Published: 20/10/2019 By Jessica ChalmersWow we’re here already! It only feels like yesterday I was sticking name tags in new uniform! Here are a few local ideas to keep the sprogs occupied this half term:
Kew Gardens - Autumn Antics: 19th October – 3rd November
Good old Kew Gardens is offering some brilliant activities for children this half term in its usual creative and educational way. Alongside the Hive, the new spangly playground, the Tree Top Walk and the Badger Set they are also putting on some fab ‘Autumn Antics’: Rachel Rose Reid will be enthralling the children in her wonderful 25 minute story telling sessions, the absolutely cracking team from the School of Comedy will be getting the children on stage and teaching them how to entertain and write some rip roaring jokes, this 45 minute session is NOT to be missed!! And if that wasn’t enough there is also a fun-ghi trail. All sessions are included in the entry price and are based on a first come first served basis.
Lyric Theatre – You’ve Got Dragons
This 55 minute show sensitively explores the challenges a little girl faces who has ‘dragons’, we’ve all been there; ‘bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly’. With live music and the right amount of humour everyone, big and small will come away feeling soothed.
You've Got Dragons
Gails –Spooky Halloween Biscuit Decorating
Get your spook on this half term and head to a Gails for some fab biscuit decorating workshops. Unfortunately, our Chiswick store isn’t participating but Barnes Gails (23rd Oct) and Richmond Gails (24th Oct) are so a quick hop, skip and you’re there. All work shops begin at 4pm but call ahead and register your little ones first.
Halloween Biscuit Decorating
Crockbridge Farm – Pumpkin Patch
No October half term is complete without a visit to Crockbridge Farm. Their half term activities include old fashioned favourites like apple bobbing and pumpkin carving not forgetting their famous ice cream parlour. On Friday 25th the Pumpkin Festival begins which has all the activities above plus a giant hay maze, face and body painting and street food. If this wasn’t stimulating enough for little Jonny there is also an outdoors production of ‘James and the Giant Pumpkin’. However, tickets for this MUST be bought in advance.