Half-term activities this October

Half-term activities this October

Keep the kids entertained this half-term with a range of exciting activities in the neighbourhood including Broomstick Making at the Chelsea Physic Garden and a range of creative workshops at The Fashion School.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Halloween Family Broomstick Making at Chelsea Physic Garden

26 October 11.00-12.00

Looking for the perfect accessory to complete the children’s costumes? Craft your own broomstick using plant materials foraged at the Chelsea Physic Garden and learn about the craft from around the world. With the opportunity to customise your broomstick to suit your personality. To conclude the workshop, take your broomstick for a ride around the garden to learn about some of the beautiful plants. Tickets are £15 per adult and £10 per child.

66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS | Book tickets here

Fashion School

Sew Your Own Cargo Trousers or Skirt Workshop

24-25 October 14.00-18.00

Get creative with The Fashion School and in keeping with current trend, learn how to sew your own cargo trousers or skirt. Choose from a range of sustainably sourced and deadstock designer woven fabrics and customise to your taste, whether it be high-waisted or wide legged for the trousers or a maxi or mini length for the skirt. The course is beginner friendly for ages 12-17 and is priced at £285.00, find out more and book here.

Halloween Workshop Using Sustainable Fabrics

26 -28 October 09.00-13.00

Last minute costume panic? The Fashion School is on hand to help. Corpse bride, mini witch or a spooky ghost, you decide. The theatrical workshop , suitable for ages 6-11 involves cutting, gluing, painting and tearing sustainable fabrics giving your children the chance to gain a few new skills. Tickets are £285, book here.

First Floor, 6 Burnsall St, London SW3 3ST | Discover more courses here

National Army Museum

Airborne Adventures

25-26 October

Take the kids on the ultimate adventure this school break at the National Army Museum. Investigate objects from the handling collection before having a go at making your very own parachute and for the best bit… testing it out at the Giant Drop Zone. The workshop given by Anaesthesia Heritage Centre will explore military medicine in the Second World War including an amazing medical invention that changed the lives of airborne troops. Session times for parachute making start at 11.00 and 14.00 and Giant Drop Zone sessions start at 11.00 and 14.45 each lasting 45 minutes. Tickets are free and booking is not required.

Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HT | Find out more here

Cadogan Hall

Billy’s Band

28 October, 13:00 and 16:30

Join Billy’s Band this half-term, perfect for children who love music, with songs from Pirates of the Caribbean, Carmen, The Nutcracker and more. During the performances, Billy and his band are always faced with a problem to be solved… can you help the orchestra find the answer? Tickets from £12.50, book here.

5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Peggy Porschen

Ode to Autumn Afternoon Tea

Take a break and treat the kids (and yourself!) to Afternoon Tea at Peggy Porschen. Amongst the delicious classics including finger sandwiches, picture-perfect pastries and light fluffy scones this Afternoon Tea will feature some seasonal specials. The pumpkin custard tartlet and chai spiced autumn wreath cookie to name a few. From £50 per adult and £24 for children under 12. Book here.

219 King’s Road, London SW3 5EJ

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