Low Cost / No Cost Family Fun in London – October Half-Term 2019

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Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Half Term Fun – Museum of London

Date and Time

Saturday 19th October – Sunday 27th October – 10am-6pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

St Pauls / Barbican

Find out more about the big beasts of prehistoric London, and meet giants of the imagination in craft, drama, storytelling and digital art workshops throughout October half term.


Half Term Fun – Museum of London Docklands

Date and Time

Saturday 19th October – Sunday 27th October – 10am-6pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Hertsmere Road, West India, E14 4AL / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican / St Pauls / Moorgate

Discover some of London’s biggest characters, from enormous animals, to gigantic towers and monsters of the imagination through craft, drama, storytelling and art every day throughout October half term.


Horniman Halloween Fair

Date and Time

10.30am-4.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Spooky Storytelling

Spooky Storytelling sessions as part of the Halloween Fair at: 11am-11.30am; 12pm-12.30pm; 1.30pm-2pm; 2.30pm-3pm; 3.30pm-4pm.

Tickets required children £5.00; adults £1.00 check website (children must be accompanied by an adult). www.horniman.ac.uk

Address

100 London Road, SE23 3PQ / 020 8699 1872 / www.horniman.ac.uk

Buses

176 / 185 / 312 / P4 / 63 / 122 / P13


Don’t forget: Clocks Go Back Sunday 27th October


Drawing Sunday at National Gallery

Date and Time

Sunday 20th October – 11am-4pm

Age

All Ages – Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost

FREE – Places limited – allocated on arrival (arrive early to avoid disappointment).

Address

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN / 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Charing Cross / Leicester Square / Embankment

Take part in a procession through Florence and draw the amazing people, costumes, animals and instruments you see on the way.


Half Term Family Programme – National Gallery

Date and Time

Tuesday 22nd October – Thursday 24th October – 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Age

Ages 5-11

Cost

FREE

Address

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN / 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Charing Cross / Leicester Square / Embankment

Sketch together as a family to capture painting and places in playful ways. Try out tools and techniques with an artist.


Printing – Sir John Soane Museum

Date and Time

Thursday 24th October – 11am-3pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Sir John Soane Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP / 020 7405 2107 / www.soane.org

Nearest tube

Holborn (5 minutes’ walk)

Buses

59 to Kingsway

Explore relief and monoprinting techniques in this creative, drop-in workshop. This event is designed for adults and children to enjoy together, so all ages are welcome. We just ask that children remain supervised. It’s totally free so no need to book – just drop-in at any time and stay as long as you like!


The Big Botanical Draw

Date and Time

Sunday 29th October – 2pm-3pm

Age

All Ages – materials provided

Cost

FREE

Address

The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ / 020 8674 5787 / www.slbi.org.uk

The Big Botanical Draw. Come and make flowers and flower pots from clay. The house, garden and the garden café will all be open.


Marvellous Mammals – Grant Museum of Zoology

Date and Time

Monday 21st October, Wednesday 23rd October, Friday 25th October – 1pm-4pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, London WC1E 6DE / 020 3106 2052 / www.ucl.ac.uk

Nearest tube

Euston / Goodge Street

Celebrate the beautiful and furry world of marvellous mammals from rhinos to wombats – there are lots to get stuck into with plenty of specimen-based activities to help ask lots of important questions!


Draw the Bank of England of Future – Bank of England Museum

Date and Time

Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November – 10am-4.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Entrance on Bartholomew Lane, London EC2R 8AH / 020 7601 5545 / www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

Nearest tube

Bank

Help make the Bank even more secure by designing a new safe for its vaults – What materials would you use to make the building strong and sturdy?


Wishing you all a Happy Halloween Half Term