Don’t forget that clocks go back on Sun 25th October at 1am, so you’ll get an extra hour in bed at the beginning of half term (26th-30th Oct) and by the looks of what you could be getting up to that week, you’ll more than likely need it! Here’s our rundown of the top 10 things to do to keep the kids busy at half term:
- The Science Museum has its Wallace and Gromit exhibition open until the 1st November, so its your last chance to take the children if you haven’t already. Check out the museum’s website for more information on half term activities.
- The Museum of London in October are going Roman-crazy with kids’ activities and best of all? It’s all free! For more info, click here for their website.
- At the Natural History Museum, lots of volunteers will be helping families learn with interactive science. Enter the Cocoon for a behind-the-scenes look at the scientists’ work. For more of what’s on that week, visit the website.
- From storytelling to hands on costume-making, the Horniman Museum has lots of kids’ events planned to keep little ones busy all week long! Visit http://www.horniman.ac.uk/events/eventsnew.php for more details.
- The Tate Modern has various family activities where kids can interact with multimedia art and history throughout the week. Check out their calendar for ideas.
- There a various free events going on at Museum in Docklands, but due to their intense popularity, you’ll need to reserve ( call 0207 001 9844 to do so). For details on what to try out, click here.
- If you want your kids to get out and about this half term, then look no further than the London Wetland Centre for daily activities throughout the week. They have a great Discovery Centre to get children involved and learning about nature in the city. To visit or to get more information, click here.
- Always a favourite, London Zoo has various daily feeding times and activities, plus special events throughout the week, visit http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/whats-on/ for more information.
- The Big Draw’s Campaign for Drawing is hosting big art events all over the country. For what’s going on near you, visit the website.
- Finally, if you’re tired out from trekking all over the city, the BFI Imax will be showing great 3D films all week long. Go to http://www.bfi.org.uk for listings. Try Up 3D for Disney-Pixar’s latest release.
If you do try out any of these events, make sure you let us know what you likes, what you didn’t and what your kids thought of the whole thing! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback, comments and questions!