half term London Surrey 2022

Top half term events in London and Surrey 2022

Top half term events in London and Surrey 2022

Have heaps of fun with your little ones!

1 Brooklands Museum, 22-30 Oct

Step back in time to the days of innovation, determination and record breaking on the site of the world’s first purpose-built race track! Build a paper aircraft, get into a pedal plane and meet some aviation legends.

Pictured top. Credit: Russell Sach

2 eek! Weeks, WWT, Barnes, 15-30 Oct 

Are you brave enough to explore the spookiest half term trail out there? Put your hand in a snake box and snap a picture with a bat – if you dare – plus, it’s your last chance for pond-dipping this year!

3 Deadliest Plants and Bugs, RHS Garden Wisley, 22-30 Oct 

Do you actively dislike certain plants and bugs? You’ll be thrilled to know some of them actively dislike you too. Take a closer look at some bugs and plants with fangs, stings, spines and slime – and discover the reasons they have them.

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4 Family fun at Metronome

Metronome, the new coffee and events space in Morden, brings joy to the half-term break with Metronome Coffee Festival. Join in competitions, babyccino stencilling and children’s creative art and music workshops! Plus a coffee martini cocktail night for all exhausted parents out there.

5 Mexico Family Fiesta, Kew Gardens, 22-31 Oct 

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and colourful Mexican culture and celebrate the Day of the Dead. Expect everything from fun-filled family events to carnival dance workshops to parades to unique art installations in the Temperate House!

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Mandinga Arts - Photo Credit - Jon Lee 2018

6 Craft My Day, Worcester Park

Get crafty with various creative clubs at Craft My Day! A packed timetable of exciting activities will keep kids busy – from sewing to sculpture and from patchwork to glass fusing.

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7 Secrets of the City, London Transport Museum, 22-30 Oct

From the antics of nocturnal wildlife to weird and wonderful jobs on the transport network, discover a secret side of life in the Capital through movement workshops, craft activities and a family trail around the Museum’s galleries.

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8 Little Manfred, Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, 22-30 Oct 

Stunning puppetry and original storytelling come together in this beautiful children’s show for ages 7 to 12 adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s famous tale. The cast includes serving and veteran military personnel.

9 Fairy Doors at Painshill, Cobham, 22 Oct – 13 Nov 

Roam around Painshill and discover a magical trail of fairy doors – fairies not included in the admission ticket but you never know!

10 The Zone, Banstead Prep, 24-28 Oct

The Zone is a multi-activity that welcomes children from all schools, from nursery age to 13 years old. Led by school staff, it boasts an action-packed timetable including swimming, sports, arts and crafts and cooking.

11 My Mini Maker kits

Keep them busy at home with these fab activity kits! Each creative task is designed to support the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework to help your child thrive in nursery and school.

12 The Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre, 23-30 Oct 

Something exciting for the big and the small – join The Southbank Centre’s one and only Literature Festival, this year headlined by Greta Thunberg for a stellar line-up of best-selling writers, amazing poets and engaged activists. Plus many an exciting literature-themed event, including rug rhymes for under5s, poetry games and a live edition of the Comedy Club 4 Kids podcast

13 Dinosaur Adventure Live, Dorking Halls, 24 Oct 

Kick off your half-term break with a t-rex-iffic adventure – meet some of the most incredible creatures to ever roam the planet. Pet a baby dinosaur and face its parents – if you dare…

14 X-treme Magic, New Wimbledon Theatre, 25 Oct 

Straight from Vegas comes the self-proclaimed “world’s most dangerous magic show” – chock-full of fire, illusion & death-defying stunts. Age guidance 12+

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