Museum Mum’s FREE October half term holiday museum activity calendar

It’s soon to be half term – and what a long term it has been! You guys may recall this summer I created a calendar of free museum family events happening in London over the summer holidays – with no entrance or event charges. Well, you guys LOVED IT, and it very quickly became the most popular post I’ve written so far.

Getting crafty with the stained glass activity

Getting crafty in May half term

So, to say thanks for all the page views, I’ve done it again! Although obviously not for the summer holidays, that would be silly. Instead, I’ve done another trawl of over 75 websites to find out what you can do with the nippers in London museums this October/Halloween half term – for nowt. All treats, no tricks! And think of all that money you can save for the dreaded ‘C’ word. There are currently 525 events listed, so ‘witch’ ones will you choose?
Here’s the timetable:

Listings start from Saturday 25 October 2014 and run until Sunday 2 November 2014, with a few stragglers outside these dates.
It’s a google calendar – so you can easily copy any events that interest you to your own diary.
Any errors are entirely blamed on museum baby. Wherever possible I’ve added the URL of the original listing so please check before you head out. If you’re a museum with a free activity that hasn’t been listed, drop me a line!
If you want to say ‘FANGS!’ then please do the following:
* add a comment below – a simple ta will suffice, or let me know what you’ve enjoyed
* tweet me on twitter @vykisparkes
* share with your networks – facebook, twitter, your local parenting groups
* follow me for more updates – click on the brown cog on the top right hand side of this blog and enter your email to get automatic updates
For all you non-Londoners, I hope this inspires you to contact your local museums and see what they are up to.
Have a ghoulishly good time!
PS. If you want some inspiration, you could check out these reviews:
Museum of London, Jacqueline Wilson at the Museum of Childhood, Grant Museum



  1. Papachama
    October 17, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    Amazing! Thank you

  2. Hat
    October 27, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Thanks for doing this again – the summer one was marvellous and SO useful .

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