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October half-term activities for kids in London



October half-term is upon us!

We’ve searched for some fun things to do with the kids in London this half term, so you don’t have to! Some are free and some cost a little – we hope you enjoy as many of them as you can!

Royal Museums Greenwich: Guiding Lights (22 – 30 October)
Children can create their own shadow puppets, learn about the importance of lighthouses, and find out what people used before sunglasses were invented. Find out more here.

Diwali Family Celebration Day (part of the Winter Festival) (from 22 October)
Join Museum of the Home for a week of celebrations marking Diwali, with a fun, multi-generational family day of making, dancing and delectable things to eat. Find out more here.

Voices in Action at Southbank Centre (23 October)
A day of storytelling, workshops and performances, designed to show young people how their voice and words can be used to make a difference in the world. Find out more here.

The Ocean Explorers Hub (24 – 30 October)
Livat Hammersmith opens an Ocean Explorers Hub for half term week, to teach children about the ocean. Games, crafts, and a trail around the centre all feature. Find out more here.

The LookOut Centre in Hyde Park (25 -27 October)
Celebrate Halloween with the little ones at The LookOut Centre in Hyde Park and take part in a host of free creepy crawly activities. Find out more here.

Fearsome Family Fun Day (26 October)
Part of the RIBA Learning October Half-Term collection – join them for a free Halloween-themed family fun day of stories, building and making. Find out more here.

Foundling Museum: Half-Term Workshops (24 – 28 October)
From building giant cardboard sculptures to making Halloween lanterns, there’s plenty on offer. Tickets: £3 per child, entry for an accompanying adult is free. Find out more here.

Future Superheroes at Horniman (24 – 27 October)
Join for lots of activities, including workshops where kids can create their own superhero inspired by Afrofuturism. Tickets: £5 per child. Find out more here.