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Half term activities: some ideas

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LocalEditorLambeth Mon 09-Oct-17 14:05:37

Hi everyone! Half term seems to be speeding towards us so I thought I would share some local ideas for you to keep the children entertained. Please feel free to share your suggestions and favourite activities!

LocalEditorLambeth Mon 09-Oct-17 14:06:46

First up is a family show at the Ovalhouse Theatre. Dr. Zeiffal, Dr. Zeigal and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught! is suitable for ages 4-11.

inkheads Wed 11-Oct-17 14:26:24

Hi! We are hosting some half-term creative writing workshops at Effraspace in Brixton. Ross Montgomery, who was nominated for a Costa Children's Book Award in 2013 and has published three books with Faber & Faber, will be running the three-day class, in which every child will become an author! The course will run between 25th and 27th October between 10-1pm. More information can be found on our website or email us directly at

LocalEditorLambeth Wed 11-Oct-17 22:07:11

There's a show at the Southbank coming up - Laura Dockrill's Mum Is Growing Down! Recommended for ages 6-9.

LocalEditorLambeth Wed 11-Oct-17 22:09:45

There's a London Philharmonic Orchestra FUNharmonics family concert at the Royal Festival Hall at the start of the half term week. See a screening of The Gruffalo's Child with live music:

LocalEditorLambeth Wed 11-Oct-17 22:11:46

And staying on the Southbank, there's a puppet show called Tröll for ages 4-9 at the end of the week:

LocalEditorLambeth Wed 11-Oct-17 22:20:09

Book now for an autumn leaves crafty session at the South London Botanical Institute:

SnowBodyforrrrm Fri 13-Oct-17 23:33:35

We're going pumpkin picking 🎃

LocalEditorLambeth Sat 14-Oct-17 19:52:45

Ooh that sounds very exciting SnowBodyforrrrm - us too! I have found somewhere in Surrey I think it is. Never been before so excited.

LocalEditorLambeth Tue 17-Oct-17 22:16:28

The Garden Museum are running some drop in sessions for The Big Draw (ages 3+) - find out more here:

LocalEditorLambeth Tue 17-Oct-17 22:55:34

The Lorax, recommended for ages 6+, continues its run at The Old Vic over half term. If you like the idea of this, you might want to book sooner rather than later - a lot of the shows seem to be running low on tickets already!

LocalEditorLambeth Tue 17-Oct-17 23:08:19

Hopster are also showing some spooky Halloween shows for younger ones at both the Clapham Picturehouse:

And the Ritzy in Brixton:

LocalEditorLambeth Tue 17-Oct-17 23:22:22

Vauxhall City Farm has the usual array of lovely, family friendly activities over half term week:

LocalEditorLambeth Fri 20-Oct-17 22:11:22

I've just found out about the Half Term Kids Klub Art Class at Pop Brixton - for ages 3+

LocalEditorLambeth Fri 20-Oct-17 22:22:37

And staying with Pop Brixton, there's a drumming workshop on Friday 27th October - suitable for all ages.

LocalEditorLambeth Fri 20-Oct-17 22:23:10

Oops, posted too soon without adding in the link - this is for the drumming workshop at Pop Brixton as above:

LocalEditorLambeth Mon 23-Oct-17 23:50:09

A slightly late entry but the London Fire Brigade Pop Up Museum are running a family activity on Wednesday (25th October):

londonmumofloads Wed 10-Oct-18 18:44:08

This is the month for pumpkins! There are lots of half-term spooky events at pumpkin-picking farms too. Some inspo here:
I actually went to Garsons last week with my kids and you can pick apples there too. Was fab!

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