October Half Term & Halloween Scoop 2017

 Code TodayHave your children moved on to coding using Python? At CodeToday we specialise in teaching programming using the text-based language Python, the next stage following children-specific software used in schools. Our courses focus on guiding children to think in the logical and systematic way required for coding and treating it as a problem-solving exercise. In addition to our scheduled courses during holidays, half-term and during term time, we also run bespoke courses for groups of friends/classmates, usually held in one of the participants’ own homes. Contact us on [email protected] for more information.


Calling all mummies and daddies! Treat your lovely family to a photography session this half term with Diana Pavlova Photography! If you are always behind the camera, and never in front of it, then this scoop is for you. Let’s create the gorgeous family pictures you always promise yourself you will get. If you quote the code KM-Halfterm you will receive £30 off  your first booking with me when you email [email protected] or visit dianapavlovaphotography.com. These beautiful portraits make for fantastic Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa, too!

Taekwondo fitness fun. Bring your kids along to our fun and exciting Taekwondo classes. A specially designed new fitness class for children packed with a punch. Your children will get fit and disciplined for their future. Under the instruction of international 6th dan black belt Master Faryad Goudarzi & a qualified personal trainer, they will learn self defence, built up their confidence, concentration, fitness and learn respect. All the skills they need under one sport. Adults are also welcome. One to one Taekwondo and personal training sessions for both adults and children available on request. Please call or email us to find out more. 07503021919 [email protected]


Halloween is a fantastic time to learn about Chemistry, Physics and Biology and excite children about science! -Spooky, sucking  black holes and ‘spaghettification’ -Slimy polymer monsters, glowing ghosts and bioluminescent creatures -Invisible ink & mysterious transformations of liquids -Spookiest science experiments in history and the genius scientists behind them Science Isn’t Scary, it is FUN!  BOOOOO! To register for the half-term camp 24-26 October 2017 from 10.00-3.00 (4-11 years and drop-off). You can book online here or call us on 0800 092 1062.


My Great Orchestral Adventure: the interactive headline show of a jam-packed October Half Term at the Royal Albert Hall. Your little ones are invited to sail away with a full symphony orchestra, getting to sing, dance and join in as they help the conductor to navigate the stormy seas and survive a shipwreck. They’ll journey to a mysterious island, build shelters, ‘swim in the sea’ and meet amazing characters along the way, all without leaving the Royal Albert Hall’s legendary auditorium. A perfect way to introduce children to the wonderful world of classical music!

Learn to Swim with a 5 Day Crash Course this Half Term. Swimming Rocks are a well-respected swimming tuition provider offering a fantastic learn to swim programme to babies, children and adults. This October Half Term, they will be operating their super popular 5 day intensive crash courses for children at all their 7 venues including local including Chelsea (Blue Harbour Spa),  Knightsbridge (Aquilla Health Club) and Chelsea (Purple Dragon) locally. Recognised locally as the leading swimming tuition company delivering progressive lessons with a strong reputation based on effortless service, Swimming Rocks continues to be the go-to provider for many London families. Term Time lessons also available . More information or to book a crash course contact directly on:07557 051 904 / [email protected]

 Natalie Kremen Ballet School offers exceptional ballet training based on Russian Vaganova Method with  highly qualified ballet teachers with international performing experience. For students aged 3-16. Group and Private tuition – Vocational Training –  Examinations ( ARBTA, RAD ) – Scholarships and Bursaries Programmes – Help with Auditions Ballet – Contemporary – Professional Performances – International Competitions – Workshops and Master Classes. For More information & enrolment please contact us on :02079931102 / [email protected]

 Sparks are running a fun “Day of the Dead” Halloween Workshop, where young movie makers aged 7-11 and 11-14 make their own movie production inspired by new film Coco and the Day of the Dead festival.
Based at St James Junior School, the young movie makers take on every aspect of making the movie, from the directing to the camera operation to the crew roles around the film set. Along with movie making, there is also lots of production design to get stuck into, including lots of special effects. To find out more details and to register, visit .

