Things to do this half-term in North London

Once again, the initial part of the academic year has flown by and the first break is almost upon us. As it can be quite the challenge keeping children occupied, I’ve put a list of things to do this half-term in North London together. I hope you’ll find it useful, especially as many are virtually on our doorstep.

Every time I put a ‘things to do’ list together, I’m reminded just how blessed we are with an abundance of local choices.

If you’re looking to keep your kids occupied with sporting activities, this sports camp is a great option right here in Islington.

There’s a range of activities including football, tennis, basketball and many more.

A local favourite of mine is Little Angel Theatre. This half-term there’s a range of Halloween themed fun to be had aimed at children aged between 6 and 11.

For the kids aged 4 to 10, head along to Perform, where this half-term there’s not only Halloween themed activities but also Jungle Book, which looks amazing fun.

We’re lucky that The Strings Club has come to us in N1 so if you’re children are musical, what better way to keep them entertained? Find out more by clicking here.

For more creative fun, check out Young Actors Theatre who are running Glee Club for 6 to 11’s.

For those seeking a little nostalgia, the circus is in town, with shows in Finsbury Park 15th to 20th and Hampstead Heath 22nd October to 3rd November.

If you’re happy to venture further afield, and yet still remaining in London, there’s a vast array available.

Kidtropolis at The ExCel ( is well worth a look, as is the wide range of activities at The Southbank Centre.

The Royal Parks have numerous things to do, many of which are free, including Halloween fun in Hyde Park.

I’ve recently discovered Gunnersbury Park Museum in West London and there’s plenty to do while having a lovely park to make the most of. This half-term there’s pumpkin carving and wand making to name just two lovely activities.

Whether you choose days out in London, a half-term activity camp, or simply to have some quality time at home, I wish you the best of half-term holidays.