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Half time and activities with children in October 2021

Half time and activities with children in October 2021

As nice as it is not to be busy with the morning school runs to handle, the half-time period means admitting the kids all. day. long. Fill your days with fun with these family and kid-friendly things to do this semester and October ….

Photo: ZSL London Zoo

1 Babuscha Baboon’s flight, puppet theater barge, little Venice
Whimsical and lovely, this small, floating theater on a converted barge is currently putting The Flight of Babuscha Baboon. The puppet show tells the story of a baboon that will fly to the moon in a hot air balloon that meets an elephant threatened by ivory hunters along the way, using puppets and shadow puppets. For the adults, there is a bar on board that is open before evening performances on Saturday 23rd and 30th October.
Different dates between Saturday, October 18 – Sunday, November 7; different times; £ 13 / £ 9 adult / child; Blomfield Road, Westminster, W9 2PF; puppetbarge.com

2 Gruffalo’s Child Trail in Kew Gardens, Richmond
Gruffalo’s Child Trail runs this fall, drawing an enchanting journey through Kew Gardens. Meet much-loved characters from Julia Donaldson’s beloved book, including Fox, Owl, Snake, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, and the Big Bad Mouse. As part of the trail, children collect tracks designed to make their curiosity go and explore the landscapes of the gardens. While you are there, you can also learn about autumn harvest in the kitchen garden and explore the grounds from above on the Treetop Walkway. If you want to get out of London, Wakehurst also has The Gruffalo’s Child Trail.
Saturday, October 16 to Sunday, October 31; 10.00-17.00; the trail starts near Brentford Gate, the price is included in the access; Richmond, TW9 3AE; kew.org

3 Explore the tropics at ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park
Head straight to the tropics with London Zoo’s when the Giants of the Galápagos open on Saturday, October 9 – home to Dolly, Polly and Priscilla, three giant Galápagos turtles. There is also Tiny Giants: From mini-animals to coral reefs, a celebration of the smallest, yet mightiest animals on earth, with underwater corals and the diverse aquatic wildlife they support, to industrious leaf-eating ants, spiders and beetles. You can also explore London’s only vibrant rainforest — inhabited by two-toed sloths, tamarins, monkeys and fruit bats — the butterfly paradise and the Blackburn Pavilion, home to more than 40 bird species. Preschoolers can enjoy free history lessons with TV favorites Bing and Flop before taking an autumn trail across the zoo to help the duo complete an animal caretaker’s daily checklist and encounter magnificent animals Along the road.
Saturday, October 23 – Sunday, October 31; 10.00-17.00; tickets from £ 26 / £ 16.90 adult / concession; Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY; zsl.org

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