We are trying to assemble a list of some half-term and Halloween activities for families.

If you know of any, please forward them on to us at: content@stmargarets.london.


‘Fairy Tail Week’ at The Pottery Caf{e’}

Monday 24th - Friday 28th October.

This October there will be a brand new fairy pottery shape for the children to paint, plus a friendly dragon, also a first at the Pottery Caf{e’}. (£9.95 plus studio fee).

Children will also be encouraged to draw inspiration from a wide range of materials to create and depict their very own fairy tale on an item of pottery - be it a mug, plate, beaker or tile (prices from £5.95). The Pottery Caf{e’}’s own exclusive range of fairy tale decorating sponges will again be available during Half-Term - including a selection of many different fairies, toadstools, castles & dragons.

General opening hours are Monday 11-6, Tuesday to Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5. To avoid disappointment, we advise booking studio time over the busy half-term week

For further information please contact:

Pottery Caf{e’} 332 Richmond Road, East Twickenham

020 8744 3000

Activities and Plays at the Polka Theatre

The WORLD PREMIERE of their follow-up show THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD, based on the book of the same name. So join us at Polka once again for songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 4 and up, and their adults!

In the Adventure Theatre during Half Term we have another unique event from Lyngo Theatre Company (who brought you 2004’s Tom Thumb). The Birdy and the Eagle will be another very interactive, funny and exciting piece of theatre for children aged 3-6. As always in this small, intimate theatre space, tickets are limited, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Loads to Do.

As always, there’ll be loads to do at Polka during the holiday period. Here are details of two of our most exciting events this Half Term holiday:

On Tuesday 25 October, the Beans and Gari Puppet Theatre are joining us all the way from Ghana! Running two sessions for different age ranges (3-6 yrs & 7-11 yrs), you’ll get the chance to see a brilliant puppet show celebrating some of the best of African culture, then work with the puppeteers to create your very own puppet characters!

Cracking Fun! on Wednesday 26 October is a great way to see The Birdy and The Eagle and also explore the story through gentle drama and storytelling activities. The workshop price of just £25 per child includes 2 show tickets for a parent and child to watch together.

Our box office team are waiting to help you on 020 8543 4888, or you can book show tickets online at www.polkatheatre.com.

Halloween Oriented


Ghost Trail and Pumpkin Hunt Museum of Richmond, 10-11am & 3-4pm Free fun trail for all ages. Learn about Richmond’s spooky past and win Halloween treats! Repeated 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 October. 020 8332 1141


Story telling with the Mayor of Richmond Magic Carpet Caf{e’}, Twickenham Riverside,10-11am. Free, includes a spider cake for every child! 020 8744 1989


Spooky Storytime for under 5’s

  • Hampton Wick Library, 2pm Free entry 020 8977 1559
  • Whitton Library 2.15pm Free entry 020 8894 9828

Things that go bump in the night! Landmark Art Centre, 2 - 3.30pm, £5. Ghostly Gothic Arts Activities for 7-11yr olds. 020 8977 7558


Witches and Wizards in Whitton High Street

  • Halloween badge making at Scarlett Florist, 9am-1pm
  • Apple bobbing at Lakes, 10.30-11.15am.
  • Storytime for 5-8yr olds, Caf{e’} Venice, 020 8898 4000
  • Tesco, 12-1pm
  • Iceland, 2-3pm
  • Story time, National School, 3-4pm
  • Colour-in competition at Thomas
  • Cook, all day 020 8898 4881

Spooky Storytime for under 5’s

  • East Sheen Library, 2pm Free entry 020 8876 8801
  • Hampton Hill Library, 2.15pm Free entry 020 8979 3705
  • Castelnau Library, 2.30pm Free entry 020 8748 3837

Sleepless Workshop Landmark Art Centre, 10am - 4pm, £20 Ghostly Gothic Arts Activities for 12-16 yr olds. Performance workshops in Gothic texts with Orange Tree actor James Pegg. Lead by professional actor and creator of ‘Sleepless’. 020 8977 7558


DIY Halloween Landmark Art Centre, 11-12.30pm, £5 Ghostly Gothic Arts Activities for 7-11yr olds. 020 8977 7558

Magic Wand Landmark Art Centre, 2-3.30pm, £5 Ghostly Gothic Arts Activities for 3-6yr olds. Make costumes and learn how to change your mum into a frog. 020 8977 7558

Spooky Storytime for under 5’s

  • Richmond Library 2.15pm Free entry 020 8940 0981
  • Ham Library 2.30pm Free entry 020 8940 8703


Trick ‘n Treats in Twickenham!

  • Spooky Storytime, Langton’s Bookshop, Church Street, 10am
  • Diamond Jim Studley’s Sandwich Emporium, 11am-12pm
  • Woolworths, 12-1pm
  • Waitrose, 3-4pm
  • Street party, Cousins and Belmont Bakery, Queen’s Road, 5-7pm. Apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and more.

020 8843 7944

Morwena’s Caldron Cooking! Landmark Art Centre, 1 1am-12.30pm, £5 For 3-6yr olds. Help Morwena find all the ingredients for her magic potion. 020 8977 7558

Spooky storytime for under 5’s

  • Hampton Library, 2.15pm Free entry 020 8979 5110
  • Teddington Library, 2.15pm Free entry 020 8977 1284
  • Kew Library, 2.30pm Free entry 020 8876 8654


Riddle and Rhymes in Richmond

  • Farmers Market 11am-12pm
  • Boots, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Marks & Spencers, 1.45-2.45pm
  • Waitrose, 3-4pm

Pumpkin Workshop Museum of Richmond 10-11.15am & 3- 4pm Free 020 8332 1141

Spooky Storytime for under 5’s

  • Twickenham Library, 2.15pm Free entry 020 8892 8091

Halloween Ball Landmark Art Centre, 7.30pm, £35 Enjoy a 3-course meal in a Gothic setting, with a live seven-piece band. Themed performers, silent auctions and prizes for the best dressed. 020 8977 7558

Halloween Ghost Walk Ham House, 7.30-9.30pm, £25 Haunted ghost tour followed by canap{e’}s and drinks in the 17th century Orangery. Sun 30 & Mon 31 October 020 8940 1950


Halloween Ghost Walk Old Town Hall, 6pm & 7.30pm, £5 020 8940 9125