20 Fantastic Half Term activities | October 2019

Wondering what’s on this half term? We’ve rounded up a list of the best half term activities, events and things to do across London. Make sure you are in the loop and subscribe with us to never miss a scoop *.

1. Cavendish Milton

11+ Preparation Half-Term Course
Cavendish Milton provide expert 11+ and ISEB Pre-Test support.
We’re running an 11+ and Pre-Test preparation course for Year 6 pupils this half-term. 9am to 1pm daily, Monday 21 – Thursday 25 October.
Original price of £395 down to just £245 for Kensington Mums subscribers (huge £150 discount) if booked by 2nd October (quote KMums in correspondence to secure this). Email admin@cavendishmilton.com to book your child a place now.

2. Stagecoach Kensington

October Half Term workshops with Stagecoach Kensington! Book now for Stagecoach Kensington October Half Term Workshops – 21st to 24th October
Little Trick or Treaters Workshop – 4 to 6 years – 9.30 to 12.30pm daily – £120.00 (sibling discount £100). Trick or Treaters Workshop – 6 to 16 years – 10am to 4.30pm daily. £160.00 (sibling discount £125).
Come and join us for 4 days of Halloween activities. We will be working on songs, dances and drama from a spooky array of musicals and movies. Develop your performance skills whilst having lots of spine tingling and ghoulish fun too! This workshop will be led by industry professionals, and there will be a presentation of what the students have learnt on the final day. No experience needed. Venue: Addison Primary School, W14 0DT
Book online at  here.
Please call 020 8398 8106 or email kensington@stagecoach.co.uk for more information.

3. Mother Nature Science Holiday Activity Camps

Let your Child join the 1000’s being inspired on our October Half-term Science Activity Holiday Camp 2019 – Spooky Science!
🏆 Voted ‘Best Holiday Camps’ by Parents in the Hoop Awards 2019!
Mother Nature Science is the No. 1 Parent-Trusted Premium Holiday Science Activity Camp for Over a Decade! Their date for October Half-Term runs from Monday 21 Oct to 01 Friday Nov 2019! Great Indoor and outdoor activities for Girls and Boys Ages 5-12!
Attend the camp at Kensington Prep School and Select School Venues Across London!
Places are going fast, don’t miss your chance and enquire today!
Call 020 8863 8832 or visit here

4. Little House of Science

Join us from 21-25 Oct 2019 for our Frankenstein’s Science October Holiday Camp Lab: Spooky Physics, Mysterious Chemistry and Creepy Biology!
You will be learning and experimenting about Spooky quantum physics or the Superpowers of atoms, Halloween Microbiology, Chemistry lab: slime, weird liquids and substances, Not so freaky bats and the science of sound and much more! Location: daily from Monday-Friday, 9.30-3.30 (8.45am free early drop-off), 4-7 and 8-12 years (age adjusted & separated groups, 10% friends and siblings discounts) at Baden Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, corner of Cromwell Road, London SW7 5JS. To register, check the full programme or call us on 0800 092 1062.

5. London Transport Museum

Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt. From 19-27 October, join the London Transport Museum team to explore the Museum as you hunt for Wally! Take a sneak peek inside some vehicles, join in with singing and stories, solve puzzles and have fun together with easy games for all the family.

More details will be released on the website so keep your eyes peeled! Don’t forget, your ticket is valid for a whole year, and kids go free.

6. Role Models

At Role Models we help children fly by giving them the skills they need to thrive in a changing world. Resilience, Leadership, Collaboration and Creative Problem Solving are all qualities that senior school entrance boards, and employers, are crying out for today. Our course ethos is based around the belief that talking and thinking should be given as much weight as reading and writing in any child’s development; our courses are designed to support that belief. Run by highly experienced Role Models and delivered through active learning, each course challenges and empowers children. Check their website for more details!

7. Monkey Music

Jayne Harris and husband and wife team Eloise & Alex Trippier have been running Monkey Music classes in Kensington, South Kensington, Notting Hill and Chelsea for over 15 years and between them, teach up to 1000 children every week. Monkey Music remains the most popular local activity for babies, toddlers and 2 & 3 year olds and provides 30 minute action-packed weekly classes. Classes are fun, interactive, stimulating and support your child’s development. Please search Monkey Music + your area to see our timetable & easily book a place online. Your first class is FREE, come and join the fun!

8. Chelsea Physic Garden

Looking for an inspiring activity to enjoy with the kids this half term? Come along to ‘The Art of the Garden’ on Wednesday 23rd October at Chelsea Physic Garden.Create art and craft inspired by a ‘world tour’ of the Garden, taking in vampire plants, spiky cacti, tropical treasures, medicines, perfumes, seeds and ferns, birds, vegetables and more.Help will be at hand to develop your artistic skills. Perfect for an aspiring artistic naturalist, try out printing, painting, sketching and model-and-mobile making using natural and recycled materials.To book, head to the Family Activities page on the Chelsea Physic Garden website.

