Half Term in Havering – 21st October 2019

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We can’t believe that summer is over and half term is about to begin?

Havering have given a huge list of events for your children to keep them entertained over half term

The Pirate Squad & the Search for Mermaid’s Lagoon
The Queen’s Theatre
Sat, 19 October 10:30 & 12:00

String-a-long-a-Puppet present
The Pirate Squad & the Search for Mermaid’s Lagoon
From the creators of Hansel & Gretel, String-along-a-puppet invites you to join us with a heave ho and the skull and crossbones flying, meet Captain Sid the Kidd and his squad on their first adventure to find treasure hidden at Mermaid’s Lagoon.

Will Claudine, the ship’s cook ever make her prize-winning stew beef, rice and peas?

Will Joe the cabin boy ever be promoted to Bosun?

Will the Squad find the treasure before Lord Walter of the Admiralty?

This original puppet show packed with audience participation and catchy songs.

Age suitability 2+. Running time 45mins including meet and greet.

Little Shop of Horrors
Myplace, 343 Dagnam Park Drive RM3 9EN
Mon, 21 October 14:00 to 17:00

Musical theatre workshop for ages 6-12
Monday 21 October 2-5pm, £10 Thriller Decoration BOOKINGS 01708 376004
myplace@havering.gov.uk

Messy Monkey’s Halloween
21st – 24th October 10:00 – 12:00
Romford Shopping Hall

Messy Monkey’s returns! 10 – 12 Monday 21st – Thursday 24th October £2.00 per child. No need to pre-book pay on arrival. We have a selection of different items you can make…..

Monday 21st Oct Messy Monsters ,
Tuesday 22nd Oct Spooky Door Handles
Wednesday 23rd Oct Paper Pumpkins
Thursday 24th Oct scary gnomes and hedgehogs
Once items are gone they are gone so arrive early !

Find us on the 1st floor next to the doctors surgery! Ask anyone on arrival they will point you in the right direction.

Total Sportz Ltd Holiday Camps
Coopers Coborn School
22nd – 24th October

Prices start from £25 per day

Activities Include
Football – Rugby – Basketball – Trampolining
Dodgeball Netball Hockey – Tennis
Kwik Cricket Street Dance Gymnastics

To book & pay please visit:
totalsportz.co.uk/bookings/camps/october-camp-2019

Halloween Art Workshop
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
Tues, 22 October 10:00 to 15:00

Halloween themed painting on canvas
Ages 8+ years

HOW TO BOOK / TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Book in person at Fairkytes Arts Centre or telephone:
01708 456308

Street Dance Masterclass
The Queen’s Theatre
Tues, 22 October 10:00 – 12:00

Get active with our Street Dance Masterclass, and learn skills from leading industry professionals.
Like hip-hop or don’ know what Krump is? Get involved!

6-9 years

Halloween Hullaballoo
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country, RM12 6DF
Tues, 22 October 10:30 – 11:30, 12:00 – 13:00, 13:30, 13:30 – 14:30

Follow a spooky trail around the centre and into the woods in your best Halloween outfit.
Make a magic potion, Halloween glider, crawl under the spider nets and across the tightrope and finish of by the campfire listening to a scary story.
Donation: £7.00 per child

Booking Required.

ingrebourne@essexwt.org.uk

Tabby McTat
The Queen’s Theatre
Tues, 22 October 13:30 & 16:00
Weds, 23 October 11:00 & 14:00

From the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears. Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of. However, memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend.

From the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Zog, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tabby McTat is a heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty interwoven with original songs and a sprinkling of magic.

Thriller Decoration Making Dance Workshop
Myplace, 343 Dagnam Park Drive
Tues, 22 October 14:00 – 15:00

Ages 5-11
£3

BOOKINGS 01708 376004
myplace@havering.gov.uk

343 DAGNAM PARK DRIVE RM3 9EN

Musical Theatre Masterclass
The Queen’s Theatre
Wed, 23 October 10:00 – 12:00

Sing and dance your way through one of your favourite musical numbers as you learn a full musical theatre routine from a west end show!

Halloweenies My First Soft Play Wednesday Workshop
Mothercare Romford
Wed, 23 October 10:00 & 10:50

Join Kidsclubessex for a Wednesday Workshop My First Soft Play Halloweenie style on a pay as you go basis.

