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Half term support for families

Sat, 24/10/2020

Whether you need support in term time or during the school holidays, our Family Hubs are here to help.

Families experiencing hardship over the half term can contact the family hub at Bessborough for advice and support. Those requiring urgent help with food can contact the hub before 11am each day of the half term (weekdays) on 0207 641 5923, and a food parcel will be made available for collection from their local family hub. 

If you are worried about your safety or the safety of your child, please contact the access team on 020 7641 4000 (9am to 5pm, weekdays) or email Outside of these times, please call 020 7641 2388.

Half term fun for all the family

There are plenty of activities and events happening in and around Westminster to keep your family entertained this half term...

Play and youth hubs

Once again we will be running various activities for young people in Westminster. If your child attends any of our play and youth hub activities, they will receive a free meal. If you aren't already a member there are also a small number of food parcels available every day for you to pick up. Please contact the youth hubs directly to find out more:


Our libraries are offering online activities and events for children and young people between Monday 26 to Friday 30 October, including an exclusive book reading, Halloween crafts and cooking.

The Royal Parks

Throughout autumn, The Royal Parks are putting on an array of activities, including virtual Halloween activities, guided walks, bug hunting and horse-drawn carriage rides.

City Lions

The City Lions Get Creative Hub is full of fun activities for young people to try at home. Simply filter the activities by interest to find something that suits you. Check out the Creative Hub today.

Westminster Adult Education Service - Family Festival

From Monday 26 to Friday 30 October, the Westminster Adult Education Service is hosting different online activities for the family to enjoy with its Autumn Family Festival. There’s everything from craft to first aid, mindfulness to yoga. View all the family festival activities and sign up today.

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Make the most of the outside with giant family games in Victoria Embankment Gardens. Provided by The Northbank BID, the games will be in place from Monday 26 October – Sunday 1 November for the local community to use for free, in line with local COVID-19 restrictions.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is offering exclusive tickets on Monday 26 and Wednesday 28 October between 10am to 12pm for local communities. Tickets include light refreshments and a family activity pack which contains notebooks, pencils, souvenirs and activity sheets. Up to six tickets are available per household and support bubble.

Disability sports programme

Edutain Plus is running a sports programme over half term for disabled people aged 8-16 who live or study in Westminster. £1 per session. To find out more and sign up email: or call 07891 386 688 (weekdays, 9am to 5pm).

Free boxing sessions

#FIGHTTOGETHER Kids are running free boxing training sessions for children aged 7-16. Sessions will run from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October, from 2pm to 3pm at Rathbone Boxing Club. No previous experience required.

More from the Family Information Service

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Last updated: 27 October 2020