad? It’s a weirdly wild day out for the whole family.

Dates: Daily from 15 to 30 October.

Find out more here.

If you have a budding designer at home why not try the October Camps at the Design Museum.

• Design Camp 1: Autumn Robot Olympics on Tuesday 25 Oct, 10:00am to 4:00pm Book here.

 Design Camp 2: Coding Your Own Adventure on Wednesday 26 Oct, 10:00am to 4:00pm Book here.

• Design Camp 3: Remake and Reuse on Thursday 27 Oct, 10:00am to 4:00pm Book here.

One of London’s hidden gems, have some fun at The Postal Museum this half term with drop-in arts and crafts activities, inspired by rock legend Freddie Mercury’s stamp album and the anniversary of 50 years of Pride in London.

No two days are ever the same at a Sharky & George camp. The team will lead the children through activities such as chocolate making, mad science, nature trails, spy mysteries, fashion shows, graffiti workshops and much much more.

The London Transport Museum shares hidden stories about our city’s transport network, brought to life with movement workshops, craft activities, object handling and a family trail.

For a variety of activities, from animation to sculpture making, unleash your child’s inner artist at The Foundling Museum’s Half-Term creative workshops.

Celebrate Mexican culture and Day of the Dead festivities with Kew Gardens’ Mexico Family Festival. The Temperate House fills up with art installations, while workshops and activities get you in the party spirit.

The Imperial War Museum invites visitors to enjoy a range of free family activities to explore including the secrets of camouflage with Camouflage, Dazzle and Disguise, and trails, crafts and performances. Families are also invited to speak to eyewitnesses to conflict and travel back in time to 1944 at IWM Duxford and HMS Belfast.

Get your skates on to book Zebra Skate’s half term camps running in Kensington Gardens, Clapham Common and Bishops Park, Fulham. Catch what they’re all about here.

Worth a visit is The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Discover the natural world in all its wonder and diversity where 100 remarkable photographs illustrate the precious beauty of the planet.

The Biscuiteers have a few icing afternoons at their Notting Hill and Belgravia stores. These are ticketed but you’ll receive a selection of Halloween themed biscuits for your child to ice + an array of icing colours and sprinkles to decorate them with a tutorial from an expert in-store icer, a free spooky kids hot chocolate and a Biscuiteers gift box.

The Kids’ Table will be at Boxpark Croydon (Tues 25.10 and Thurs 27.10) and Boxpark Wembley (Mon 24.10 – Thurs 28.10) to bring arts and crafts, temporary tattoos, origami chatterboxes, paper dolls, mask decorating, macaroni jewellery making, Lego and more to the Boxpark food hall. Sessions run from 12pm – 4pm and are FREE to dining customers of Boxpark. Min age 3yrs. Ts and Cs apply.

Fun DMC Halloween Special at Colours in Hoxton on Saturday 30 October sees all the tunes, dress up and fun your little ghouls can handle.

Join Nature Group volunteers at Morden Hall Park, Alison and Jane, to experience this magical time of year, with a lots of different autumn highlights to discover and see close-up. See their website for a tree treasure trail and tale trail.

Running from 15 to 30 October Bach to Baby shares music for all the family. Find a concert in London here.

Any Manga fans should head to The Cartoon Museum on 28 October for an advanced Manga workshop. Booking is essential. For 8 to 14 years.

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