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October Half Term: Tricks and Treats (Tuesday)

Posted by on Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 in News

October Half Term: Tricks and Treats (Tuesday)

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


Trick – try a free Museum

We passed a busy morning at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, just one of the marvellous free family-oriented Museums we have at our disposal in London. Other favourites are the Museum of London (Barbican and Docklands), Science Museum, Natural History Museum, V&A Museum of Childhood, National Maritime Museum – the list goes on and on… All of these Museums are full of interactive areas and exhibits and most run extra free family activities in the half term holidays, so check out the programme for this week.

Treat – splash out on a Museum

The London Transport Museum is one of my boys’ absolute favourite places to visit. It’s chock full of vintage trains and buses that you can climb inside and modern buses you can pretend to drive. On top of that it has one of the most imaginative museum play areas in London for little ones. You can pretend to fix a tube train, staff the lost property office, run the Thames Clipper’s café, be a London cabbie, drive the DLR and more. Admission is not cheap at £17 (per adult, children go free), but your ticket is valid for unlimited visits over 12 months which can end up being excellent value if you make repeated trips. More details here

For slightly older children, the Science Museum has just unveiled the replacement to its popular Launchpad interactive gallery. Wonderlab opened just in time for half term and features around fifty scientific experiences across seven different zones. From lightning strikes to giant slides, there’s lots to explore. You can also take in one of the Museum’s explosive science shows. Day passes cost £8 (adult), £6 (child aged 4-16). Annual passes cost £14 (adult), £10 (child). Family tickets are available. More details here

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