Half term is coming up later this month and we're here to help you plan some fun activities to keep the kids (and you) entertained. From West End shows to walking with Dinosaurs, we've got you covered with our list below...
When? 16th - 31st October
Where? Wakehurst, Kew
Join The Gruffalo's Child, the Big Bad Mouse and other characters for an intrepid journey through Wakehurst’s wild botanic garden this month! Go on an adventurous trail, make your own stick buddy, and enjoy cave building and cooking over a fire at Wakehurst’s creative cookery camp.
When? 14th October - 14th November
Where? Chiswick House & Gardens, London
Be part of a live theatrical treasure hunt with Percy the Park Keeper as you help him get his animal friends ready for winter.
Forest school meets puppetry, world-class theatrical storytelling and clue-based adventure in this unique experience designed specifically for Chiswick House and Gardens.
When? 23rd October - 7th November
Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Don't miss this interactive installation of 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. Visitors will walk a perilous path through grasslands and woodlands and come face-to-face with snarling, roaring and hissing dinosaurs amongst the trees, bushes and woods.
When? 22nd October - 7th November
Where? Polesden Lacey, Surrey
Join with family and friends to immerse yourself in the shimmering effects of fire and light. Expect the unexpected with fairies dancing in the trees, fiery fish and woodland wildlife sculpted in willow as you stroll through the walled garden and into an enchanting landscape filled with wonder. Book your slot today.
When? Now - 31st October
Where? Thames, London
Horrible Histories proudly presents a wicked new tour of the Terrible Thames, where you and the family can dive into the stories of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Julius Caesar, the Duke of Wellington, Queen Boudicca, Jack the Ripper and Captain Kidd, in this history of the Thames with the nasty bits left in! Grab your tickets now.
When? 7th - 31st October
Where? Ascot, Peckham, Croydon
The wait is over! Zippos Circus is back on the road with a fast-moving spectacle featuring some of the world's finest circus performers. Fun for all the family! Don't miss out, grab your tickets today!
When? 23rd October - 3rd January
Where? Leicester Square Theatre, London
What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree? This award-winning production, from the team behind Tiddler and other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
When? Now - 2022
Where? Cambridge Theatre, London
The magical stories of Roald Dahl have been told and retold many times over the years, but few retellings have had quite the same impact as Matilda! Limited tickets remain for this critically acclaimed musical.
By covering all bases and adding a new dimension to a story many of us already know and love, this show provides drama and entertainment for audiences young and old.
When? Now - 2022
Where? Lyceum Theatre, London
Taking the famous story of Simba and his turbulent ascension to king, the stage show is a one-way ticket to the Pride Lands. With mesmeric scenery drawing you in, you'll almost feel part of the action as you journey through Simba's world.
When? Now - 2022
Where? Prince Edward Theatre, London
The magical tale of the world's favourite nanny is spectacularly brought to life on stage in London this half term. It's practically perfect in every way.
Limited tickets remain for this hit musical, grab them while you can here.
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