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Looking to entertain the kids this May half term?

While we can't host activities in Kingston, we're excited to bring you a mini programme of Thumbs Up events that you can take part in from your own home! 

Don't forget to share your creations with us on social media by tagging @InKingstonUK on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

Bentall Centre


Check out the Bentall Centre's handy activity packs to help you keep the little ones entertained. From colouring to quizzes, there's something for everyone!

Click here to download the packs from the Bentall Centre's website. 

Crust Trust Pizza


Get a free kids' Margarita pizza at when you order Crust Trust Pizza. Maximum of two per customer. Mention Thumbs Up when you order to claim. Available Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2020. 

Find out more on the Crust Trust website.

Kingston Museum


Get creative at home with colouring and an online puzzle! This activity is inspired by Kingston Heritage Service’s amazing upcoming animation, about famous Kingston photographer Eadweard Muybridge. This activity is part of the Year of Muybridge. Check out @RBKheritage on Facebook to find out more! The activity and new animation trailer will be live on Thursday 28 May. 

You can find Kingston Heritage Service on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for more information on how to take part. Don't forget to tag @RBKheritage and @InKingstonUK in your creations on social media!

Kingston Library


Join Kingston Library for a special storytime with professional storyteller John Kirk. He’ll be reading Jack and the Beanstalk. After the story, download their activity pack for extra craft ideas.

This session will be live on the Library’s Facebook page at 2pm on Thursday 28 May, but it will stay up on the site so that you can watch it later. 

Suitable for children aged 3+.

Show Kingston Library your crafts by posting on Facebook (@KingstonLibrariesHeritage) or Twitter (@kinglibheritage). Don't forget to tag us too, using @InKingstonUK! 

The Rotunda


The Rotunda are helping to entertain the family at home! They want to help share those ‘indoor-phins’ with you...

In need of ideas? Take a look at their fun and engaging activity sheets for all the family to enjoy, with everything from word searches, colouring in sheets and our favourite, dot-to-dots. They even have some scavenger hunts for everyone to take part in!

What's more; they're free! Visit The Rotunda website and download yours today.

Download the activity sheets

Stanley Picker Gallery


Your local library, cinema, gym, café… buildings we have all come to miss over recent weeks! Inspired by Grafton Architect’s vision for Kingston University’s Town House, Stanley Picker’s Museum & Gallery Assistant Zainab has come up with some creative activity suggestions about the importance of art in community buildings. Download the PDF instructions here:

1) Collage your ideal community building

2) Create an artwork for your community

3) 4-panel comic: What goes on inside your community building?

Share your results on social media by tagging us on Instagram @stanleypicker or Twitter @pickergallery or by sending us your images to to show us your work.

If you want to keep receiving weekly creative activity suggestions, sign up to the Stanley Picker Gallery newsletter on their website


Colouring In Kingston

Get all the family involved in some creative fun! Colouring in Kingston have provided a creative package full of different objects to draw. They'll be transforming your drawings digitally and creating an online gallery on Instagram (@colouringinkingston) showcasing your submissions. The aim of the project is to spark conversation, creativity and recognise young creative talent.

Discover the project here

Upcoming Dates

Thumbs Up It's Thursday returns every Thursday during school holidays and half terms. Upcoming dates for 2020:

Easter Holidays: 9 & 16 April 2020

May Half Term: 28 May 2020

Summer Holidays: 23, 30 July, 6, 13, 20, 27 August 2020

October half term: 29 October 2020

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