It’s never too early to start playing games to help your child reach their sensory, communication, feeding and motor milestones.

Babies, crawlers and strollers will love this gentle class. This friendly soft play session will incorporate traditional nursery rhymes, bubbles, parachute and a safe environment for your little ones to explore.

Dress code: Fancy dress

Two 45 min sessions 3-18m at 1000 and 6m-age 3 at 1050.

£5.00 per session. Inbox to book.

Clay Pumpkin Making
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
Wed, 23 October 10:00 – 16:00

Learn a new dance routine to some spooky songs
Ages 5+ years

HOW TO BOOK / TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Book in person at Fairkytes Arts Centre or telephone:
01708 456308

Kite Making
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country, RM12 6DF
Wed, 23 October 10:00 – 11:00

Make a creepy Halloween kite, let your imagination run wild.
Great fun for all ages
Donation: £6.00 per child. Adults and children welcome. Booking Required.

Halloween Games
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country, RM12 6DF
Wed, 23 October 13:30 – 14:30, 14:30 – 15:30

Hangman bobbing, the Great Mummy Wrap, Whack the Rat, Coffin Ball Toss,

And Guess What’s in the Cauldron. Suitable for children aged 5+
Donation: £6.00 per child. Booking Required. Adults and children welcome.

Halloween Decoration Making
Myplace, 343 Dagnam Park Drive
Wed, 23 October 15:00 – 16:30

Ages 3-8
£3

BOOKINGS 01708 376004

myplace@havering.gov.uk
343 DAGNAM PARK DRIVE RM3 9EN

Arts and Crafts Halloween Camp

Gidea Park Primary School, Lodge Avenue, RM2 SAJ

Thur 24th and Fri 25th 2019

Times: 9.30am – 15.00pm

For kids aged 5-10

Come along this autumn for the ultimate spooky arts and crafts experience! Build, make, create and decorate your own items to take home at the end of the day ready for Halloween. From the Fairytale Tots team check us out on Facebook!

Cost: £25 per day/ £40 for both (sibling discount is applied)

Day one: Scary Slime making, lots of Halloween decorations and crafts, biscuit decorating and more!

Day two: Decorate a pumpkin to take home, more slime, spooky Halloween crafts, tea lights, biscuit decorating and more!

Children will have the opportunity to explore the Lego station, board games, play dough and chalk. We also have a variety of supplies to make your own masterpiece with tubes, lids, boxes, paints, material, felt, foil etc. And if that’s not enough we will finish the day with some fun games and much more!

Fancy Dress is optional There will be a little prize for the best dressed).

John Kirk retells Roald Dahl
Thursday 24th October
11:00 – Gidea Park Library – The Enormous Crocodile – ages 3+
13:00 – Hornchurch Library – The Twits – ages 5+
15:00 – Hornchurch Library – The Enormous Crocodile – ages 3+

Professional storyteller, John Kirk, will be visiting us during Half Term and retelling two of Roald Dahl’s best selling stories in engaging, fun and interactive sessions using audience participation and a range of funny props.

£2.50 members/£3.50 non members
Book in advance at any library.

Halloween Costume Making
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
Thurs, 24 October 10:00 -12:00

Make your very own Halloween disguise

Ages 5+ years £6

HOW TO BOOK / TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Book in person at Fairkytes Arts Centre or telephone:
01708 456308

Create & Play – Mischievous Monsters
The Queen’s Theatre
Thurs, 24 October 10:00 – 12:00

Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. Each session is themed around a popular children’s story, and includes a ‘make to take home’.

Book ahead and get 3 sessions for the price of 2!

Suitable for 4 – 6 years

Forest School
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country, RM12 6DF
Thurs, 24 October 9:00 – 16:00

Do your children love to be outdoors? Make dens, climb trees, get muddy, use tools, create art and MORE! Led by level 3 forest school practitioners in the beautiful Ingrebourne Woodlands. Over 5’s drop off day for unaccompanied children.

Booking: ADVANCE BOOKING

Creepy Craft
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country, RM12 6DF
Thurs, 24 October 10.00 – 11.00, 11.30 – 12.30, 13.30 – 14.30

Come along and make some creepy craft to take Home ready for Halloween.

Donation: £6.00 per Child.

Booking Required.

Suitable for all ages.

