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The Best October Half Term Kids Activities 2019

Published on 30th September 2019 by Tessa Robinson

Kidtropolis – London

Don’t miss Kidtropolis – The UK’s Best Kid’s Event

Saturday 19th – Monday 21st October 2019 at ExCel, London

GRAB YOUR TICKETS QUICK!

We are SO excited! Kidtropolis is bursting with family fun activities and this year there’s lots of BRAND-NEW attractions for you to enjoy – here’s just a snippet of what’s in store and it’s all included in the price of your ticket!

Experience the very best family entertainment including amazing live shows with special guests, spectacular fair rides, giant inflatables and more! It’s not to be missed! From gaming to YouTubers, character mascots , slime making and TV superstars to Ice Skating and even VR this is the one place every member of the family will be entertained! Tickets include all activities unless otherwise specified – Last year’s show was a sell out, so get your tickets before they’re all gone!

Aspire Sports – West Midlands

Looking for ideas to ensure your children have a week full of fun this October half term?

Then look no further! Join us at Active Camps; action-packed, Ofsted registered childcare throughout the school holidays for children aged 4-14.

Active Camps is running a whole range of sports and physical activities this October half term from Monday 28 th October – Friday 1 st November 2019 in:

  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Solihull
  • Leamington
  • Hagley
  • Alvechurch
  • Codsall
  • Wombourne
  • Cheslyn Hay

Our number one aim is to ensure your child has fun. Safety is paramount and we go that extra mile as an Ofsted registered provider to give you peace of mind in knowing that your child is cared for in the best environment possible. All our child protection policies are in place and our coaches are suitably qualified in first aid and safeguarding to ensure your child’s safety at all times.

We provide fantastic early booking offers, in addition to discount offers and a loyalty scheme to our valued customers. As we are Ofsted registered you are also able to pay via childcare vouchers.

At Active Camps, we’re flexible to suit you! A standard day at Active Camps is 8am – 4pm, you can drop off any time between 8am – 10am. We also offer Xtra time which runs from 4pm – 6pm and half days 8:30am – 12:30pm.

If you want to join us at Active Camps for an action-packed school holiday, visit aspire-sports.co.uk or call 0121 663 1979.

Cypher Coders – London

Entrepreneur and Coding Holiday Camp

This half-term Cypher will be running our first Entrepreneur + Coding camps.

Nurturing entrepreneurial skills, like problem solving, creativity and a ‘have-a-go’ spirit, help get kids ready to succeed in our global economy and address mounting environmental challenges.  Learning to code is a great way to develop these skills, and we’re going to show children how to turn their best ideas into a business!

Our week’s highlights:

  • develop your best business plan
  • build a wacky website
  • use code to create a brilliant brand
  • design an AWESOME office in Minecraft
  • get you Pitch Perfect – strut your power pose and deliver your elevator pitch to our panel of “Dragons”

Book NOW at www.cyphercoders.com/camps

Little House of Science – London

Join us from 21-25 Oct 2019 for our Frankenstein’s Science October Holiday Camp Lab: Spooky Physics, Mysterious Chemistry and Creepy Biology!

You will be learning and experimenting about Spooky quantum physics or the Superpowers of atoms, Halloween Microbiology, Chemistry lab: slime, weird liquids and substances, Not so freaky bats and the science of sound and much more!

Location: daily from Monday-Friday, 9.30-3.30 (8.45am free early drop-off),  4-7 and 8-12 years (age adjusted & separated groups, 10% friends and siblings discounts) at Baden Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, corner of Cromwell Road, London SW7 5JS.

£85 per child per day – 10% siblings and friends discount.

To register/full programme: www.littlehouseofscience.com/holiday_workshops or call us on 0800 092 1062.

Robo:Next Robotics – Edgware

Days: 22nd, 23rd and 24th October

Times: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

This Robotics autumn camp is designed to provide Robotics learning to children in age group 8-13. The camp focusses on both physical and software aspects of robotics to provide software programming, science and engineering learning to children.

Robots have always been a exciting piece of technology, programmable to move, speak, listen, light up, and follow instructions as directed. There is nothing quite as fun — and educational — as building one’s own robot and setting it through the paces of a race, an activity or a challenge.

Robotics as a discipline covers all of the subjects of STEM, so it’s a well-rounded approach to education. It is a fun way to bring STEM to life, and that’s important because STEM is the key to a successful future for students.

www.robonext.co.uk

Smartkidz Play – Cambridgeshire

This October half term why not book a session at Smartkidz Play and Learn for a week packed with exciting activities and free play opportunities. There are lots of hands on Halloween themed treats as well as indoor and outdoor spaces that can be explored at leisure.

We allow children make their own selection of activities and never require them take part in anything. Instead we have large spaces where children can build, explore, climb or just sit and chat with friends. Our staff are all trained playworkers and will observe or support play when necessary.

All our locations are places where children can be themselves and let their imaginations take over. For the best in creative crafty challenges and forest based fun Smartkidz has is the holiday club you need.