Need some exciting outdoor activities for your little ones this autumn? Join The Royal Parks at The Look Out in the heart of Hyde Park, for a day of adventures and hair-raising Halloween fun! Leave your young explorer to enjoy a fun-filled day learning to be an outdoor photographer during our Nature Explorers Club. They will discover the magic of nature in our private wildlife garden and beautiful park.Or, why not dress up as a ghoulish ghost or wicked witch? Come and take part in our free and thrilling family Halloween themed Discovery Days!

Half term is around the corner and it is time to keep busy your children during this special time of the year. Kids en cuisine offers Halloween cooking parties at your place, for children from 3 years old. Balloons, Halloween decorations, healthy spooky monsters with fruits and vegetables will be us. £25/Child for a minimum of 4 children. [email protected] 02030152966


Join us for the best Halloween Parties in town at Gambado. Book now for spooktacular fun!
Enjoy our Halloween fun and games with music, unlimited play in our enormous play frame, rides on our dodgems and of course our carousel. Each child will get a chance to win great prizes, including a Gambado Annual Pass for the best outfit. Children will also enjoy a a kids meal – hot dog & chips or veggie nuggets & chips. The party doesn’t end at Gambado – each child will leave with a fantastic Party Bag to enjoy at home ! Early bird tickets available. 


Cupcake annual Halloween event will take place Friday 27th October from 3pm to 5pm at Cupcake Family Club. This Cupcake’s biggest and spookiest event of the year and this year it’s “The Return to Wonderland”. Cupcake Lounge will be transformed into a childhood dreamland where it’s always time for tea. Tickets will be available online in the second week of October. Exclusive rates and priority bookings with Cupcake Membership card. Visit What’s On page on our website to find a magical variety of events, classes and workshops for all families with children 0-7 yrs. Call 020 7186 6000 to speak to the team or to book a tour of the club.

The Kensington Ballet school caters for children aged 15 months to 8 years in a fun but structured environment at venues in Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Fulham, Notting Hill, Holland Park and West Hampstead. Parents are encouraged to participate and join in the toddler groups. There is a strong emphasis on theatrical performance from Karen’s team of classically trained ballerinas who actively perform and demonstrate with the children. The classes are conducted to a mixture of classical and children’s music to help stimulate imagination, rhythm and musicality. Exercises and storytelling help the pupils to learn the appropriate steps for their ages in an organised, creative atmosphere whilst building self-confidence.

Join Sharky & George for another awesome Adventure Club this half-term from 23rd-27th October at Hyde Park. It’s going to be a seasonal special in the lead up to Halloween. The children will get the chance to dress up as mummies, go on skeleton scavenger hunts and play Dracula’s Footsteps. They will also make green slime with a mad scientist and get stuck into the traditional games as well such as tug of war, mini Olympics and rocket launching. Prices: £373.50 per child, for the week (Mon-Fri – 10% off a week ticket) or £83.00 per child, per day. The club is suitable for children aged between 5-10 years old. Click here to book now!

Garden of Beauty at 34 Mayfair with Liberty London.To get you going during Half term, enjoy some me time at The 34 Mayfair x Liberty London collaboration. Indulge in dessert and cocktail, created by their expert pastry chefs inspired by by mid 1960’s oriental flowering trail designs.




London’s Little Thinkers is an online resource which promotes an educational and engaging life for Little Thinkers at home and beyond. Are you in London with your Little Thinker this half term? Wondering what to do? Check out the latest LLT newsletter of what #LLTrecommends this October Half Term; a go to guide of what to do with your inquisitive Little Thinkers. 



Apple Day Celebration at Fulham Palace. This annual festival (Sunday 8th October) celebrates the apple orchard in the walled garden, with  live music, bee keeping and wood turning demonstrations, a hotly anticipated baking competition, children’s activities, storytelling, refreshments and more! FREE, no booking necessary.

The Big Draw Festival (1-31 October 2017)– the world’s biggest celebration of drawing is coming for a month-long celebration of arty activities taking place all over London