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Half Term is almost here again and I have been researching some of the very best things to do with the kids over the break.  I know how tricky it can be to keep all the different ages occupied and also how expensive it can be. 

You'll find a great selection of holiday clubs running this holiday and our what's on guide is jam packed with over 40 different events. There are lots of other pages on the website which are designed to help you get the best out of our area. 

There are lots of links in this article to help you decide what to take part in and get booked in but there are 100s more ideas right here on our website

Let's Get Crafty

Outdoor Fun

Let's Get Physical

  • Soft Archery at Wat Tyler Country Park runs on several days. Check the link and image for details
  • Havering Active Holiday Activities  - a range of activities including athletics for primary aged children and sprints and relays for secondary ages 

Days Out

5 Things for under a fiver

  • My Pet Pals -  Pets at Home (free)
  • Foxburrows Farm at Hainault Country Park - free but £1 donation per child or £2 per adult suggested
  • Hainault Forest has so many activities for all ages - Wild Adventures for ages  12-18 yrs, Bushcrafts and  Forest Explorers for ages 5-11 all £5 or less
  • Harlow Pets Corner - free but they do appreciate donations
  • Stubbers Adventure Centre - It's not expensive, you can take a picnic or visit their cafe and there are options to pay for extra activities of you choose to



Sculpture Trails - Why not do one of the many trails around Romford - or all of them! We have The Gruffalo Trail, Wind in the Willows Trail, Peter Rabbit Trail and Brambly Hedge Sculpture Trail. You'll find the details in our Out & About section

Woodlands, Parks & Open Spaces - Why not explore some of the amazing woodland in our area. We love Pages Wood, Thames Chase and Hainault Forest. You'll find lots of ideas here

Top Ten Playgrounds in Essex or visit one of the many local parks.

Kids Eat for Less - download a list of great places where kids meals are £1 or free during half term

An A-Z of fun things to do for teens and tweens- over 50 ideas to choose from

50 Things to do on a Rainy Day - ideas for when the weather lets us down

50 Nifty & Thrifty Things to do in Winter - things that won't break the bank

**Please let us know if there is something we have missed - you can contact us here or leave a message on our Facebook page


70 Free (& Cheap!) Things to do in London with Kids 2024

We live so close to our capital city and I am guessing most of us don't make the most of what's on offer - I know I don't!

You won't find any of what I call the 'big ticket' days out here. This is more about making the most of the city and exploring the hidden gems, it's about finding family friendly activities and planning days out that won't cost the earth.

We have found:

  • Tips on public transport and how to make the most of it
  • Interesting places that you might not know about
  • Places to visit to see amazing views of the city
  • Play parks - what's a day out without a chance to let off steam in a playground?!
  • City Farms
  • Museums & galleries with family friendly events and areas to explore
  • Fountains and splash areas to cool off on a hot day - ok so you can save this bit for later in the year!
  • Ideas for teens

And so much more.

Click here and start planning your next day out!


10th February 2024-02-10 2024-02-25 - 25th February at Home, Romford

12th February 2024-02-12 2024-02-25 - 25th February Farm, South Woodham Ferrers

16th February 2024-02-16 2024-02-25 - 25th February Mercury Mall, Romford

17th February 2024-02-17 2024-02-25 - 25th February Farm Park & The Village, Billericay

17th February 2024-02-17 2024-02-24 - 24th February House Museum, Margery Road, Dagenham.

17th February 2024-02-17 2024-02-25 - 25th February of the Wild Zoo, South Woodham Ferrers

17th February 2024-02-17 2024-02-25 - 25th February Zoo, Colchester

17th February 2024-02-17 2024-03-03 - 3rd March Woods Country Park, Aveley

19th February 2024-02-19 2024-02-23 - 23rd February Tyler Country Park, Basildon

23rd February 2024-02-23 2024-02-23 Theatre Hornchurch, Hornchurch

23rd February 2024-02-23 2024-02-23 Chase Forest Centre, Upminster

23rd February 2024-02-23 2024-02-23 Arts Centre, Hornchurch

23rd February 2024-02-23 2024-02-23 Chase Forest Centre, Upminster

23rd February 2024-02-23 2024-02-23 Valley Meadows Nature Reserve, Chigwell

23rd February 2024-02-23 2024-02-23, Harold Hill

23rd February 2024-02-23 2024-02-23, Harold Hill

24th February 2024-02-24 2024-02-24 Arts Centre, Hornchurch

24th February 2024-02-24 2024-02-24 House Museum, Margery Road, Dagenham.

24th February 2024-02-24 2024-02-25 - 25th February Place Nature Reserve, Brentwood

24th February 2024-02-24 2024-02-24 Countryside Park, Brentwood

24th February 2024-02-24 2024-02-24 Arts Centre, Hornchurch

25th February 2024-02-25 2024-02-25 Fire Museum (Grays Fire Station), Grays

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