The October Half-Term in London is an opportunity to keep the children entertained by seeing some of the city’s best spots for family activities. There are many events and festivals happening during the Half-Term and the problem with that is you have a hard time planning your activities. Not to worry, we have gathered some of the coolest things that you and the kids can enjoy during the holiday.
Whether you are trying to entertain toddlers or teenagers, your main goal is to pack your holiday with fun activities, unique experiences, and events. There is never a shortage of things to do in London throughout the year, so you can imagine how fun the October Half-Time will be with the kids out of school.
These family-friendly activities will help you make the most out of the holiday and give the kids fun memories that they will not forget easily.
The London Literature Festival coincides with the holiday, and as part of the festival, Southbank Centre came up with the fun idea of a free fairytale trail where families can follow at their pace. The trail features games, puzzles, and creative activities. It is rumoured that there will be a prize for anyone who completes the trail. The event will run from 21-27 October at the Southbank Centre. Families will be provided with a playful trail kit.
Ice Skating at The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum skating rink will be reopened on 19 October. The skating rink is set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building and is one the most magical places to be in London in winter. The rink offers a great opportunity for kids and adults to have memorable moments together that will last a lifetime. The rink is surrounded by fairy lights and frost-covered trees, setting the tone for the festive season.
Dine at family-friendly pubs
London is packed with family-friendly pubs that serve delicious meals and plenty of children’s menus. Here are some of the nicest family-friendly pubs that you can check out during October Half-Term:
The Londesborough, Stoke Newington
York and Albany, Regent’s Park
Queen’s Arms, Walthamstow
The Bolingbroke, Battersea
The Eagle, Shepherd’s Bush
The historic Horniman Museum is nestled right inside 16 acres of gardens and has an aquarium, rotating exhibits, an animal walk, extensive anthropological gardens, and a farmers’ market. This is a perfect place to explore with your kids during the holiday. If you are looking for more fun, you can stop by the plonk golf venue for a fantastic time taking on the 9-hole mini crazy golf course.
Another fantastic fun thing to do in October Half-Term is to go crazy golfing with your kids. The design of this mini golf course is inspired by ZSL’s conservation projects from River Thames to Central and South America, through the Asian Jungle and the African Savannah. This amazing golf course is a recent addition to Plonk Golf’s crazy golf venues located all over London. It features Plonk’s signature radical ramps, loops, huge thrill hills, and bonkers balancing beams. The best part is that your kids can learn about ZSL conservation projects on the information boards.