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Top 5 Things to do in London during the October Half-Term

It might seem as though your kids have only just gone back to school after the summer holidays, but October half term is just around the corner, meaning it’s the perfect time to start planning lots of family friendly fun!

The good news is, there are lots of ways you can keep your little ones entertained in London during the October half term.

And, because we live and work in the heart of the capital, we know all the best places to visit. Here’s our favourite days out that your little kids and big kids too will love.

Museums at Night

The October half term is a great time to enjoy a whole host of spooktacular Halloween activities and London isn’t short of fantastic Halloween themed events and activities.

From London Night Owls Halloween Sleepover on October 27 at the Museum of London’s galleries, through to the Horniman Museum’s Halloween Fair, there’s no better city to enjoy a frighteningly good Halloween.

If you’re looking for something a little different this year, why not make the most of Museums at Night with the London Canal Museum, and enjoy an after dark narrow boat cruise through Islington Tunnel?

Go Ice Skating

You know it’s the official countdown to the festive season when London’s favourite open-air ice rinks start opening up again!

The National History Museum’s iconic open-air ice rink has announced that it will open on October 26 until January 7 – just in time to round off the half term holidays. So dig out your chunky knits and woolly hats, round up the troops, and get in the festive spirit.
A trip to the theatre

There’s nothing better than a family trip to the theatre. London is the perfect destination to enjoy a whole host of hit West End musicals. From Annie and The Lion King through to Wicked and School of Rock, there’s something for everyone!

Paddington themed activities

This year, the Museum of London has announced that they will be hosting a variety of free Paddington Bear themed activities between the 21-29 October.

London Mela presents Colours Festival of Fire and Light

A great way to round of the October Half Term in style, make sure you find time to pop down to the London Mela presents Colors Festival of Fire and Light.

Celebrating both Bonfire Night and Diwali, this exciting event offers enjoy street food, live music, fireworks, street theatre, and so much more.

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