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What To Do This Half Term In London – October 2016

Written by Louise Winter


It’s October and the kids are off so it’s time to get out and about and enjoy some autumn sunshine. This half term there are some fantastic events taking place at an attraction near you and here’s my list of things NOT to miss, including Adults go FREE at KidZania and Ripley’s tickets for £10!

sunbullet  Tower of London

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This half-term explore the Tower of London, which is one of the most famous landmarks in the city, and discover a wealth of history and family fun. You can see the dazzling Crown Jewels, spot the famous ravens and also experience live re-enactments!
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sunbullet  Scary Fun! KidZania London
15th – 30th October

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For a short 15 days this year your children can have a sticky, scary, action-packed Halloween and half term at Kidzania London. Halloween has taken over – take your children to Kidzania for a tricky treasure trail and a variety of other fun-filled activities like a ghost tour and face painting. This will have your children screaming in delight! You can book tickets for this awesome attraction on our website!
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sunbullet Oxygen FreeJumping, Acton
50% off this Half Term!

Kids will love a visit to this brilliant indoor trampoline park, where they can bounce sky high in open jump sessions and burn off lots of excess energy! There are soft walls surrounding over a hundred trampolines and lots of trained staff available to assist. Smaller kids aged 5 and under even have their own special bounce sessions! Book Here

sunbullet  An Ogre Sized Trick or Treat; Shrek’s Adventure; London
24th October – 1st November

This Halloween Shrek has decorated his home with pumpkins, cobwebs and all things Halloween to create a spooky swamp. This is a wonderful event that will test all of your senses and leave you in stitches of laughter – from yucky dips to silly tasks as well as a special effects 4D experience, there are scary surprises around every corner of the swamp this Halloween! Every child will leave with a sweet treat too, which means smiles all round. Find out more.

sunbullet  Boo at the Zoo; ZSL London Zoo
22nd – 30th October

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As it is Halloween this half term, why not visit the London Zoo for a creepy-crawly encounter, animal demonstrations and hands-on crafts. Families can enjoy Halloween versions of the zoo’s most popular animal talks, feeds and demonstrations. Kids are sure to be screaming with delight when they see the spooky schedule of activities planned!
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sunbullet  Ripley’s Wicked Halloween Week; Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London
22nd – 30th October

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This half term is guaranteed to be an action packed spooky experience at Ripley’s for their Halloween week! Mischievous witches will be appearing to create a scary but very child friendly experience featuring some of the fantastic artefacts from the West End show ‘Wicked’. Follow the Explorer trail searching for clues for a chance to be rewarded with a treat! Kids can enjoy making Halloween broomsticks, witches hats and lots of other great ghostly stuff!
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sunbulletKidtropolis; Excel London
25, 26 & 27th Oct

This is a brand new action packed event full of fun for kids aged 12 and under! Kids will love joining in with the challenges, shows, toys and more! Keep an eye out for the PAW Patrol team and the Angry Birds and don’t miss the amazing pink My Little Pony friendship bus! Find out more

sunbullet  Family Ghost Tours; Hampton Court Palace, London
31st October

For a spooky evening packed with fun for the whole family, head to Hampton court for a walk that will take you a little longer than an hour, and enjoy stories of ghosts and paranormal activity that takes place. Minimum aged 8. Find out more.

sunbullet  October Half Term: Board Game Fun; V&A Museum of Childhood, London
24th – 30th October

Enjoy a week of board game fun to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition! You will feel like a piece yourself, playing this giant board game. This is the perfect place to take the kids to do something new, and a safe plan for a rainy day! Find out more.

sunbullet  Halloween Daytime Shows at The London Bridge Experience; London
22nd – 31st October

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Where better to celebrate Halloween and entertain the kids than here amongst some of London’s scariest characters! Don’t worry this is a family friendly show so you can all be spooked together!
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sunbullet  Sharks in the Dark; Sea Life London Aquarium
27th – 31st October

This October half term you can go snorkelling with the sharks at the Sea Life London Aquarium, and because it’s Halloween you’ll be snorkelling in the dark! Your snorkelling experience will include exclusive access to the Sea Life Aquarium, a 15 minute snorkel, all equipment (but remember to bring your own swimsuit and towel) and a briefing by trained aquarists. Find out more.

sunbullet  October Half Term Ready Steady Go! Discover Children’s Story Centre; Stratford, London
24th – 28th October

Take your little ones to driving school this October half term where they can colour in their own car and bring it to life. This wonderful, fun-filled event is included in your day pass to Discover. Find out more.

sunbullet  Horrid Henry’s! Discover Children’s Story Centre; Stratford, London
28th – 29th October

You can also meet Horrid Henry this Halloween for an extra spooky experience, and see if you can impress him with your scariest jokes! This is also included in the normal day pass to Discover but there is limited availability, so booking is essential. Find out more.

sunbullet Go Ape! Woburn Park, Milton Keynes

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Set within Woburn Safari Park, this go ape will just add onto the already amazing experience of the safari park! Get in touch with your inner Tarzan and swing through the tree-top adventure, with six sections including lots of zip lines and obstacles the longest of which is 156m and the highest at 8m! Get a FREE £10 Frankie and Benny’s voucher when you spend £30 with Picniq!

I hope this gives you some inspiration of things to do with the kids this half-term. Don’t forget, visit our website Picniq for more ideas of where to take the children and share your wonderful snaps on our Facebook,Twitter and Instagram pages!






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