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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

London Puddle Jumping Championships
By Things To Do Editors |

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

Brick Wonders
Photograph: Warren Elsmore
Things to do, Exhibitions

Brick Wonders

icon-location-pin Horniman Museum, Forest Hill

Lego lovers will be in their element at the Horniman Museum’s Brick Wonders exhibition. There are about 50 Lego models on display – that’s about half a million bricks if you’re counting – covering everything from ancient pyramids to the International Space Station. There are interactive play areas and a mini-cinema showing LEGO animation shorts, and you can buy a combi ticket if you fancy ticking off the aquarium and Butterfly House while you’re here. Family ticket £18.

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 in the Museum of London’s new interactive digital installation. 'Beasts of London' takes visitors on a journey through London’s past via a cast of animal narrators. 

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