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The best half-term activities in London

Keep the kids busy and entertained this October 2019 half-term with some fantastic activities around London

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London Puddle Jumping Championships

Looking for things to do with the kids in London this October half-term (Monday 21 -Friday 25 October)? Well, you’re in luck. We've taken our pick of the best children’s events taking place in the capital over the week, so you can fill up your calendar with autumnal must-dos. From family-friendly festivals to rainy-day exhibitions and outdoor film screenings, there’s loads to keep them busy. Book ahead wherever possible, get there nice and early and stock up on snacks for the queues.

We'll update this page with events for the October half term 2019 as they're announced.

Check our full guide to half-term in London for more events.

Half-term activities for kids

Natural History Museum Ice Rink 2016
Things to do, Ice skating

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

icon-location-pin Natural History Museum, South Kensington

The Natural History Museum is home to London’s most enchanting ice rink, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Alfred Waterhouse's buildings, a row of trees dripping in fairy lights and a majestic Christmas tree in the middle of the ice.

Beasts of London
Things to do

Beasts of London

icon-location-pin Museum of London, Barbican

Come face-to-face with the beasts who once roamed the city

Theatre, West End

The Lion King

icon-location-pin Lyceum Theatre, Covent Garden

Spend your half term with Timon and Pumba 

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