The autumn half term is fast approaching. If you’re mildly panicking over what to do with your child and teenage munchkins for the first holiday of the 2015/16 academic year that doesn’t involve them being hunched on the sofa watching T.V., playing computer and video games or staying in bed all day, fear not, we are here to help!
There is always a multitude of events and activities happening in and around London for children and teenagers of all ages to help toil away the days in an entertaining and constructive way. This Autumn half term is no different. Here are our top picks:
For the little ones (6 years old and under):
Giant animals standing over a metre tall and made out of the world’s most favourite toy, LEGO, have invaded the London Wetlands Centre for five weeks. Let your children’s visual senses be tantalised following the trail of nine uniquely designed animal creations, as well as participating in creative workshops where they will get the chance to build their very LEGO pumpkin creation in time for Halloween.
One of England’s finest historic houses, Forty Hall, is offering your little ones the opportunity to discover and learn about all the wonderful variety of creepy crawlies that call the estate their home during the winter. Children will also get the chance to make their very own pet creatures to take home.
For the ones in between (7 to 11 years old):
The film phenomenon that is Frozen continues with this amazing unique event taking place at the Royal Albert Hall. The oscar winning film’s fantastic score will be brought to life with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and choir. A memorable event that will ensure ‘Let it go’ will play in your homes forever.
The Museum of London is offering children a unique opportunity to stay in the museum after hours. Throughout the night, they will get to enjoy three highly interactive activities in an exploration of London’s colourful history from the Romans to the Victorians. With activities including hunting galleries by torchlight and award-winning children’s illustrator, Salvatore Rubbino, leading the creation of large artwork inspired by the Great Fire of London, it is sure to be one of the more memorable sleepovers your child will have.
For the teenagers (13 years old and up)
Harry Potter fans will have their love for the books and films reignited with this Halloween inspired event taking place for two weeks only. They will be immersed into the Dark Arts: learning wand combat moves and duelling techniques, looking for Death Eaters in the shadowy corners of Diagon Alley and checking out artefacts from the famous Antique show, Borgin and Burkes, from Knockturn Alley.
Really an activity suitable for nearly all ages but more so for the elder ones, ensure your teenagers’ brains are kept finely tuned with some one-to-one tuition. Osborne Cawkwell caters for nearly every subject under the sun. It’s not too late, do get in contact if you would like to arrange some lessons.
Have a good half term!