Bubble Science
The Queen’s Theatre
Thurs, 24 October 13:00

The Bubble Show will enchant adults and children alike with Hamid’s unique blend of skill and humour. This wonderous sixty-minute show combines breath-taking artistry, surprising science, plenty of audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks.

Bat Night
Albyns Farm Car Park RM13 7HY
Thurs, 24 October 18.15 – 20.00

Come along, see and learn what Bats live in the park, we will take you on a walk On the wild side.

Children must be accompanied with an adult, suitable clothing and a torch are a must.

Donation: £6.00 per child, £3.00 per adult. Booking Required.

Create & Play – Ghostly Ghouls
The Queen’s Theatre
Fri, 25 October 10:00 – 12:00

Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. Each session is themed around a popular children’s story, and includes a ‘make to take home’.

Book ahead and get 3 sessions for the price of 2!

Suitable for 4 – 6 years

Street Dance
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
Fri, 25 October 10:00 – 12:00

Learn a new dance routine to some spooky songs
Ages 5+ years £6

Book in person at Fairkytes Arts Centre or telephone:
01708 456308

Pumpkin Carving
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, RM12 6DF
Fri, 25 October 10.00 – 11.00, 11.30 – 12.30, 13.30 – 14.30

Come along and get messy here with us, carve your own pumpkin to take home ready for Halloween.

Donation:£6.00per Pumpkin.

Booking Required

Adults and Children Welcome.

Halloween Fright Night
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, RM12 6DF
Fri, 25 October 18:30, 19.00, 19.30

Come along for our Spooky Trail through the woods, where you will meet ghosties and ghoulies.

Fancy dress optional.

Age 6+

Please bring a Torch.

Booking is Required

Back in Time for Breakfast
The Queen’s Theatre
Sat, 26th October 11.30

Join Millie, a young girl, on an adventure of a life-time! With your help she must travel to different countries to save the planet. Featuring playful puppetry, interactive sets, imaginative storytelling and much more!

Suitable for ages 3+

Halloween Craft Event
South Hornchurch Library
Sat, 26th October 10.30 – 12.00

£3 MEMBERS
£3.50 NON-MEMBERS
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Ages 5 to 9

Halloween Trail
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, RM12 6DF
Sat, 26th October 11.00 – 14.00
Sun, 27th October 11.00 – 14.00

Booking required
Have fun with solving the spooky clues around the park then back to the centre to make some Halloween craft.
Donation: £4.00per child
Suitable for ages 5+

Dark Park
Lodge Farm Park, Main Road
Sat, 26th October 15.00 – 20.00

Come and ride some trains in the Dark At Lodge Farm Park.
Tickets £2 with 2yrs and under riding free with accompanying adult. Get Tickets at Station.
Bouncy Castle, Food Stall, Ride the train to Star Light Field, Illuminated trains.

Light Party
St. Andrew’s Church, Hornchurch
Sat, 26th October 16:00 – 18:00 and 17:20 – 19:30

(both sessions will be the same with a joint celebration in church from 5.20-6.00pm)
Book through www.eventbrite.co.uk Parish of Hornchurch Light Party 2019

For further details of any of these events visit us on facebook.com/messychurchinhornchurch or via the Parish of Hornchurch Website.

Halloween Spooktacular
Romford Market
Sat, 26th October 11:00 – 16:00

Come along and enjoy a day packed with spooky family activities and ghoulish entertainment – and it’s all completely FREE!

Ghost train
Vortex – an ultimate walkthrough illusion
Pumpkin decorating (adult supervision requred)
Slime workshop (audit revlon required)
Halloween face painting
Halloween balloon modelling
Music from Time 107.5 FM

Free Halloween Event

The Brewery, Romford

Sun, 27th October 11:00 – 16:00

Whoop! We’ve got some awesome Halloween fun on the way! Join us for a frighteningly fun and free event between 11am-4pm. See you there!

The Greatest Showman Singalong
The Queen’s Theatre
Sun, 27th October 16:00

Singalonga Productions, producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing – The Greatest Showman!

Look out ‘cause here it comes….

Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zach Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson (…or maybe not) as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud and proud as you want.

And it’s marching on to the beat we drum..

Our live host will teach everyone a unique set of dance moves, show you how to use our interactive prop bags, and also get you to practice your cheers, your boos and even a few wolf whistles.

It couldn’t be easier or more fun!

Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

YOU the audience will rewrite the stars!

Please note this is a screening of the movie, not a live stage show

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