October half term activities

Thu, 13/10/2016

Looking for family friendly activities this October half term? Find some of the many events happening in Westminster between 22 October and 28 October 2016, as well as activities in libraries, parks and leisure centres.

Find October half term events for your family.

Phantom portraits

Throughout the week

Draw a scary monster throughout the week, where the winner will win a mysterious prize. For ages 5+. Paddington Library, 45 Porchester Road, W2 5DU

Wii Gaming

Monday 24 October, 2.30 to 4pm.

Join our free Wii tournament. Will you be the champion? For ages 5+. Booking essential. Queens Park Library, 666 Harrow Road, W10 4NE.

The Big Bat Hunt

Monday 24 to Saturday 29 October, all day.

They’re everywhere! Search high and low for the hidden bats. For ages 5+. Maida Vale Library, Sutherland Avenue, W9 2QT.

Scary Scribbles

Monday 24 to Saturday 29 October, all day.

What's the scariest monster you can imagine? Draw a picture of it and see it on display in the library. For ages 5+. Maida Vale Library, Sutherland Avenue, W9 2QT.

Create your own storybook

Tuesday 25 October, 10 to 11am.

Craft event where you will create your very own story book. Booking is required as places are limited to 20 children. Please contact the library to book your place. Pimlico Library, Lupus Street, SW1V 3EY.

Feline facts, cat care and crafts

Tuesday 25 October, 2pm to 3pm

Come along to an interactive talk about how to look after cats and understand their behaviour, then take part in fun, feline-themed craft activities. Kindly provided by Cats Protection. For children aged 4+. Maida Vale Library, Sutherland Avenue, W9 2QT.

Spooky Origami  

Tuesday 25 October, 2.30pm to 4pm

Make bats, cats and spooky things using paper origami techniques. For children aged 5+. Paddington Library, 45 Porchester Road, W2 5DU

Autumn themed craft session

Wednesday 26 October, 10:30am to 11.15am

Enjoy an animal themed morning of songs, rhymes and mask-making craft. For under 5s. Paddington Library, 45 Porchester Road, W2 5DU

Scary Scribbles

Wednesday 26 October, 10:30am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 4pm

Come and make lots of spooky things. For children aged 5+. Maida Vale Library, Sutherland Avenue, W9 2QT.

Creepy Crafts

Wednesday 26 October, 2.30 to 4pm.

Make some seriously spooky decorations in this free workshop for ages 5+. Queen's Park Library, 666 Harrow Road, W10 4NE.

Chickenshed Theatre Family Workshop

Wednesday 26 October, 10 to 11am.

Chickenshed Theatre will be delivering a fun, family-friendly introduction to their inclusive performance style. Free. Pimlico Library, Lupus Street, SW1V 3EY.

Halloween Paper Crafts

Thursday 27 October, 2.30 to 4pm

Come and make some spooky decorations for Halloween. Pimlico Library, Lupus Street, SW1V 3EY

Pumpkin pop-up card making

Friday 28 October, 2.30 to 4pm

Create your own petrifying pop-up Halloween card. For ages 5+. Paddington Library, 45 Porchester Road, W2 5DU.

Halloween Party

Friday 28 October, 5 to 6.30pm.

Frighteningly good fun including games, food and a goody bag. ages 6+.  £3 per child. Advance booking essential. Queens Park Library, 666 Harrow Road, W10 4NE.

Visit our libraries

Westminster libraries have over 130,000 children's books, DVDs, videos, music and stories in our libraries for you to choose from.

More library events

Enjoy our parks and playgrounds

Westminster has 116 parks and open spaces including small gardens as well as larger areas of open space including four of the Royal Parks.

Find your nearest park or playground

Energise at our leisure centres

Westminster has nine low cost, pay-as-you-go leisure centres. Under 19s living or studying in the borough can apply for a leisure centre card to get free swimming and other discounts. Apply at your local centre.


Last updated: 2 February 2017