From sketching snakes at Somerset House to jumping aboard the Hogwarts Express at Warner Bros Studio, we pick six of the best ways to keep the children entertained this autumn
The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House
What young child could fail to be enchanted by this classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score? See it at the Royal Opera House, from 8 December – 14 Janary 2016.
Pumpkin Festival at Hauser & Wirth
Hauser & Wirth in Somerset celebrates the pumpkin on October 31 2015 with a day of free activities, from live music and pumpkin harvesting to an evening themed party.
Shrek Adventure! London at County Hall
Fans of Shrek and Princess Fiona will love this indoor walk-and-ride attraction at County Hall, London, inspired by the hit DreamWorks film featuring ten live shows and classic sets from the films with captivating storytelling, a 4D ride and dramatic special effects.
Family Wild Life Drawing at Somerset House
How about a drawing class with a difference? Instead of life models, the subjects are real animals at the Hallowe’en Special with Snakes, Spider and Dragons at Somerset House on Saturday 31 October. A great way to encourage appreciation and understanding for these fascinating creatures.
From Wonka Bars and Oompa Loompa cupcakes to fizzy lifting drinks and gobstoppers of all sorts, children and adults alike will love tucking into the Willy Wonka-inspired twist on their award-winning traditional afternoon tea at The Chesterfield Hotel in Mayfair.
Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour
From a recreation of Platform 9¾ to the original Hogwarts Express steam engine, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a great way to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. Muggles can even climb aboard the train’s carriage and pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall.