Things to do this October half term
In London for half-term this October (15th – 30th October) and stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained? Here are some of the best spots in the city that provide the whole family with activities that all ages can enjoy.
Whether you’re visiting with young ones in strollers or teenagers, you’ll be able to fill your October half term holidays with a large variety of activities and unique experiences. You will be spoilt for choice with the range of things to do in London this October half term and there are more than enough antics to fill your entire week up.
Here is a quick round up of events in London that are taking place during the October half term just to give you a small insight to what the city has to offer:
Are you and the kids thespians at heart? Then attending a workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a must. The venue is running workshops for three iconic plays including King Lear (27 Oct), The Merchant of Venice (27 Oct) and a family workshop for: The Winter’s Tale (24-25 Oct). If you’re looking for something that you can really get involved in, The Tower Vaults in the Tower of London are hosting an event based on The Gunpowder Plot where you can expect to see an explosive combination of live action, immersive theatre, virtual reality and special effects all starring Harry Potter’s own Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy).
If you’re looking for something more stimulating for the brain the Southbank Centre are hosting the London Literature Festival between 20th – 30th October. Alternatively, you have the opportunity to learn how to plan, shoot and edit a horror film at the BFI Southbank Masters of Suspense film making workshop (ages 12 to 16), which runs between the 24th and 27th October.
If you’re a family that’s into Halloween then you can celebrate Day of the Dead at a Mexico Family Fiesta with activities, dance workshops, carnival parades and more in Temperance House at Kew Gardens which is running between 22-31 October. Be advised these are ticketed events and therefore tickets will need to be purchased from the websites beforehand.
Hear the musical score from the iconic Halloween Disney film Hocus Pocus in Concert at the Eventim Apollo on 26 October.
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