The Best Things To Do This October Half-Term


Fishers Farm Park

Fishers Farm Park’s ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’ is fast approaching! The witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls are preparing for a week of treats, tricks and FANGTASTIC fun!

The spooky Scavenger hunt has a treat waiting for you at the end. Join the creepy crew and watch the LIVE performance of this year’s ‘Spook Show’!

Halloween at Fishers Farm (20 to 28 Oct), discounted tickets online from £16.75

Fishers Farm Park
Old Operating Theatre

Old Operating Theatre

For many years it was believed that breathing a horrible smell would make you sick.  As a protection, people carried a pomander (scented ball) and held it to their nose if they entered a smelly area.

Make your own Halloween themed ‘pumpkin’ pomander this half-term!  This family workshop is free but the general Museum admission applies.

October 24th 2pm to 3pm; adults £6.50, family (2 adults + 2 children) £15 (additional child +£1); concessions (students or over 60s) £5.


Featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning classic film including "A Whole New World", "Friend Like Me" and "Arabian Nights", Disney's newest West End musical Aladdin is playing now at London's Prince Edward Theatre.

Tickets from £30.00

Photo: Disney

Aladdin West End
Aladdin. Photo: Disney
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Photo: Johan Persson

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Inspired by a true story, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is one of the West End's newest hit musicals.

Jamie New doesn’t quite fit in and is terrified about the future. Supported by his mum and friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

Tickets from £24.00



Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.

With a book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Tickets from £24.00

Matilda The Musical Photo Manuel Harlan
Matilda The Musical. Photo: Manuel Harlan
The Lion King. Johan Persson
The Lion King. Photo: Johan Persson

The Lion King

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical The Lion King will redefine your expectations of theatre.

At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

Tickets From: £36.00

School Of Rock

School Of Rock, the hit Broadway musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber, is playing now at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (formerly known as the New London Theatre).

Based on the hit movie, this musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Tickets from £18.00

School Of Rock Photo Tristram Kenton
School Of Rock. Photo: Tristram Kenton
Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs
Dein Perry's Tap Dogs

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs returns to the London stage with its trademark blend of live music and tap dance.

The winner of over 11 international awards including an Olivier Award, an Obie Award (New York) and a Pegasus Award (Spoleto Festival in Italy). Dein Perry's Tap Dogs runs at London's Peacock Theatre from 23 October to 10 November 2018.

Tickets From: £18.00


Acclaimed as “a world-class West End musical with stunning spectacle, a heart-warming story and unforgettable songs” (Official London Theatre), Wicked is one of the longest running shows in London theatre history and has now been seen by more than 9 million people in London alone.

Tickets from £25.00

Alice Fearn in Wicked Photo Matt Crockett
Alice Fearn in Wicked. Photo: Matt Crockett
42nd Street
Photo courtesy of 42nd Street

42nd Street

Featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, and I Only Have Eyes For You, 42nd Street is playing now at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Bonnie Langford joins the cast to play legendary diva Dorothy Brock alongside Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer and Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor.

Tickets From: £17.00