October half-term

The kids may be taking a break from school, but there’s plenty to keep them entertained in Camden.

Take a bite out of half-term this weekend and celebrate National Apple Day at Kentish Town City Farm. On Sunday 25 October, 1 to 4pm, there will be apple cookery, apple pressing, apple arts and crafts, an apple treasure hunt, and apple games such as apple bobbing and the longest peel competition. The price is £1 for adults and just 30p for children. For more information, contact Simone Uncle at or on 0207 916 5421.

From Monday 26 to Thursday 29 October, 12noon to 4pm, Kenwood House will be home to The Big Draw, a free four day drawing festival suitable for all ages. For those with younger children, why not join the weekly Rock n' Rhyme at Kilburn Library Centre on Tuesday 27 October at 10.30am? Suitable for ages 0-5, the free session offers songs, stories, toys and music on guitar which encourage learning from an early age.

October is Black History Month, so come down to the Camden Irish Centre between 6 and 10pm on 28 October to join a night of Somali music and poetry. Or head to The October Gallery for a day of workshops on Saturday 31 October between 2 and 9pm. The Act of Rebellion workshops will explore how black communities have used art, language and sound throughout history to challenge the status quo.

Talacre Sports Centre is offering their multi-sports scheme every week day this half-term from 9am to 4.30pm. With activities including trampolining, football, basketball, mini tennis, table tennis, quick cricket and badminton, there’s something to keep everyone entertained. The price is £36.40 with a concession Better card, £69.10 with a standard Better card or £117.60 full price. To book, please pick up a leaflet at the Talacre reception.

And just in time for Halloween, come along to Keats House on Thursday 29 October, 6 to 8pm, for a Ghost Stories Workshop to develop the skills of any budding writer. Suitable for ages 15 and up, the workshop will be led by acclaimed novelist Frances Hardinge. Seasonal refreshments will be served and the event is free, but booking is essential.

Finish the half-term with the ‘Museums at Night’ weekend on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October. Museums including The Freud Museum, UCL Art Museum, Keats House, Grant Museum of Zoology and Lauderdale House will open their doors for some after-hours exploration.

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