Thursday, 1 November 2012

Last minute half term ideas (London)

If like me, you've hit mid-week and have run out of things to do; why not pop along to some of these fantastic events (assuming you are London bound, of course!)

Head down to John Lewis in Oxford Street today (1st November) as Poppy Cat, the star of the hit pre-school series visits John Lewis, Oxford Street, on 1st November from 11am -12.30pm to celebrate the launch of the new Poppy Cat toys and books. There will also be a special guest appearance by voice of Poppy Cat, Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey).

The John Lewis Poppy Cat day will include a story reading from the new Poppy Cat books. There will be a colouring-in corner and visitors can enter a draw to win the new Talking Poppy Cat toy and a copy of the new books. Poppy Cat stickers will also be given to each child on the day.

image ©Westfield

Head to Westfield Stratford for Halloween themed foodie fun as they continue 'Kids in the Kitchen'.

Where: the Great Eastern Market, Lower Ground Floor

Date: Every day from 27 October-4 November

Time: Monday-Saturday between 11am-4pm, and Sunday between 12pm-5pm

To take part, please join the Westfield Kids Club to participate (this is free and can be done at the centre.) Join forms are available at the Concierge desk on the First Floor near John Lewis, and kids get a free goody bag upon joining

11-4pm, 1st November: Boogie Biscuits
11-4pm, 2nd November: Monster Mugs
11-4pm, 3rd November: Foolish Fingers
12-5pm, 4th November: Scary Spoons

 For more information on half term events at Westfield Stratford, check here.

Finally, there's just 2 days left to see the once in a lifetime Sylvanian Families art exhibition at The Strand Gallery.

Families across the country have refused to staycation this half term and have instead insisted on travelling to Sylvania! For one week only, fans of famous toy brand Sylvanian Families have been able to discover a world of Sylvania in the heart of London simply by popping in to the Strand Gallery, but that week is almost over!

The Sylvanian Families: A Study in Art exhibition launched on Monday and has proved the perfect family day out for half term, transporting children and their parents to an idyllic world. A collection of works from fans of all ages, both children and professional artists, are on display in 
celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Sylvanian Families. Budding artists are also able to show off their own artistic talents at the colouring activity table, making this the perfect free family day out to inspire and celebrate a child’s creativity. However, with half term drawing to a close, the Sylvanian Families must head home too. Make sure you catch the exhibition on either Friday or 
Saturday before the Families leave. 

Don’t miss out!

The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adams Street, 
City of London, WC2N 6BP.
Opening hours: 11am to 6 pm.

Have fun!

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