Top 17 activities to do this October Half term

Halloween at Gambado

Book now for our Halloween spooktacular parties!
Halloween disco. Fun in our enormous play frame
Have a go on our dodgems and carousel. Fancy dress competition – the best outfit wins an Annual Pass. Tasty kids meal – choose from hot dog & chips or veggie nuggets & chips. Party Bag with every child ticket. Earlybird tickets are now on sale. Book now to guarantee the lowest price tickets for this event! Click here for dates, prices & to book your tickets! –

Stagecoach Kensington  

Little Witches and Wizards – 4 to 6 years – 9.30 to 12.30pm daily4 day workshops 22 – 25 October 2018. Join us for spooky and scary songs, dances and drama. Book now to have lots of spine tingling and ghoulish fun! No experience needed.Witches and Wizardry – 6 to 16 years – 10am to 4.30pm daily. We will be working on songs, dances and drama from a spooky array of musicals and movies. From Harry Potter to Wicked, and Ghost Busters to Little Shop of Horrors, we will help you develop your performance skills and have lots of spine tingling and ghoulish fun too! Email – [email protected] tel – 028 8398 8106.

The Kensington Kindergarten

Our two nursery schools are located in Kensington and are ideally located for families living in Kensington, Knightsbridge, Holland Park and Notting Hill. Our classrooms are bright and airy and provide ample room for all the fun and exciting activities our nursery offers. In addition to our broad curriculum, we focus on outdoor learning by holding a weekly Forest School class, football and tennis lessons. Our goal is to provide a safe and caring environment where children can gain a positive approach to school and learning. Children learn through play and structured lessons with a balance of free choice. Our children are well prepared for the next step in their education.

National Army Museum

Craft a communications tool and practise sending secret signals, make a paper poppy or join an Early Years session of story and song with free workshops this half term at the National Army Museum. It’s also the last chance to see Special Forces; in the Shadows, this major interactive exhibition is closing 28 October and it’s the perfect chance as kids go free this half term! Ts and Cs apply.

Cavendish Milton

Cavendish Milton have helped hundreds of young pupils apply to London’s most competitive schools at 11+ and 13+, including St Paul’s (Boys and Girls), Westminster, Latymer Upper and many more. This half-terms, we’re running another 11+ preparation week. Our tutors will be teaching pupils with our bespoke materials, designed for the most difficult exams including the ISEB Pre-Test and new Consortium entrance paper. Mock Exams, Interview Practice and 15 hours of teaching in small groups with expert tutors, plus a final report.
Mon 22nd–Fri 26th October, 9am-12.30pm at St Marylebone CE School. £395 exclusively for Kensington Mums (typically £595). Email us direct at [email protected] or call anytime on 020 7637 8865.

Spooktacular Science Day Camps

Spooktacular Science Day Camps – Join our Spooky Science Lab, 22-26 Oct 2018 and explore the dark side of science with Halloween-themed tricks and treats hands-on experiments!  Children will learn about toads, jellyfish, spiders and bats, make flying eyeballs, design thunder cans and transform liquids into solids! Discover the creepy The Little and Young Scientists will create foaming pumpkins, fake blood and of course super slime!  We will learn about heat, energy, forces, properties  of materials, and the most daring experiments in the history of science. Shocking digestion, creepy skeletons, squishy brains and much more! Ages 4-8 yrs at Baden Powell House and 9-13 yrs at Imperial College, (early drop off, individual days, siblings/friends discounts available). Call to register on 0800 092 1062.

Lets act in Chelsea

CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE HUT, SW3 At Lets Act Drama School we improve children’s confidence and communication through professionally written musicals provided by MTI (Musical Theatre International) and regulated qualifications through LAMDA examinations. Our aim is to train children to the highest levels in performing arts. This includes preparing children for school interviews and gaining drama scholarships.  Strictly limited to 10 students. Our classes are held on the following schedule: Tuesday fro 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm and Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. This program is designed for children ages 4 – 8. EMAIL- [email protected]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert


Based on the third instalment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. In their third year at Hogwarts™, Harry, Ron and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black™ and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry must also withstand soul-sucking Dementors ™, outsmart a dangerous werewolf and deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents.

Swimming Rocks

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 intensive crash courses for children across their 6 locations. 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. Tel: 07557 051 904 Email: [email protected]

Blue{shift} creative coding camps

Want a fun, engaging and educational half-term for your child, where they can gain essential skills for the future? Come along to our creative coding camps, from 22nd-26th October at Eaton Square Kensington, for a week full of engineering robots, 3D printing and Minecraft modding! At blue{shift} we champion creativity, teaching children aged 5-14 how to make creations with code they will enjoy and ultimately encouraging a real love for the subject. Whether your child is a complete beginner, or they’re experienced programmers looking to be challenged, there are many opportunities for your child at our creative coding camps.

Maggie & Rose 

Maggie and Rose in Kensington is the best most brilliant family members club and nursery. We provide a creative environment for your little ones to learn through play! We’re all about inspiring creativity, ranging from art, music and even cooking. Our legendary big kids camps will run from Monday 15th October – 26th October. Designed for 4-8 year olds, our camps will run at both our Chiswick and Kensington clubs. All classes will have an awesome halloween theme, including our signature splat class with a spooky twist.And for those on the hunt for a nursery offering for little ones, round up your half term holidays popping by our Chiswick nursery open day on the 24th. We can’t wait to welcome you there! Email [email protected] or check out our website for more info!

Holland Park Ecology Centre

The next Holiday Activity programme is planned for the week beginning Monday 22 October. For any information please phone 020 7938 8186 or email ([email protected]) as the online booking form is currently unavailable.




Pumpkin patch

Pumpkin patch at Crockford Bridge Farm. Pre-harvested Pumpkins are available for sale in Crockford’s Corner and also in their Farm Shop. Do not miss this: Pumpkins will be available to pick directly from their fields on the following weekends only; Sat 6th/Sun 7th October and Sat 13th/Sun 14th October 2018.


Horniman Halloween Fair

Enjoy fiendish fun at our Halloween Fair. FREE event. 27 and 28th October 10.30am- 4.30pm. Meet creepy crawlies, hear spooky storytelling, and browse for gifts and treats at our arts and crafts markets and food stalls. Come dressed in your best costume!


Autumn Pop Up Performance

On Saturdays take part in exciting and unique performances suitable for all the family at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington.From 6th October – 24th November 2018. 11:00- 15:30pm. FREE.


 Family Festival

This free family festival is celebrating the exciting and diverse ways in which engineers change the world. Taking place at the Science Museum from 20-28th October 2018. FREE, FROM 11:00-17:00, suitable for over 5 years old.


Movie Night at the Museum

After the last visitors have left the Museum for the day, it’s time to settle in for a Movie Nights Halloween Special in the Hintze Hall. Each ticket includes complimentary popcorn and free entry to the Life in the Dark exhibition. This event is hosted in collaboration with The Luna Cinema. Showing 28th and 29th October 2018 at various times.