Half term activities

Free children and family activities

October half term does not have to spell boredom for your children. Come and share some free autumnal fun with our Shout! holiday activities and the Countryside Team. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday 27 October – outdoor ‘wild at play event’
Drop in 10am to 12pm, Copsem Lane car park, Esher – nearest car park KT10 9HQ. Follow the arrows from there.
Celebrate autumn with seasonal crafts, den building, sand play, arts, bug hunting and more. Suitable for all ages. Free.

Monday 28 October, Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30 October - Shout! holiday activities’ free seasonal Halloween crafts drop-in sessions
10am to 2pm, Walton Playhouse, Hurst Grove, Walton on Thames KT12 1AU.
Create shadowy lanterns, creepy spiders, pumpkin stress balls and other crafts to take home.  Use natural materials to make spooky wildlife crafts and puzzles with the Countryside Team.
Ages: 5 to 13 years
Free event. No booking required – just pop along and stay as long as you want.
Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday 30 October – Museum Explorers WWII interactive and educational workshop
Bookable event – cost: £5 per child. 2pm to 3.30pm (straight after Shout! activities). Walton Playhouse, Hurst Grove, Walton on Thames KT12 1AU.
Experience life in Elmbridge in World War II. Go through gas mask training and an air raid drill. Discover where bombs fell and learn where to find bits of a bomb after a raid. Get your pop badge and certificate when you finish! Booking essential at ebcmuseum@elmbridge.gov.uk.

Councillor Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “If you are looking for fun and exciting things for your children to do during October half term, come along to the free activities put together by Shout! and the Countryside Team. They include a wide choice of Halloween theme crafts and many other games to play. There will also be a chance to learn about the borough’s past with an interactive session with Elmbridge Museum. Why don’t you have a look at the programme and see what might tempt the children?”

For further information, please visit our Shout! page, email shout@elmbridge.gov.uk or call 01372 474 634.

Date published: 9 October 2019

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