Five of the Best Free Family Days Out this October Half Term
Somehow, it is October, which means three things; adverts about Christmas, the dreaded autumn bug doing the rounds at school and half-term. Has the first term of the school year gone as quickly for you as it has for us?
If this one has crept up on you like a Halloween trick or treater, then our five of the Best Family Days Out might be exactly what you need to keep everyone entertained this half-term.
Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, London
19th - 27th October, London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
Kids can explore, discover, play as they hunt for Wally around London’s Transport Museum. Pick up a Mission Map from the Family Station when you arrive and use it to lead follow fun and unexpected activities around the Museum. Take a sneak peek inside some vehicles, join in with singing and stories, solve puzzles and have fun together with easy games for all the family.
Behind The Scenes Family Store Tour, Coventry
Wednesday 23rd & 30th October, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5QP
An extra special opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of the West Midlands best loved museums! At the Herbert Art Gallery you can take a tour of the Natural History store, where you will encounter objects from our skeletal collection, including a mummified cat!
Designed especially for family groups, you will be shown objects from the museum collection that are not on display in the museum itself. This does include real deceased animals that have been preserved through taxidermy – so if you think your little ones might be spooked, talk to the museum team before taking the tour.
An interactive session where children and families can learn more about the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs and then put their knowledge to the test by crafting their very own, authentic, Ancient Egyptian headdress! Ideal for keeping your young ones entertained during the holidays.
Family Festival - Animal Kingdom, Hereford
Wednesday 30th October, The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
The annual Herefordshire Family Festival returns this October half-term, and this year an animal theme is taking over The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, as voted for by families who attended the festival last year! Dress up as your favourite animal, and take part in buzzing workshops, see some purrfect performances and join in the paw-some activities.
Keep your cat eyes peeled for lots of exciting fringe events happening throughout October half term to keep children (and their grown-ups) entertained!
Sunday 27th October, Attenborough Arts Centre, Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA