5 free kid-friendly activities in London this October half term.
20 October 2022 | by Alex Cuff
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As winter rapidly approaches, we’re all starting to feel the pinch. Big bills mean big spending is out of the question for many of us. That’s why we’ve put together a list of awesome activities you can do with the little ones this half term.
And the best part? They won’t cost you a penny.
Guiding Lights – Saturday, October 22 — Sunday, October 30
The National Maritime Museum’s free October half-term activities focus on light and are loosely inspired by Diwali. Create your own shadow puppets, learn about the importance of lighthouses, and find out what people used before the invention of sunglasses.
Frieze Sculpture Park – Until Sunday, November 13
Whether your kids are little and love a treasure hunt or older and are interested in art, Frieze Sculpture Park is a great idea for a free walk in the great outdoors. There are 29 large artworks dotted around Regent’s Park, so keep your eyes peeled.
Voices in action – Sunday, October 23
Voices in Action is a day of storytelling, workshops and performances designed to show young people how their voices can make a difference in the world. Aimed at age 5+.
Ocean Explorers – Monday, October 24 — Sunday, October 30
Hammersmith shopping centre welcomes Ocean Explorers Hub for half term week to teach children about the ocean. Games, crafts, and a trail around the centre all feature, as well as sensory sessions involving shells and sand.
Last Chance Museum – Until December
The Museum of London is relocating to Smithfield soon, so check out its current location while you still can. Free exhibitions cover topics from footballer Harry Kane to the history of Grime music, alongside the museum's incredible permanent collection.