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Top 5 things to do this autumn half-term in south-east London and north Kent
Follow News Shopper’s half-term guide for a selection of the best things to do and places to see with kids during the school break.
Witches and Wizards at The Hop Farm Family Park: The Hop-Farm will be spellbound this half=term when Halloween-themed family events take over for a week of trick-or-treat puppet shows, ghostly games and fun dances.
Only the brave will board Farmer Bob’s new haunted barrel ride while other children will create ghoulish potions in the magic and potion workshop.
Hosting an array of astonishing illusions and tricks, including a disappearing act, the Magic Factory will leave visitors amazed.
Open for frights between October 29 and November, 2, 10am until 5pm daily. Ticket prices: Adults £14.95, children £12.95, family £44.95 (2 adults, 2 children). For more info visit www.thehopfarm.co.uk or call 01622 872068.
The Royal Observatory’s Space Safari: The Royal Observatory Greenwich invites under-7s to join Ted the teddy bear on a journey across the solar system on a mission to discover the Great Bear in the night-time sky.
Presented live by an astronomer in the planetarium, this charming show includes rhymes, live music and interactivity and has been specially designed for younger children who must be accompanied by an adult.
Shows are daily. Tickets: Adults £6.50; children/concessions £4.50; family £17.50 (2 adults, 2 children). Members free. For more information visit www.rmg.co.uk or call 020 8858 4422.
Bromley Bowling Alley: Bowl the children over this half-term by taking them to the newly built 10-pin bowling alley at the Pavilion Leisure Centre.
Children can take advantage of the use of bumpers and ramps to bowl their way to a strike and then have the option to continue the fun in the games area.
Open Sunday to Thursday 10am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-12midnight. Prices vary depending on times of admission, Go to www.mytimeactive.co.uk or call 020 8313 9911 for more information.
Handa’s Surprise – Bexley Libraries: Bexley libraries are celebrating Black History Month this half-term by holding free special storytelling events across the borough.
Children are invited to listen to the classical story Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne and then also have the opportunity to create a mask of one of the animals featured from the picture book.
Tickets need to be booked in advance. For more info go to www.bexley.gov.uk.
Pop Factor at The Broadway Theatre: It’s time to party at the Broadway Theatre, Wednesday October 31, for an afternoon of live performances featuring popular chart-topping tunes and a chance for all the family to partake in some interactive fun.
Show starts at 2.30pm. Admission: Adults £12, Children £10. For more information on this poptastic treat call 020 8314 9472 or visit www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk
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