The kids are off for a fortnight and you need to get them out of the house somehow! Here are our top favourite things to do around the city this October half-term.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at The Old Vic

The classic Dr Seuss tale combines some incredible puppetry and incredible eye-popping flashes of colour to tell the marvellous story of the moustachioed Lorax. If you’re visiting London, check out the Mondrian London family package, which includes a hotel stay, two-course pre-theatre meal and tickets to see the show.

WHEN: 15 Oct-5 Nov.
WHERE: The Old Vic, The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8NB
GREAT FOR: All the family

Tate Britain Interactive Tour

This tour aims to make art more fun and accessible to children, and allows them to learn about a combination of modern and contemporary art. With fun activities, group discussions and opportunities to create their own works, the kids will learn to love art and make some new friends too!

WHEN: 26 Oct.
WHERE: Tate Gallery, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG
GREAT FOR: Ages 8+

The Moscow State Circus

A spectacular circus display that all the family are guaranteed to love. A delightful show composed by a gymnasts, trapeze artists, and not forgetting the world-renowned Chervotkins Duo clowns! Thrilling and fantastic, we can’t say more about this show other than book your tickets now!

WHEN: 18-29 Oct
WHERE: Eel Brook common, New Kings Road, Fulham, SW6 4PT
GREAT FOR: All the family

Night Owls Halloween Sleepover

Fancy spending a night in the Museum of London? Or rather — are you brave enough to creep around the museum’s galleries after dark? Get costumed up in your scariest Halloween get-up and sneak through the 19th century London streets in the museum.

WHEN: 27 Oct.
WHERE: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
GREAT FOR: All the family, min 7-11 years

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave

Join DJ Aphrodite this weekend for the hottest family rave in the city. With an eclectic mix of bubbles, glitter cannons, arts and crafts, balloons, as well as a baby chill out area, what more could you ask for from a dance rave? A bar? A buggy park? BFLF have those too!

WHEN: 14 Oct.
WHERE: Fire and Lightbox, 39 Parry Street, Vauxhall, SW8 1RT
GREAT FOR: All the family

Cookie Tots Create The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

Get cooking with the kids with this extra special Very Hungry Caterpillar theme. They’ll be a chance to read, sing, cook, taste and chat about the book. It’s a great way to get the kids involved in cooking and reading!

WHEN: 18 Oct.
WHERE: The Lakes Cafe, 25 Avenue Road, SE25 4DX
GREAT FOR: 2-4 years

A ‘Not So Scary’ Halloween Launch Event 

To celebrate the launch of their new venue, The Regal Ballet company are hosting a ‘not so scary’ Halloween event. Turn up donning your favourite Halloween clothes and enjoy a fabulous introduction to ballet. There will also be a photo opportunity with a real ballerina!

WHEN: 21 Oct.
WHERE: Regal Ballet – South Kensington, The Royal British Society of Sculptures, 108 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3RA
GREAT FOR: 18 months – 7 years

Family Masterclass – It’s All In Your Head 

Learn about the science of psychology with the kids. Explore how the brain works and allows you to think and dream and do everyday.

WHEN:
WHERE: The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, W1S 4BS
GREAT FOR: All the family, aimed at 7-12 years

Featured photo image: Museum of London

About The Author

Lauren Hyland
Editorial Assistant

As Editorial Assistant at My Baba, Lauren keeps our readers up-to-date with the latest London events: from family outings to workshops for children to date nights in the city, she knows exactly what’s on and where.

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