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Fun free things to do this October half term

There’s lots of free things to do across Lewisham and neighbouring boroughs. Why not bring a packed lunch and explore and see somewhere new?


Parks and Nature Reserves

happy little girl in the autumn park playing with leaves in pink bobble hat, scarf, trousers and trousers


Did you know that Lewisham has over 30 parks and 12 nature reserves across the borough with  a variety of habitats and environments? All of them are free to enter and each has a different wildlife and mini beasts to find. Bring along some paper for bark rubbing and a bag to collect leaves and sticks to make a collage or nature table when you get home. Listen out for birds, smell the smells of Autumn and feel the crunchy leaves under your feet. Remember to wrap up well and you’ll have a great trip.


Migration Museum Family Fun Day

Migration Museum logo three young girls and facilitator at a table doing a workshop 

Venue: Lewisham Shopping Centre

Friday 28 October 2022
11am–3pm – Free 

The Migration Museum explores how the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has made us who we are – as individuals and as a nation. Join us at the Migration Museum this autumn half term for a day of fun activities for the whole family. Discover stories of migrant business people and explore your personal connection to migration through art, play and story telling. We will have a range of free activities suitable for kids of all ages throughout the day.

All activities are drop-in – no booking.

Museum General Opening times: Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–5.30pm (5pm close on Sunday)
Admission: Free – no booking required


Beckenham Place Park Hip Hop Jam 

  Venue: Homestead Courtyard, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham Hill Road, BR3 1SY

This is a free event, just drop in. All ages welcome

Following the success of the first event, this event is back in October, bigger and better to celebrate Black History Month. Expect vibrant music, dancing and traders.

HipHopera Foundation and Every Person is Capable are inviting you to a community-led Hip Hop jam that welcomes families and adults to get involved. There will be various workshops, a dance space,  DJs and performances on the day. This jam will be focused on raising the community spirit and giving everyone an opportunity to get involved.

It will be a celebration day for everyone and all are welcome to take part in the upliftment and inspiration of our Beckenham Park Jam.


Crystal Palace Park – PlayFall

Age group: 5-15 years

This is a free event, just drop in. 

Following the fun that was had over their second annual Summer of Play, they are delighted to bring PlayFall to Crystal Palace Park- 5 days of free to access activities over the Autumn half term.

These are drop-in sessions, so there is no need to book in advance.  Sessions times may change if there is inclement weather.

Morning Session:  10:00 – 12:00 daily 

Build and race on a GIANT Marble Run.  Marbles will be provided or you can bring your own 25mm Marble or Golf Ball. Ages for both sessions is 5-15, though parents/guardians are welcome to take part too (all adults must be accompanied by a child!)

Afternoon Session:  13:00 – 15:00 daily

Get ready for Halloween with DIY Ghosts and Pulleys:  Make your own ghost, or if the weather is right your can turn it in to a kite! Ages for both sessions is 5-15, though parents/guardians are welcome to take part too (all adults must be accompanied by a child!)


Half Term is Storytelling Week at Alliance Children & Family Centre!

We have sessions from Bedtime Boost, Storyteller Helen is telling Anansi Stories at Evelyn CFC, our Story Sacks Session at Camelot Pre-school is celebrating Black History Month through Story Telling and we have Shadow Puppet Workshops with puppeteer Caroline at all 3 centres.

All sessions are FREE

Bookings Open on our website at 10am on Monday 17th October





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