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During October half term, we have plenty of activities that will immerse children in the natural world.

From shooting a wildlife documentary in Hyde Park and making potions from the undergrowth, to bug hunts in Brompton Cemetery, we have something to entertain and inspire all ages.

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Discover the tiny wildlife of Brompton Cemetery

During the half-term break children can discover the fascinating world of London’s bugs with Mission Invertebrate in Brompton Cemetery. Join a bug hunt, discover fascinating facts during interactive storytelling and make critter crafts to take home.

Budding young environmentalists will meet the cemetery’s hidden heroes and learn about their vital roles as recyclers, pollinators and sources of food.

Brompton Cemetery is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries and is managed by The Royal Parks on behalf of the nation.

When: Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 October 2019, 11am-3pm (drop-in)

Where: Cafe North Lodge,  Brompton Cemetery.


Learn to make a film Attenborough style

Help your young nature enthusiast follow in the footsteps of David Attenborough by signing them up to make a mini wildlife documentary in Hyde Park.

Led by our Royal Parks Learning Team, the session will involve children filming and editing their own masterpiece, with the animals of Hyde Park as the leading characters.

When: Tuesday 22 October 2019. Suitable for 8-11 year olds. Drop off at 11am and pick up at 3pm.

Cost: £20

Prepare to be scared in Hyde Park

Enter if you dare. In the run-up to Halloween, dress up your little one in a frightening costume and prepare to be spooked at The LookOut Discovery Centre in Hyde Park. Explore the hair-raising nature trail, make a potion from the undergrowth, listen to ghost stories and make a bat box.

When: Wednesday 23 October and Thursday 24 October 2019, 10am-3pm (drop-in).

Where: The LookOut Discovery Centre


Celebrate autumn in Greenwich and The Regent's Parks

Join the Field Studies Council for autumnal nature-inspired activities with the family. Learn about the creatures that are getting ready to hide away for winter, make hedgehog pictures and play rabbit games.


Greenwich Park: Wednesday 23 October 2019, 10am-noon.

The Regent’s Park: Wednesday 23 October 2019, 10am-noon.

Cost: £6 for children. Free for adults. (Suitable for ages 18 months-11 years)

A few minutes of your time can help us to make a huge difference for years to come.