London announces fun and spook-tacular events to bewitch the kids this October half-term

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London announces fun and spook-tacular events to bewitch the kids this October half-term: Visitor in Wonderlab The Equinor Gallery at the Science Museum © Science Museum Group

26 October 2020

Whether it's with teenagers or toddlers, pack your London October half-term with activities.

There are so many things to do over half-term in the capital, that you can easily fill the whole break.
Many London attractions have reopened with appropriate social-distancing and safety measures in place, so you can bond with the kids in a safe environment.


Special school holiday activities are taking place at London’s children’s museums and attractions during the break, including sleepovers and arts and crafts.

Highlights include:

  • Track down Billy Brown from London Town at the London Transport Museum on a family trail. 17 Oct-1 Nov
  • Set off on a Gruffalo Adventure around Kew Gardens, as you look for the character hiding in the dark woods this autumn. 17 Oct-1 Nov
  • Explore an architectural London icon, St Paul's Cathedral, with free entry for kids during half-term and learn about the cathedral's history on four family trails. 17-31 Oct
  • From sound to forces, electricity to chemistry, think like a scientist in the immersive science playground known as Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery at the Science Museum. Open all week
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has wriggled back to London this half-term for a socially distanced run at arts depot in North Finchley. 24-27 Oct
  • Become a secret agent and take part in a top secret mission in Family Missions at the Museum of London. 24 Oct – 3 Nov
  • Make your own designs reality in a t-shirt, skeleton mask or lantern-making workshop at the Foundling Museum27-30 Oct
  • Take on the Robot Coding Challenge (27-31 Oct), dive into the inventions of WW1 in a short family show (27-29 Oct) or visit the National Army Museum at a special, sensory-friendly opening. 31 Oct
  • Listen to tremendous tales and get stuck into DIY projects at Westminster Abbey's Family Day: Building History. 30 Oct



Encounter unsavoury characters from London's past at immersive The London Dungeon. Travel to some of the city's creepiest spots with The Ghost Bus Tours. Prepare for the ultimate scare as you navigate the Tombs at the London Bridge Experience.

More spooky fun options include:

Most London attractions must be booked in advance.


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