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October Half Term: Tricks and Treats

Posted by on Thursday, 27 October, 2016 in News

October Half Term: Tricks and Treats

This week we have been posting two suggested activities every day. The “tricks” are free activities, the “treats” are paid activities.


Trick – Make the most of your local park

Make the most of the dry weather and stunning Autumn colours with a trip to a London park. We never get bored of Crystal Palace Park with its huge Victorian dinosaurs, farm and maze. Other favourites are Greenwich Park for its fabulous playground, views, museums and deer enclosure; the Olympic Park for its adventure play areas; Kensington Gardens for the Diana Memorial Playground; and Hampstead Heath for its walks, playgrounds and beautiful Kenwood House.

Treat – Visit Kew Gardens or the London Wetland Centre

If you want to splash out, why not try a day trip to Kew Gardens or the London Wetland Centre. Kew has a treetop walkway, indoor and outdoor play areas and a host of activities to keep younger visitors entertained in half term. Admission costs £14 (adults) and £2.50 (children). At the London Wetland Centre you can spot all kinds of wildlife; explore the gardens, lakes and ponds; and enjoy outdoor play areas and indoor discovery zones. There’s a dinosaur festival over the Halloween weekend where you can meet a walking, roaring T-Rex. Admission costs £13.10 (adults) and £7.20 (children over 4), under 4s free.

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