Shakespeare, Science and the Shard – there’s a treat in store for everyone this October!
By Bella Audsley
October half term is a perfect chance for families to explore the city in all its autumnal beauty. We’re on hand to help so that you can swap planning for pumpkin carving!
Pumpkins in Piccadilly
Fortnum & Mason are hosting their annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition for children (5-8 years). Adults can take part in a one-off workshop too! Don’t miss out and unleash your creativity.
- 26 and 27 October 2016
- 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER (Green Park/Piccadilly Circus)
- Carve the way…
The whole family will enjoy seeing all of London’s monuments from the sky. Kids go free 22-30 October.
- SE1 9SG, London Bridge
- Take a look
The Story Stock festival includes a story surgery for young writers, illustration workshops, performances and author talks. There’s something for all ages and interests!
Celebrate 100 years since the author’s birth by seeing ‘Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers’, an interactive adventure through some of Dahl’s best-loved stories for children aged 7-11.
If your child has been studying the Greeks this term, they’ll love the Myth Marathon!
- 27-28 October
- The Lyric theatre, Hammersmith, W6 0QL
- Count me in!
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
This new permanent exhibition space has just opened and promises to be a WONDERful experience for all science enthusiasts!
- Now open
- The Science Museum, South Kensington
- Discover more
The Natural History Museum:
- Don’t miss out, it’s only on until 6 November.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Unmissable photos for all animal lovers!
- Opens 21 October
- South Kensington, SW7 5BD
- Find out more
Boo at the Zoo
Celebrate Halloween at London Zoo and ‘enjoy a spook-tacular range of Halloween -themed activities, animal demonstrations and hands-on crafts.’
- 22 Oct 2016 – 30 Oct 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY
- Sounds spooktacular, tell me more!
Bring Shakespeare’s stories to life this autumn by taking part in the Globe’s workshops and storytelling sessions.
- 25-29 October 2016
- 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT
- What’s the story?
Discovery Day – Hair-raising Halloween
Take your little ones on a hair-raising nature trail, uncovering and discovering fascinating facts. Children can create a magical potion using herbs and plants from the garden and make their very own bat mask or mini monster.
- 26 October 2016 , 11:00 – 15:00
- The Education Centre, Hyde Park, W2 2UH
- Lead the way!
Do you have any brilliant recommendations for family outings? We’d love to hear from you.