Things to do with the kids this October half term Bradford & district.

Looking for half term inspiration? Look no further……

Visit Bradford Museums for an exciting showcase of exhibitions.  Take part in the world’s biggest drawing festival! Living Lines – an animated Big Draw festival aims to unite pencils and people from across the globe to take part in the language of drawing.  Come down to Cartwright Hall Art Gallery for the Big Draw and make some moving cardboard critters with Johnny White.

Follow the Halloween trail and find ghosts and ghouls lurking in the dark corners of the mill at Bradford Industrial Museum.  Get crafty and creative with family Halloween drop in craft sessions. Make your own ghoulish bookmark, ghostly lantern, Halloween bunting or make your very own Frankensteins monster!

Our Hotpick: – Spread Your Wings! Join the Cecil Green Arts Lantern Parade , Thursday 26 October and light up Lister Park and the Mughul Garden.  A Museums at Night event, with fire jugglers and wonderful musicians.

Join the Brontë Parsonage during the school holidays for activities for all the family.  Wednesday 25 October 11am-4pm Wild Wednesday ‘drop in’ workshop: Star Paper Garlands ‘Still and Bright in Twilight Shining’ – So goes the first line of a poem by Branwell, describing the evening star.  Stars have always inspired poets and artists, so come along to our workshop and be inspired to create a beautiful star paper garland to take home with you.

Venues across Bradford, including the National Science + Media Museum, Kala Sangam and City Park, will join forces to stage the 10th annual Bradford Family Learning Festival.  The theme for this year’s festival is ‘staying in touch’, you will find all sorts of exciting events where you can stay in touch with family and friends.

Reach for the stars this October Half Term and explore the surprising challenges of space with nine days of free family fun at the National Science + Media Museum.  Discover the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, the historic spacecraft that brought Major Tim Peake back to Earth after his mission to the International Space Station.

Hit the theatre! The Band – Take That’s New Musical is playing at  The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.  Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boy-band of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World, the show stars the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five to Five.

Join Kala Sangam this half term for a classic Indian tale ‘The Magic Fish’ retold through dance, storytelling and beatboxing for young thinking minds.  Vishnu, one of India’s shape-shifting Supergods, wakes up after sleeping for thousands of years to find a greedy demon called No-Knowledge has taken earth’s most precious treasures for himself.

Looking for an outdoors adventure? Forest school is an adventurous programme of play and learning in a woodland setting, led by qualified forest school professionals. Check the dates and locations for autumn 2017 schemes here.

If it’s a bit of Halloween fun you’re after…… See Spooktacular Fun.

On the lookout for the full October Half Term listing.