Top Eco-Friendly October Half Term Activities for Kids (around London)

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From leaf printing to pedal power, here’s our round-up of the most eco-friendly
activities for kids in London this October half term.

What: Stick Structure Challenge
Where: London Wetland Centre, Barnes

Team up to build a freestanding structure out of natural materials at this huge
wetland oasis. Suitable for children aged 5+. Lots of other lovely half term
activities are happening here throughout the week, too, including pond dipping,
leaf art and a LEGO trail. Stick Structure Challenge, London Wetland Centre, daily
from Sat 20-Sun 28 October, 2-2.45pm, free, sign up at the activities desk on the
day, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT, 020 8409 4400,
wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/

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What: Leaves, Seeds and Prints
Where: Centre for Wildlife Gardening, East Dulwich
A fun-packed day finding out about trees and seeds and using autumn leaves to
create different types of print. Suitable for children of any age, although they
must be accompanied by an adult. Leaves, Seeds and Prints, Centre for Wildlife
Gardening, Mon & Tues 22 & 23 October, 11am-4pm, free, booking required on 0207252 9186 or dwallace@wildlondon.org.uk, East Dulwich, SE15 4EE,
www.wildlondon.org.uk

What: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Where: Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Take the kids to marvel at the beauty of the world around us – and be inspired by
those who capture it – at this mind-blowing exhibition of the best wildlife
photography of the year. See hidden worlds and awe-inspiring moments, and all
manner of beasties big and small. Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Natural
History Museum, October 19 2018 – June 30 2019, Under 4s free, children £8, adults
£13.50, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD, www.nhm.ac.uk/

Risultati immagini per natural history museum wildlife photographer of the year 2018

What: Pedal Power
Where: Lee Valley VeloPark
Whatever their age or ability, the cycle classes at the Olympic VeloPark will help
your kids on the path to becoming cyclists for life. From BMX Thrills for children
aged 11+ to VeloBalance for little ones aged 2 and above there’s a host of
activities and courses running throughout half term. Lee Valley VeloPark, £5-£30,
booking essential at 03000 030 613 or velopark@vibrantpartnerships.co.uk,
Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3AB, visitleevalley.org.uk

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What: Forest Time
Where: Holland Park Ecology Centre, Kensington
Drop older kids aged 8-12 off for a fun Forest Day, with activities including knot-
making and shelter-building, or accompany younger ones aged 4-8 for an
afternoon whittling and crafting in the woods. Don’t forget macs and wellies!
Holland Park Ecology Centre, £10-£20, Weds 24 October (8-12 year olds), 10.30am-
3pm; Friday 26 October (4=8 year olds) 1-4pm, pre-booking essential on 020 7938
8186 or ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk, Adventure Playground near Abbotsbury Road
car park, Holland Park, W8 6LU, rbkc.gov.uk/ecology

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What: Super Spiders
Where: Woodberry Wetlands, Stoke Newington
Learn how super spiders really are with fun facts, games, stories and crafts at
one of the capital’s most expansive wildlife havens. Woodberry Wetlands spans
11 hectares of reed-fringed ponds and dykes and this fascinating half term
activity will enchant bug-loving kids aged 4-11. Super Spiders, Woodberry
Wetlands, Thurs 25 October, 1.30-3.30pm, £5 suggested donation, booking required
at amarch@wildlondon.org.uk, New River Studio, 1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH,
woodberrywetlands.org.uk, wildlondon.org.uk

Getting creative with spiders at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening

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