London October Half Term Theatre & Attractions Guide

theatre guide

theatre guide

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and October half term is nearly upon us. So if you need to keep the little’uns occupied in the capital, we have it covered. Give the kids their happiest half term yet, with an amazing theatre show or incredible attraction.

big attractions

Experience four of London’s best family friendly attractions with The Big London Attraction Ticket – including a visit to Shrek’s Adventure!, Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and The Coca Cola London Eye. You can either visit all in one jam-packed day, or spread the fun out within  90 days of the ticket purchase.

loraxThe irrepressible, big-hearted, moustachioed critter is back – Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax returns to the Old Vic stage. The go-getting Once-ler comes face to face with the saviour of the trees, with a riot of puppetry and music to enchant children and parents alike.

ZSLThings are going BOO at the Zoo this October! Head down to ZSL London Zoo for a spooktacular time. Enrol in the Zoo’s Ghoul School, get down at the Pumpkin Party or fly into the Bat Cave; as well as discovering the 800 animal species that reside there all year – from Tiger Territory to Gorilla Kingdom and Penguin Beach.

school of rock
School may be out for half term, but your kids won’t mind attending the School of Rock. Bring along your air guitar and unleash your inner rockstar, while out-of-work rock singer and guitarist Dewey Finn takes over the class.


Get ready to defy gravity and fly into half term with the perfect family-friendly Halloween show. Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz – the 10 time Tony Award-winning musical is sure to have you Dancing Through Life.

annie-slimbannerSee your favourite orphan live on the West End stage this half term. Annie’s Hard Knock Life is about to change, because she’s going to spend Christmas with billionaire Oliver Warbucks – however, Miss Hannigan (Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood) has other plans.   


Take a ride on the world’s longest, fastest and tallest tunnel slide, the magnificent ArcelorMittal Orbit. This hair-raising ride also gives you incredible 360-degree view of London, the waterways and the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park.

No matter where you are in the UK, make this a half term to remember.

You can get tickets for all these shows and more here.

Looking for things to do outside of London? Read our regional half term guide here!

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