Learn to fire a crossbow, make a felt witch’s house, create your own apple monster or just spend time in one of our amazing play spaces.

Put on your scariest face with Halloween face-painting, create a scary spider or creepy crawly decoration, try jellybean roulette then come to our Halloween disco.

During a visit from Mark at Creativity, the zombie apocalypse strikes. Practice your survival and problem-solving skills in a series of deadly crafts and games.

Make Dracula’s false teeth cookies, ghost biscuits, cup cake decorating and cobweb candy floss. Make your own Halloween outfit before listening to some ‘not so spooky’ stories around the magic,
colour changing fire.

On a day of classic Halloween fun, you can make a rock monster, carve a pumpkin or pepper, make some delicious pumpkin soup and then relax in the Halloween cinema club.

  • Age: 4-11 year-olds.
  • Dates: Monday 21 st October – Friday 25 th October
  • Location:
    • Girton Glebe Primary School, Cambridge Road, Girton
    • Robert Arkenstall Primary School, Camping Close, Haddenham
    • Ridgefield Primary School, Radegund Road, Cambridge

www.smartkidzplayandlearn.co.uk/

Fire Tech Camp – London

Fire Tech, the UK’s leading provider of tech education for 9-17 year olds outside of school, is running holiday activity camps in London.

A unique form of fun, Fire Tech camps inspire young minds to code computers, engineer robots, design video games, create Virtual Reality experiences and use digital skills to produce graphics, music and photography.

There’s a course for every age and stage – from complete beginners to tech enthusiasts who want to learn more. Engineering and Computer Science students from some of the UK’s most prestigious universities make up the handpicked camp tutor teams.

Book Fire–Tech.com | 020 3950 7310 | Childcare vouchers accepted 

360 Sports Education – Sunninghill, Farnham, Frimley and Thames Ditton

Running from Monday 28 th October to Friday 1 st November, HYPE (Multi Activity) and Football Camps
are running across 4 wonderful venues:

  • The Marist School, Sunninghill (Full Day: 08:30-17:00. Half Day 08:30-13:00 or 13:00-17:00)
  • Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School, Farnham (Full Day: 08:30-17:00. Half Day 08:30-13:00
    or 13:00-17:00)
  • Ravenscote Junior School, Frimley (Standard Day: 09:30-16:30. Extended Day: 08:15-17:45)
  • St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton (Standard Day: 09:30-16:30. Extended Day:
    08:15-17:45)

Additionally, 360 HYPE & Football Camps are running at Hall Grove School, Bagshot from Monday 4th
November to Friday 8th November (Full Day: 08:30-17:00. Half Day 08:30-13:00 or 13:00-17:00).

HYPE Camp:
Hype (Holidays Young People Enjoy) Camps are fun and engaging multi-activity Camps including fun
games, Individual sports, team sports, arts and crafts, drama, dance and a wide range of indoor and
outdoor exciting activities.

Football Camp:
Have fun whilst developing game understanding and new skills in the expert hands of our
professional and highly trained coaches. Our football Camps are for both boys and girls of all
abilities. The Camps are engaging and ensure the children get the most out of their football and gain
confidence.

Prices start from £26 for a full day and £20 for a half day. For further information, you can visit  www.360sportseducation.com or call our office on 01252 918888

The Art Imaginarium – London

This October we will be making a variety of fun and spooky things ranging from werewolf masks, magic wands, haunted houses and slimy potions!

We will start the day with some mindfulness exercises and games to help prepare the children for the day ahead, there will be free organic fruit, regular breaks throughout the days and circus playtime and musical statues to finish 🙂

Bring your children along for a fun-filled week and there will be a party on the Friday with a storyteller, treasure hunt, face paint and much more!

  • Age Range: 5 – 11 years old
  • Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm (option for an early drop off at 8.30 am and late pick up at 5.30pm)
  • Cost: £45 a day
  • Date: 21st – 25th October
  • Location: St Peter de Beauvoir Church, Haggerston, London

BOOK HERE: www.theartimaginarium.co.uk/

Multi-Active – Beds, Cambs, Essex and Herts

Multi-Active are the leading provider of affordable childcare activities for children in Beds, Cambs, Essex and Herts.

Multi-Active have a packed programme of activities to get children ACTIVE and have fun and help out parents needing childcare.

Multi-Active run all week Mon-Fri every school holiday 8-5.30pm and are Ofsted Registered.

Join us for our Super Hero Academy and Spooky Themed day alongside our award winning Activity Day.

We know that childcare can be expensive and we offer an affordable childcare solution with day prices just £18.99 for 9-4pm and 15% discounts for siblings.

We also know that children want to enjoy a wide variety of activities in the holidays and we believe we have created a great innovative programme offering something for everyone.

We also accept childcare vouchers and tax free credits.

To find out more go to www.multi-active.co.uk

You can also email or call Multi-Active on [email protected] and tel 01462 351582

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