In a bustling city such as London, this half term take advantage of the capital’s offerings this half term, with a range of activities to keep every member of the family entertained.
1. Belgravia activities
Trick or Treat? Belgravia will paint its streets orange with a range of spook-tastic events, above. Follow the picture-perfect pumpkin trail to see the transformed neighbourhood facades. In Eccleston Yards, try your hand at Halloween bake icing at Biscuiteers. And if you’re feeling brave, why not visit The Grenadier – one of London’s most haunted pubs – on a Halloween Walk? Dates: 23-31 October, belgravialdn.com
2. ABBA Voyage
Showing the stellar advancements of technology, ABBA Voyage is an event not to be missed. For music fans of all generations, experience this unique concert, held in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Reuniting for the first time in 40 years, sing along to all the beloved band’s hit songs such as Dancing Queen. The virtual concert full of spectacular staging, truly needs to be seen to be believed. Book tickets via abbavoyage.com.
3. Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Natural History Museum
In South Kensington’s Natural History Museum, see the world through a new lens. Exhibiting some of the finest displays of wildlife photography, in an equally grand setting. Subjects of the lens are some of the planet’s most fascinating inhabitants, from land to deep polar seas. Explore how human activities affect the natural world, positively and negatively. Book tickets via, nhm.ac.uk.
3. Garden Together, Chiswick House & Gardens
From the 25th to the 27th October, join a family gardening session at the Palladian Chiswick House & Gardens. Taking part in their kitchen gardens and beyond, all levels of gardening are welcome from beginners to expert. Get stuck in with various activities including: weeding, bulb-planting, leaf clearing, wood chipping and preparing beds for winter with compost. Book tickets at, chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk
4. Gabrielle Coco Fashion Manifesto, V&A
The first UK exhibition dedicated to the iconic French designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, who influences how women dress to this day. The showcase features more than 180 looks, jewellery and perfume. Open now, book via vam.ac.uk.
5. The Witches Adventure Trail, National Theatre
For the younger members of the family, the National Theatre are hosting an adventure trail across the building. Inspired by the upcoming musical their upcoming staged musical production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Put your navigating skills to the test to win a prize, with a game pack full of activities, inspired by Luke’s quest. No booking is required, but it is subject to availability. Read more via nationaltheatre.org.
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