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Looking to entertain the kids this May half term?

Thumbs Up It’s Thursday returns on 30 May with a range of fun activities and offers, just for kids!

All Saints Church

Colour and Light

Create your own spectacular crafts including decorating kaleidoscopes and glass tealight holders, as well as making suncatchers and window decorations - all inspired by the beautiful stained glass windows at All Saints Church!

Take part in a discovery trail around the historic building.

11.30am-2.30pm, no booking required. Accompanied children only.
Small charge of 50p, £1 or £1.50 per craft activity.
> Market Place


Today@Apple Sessions for Families

Art Lab for Kids: Make Your Own Emoji, 1.30pm-2.30pm.
Music Lab for Kids: Making a Theme Song, 3pm-4pm.
Coding Lab for Kids: Sphero Robot Obstacle Challenge, 4.30pm-5.30pm.

Booking required. Email or visit to book.
> Bentall Centre

Browns Brasserie & Bar

Kids eat free

Kids eat free when they bring an adult! With every adult that orders a main meal from the a la carte menu. Terms and conditions apply. Only available at Browns Kingston.
12-6pm, no booking required.
> Riverside Walk

Busaba Eathai

Kids eat free

Kids can enjoy a free Busaba Kids Meal with every dining adult ordering a main meal from the Busaba main menu. Come and join our managers Sandra and Gavin, Head Chef Marie and the team for a delicious Thai dining experience. T&Cs apply.

Available all day, no booking required.
> Riverside Walk

Carluccio’s Bentalls

Kids eat free

Get one main for free from the kids menu when you order one adult’s main course. Age 12 and under.

12-8pm, no booking required.
> Bentalls


Kids eat free when one couple dines

Get a kids’ meal for free when one couple dines with Chakra. The kids menu includes masala fish and chips, butter chicken or lamb korma served with saffron rice or naan.

Available at lunch or dinner, no booking required. Age 12 and under.
> Riverside Walk

Eden Walk

Butterfly Ball

Flutter over to Eden Walk for a Butterfly Ball. Design your own butterfly or mask, express yourself and transform from a cute caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly at the Face Painting Station. Say hello to the butterfly balloon modeller, and explore the Butterfly Life Cycle in an educational search. Once completed, hand it to the Blue Butterfly Lady and receive your reward (while stocks last).

Available 12-4pm, no booking required.
> Eden Walk Shopping Centre


Kids eat for £1

Get a kids meal for just £1 with any £10 spend on food. See instore for full details.

Available all day, no booking required.
> The Rotunda

Fun Learning

Educational IQ Puzzle

Fun Learning are inviting kids to test different IQ puzzles. You’ll be challenged to complete an IQ Puzzle that involves the following skills: strategy, concentration, memory, motor skills and spacial awareness. One lucky child will be awarded a free game.

11am-4pm, no booking required.
> Bentall Centre


Colouring activity

Enjoy HEMA’s colouring activity all day! Free treats available for participants.

Available all day, no booking required.
> Clarence Street

International Youth Arts Festival & Cass Art

Draw your favourite fairy-tale for the giant Festival Beanstalk

Fee Fi Fo Fum! Explore Jack in the Beanstalk, and Tom Thumb. Help create the International Youth Arts Festival’s giant Festival Beanstalk, sprouting leaves with your favourite fairy-tales. Take part in this fun, creative workshop inspired by two fairy-tale favourites soon to be performed at IYAF 2019 in July.

11am and 12pm for 45 minutes per session, booking required. Please reserve your place by emailing with the number of spaces you need.

Age 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
> Cass Art

John Lewis

Arts and crafts

Come and have some fun in John Lewis’s arts and crafts corner in The Place to Eat.

11am-3pm, no booking required.
Age 3+
> John Lewis, The Place to Eat

Kingston Library

Fairy Tale Fun

Drop in to the library to make a Fairy Tale sticker scene for £1.50, follow the Fairy Tale treasure hunt and take part in a family Fairy Tale quiz. There will also be lots of fairy stories that you can take home to read.

11am-3pm, no booking required. £1.50.
Age 12 and under
> Fairfield Road



Kingston Museum

Move It Fast

Come and make your own pictures move on a cardboard disc inspired by Kingston Museum’s current Muybridge Week Festival!

Available 2-4pm, no booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Age 3+
> Wheatfield Way

Las Iguanas

Kids eat free

Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños main and dessert from the kids menu. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests.

Terms and conditions apply, offer only available on the 30 May in Las Iguanas Kingston.

Available all day, no booking required.
> High Street

Maison du Mezze

Kids eat free

Keep the kids well-fed and entertained this half term. Pop into Maison du Mezze anytime to enjoy a Kids Eat Free offer with some great colouring activities for them to get involved in too! Terms and conditions apply.

Available all day, no booking required.
> Bentall Centre, first floor

Molton Brown

Mother and Daughter Pamper

Enjoy a signature hand and arm massage, a complimentary beverage and scented transfer tattoos applied. Also receive a goody bag with any purchase.

Available 12-4pm, booking required. Call 020 8541 4223 or come into the store to book.
Age 9-11
> Church Street


Kids’ Summer Roll Making Class

This is a great chance for your children to learn how to make a healthy, simple Vietnamese snack. Summer rolls are easy to make, can be packed full of a variety of ingredients and are perfect for sharing, lunchboxes and parties.

2pm, booking required. To book, email Pho’s Manager Agne on
> Eden Street

Stanley Picker Gallery

Chancing it!

Is your life a game of chance? What if art and design was a result of luck over choice? Visit Revital Cohen’s and Turr Van Balen’s dynamic new installation Luna Eclipse, Oasis Dream, at Stanley Picker Gallery and pose this question, before ‘rolling the dice’ to create a unique piece of artwork.

12-4pm, no booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
> Kingston School of Art, Grange Road


T2 Summer Iced-tea School

Learn all about iced-tea with the experts at T2’s tea school – try delicious types of caffeine-free tea, learn how to brew your own blends and all about the tools you’ll need to create the perfect iced beverage. From sparkling pomegranate delights to mixed fruity iced treats, the team will show you how to make tasty tea-based beverages at home. Each session lasts 30 minutes, and you’ll get to sample their delicious tea varieties.

12pm, 1pm and 2pm, no booking required. Just turn up at one of the three class times.
> Wood Street

The Entertainer

Demo toys for all our little customers

Visit The Entertainer and ask for their demo toys for a free demonstration.

Available all day, no booking required.
> Bentall Centre

Turk Launches

Free boat trips for kids

Free travel for children 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turk’s Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turk’s Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates. The free trip is for a round trip or oneway only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.

10.30am, 11.15am, no booking required.
Adult tickets to be purchased on board.
> Turk’s Pier by Kingston Bridge


Tri-coloured snow cones & balloon modelling

Make tri-coloured snow cones at Vorwerk. Plus have fun with colouring activities and balloon modelling with Suzy Q.

Snow cones: 2-3pm, booking required. Click here to book. 
Balloon modelling: 2-4pm, no booking required.
> Bentall Centre

Warrens Bakery

Teddy bear cookie-making

Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.

9-11am, no booking required.
> Fife Road

Upcoming Dates

Thumbs Up It's Thursday returns every Thursday during school holidays and half terms. Upcoming dates for 2019:

May Half Term: 30 May 2019

Summer Holidays: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 2019

October Half Term: 31 October 2019

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