The October half-term in London (Saturday October 20-Sunday October 28) has plenty to offer kids. From Halloween activities and interactive exhibitions to rainy-day activities and walks in parks overun with crunchy leaves, London’s got it all. There are all kinds of fun activities to keep you and your gang going in the run up to Halloween and Bonfire Night, plus lots of free stuff for when you need to keep an eye on the pennies.
October half-term in London ideas
A few half-term in London highlights
A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures
This blockbuster exhibition at Discover in Stratford – running until September 2018 – is an immersive landscape of wonder and fun. Venture into forests, squeeze past a big cow, explore Monkey Puzzle jungle and basically 'fly', romp and play your way through a recreated universe filled with characters from their much-loved picture books. Suitable for ages up to eight (but older children welcome too).