Autumn brings oranges hues, all things pumpkin and of course, half term! If your kids’ calendar is still looking a little sparse – don’t distress as we’ve got you covered as always.

This year’s October break is bursting with fun activities around London to keep you and your little ones entertained. From rainy day activities and family-friendly afternoon teas to plenty of Halloween themed arts and craft workshops.

Wherever your family is heading – get there together in a spacious ride with Gett.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the Savoy

In partnership with HarperCollins Children’s Books, The Savoy has launched a children’s afternoon tea themed around The Tiger Who Came to Tea. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Judith Kerr’s iconic picture book; anticipate scrummy sandwiches, tiger-striped scones and nostalgic treats inspired by the tale.

Strand, Covent Garden, WC2R 0EZ


Biscuit decorating at GAIL’s Bakery

No tricks, all treats as selected GAIL’s are hosting spooky Halloween biscuit-decoration workshops in selected bakeries this half term. Immerse your little ones in decorating skeleton shaped gingerbread biscuits with icing in these free of charge classes.

22nd – 25th October. Various locations, London.


A World Inside a Book: Gruffalo’s, Dragons and Other Creatures exhibition

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – right? Head over to Stratford to find out for yourself in this immersive exhibition which explores the different worlds of best-selling children’s author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. Dive into 3D technicolour landscapes to seek the mythical Gruffalo and his friends.

383 – 387 High Street, London, E15 4QZ


Pumpkin Decorating Workshop at the Horniman Museum

No October half term is complete without eerie pumpkin carving. Get in the Halloween spirit at the Horniman Museum where each child (and adult!) gets to use their imagination to create a spooktacular pumpkin each. Best part – bring yours home to show off to all the trick & treaters.

25th – 26th October. 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ.


A Pirate’s Life for Me at the V&A Museum of Childhood

On the 20th of October, the V&A Museum of Childhood’s invites you to its first major exhibition to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture. At its heart, a large-scale pirate ship will inspire learning through active play. Plus, catch a glimpse of Lego’s iconic Black Seas Barracuda ship. Arrr!

From 20th October. Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PA