Young person in costume performing on stage

Fun-filled half term events will help kids beat holiday boredom

Are you looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained during half term? We’ve got plenty of free or low-cost ideas to help you out.

From amazing molecular science to yoga, there’s bound to be something for them to enjoy.

These activities – sponsored by Hammersmith & Fulham Council – start on Monday 26 October and run until Friday 30 October at different venues across the borough.

Parents and carers - please visit the individual websites for the events to confirm if there is availability. This is due to the new Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions. We want to make sure everyone is entertained – and safe.

Young men playing table tennis in the Brunswick Club activity area
Image caption: The Brunswick Club offers all manner of other activities alongside football

What’s on? 

Among the fun, sports fans can look forward to football tournaments at the Bunswick Club and Chelsea Soccer Schools or Fulham Soccer Schools.

London Sports Trust are holding two summer camps over the half term for 8-year-olds and upwards which will offer a range of free sports activities for your children to get involved with. 

If they prefer the performing arts, activities include acting classes at The Lyric Theatre or contact White City Youth Theatre for drama workshops.

Lyric Theatre also have an open call out for young people aged 18 to 25 to be part of their community show in summer 2021.

Action on Disability are providing fun and engaging activities for young Disabled people ages 11-25 at at Normand Croft Community School. Activities will include yoga, dance, music and sports. For more information please email admin.youth@aod.org.uk

Join other budding scientists online for amazing molecular science sessions from Imperial College Invention Rooms. Find out more about Imperial College half-term program (pdf 152KB).

Hammersmith Community Garden Association and Urban Wise will be offering Go Wild! and healthy living nature crafts and environmental games sessions at Phoenix Farm and at Ravenscourt greenhouses. Booking is essential, email moya@urbanwise.london or cathy@hcga.org.uk

Visit the Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation website to find out about activities for all young age ranges. 

Let Me Play will be running a half-term camp at Latymer Upper School, places have all gone already but you can join their mailing list to find out about other holiday activities they are planning info@letmeplay.co.uk.

Halloween costumes

Library events

Halloween fun with H&F Libraries 

Our libraries are running lots of Halloween activities too this half-term.  Visit the H&F Libraries’ Facebook page to enjoy these online sessions.  

Tuesday 27 October – 10.30am 
Story reading - ‘Room on the Broom’ 
Watch the Room on the Broom replay here

Tuesday 27 October – 2pm 
Halloween Craft Bunting session  

Wednesday 28 October – 6pm  
Story reading - ‘First Day at Skeleton School’ 

Thursday 29 October – 2pm 
Spooky Spider Craft sessio

Friday 30 October – 6pm 
Story reading - ‘There’s a Monster in Your Book’ 

Saturday 31 October – 2pm 
Creepy Craft session 

Youth clubs offering half term activities

  • Masbro Youth Club October half-term events

    Monday 26 October 2020

    Fit N Fed Programme    
    10am-3pm
    15 Spaces – 8-12yr olds (Spaces are already full)

    Walk & Cycle London    
    10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm National Standard for Cycle Training Level 2
    (6 Morning Spaces / 6 Afternoon Spaces)

    Create Not Hate    
    (Seniors)
    Create Not Hate Anti-Racism
    Project with ‘Quiet Storm’ Marketing & Advertising Agency (Group continuing from Summer

    Tuesday 27 October

    Fit N Fed Programme    
    10am-3pm
    15 Spaces – 8-12yr olds (Spaces are already full)

    Walk & Cycle London    
    10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
    National Standard for Cycle Training Level 2
    (6 Morning Spaces / 6 Afternoon Spaces)

    Create Not Hate    
    (Seniors)
    Create Not Hate Anti-Racism
    Project with ‘Quiet Storm’ Marketing & Advertising Agency (Group continuing from Summer)

    Wednesday 28 October

    Fit N Fed Programme    
    10am-3pm
    15 Spaces – 8-12yr olds (Spaces are already full)

    Walk & Cycle London    
    10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm National Standard for Cycle Training Level 2
    (6 Morning Spaces / 6 Afternoon Spaces)

    Youth Committee    
    5pm (Seniors)
    Youth Committee Meeting about projects and programmes for Autumn term up until Christmas

    Mask Design Worksho
    5pm
    Design and make your own face covering (5 Spaces per group)

    Thursday 29 October 2020 

    Fit N Fed Programme    
    10am-3pm
    15 Spaces – 8-12yr olds (Spaces are already full)

    Walk & Cycle London    
    10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
    National Standard for Cycle Training Level 2
    (6 Morning Spaces / 6 Afternoon Spaces)

    Pumpkin Making    
    5pm (Seniors)
    Cut out and Design a Pumpkin

    +16s Football    
    5.30pm
    +16s Football & Employability Programme including workshop on current affair-based topics

    Friday 30 October 2020

    Fit N Fed Programme
    10am-3pm
    15 Spaces – 8-12yr olds (Spaces are already full)

    Walk & Cycle London
    10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
    Ride Your Route to School
    (6 Morning Spaces / 6 Afternoon Spaces)

    Create Not Hate
    (Seniors)
    Create Not Hate Anti-Racism
    Project with ‘Quiet Storm’ Marketing & Advertising Agency (Group continuing from Summer

    Senior Film Night
    5.30pm
    +16s Football & Employability Programme including workshop o current affair-based topics

For information on a range of half-term activities offered by the H&F sports development team, please email sportsdevelopment@lbhf.gov.uk