9. Arabic Language School for Children

Whether you want to increase your children’s prospects for future employment or want them to speak to family members, we can help!Join us at The International Arabic School London every Saturday (term time) for fun filled, interactive Arabic lessons for all abilities from the age of two and a half years and up.We provide small classes and fully DBS checked teachers with a minimum of 10 years experience. Based in Bayswater with easy access by public transport.
Adult classes and private home tuition also available.
Visit us any Saturday for a FREE trial lesson or to look around. Spaces limited.
Book online, or contact us on 07550554197 or email us at lebaneseinternationalschool@gmail.com

10. Royal Albert Hall

This November, the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to the Royal Albert Hall for the fourth instalment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga.For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Justin Freer,
performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high- definition.

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 November 2019

11. Alma Kids

Alma Kids Autumn Half-term Camp, an interactive camp for 4-12-year-old kids.
Join us for a fun-filled Half-term Camp, whilst we journey through: Music, Crystal Lab, Capoeira, Gardening, Cooking, Singing Bowls, & Yoga & Dance. Check their website for more information.




12. Sewayaki Mariko

Sewayaki Mariko is an LSE (The London School of Economics and Political Science)-endorsed venture inspired by Japanese culture and Japanese educational discipline and manners founded by Mariko, a Japanese entrepreneur. We provide EDUCATIONAL NANNY, FOREIGN LANGUAGES IMMERSION NANNY, MUSEUM NANNY to educationally-conscious families in London. Sewayaki Mariko has served for many expat and pre-preparatory school families preparing for the 7+ exam and teaching English as an additional language and providing interactive and positive learning experiences for children. All of our services are one-on-one or small group so we can maximize our time focusing on one child or a small group of children. Check their website for more information.

13. Pumpkin Patch

There are 1000’s of amazing Pumpkins & Gourds waiting to be picked at the Pumpkin Picking Patch. We have Pumpkins to decorate, Pumpkins to eat and Pumpkins just to look at to make you smile!

We have also invited some of the finest suppliers of Halloween crafts we have ever met and would love you to meet them to! The New Forest Wand Co – Thriftwistles Broomstick Emporium & Clutter & Partners are all coming to the patch to help you all get ready for the best Halloween yet! Check the website for more information.

14. Young Engineers

Learning through play: With Young Engineers, your child will
discover how things work by building motorised models out of LEGO® from
our custom designed e2 Young Engineers kits. Each child will work with
their dedicated kit and motor, and each day’s model exemplifies a
different STEM concept in action. The camps encourage independent creative thinking (at different levels) for all ages from 5 to 10, both
while the children are building the models and then playing with them.
Book mornings or full days, individual days/mornings or all week.
Exclusive 15% discount available: use code KenMums15.

15. Who am I at The Science Museum

Who Am I? invites you to explore the science of who you are through intriguing objects, provocative artworks and hands-on exhibits. Discover what your voice sounds like as a member of the opposite sex, morph your face to see what you’ll look like as you age, or collect DNA to catch a criminal in our brand-new interactive exhibits.

Check the website for more information.

16. Door to Design at the V&A

Come and admire the creative and imaginative artworks by pupils of three primary schools who have taken part in ‘Door to Design’, a project for primary school pupils, teachers and families. 2019 marks the final year of this three-year project. Working alongside artists and designers, the groups learnt about the architecture, design and heritage of the V&A.


17. Little Foal at the Royal Mews

Taking place on the first Friday of each month for a special under 5s Event in the Royal Mews. Under 5s and their carers are invited to join us for a special story around the Royal Mews all about the horses and the carriages, followed by an arts and crafts activity.The story will start at 10:30, and the arts activities will run till 12:30 on a drop-in basis. Check their website for more information.

18. Kids Kingdom

KIDZ kingdom returns to eelbrook common. Dates: 1st-6th October
Everyday 11am weekends and 2pm weekdays.Fun for the family
Everything’s token operated.

Come on down and try all our new rides.
These includes, Train ride, Water zorbs, Games stalls , bungee jump, Play centre, Car ride, Bumper carz, Teacups, Helicopter ride. Check their website for more information.

18. October Half Term and Night Safari at Holland Park Ecology Centre

Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October

The Ecology Centre offers a range of fun and exciting nature themed activities taking place throughout the half term.  They will be exploring the fabulous outdoors along with arts and crafts, shelter building, minibeast hunts and more. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Pre-booking and pre-payment required to secure a place To book or for further information contact the Ecology Service on 020 7938 8186 or ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk

19. National Trust

Looking for a holiday you’ll talk about for years to come? When you stay at one of our holiday properties you’re guaranteed an unforgettable trip filled with special memories. Check their website for various locations

20.Mudchute Park and Farm

Set in 32 acres of countryside in the heart of East London, the Mudchute is a community charity, with a working farm, stables, a children’s nursery and a wide range of education activities. Throughout the year Mudchute Park & Farm hosts a variety of indoor & outdoor events. They offer daily farm routines and workshops. Check their website for more information.

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