Half term events in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 May 2018

There will be lots to keep children occupied this half term. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images

There will be lots to keep children occupied this half term. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images

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Want to know what’s going on for the family this half term? Look no further:

•Tuesday, May 29 - Saturday, June 2 - Charles’ creepy critters

Location: Down House, Home of Charles Darwin

Visit Down House to get close-up with some of the exotic animals that Darwin himself might have met on his travels and studied here at Down House. With snakes, lizards, tarantulas and tortoises, this promises to be a fun day out.

Experts will be on hand between 11am - 4pm to answer crawling questions and to see Charles’s critters up close.

Join experts for bug handling displays at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm.

Booking in advance is advised.

Tickets are available to purchase by calling 0370 333 1181.

• Awful Auntie - live on stage

Location: Churchill Theatre, Bromley

From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger!

Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.

Book tickets at

• Krispy Kreme at The Glades shopping centre

Join Krispy Kreme for five days of family fun!

From 11am-4pm on Monday May 28 to Friday June 1, there will be stalls and activities including:

Food sampling

Doughnut decorating

Milkshake treats

Colouring fun!

Head to Bluewater this half term to enjoy a whole host of family-friendly fun.

Little ones can discover the secret world of pixies, a magical addition to Bluewater’s award-winning Nature Trail, plus come face-to-face with roar-some dinosaurs on the popular in-mall trail. With great shopping and delicious dining too, there’s something for everyone this holiday.

• From May 24 - The Nature Trail with new Pixie Valley

The Nature Trail is blooming!

As you follow the trail, discover Bluewater’s beach, beautiful Swan Lake, a play area and an array of wildlife.

There’s a whole host of exciting new additions too, including a bug hotel, stepping logs and hopscotch to be enjoyed by all.

Plus, to celebrate the arrival of spring, Bluewater is launching Pixie Valley on the Nature Trail.

Families are invited to search for ten tiny magical doors and windows to discover pixies Flora Honey-Blossom, Rosa Clover-Leaf, Oren Elm-Dew and friends!

Little ones can enjoy the enchanted parkland and be a pixie, posing on the fairy-tale thrones and making a wish at the wishing wall.

• Until June 24 - Road-some dinosaur trail

Families looking for an exciting prehistoric adventure are invited to embark on Bluewater’s Dinosaur Trail.

Come within biting distance of twelve dinosaurs positioned in and around the mall, including the heavy horned Triceratops, speedy Velociraptor and watch out for the flying Pteranodon overhead.

Guests can pick up a trail map from one of the concierge desks, discover interesting facts along the way and once all the dinosaurs have been found, pick up a prehistoric prize!

• Gravity Trampoline Park

Spring into action at GraVity Trampoline Park, located in the lower hall of Bluewater’s Plaza (near the cinema) and spanning over 25,000 square feet.

Guests are invited to tackle the world’s first two-storey Obstacle Adventure Course, featuring moving staircases, rotating floors, spinning punch bags, super slides and a “hurricane alley” – for those who dare.

For bookings and further information, visit

• Showcase cinema de lux

Movie buffs can catch the latest blockbusters, including Sherlock Gnomes, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Show Dogs, at Showcase Cinema de Lux. With 17 screens, including a wall-to-wall XPLUS, it’s the ultimate immersive cinema experience.

• Pirate cove

When the sun’s out, why not visit Pirate Cove Adventure Park, where guests of all ages can navigate their way through two adventure-filled, 18-hole, mini golf courses, featuring pirate ships, cascading waterfalls, castles and sunken boats.

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