Half Term Guide

by Lucy Bryant, Thursday 22 October 2015

With half term approaching we thought we would put together a handy guide packed full of activities to enjoy with the children over the break. From museums and exhibitions to wildlife and outdoor fun, we think we have the prefect itinerary for a jam-packed half term away from the television screen!

‘Storystock’ at Bush Theatre in Shepard’s Bush is an event based around the children’s literary festival. Held from Wednesday 28- Friday 30th October, ‘Storystock’ features authors, comics, illustrators, storytellers and poet. The festival includes an appearance from the Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddle who wrote ‘Goth Girl’, as well as a performance of ‘I believe in Unicorns’ (October 28th). In addition the author of the enchanting stories ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ and ‘Mog’ will be launching her new novel ‘Mister Cleghorn’s seal’. As well as a host of other authors, entertainment will be provided by Hip Hop Shakespeare, The Harry Potter Show and The Music House for Children providing fun workshops and activities for a variety of ages. If you have a budding bookworm at home, then this event is bound to blow them away and inspire even more reading!

For more information on the event and the various workshops and activities available click on the link below:


On the 28th of October the Royal Albert Hall will be hosting their world premiere of ‘Frozen in Concert’, a screening of the much loved winter warmer accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Maida Singers. The full orchestra and chorus will bring the excitement of the soundtrack to life with full renditions of ‘Let It Go’, ‘Love is an open door’, ‘Do you want to build a snowman and many more’!  There will be two performances starting at 2:00pm and 6:30pm and tickets are guaranteed to sell fast. If you have a little Frozen fan at home then this event will add some sparkle to their holiday!

For more information and to purchase tickets use the link below:


If you have a little monster who would much rather spend their holiday outdoors, then visiting Hackney City Farm in Bethnal Green is a great way to have a fun and educational day out (without your children noticing)! Burrowed between Columbia Road and Broadway market, the farm is bustling with happy animals including goats, sheep, chickens and donkeys as well as some smaller animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. The farm also seels the eggs and honey produced on the farm providing a great opportunity to teach smaller children about where their food comes from! The farm also has a pottery studio and garden so there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy!

To find out more simply click on the link below:


The Science Museum is hosting a number of events throughout half term to get children to engage with Science in a fun and exciting way. In addition to the wonderful and child friendly exhibits the events include ‘Icy Cold Adventure Storytelling’ head every weekday of half term at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00, ‘Little Lab of Horrors’ held at 11.30, 13.00, 15.30 and ‘Codebuilder’ at 12:00 and 14:00. These fun but information packed workshops are the perfect opportunity to go and grab a coffee while the kids learn something new and exciting! 

To find out more about the half term workshops being held at the Science Museum and how to book click on the link below:


To connect with any of the locations mentioned use the twitter links below:

@RoyalAlbertHall     @bushtheatre    @hackneycityfarm    @sciencemuseum  


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