October half-term events guide: From watersports to theatre and Spanish lessons – we’ve got you covered

Unphased by the dark mornings and always willing to jump in muddy puddles – finding suitable October half-term activities for the little ones isn’t always easy.

But roll on the shorter days and Hallowe’en costume making because we at South West Londoner have got you covered.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best activities for your ankle-biters this week.

Watersports Camp (ages 8-16)

A fun course of sessions on both land and water, including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, bell boating, raft building and team games/challenges.

When: 22-Oct-16 to 28-Oct-16


Where: Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre, Home Park Road, SW19 7HX

020 8947 4894

Wimbledon Village’s Fancy Dress Day (all ages)

With Hallowe’en just around the corner we don’t need much of an excuse to dress up, but for a little extra incentive The Wimbledon Village Stables annual charity fancy dress day will be awarding prizes for the best dressed children and dogs.

When: 23-Oct-16

9.30am & 12.30pm & 2.15pm

Where: Wimbledon Village Stables, The High Street, SW19

07934 879 823

Multisports Course (ages 4-12)

Join in the half or full-day courses by experienced Target sports coaches.

The sessions will feature football, cricket, tag rugby and athletics in groups based on age and ability.

Certificates and medals awarded to most improved and best performers.

When: 24-Oct-16 to 28-Oct-16


Where: Raynes Park Sports Ground, Taunton Avenue, SW20 0BH

0208 398 8740

Mad Science Half-Term Camp (ages 4-11)

Mad Science spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere by providing them with fun, entertaining and educational activities.

When: 24-Oct-16 to 28-Oct-16


Where: Joseph Hood Primary School, Whatley Avenue, Raynes Park/Lower Morden, SW20 9NS

0203 031 6900

Bach to Baby Family Concert (babies and toddlers)

A concert of harp music for babies and toddlers including a mix of recognisable favourites like ‘The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’, traditional folk tunes and some surprises.

The little ones will get a chance to roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you enjoy excellent performances by the musicians.

When: 25-Oct-16

Where: St Barnabas Church, 146 Lavenham Rd, SW18 5EP

Around the World in 80 Days (age 6+)

Four continents, five trains, six ships and just 80 days to get back home!

Join Phileas Fogg as he embarks on an amazing journey across four continents in just 80 days.

This promises to be a transcontinental race against the clock featuring a multi-talented cast of actors and musicians bringing to life Jules Verne’s famous novel.

When: Daily, up to 30-Oct-16

Where: Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, SW19 1SB

0208 543 4888

Jazz for Kids: New Orleans Jazz (all ages)

Jazz for Kids will introduce the little ears in your life to the world of jazz music at the Royal Albert Hall.

The one-hour concert will see the Jazziest Albert’s Band present New Orleans inspired Jazz.

When: Tours run daily throughout October from 10.30am-4.30pm

Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

020 7907 7071

Moscow State Circus (all ages)

Spend a day (or half day) at the Moscow State Circus’ fun-filled enchanted garden and enjoy a wonderful show based on the Russian folklore story of Cvetik-Semicvetik, or “the flower with seven colors,” by Valentin Petrovich Katayev.

The show will also include classic circus features such as wire walking, juggling and roller skating.

When: 19-Oct-16 to 30-Oct-16

Where: Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, SW4 9AS


Junior Golf Half-term Camp (all ages)

This fun golf camp features skills challenges, coaching and competitions for all levels.

When: 24-Oct-16 to 28-Oct-16


Where: Central London Golf Centre, Burntwood Lane, London, SW17 0AT

020 8871 2468

Spanish Kids Club  (five months – three years)

These Spanish classes for babies and children include singing, dancing, movement, art and play with stimulating and educational materials.

When: 24-Oct-16 to 17-Oct-16

9.45-11.45 am

Where: Danitza Orendain’s Home, Putney, SW15


Featured image courtesy of Bach to Baby 2015_Alejandro Tamagno photography, with thanks

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