Fun Things to do This October Half Term

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We are now in the throes of the October half-term and as parents we know finding things for the kids to do can be a challenge. We have put together a curated list of things we think you might like to get involved in which are relatively kind to the old purse strings but offer entertainment for the kiddos too. 

Hopefully, you as the accompanying parent will also enjoy. So without any further adieu here we go:


Raver Tots in Hoxton, Vauxhall, Woolwich Essex and More! - Old Skool Family Rave Fun

Raver Tots is all about dancing, overflowing with things to do including face painting, UV lights, bubbles, balloons, confetti and giant parachutes all in a rave style atmosphere with some of the UK’s top DJ’s. Raver Tots is widely recognised as the nations most popular family event, often selling months in advance, with thousands of people in attendance every week around the nation. 

Suitable for kids 0-12 years

Various UK Locations, from £6

Get 25% off your ticket here 


Morden Hall Park Pumpkin Carving

How scary will your pumpkin be? Create your crazy carving and light it with an LED tea light candle.
Let us clean up the mess!
Children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised during pumpkin carving activity.
No booking required.
All money raised from the sales of pumpkins helps us look after Morden Hall Park - for ever for everyone.
Suitable for all ages.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Dress for the weather. This is largely an outdoor event so you might need raincoat and wellies.
The Stableyard is fully accessible.
Medium pumpkin £5.00 Small pumpkin £4.00
Morden Hall Park National Trust, Morden Hall Road, London, SM45JD

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM 19-23 Oct


Horniman Museum & Gardens

Entrance to the Museum and Gardens is free. There is a charge for the Butterfly House, the Aquarium, and some of our events and temporary exhibitions. There are various activities taking place over the half term such as Halloween Slime Workshops and Plonk Crazy Golf. As well as a cafe on site there is a farm huge grounds for the kids to run around.
Suitable for kids 5+ years
Sessions take place at 45 min intervals, £7.50
100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
Book your ticket here 

Under 1 Roof - A Kid's Urban Oasis

I've had the pleasure of meeting the owner of this awesome venue. It's jampacked to the rafters of events for the family.

From comedy and live music to theatre and science shows; we have a wide variety of events at Under 1 Roof. Our fully air conditioned theatre and main space both host events for the whole family to enjoy.

The I O Centre, 9, Skeffington St, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6SR

Check out their events calendar here

Spooky Halloween Arts & Crafts

Our lives as mothers are busy even at quieter times so if arts and crafts can't be explained in pictures then it's far too complicated in my opinion...LOL! I think these ideas are very intuitive and easy to implememnt and of course look great too!

courtesy of @itsthatnannylife (instagram)
courtesy of @happy_is_always_a_choice (instagram)

Spooky Halloween Wordsearches

Can you find all the spooky words we've hidden in these wordsearches? 🎃👻🦇

One is intermediate and the other is advanced! Good luck!

Intermediate wordsearch - Download here

Advanced wordsearch Download here


We are a South London based business so are blowing the trumpet of other South London Businesses to help promote events in our local area. If you do attend any of these events please let us know or tag us on Instagram.
We are not affiliated with any of the websites mentioned on our blog, we have included them in our list as we feel they offer good value for money and are relative to our audience.