20 Things To Do In October

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Disney’s Magical Past, Tom Fletcher’s Monsters, Stick Man, Macbeth and more!

Our October round-up is here to help you get some action-packed Autumn dates in the diary. Here are our top 20 things to do with the kids this month:


Travel down the rabbit hole into a world of wondrous fantasy, as Lewis Carroll’s tales are adapted for the stage in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. (8th)


Find out about Marble Hill’s history through play and exploration, get creative with hands-on activities and learn how to question the past at the historic house’s Family Heritage Morning. (11th)


Celebrate food, family and the magic of growing and cooking together at Time to Grow, an artist-led workshop at the British Library. (13th)


Drop into Pitzhanger Manor for a creative workshop with artist Judy Preece. (8th)


Take a peek inside the Walt Disney Archives at Disney 100, featuring rarely-seen artefacts and works of art, costumes and props. (From 13)


Tom Fletcher’s  There’s A Monster In Your Show arrives at Watford Palace Theatre ahead of its UK tour. (12th – 13th)


Introduce little ones to the world of classical music at Classical for Kids, which features a chamber concert performed by professional musicians at the Royal Albert Hall. (14th)


Use your senses to explore and experience the architecture of the Royal Academy and enjoy a Family Day full of creative activities. (8th)


Take a journey through Japanese history at the Young V&A’s Japan: Myth to Manga. (From 14th)


Bloomsbury Festival is an annual celebration of the area’s creativity, with arts, science, performances and plenty of family events on the agenda. (13rd to 22nd)


Lily and Bear is a musical with animation and puppets that tells a magical tale about the give and take of friendship. (24th to 25th)


With puppetry, songs and live music, follow Stick Man as he tries to find his way back to the family tree. (From 21st)


Enter the hurly-burly of Macbeth in a spooky and bloody Globe Theatre storytelling workshop. (21st to 24th)


Soar through fluffy clouds at Skydiver and delve into a dream-like world with a multi-sensory dance experience. (29th)


In celebration of International Day of the Girl, the 5th Festival of the Girl sets out to redefine girl power. (21st)


London Transport Museum opens the Global Poster Gallery, its first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of commercial poster art and design. (From 20st)


Learn how to use an old piece of clothing to Make Your Own Dinosaur Bag at the Horniman Museum. (23rd to 27th)


LEGO lovers can create and construct to their heart’s content and enter speed and tower-building competitions at The Brick People. (28th)


Don’t miss out on the electrifying musical Grease, which ends its run at the Dominion Theatre this month. (Until 28th)


Discover the science and secrets of music’s mysterious hold over us and how it drives us to create and connect with each other at Turn it Up. (From 19th)

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