Located off the ever-hip Upper Street, Angel Central Shopping Centre (formerly known as The N1 Centre) has a vibrant and stylish collection of shops, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and music venues under its roof. Whether you want to watch the latest movies and share a family-sized popcorn snack, or dine out for two on something more extravagant, Angel Central offers you that choice.
We’re almost at that time again when the kids are off school, so you’re going to need to entertain them.
It might feel like the summer holidays were only a week ago, but the October half term is here and it’s time to start planning some activities.
If you’re looking for some great ideas for fun filled days this half term, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve decided to compile a list of some of the best activities happening in and around Islington over the next week or so. Enjoy!
We start this list off with our resident 10 screen cinema, Vue.
Taking a trip to the movies is a guaranteed great day out, and there is always a hot new film to watch. With the weather starting to get a little chillier, wouldn’t it be great to be inside with a bag of hot popcorn and enjoy some of the latest flicks?
Over the next week, Vue will be showing a range of family friendly films including Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, Smallfoot and Johnny English Strikes Again. For those looking for something a little older, they are also showing Venom and the latest Halloween film.
For more information on ticket prices and show times, visit the Vue website. Oh, and don’t forget to stop by one of our fantastic on-site restaurants for some post-film food.
Who’s up for a weekend filled with creepy crawlies and spooky storytelling?
The Horniman Museum & Gardens is hosting a scary Halloween Fair that is set to be fun for the entire family. There will be multiple events happening during the fair, including a Hansel and Gretel performance, Halloween Parade, Halloween Lantern Workshop and Spooky Halloween Trail.
The fair is happening on the weekend of Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October and more information on events and stalls can be found on their website.
The Postal Museum is celebrating the history of writing during the October Half Term, and you’re invited to come and join them.
Kids are encouraged to experiment with calligraphy and papermaking and there will be pop-up performances that will bring the exhibits to life. This is set to be a fantastic event that is sure to inspire your kids to get writing, with lots of activities and workshops happening throughout the week.
This event is running from 20th to 28th October, and the price is included in the entry fee.
The London Canal Museum is hosting a special Halloween edition of their Watery Wednesday event.
These events usually involve a range of different fun activities, and a short boat trip is always included. You can expect to find a lot of Halloween themed quizzes, crafts and challenges throughout the day, with each session lasting around 2 hours.
Tickets are priced at £4 per child, and more information about the event can be found on their website.
Sea Life London’s Sea Witch needs help unlocking her treasure chest, are you up for the challenge?
Work your way through the aquarium on this spooky journey and be sure to be on the lookout for scary sharks and humongous tentacles. Fully embracing the Halloween spirit, the aquarium will be drenched in spookiness and provide a unique underwater experience.
The event is running from 20th to 31st October and is included in the entry price.
Looking for a bit of history this half term? Islington Museum might be just what you’re looking for.
The Islington Museum is hosting an exhibit called Raids, Rations and Rifles from 19th October 2018 until 15th January 2019. The exhibit focuses on Islington during the First World War and gives some interesting insight into what happened all those years ago.
This event is free of charge and more information can be found on the website.
Trying to get the kids to spend less time on Fortnite and more time exercising?
The Sobell Leisure Centre offers a wide variety of fun filled activities that are bound to get your kids off the screens and onto their feet. From ice skating to soft play areas to the extreme trampoline park, there really is something for everyone.
Let your kids blow off some steam and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, or maybe even hit the gym if you’re feeling particularly active! To learn more about the available activities and facilities visit their website.
And that’s our list! Hopefully this should leave you with a range of options for things to do during this October half term and we imagine you’ll like a least one of these.
If you’re still unsure on what to do, be sure to visit Angel Central for a day filled with great shopping, fantastic food and a lot of entertainment.