London Mums October newsletter Newsletter & things to do over Halloween Half Term Holidays in London
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- Published on Friday, 07 October 2016 10:28
- Last Updated on 10 October 2016
- Monica Costa
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Dear London Mums,
After handing over the children over to the teachers, it feels we have started breathing again after the long Summer holidays. But actually with less than a month away to Halloween and less than three to Christmas, more holidays are creeping up again.
Halloween Half Term week is not that scary though. Look at our list of things to do in London and you will be spoilt for choice, from lots of free events to expensive ones. There’s something for every pocket.
HALF TERM EVENT DRAW LONDON with BEATRICE and the LONDON BUS! 22 October 2016 – Time: 2:30 PM – 16.30
Daily Fairy Tales and Travelling Through Bookstore, 131 Lower Marsh, SE1 7AE, just by Waterloo Tube Station, is pleased to invite you to a super fun half-term activity: the presentation of Beatrice and the London Bus book series with the reading of a chapter of volume 1 by the author and a fun drawing workshop afterwards where all the children will be sharing a gigantic wallpaper to draw upon and draw their city! Age 7+
The event and the drawing workshop is part of a London-wide educational project called London meets its children,which mission is to encourage children engage with their city in a fun way, helping them develop a strong social conscience, overcome marginalisation and urban isolation.
The Beatrice and the London Bus reading and drawing events were successfully ran by the author in three Southwark Libraries with the support of the Southwark Council, with a drawing competition which prizes have been offered by Coca-Cola London Eye, The London Transport Museum, KidZania and The Classic Tour.
Ticket: £5.99, include the drawing workshop and the first volume of the book series, signed by the Author: Beatrice and the London Bus.
To confirm participation please email to email@example.com and cc: Info@dailyfairytales.co.uk
The Halloween parties at Eddie Catz is most certainly the best ghostly celebration of the year in London. Don’t miss it! We won’t!
National Portrait Gallery – Picasso Portraits – From 6 October 2016
Picasso’s portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory.
On display will be portraits from all periods of Picasso’s career and in all media, from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. The works on show will range from celebrated masterpieces loaned by international institutions to works in private collections being shown in the United Kingdom for the first time.
Join in free fun activities including The Big Draw Family Festival and a range of half term workshops from animation to set design. Under 12s go free into the exhibition.
Tickets for the exhibition with donation: £19 (Concessions: £17.50) – Members Free – Advance booking recommended
Kids’ workshops over half term
Enjoy Spooktacular Views this Half-Term – Kids Go Free at The View from The Shard
To celebrate Halloween and October half-term, The View from The Shard will be offering each paying adult, two child tickets free of charge (valid for children aged 4 – 15 years) between Saturday 22nd October and Sunday 30th October 2016.
At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, and the tallest building in Western Europe, families will experience 360-degree views for up to 40 miles, including The Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Olympic Park and Wembley Stadium.
As well as providing unprecedented views over the city, this half-term guests will be able to sink their teeth into some Halloween inspired nibbles, such as poison toffee apples and shard of glass cupcakes.
A day out for all the family that’s definitely more treat than trick. Tickets are available to book online at www.theviewfromtheshard.com
SNORKEL WITH SHARKS IN THE DARK at the SEA LIFE LONDON AQUARIUM
on 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 October 2016
For someone who wants to dare a bit more, there’s an unusual Halloween activity going on in London: This Halloween the exclusive Snorkeling with Sharks in the dark experience returns to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium for a limited time ONLY, offering would-be divers the chance to come face-to-fin with over 15 magnificent sharks, after hours.
The evening experience, with limited slots offered on 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 October ONLY, will see participants submerged beneath the water in a mesh divers net, equipped with explorer-style red light torches to spot six species of shark in the eerie darkness.
A transparent perspex floor will give participants clear views right to the bottom of the 5m deep display, where a Bowmouth Guitarfish and several Nurse sharks dwell, whilst all around you impressive 2.7m long Sand Tiger sharks, Brown sharks and sleek Black Tip Reef sharks circle just feet away.
No diving experience* is required. The 1.5 hour experience is for up to four people at a time, with up to four spectators and costs £180 including all equipment and a charitable donation towards shark conservation. A VERY limited number of slots are available so book early to avoid disappointment
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