What’s on this half term for you and your little ones

Hello lovely KM readers,
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With Half Term and Halloween fast approaching, here is your Halloween & Half term scoop with some free and fun – filled activities to keep your little ones entertained. I have spend long hours picking up favourite places to do over half term and have left no stone unturned that will tick all boxes for the whole family to enjoy, from babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. There are many free and affordable activities, who said entertaining your little one can be expensive?  If you think other Mums and parents might  benefit from receiving the newsletter, please feel free to pass this onto them and they can simply subscribe by clicking here. Its Free to join! Have you got your little one’s costume ready?  This week’s scoop will help you keep your little ones entertained, exhausted and happy. Our local libraries, museums and parks are putting on events for children and families during the week, including crafts, workshops and storytelling.

Kensington Mums Events

Don’t forget to come and take part in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Exhibition on 25th of October at Clare Gardens. There will be a free action, songs and rhyme time class for your little ones. Click here for more information, and make sure you get in touch to register.


Kensington Mums is celebrating their 2nd Birthday over a 3 course dinner. Kensington Dads are also welcome. Make this a great night out and meet and mingle with local parents. Click here to book your place at our surprise location. Please note places are very limited.


Kensington Mums competitions

Enter our Baby Show Competition here for your chance to win 2 pairs of tickets. Hurry, competition ends on 23rd October 2013.




Enter our Plusher Competition here and enter for your chance to win family tickets to the first ever luxury mother, baby & family show.




Enjoy your half term  with spooky costumes and trick and treats in your community and let us know what you enjoyed the most during the holidays, by joining the conversation on our Facebook Page. You can also find us on Twitter @KensingtonMums and now more recently we have joined the world of Instagram for some instafun. You can find us under #kensingtonmums. Our popular motherhood exhibition can be viewed on youtube.

What’s on this October half term for you and your little ones.

Family Activity Days at Chelsea Physic Gardens. You will find a variety of fun and fascinating family activity workshops for adults and children of all ages here at London’s oldest outdoor classroom including lotions and potions and creepy crawling workshop. Suitable for ages 4+. Click here for more information.


In rainy days, head to the Science Museum for a great family day out to experience 3D movie at the IMAX Cinema. he cinema itself was one the biggest I have ever seen and their chairs were very comfy. They have a wide range of choices rated (U). Click here for more information.


Natural History Museum. Their ice ring opens on 31st October, don’t miss it!




Discover Blues and Family Ignite at the Royal Albert Hall. Monday 28 Octobre 2013. Kids will enjoy these fun, hands-on workshops.




October half-term activities at Kensington Palace. Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November 2013. Find out about the journeys our monarchs made to this country and to the throne. Suitable for all ages. Click here for more information.



Hallowe’en workshops at Fortnum and Mason including, Jolly Gingerbread Men Decorating Workshop, Hallowe’en Personalised Chocolate Lollipops and the annual Hallowe’en Pumpkin Carving Competition. Click here for more information.



Creepy Crawlies come to Garsons Farm! Monday 28th October. You can pick your own pumpkins and little ones will enjoy spooky story writing and colouring competitions and an opportunity to meet our very own Pumpkin Princess! Click here for more information.



Pumpkin carving at Kew Gardens, including Pumpkin Parade and Pumpkin Pyramid. Until 3 Nov 2013.




Kids at Selfridges. FREE. From Barbour’s pop-up shop to Barbie’s in-store appearance, we’ve got lots going on to keep little ones entertained all week long. 26 October- 2 Nov 2013. Click here for more information.


Halloween Family Discovery Day at Isis Education Centre, Hyde Park. FREE. Wed 30 October. Activities includes Colouring-in bat masks and finger bats, Feely boxes with yucky things inside and bat trail in the garden just to name a few. Click here for more information.


BP Family Festival: Time loop. FREE. 2-3 November. Free weekend of live music, performance, sound and dance at Tate Britain. Click here for more information.



Chelsea Festival 2013. Until 26 September. Click here for more information.




Kids at Tate Modern. FREE. Get your little ones to explore with a range of hands on activities. Click here for more information.




Half term story and craft sessions – with a Halloween theme at your local libraries. Monday 28 October- Thursday 31 October 2013. Click here for more information.



Its the Big Draw time until 3rd November. Worldwide, celebratory and free Big Draw events, which raise the profile of drawing, encourage public participation, and promote access to, and innovation in the world’s cultural institutions. Click here for more information.



Kids at the National Gallery. FREE. 28-29 October. Bring along your little sprouts and blossoms and try their variety of stories, art, play and song. This is suitable for under 5s.  Click here for more information.



Explore the Puppet Zoo at the London Transport Museum. Monday 28 October – Sunday 3 November. Activities include story time and make and take workshops. Also don’t forget to visit the Family Station and more activities taking place at the Depot Open Week. Click here for more information.


 Family Art Festival. Until 3 Nov 2013. Eye-blogging art for the whole family. FREE. Click here for more information.




Scaredy Cats Halloween night at Battersea. Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 October 2013.  FREE. Visit the Kitten Cave and take part in a range of family activities throughout the day including arts, crafts and quizzes. Suitable for all ages. Click here for more information.


Kids Halloween Costume Party at Whole Foods Kensington. Monday 28 October 2013. Click here for more information.




Peter Pan and the Ticking Crocodile at the British Library. FREE. Tuesday 29 – Wednesday 30 October 2013. Click here for more information.




Visit the biggest witches’ coven in Hammersmith. FREE. Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Click here for more information.




Boo at the Zoo. London Zoo. From Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November, the Zoo invites you to revel in the darkness with a Halloween-themed spooky schedule of special events including Bat Mask Making, Spooky Stories, and Spooky Stories just to name a few. Click here for more information.



Digital Kids, Imagination Station, Pop-Up Performance for Half term at Victoria and Albert Museum. Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November. South Kensington. FREE. Click here for more information.


StoryStock. Shepherds Bush. Thursday 31st October 2013. StoryStock is a storytelling circus for children 0-13 & their families. Click here to view the programme.




Children’s half term activities at Holland Park Ecology Centre. Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November 2013. Choose between 3 hour morning or afternoon sessions suitable for children aged 5-10 years old. Activity program includes creepy crawlies, tree trolls and fungi fun just to name a few. Booking required. Please note: Holland Park Ecology Centre is now located next to the Adventure Playground by Abbotsbury Road car park. Click here for more information.


Wishing you all a great Half term and a Spooktacular Halloween with your little ones.

This has been a popular post over on our Facebook page. So thought to share with the rest of you. More healthy ideas for Halloween treats. Much better than chocolate. Source: Pinterest. Do check our Facebook page for more ideas and inspiration for setting your perfect Halloween family day.