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Looking to keep the kids entertained in the October half term? Thumbs Up It's Thursday returns for a spooky Halloween edition on Thursday 25 October! 

Head into Kingston town centre for scary story telling, creepy crafts and and some amazing kids food deals at Kingston restaurants. 

All Saints Church
Spooky crafts
Join All Saints Church for a range of spook-tacular craft activities from decorating candle holders and dragon eggs to scratch-art masks and wands.
Take part in a discovery trail around the historic building.
11am-2pm, no booking required
Accompanied children only
Small charge of 50p or £1 per craft activity
Market Place

The Bentall Centre
Spooky happenings at The Bentall Centre
This half term, The Bentall Centre will be transforming into a Halloween spectacular across the weekend, with spooky crafts, sticky treats and ghoulish fun!

Starting on Thursday, keep your eyes peeled for mini monsters roaming the centre as face painters are there from 12noon until 6pm to transform little shoppers into their favourite Halloween characters – from monsters and witches, to spiders and Frankenstein! Kids will also have the chance to make their own slime with WHSmith team!

With so much to entertain the kids this half term and more than 75 stores The Bentall Centre is the place for all your needs this Halloween. For more information on all The Bentall Centre's Halloween activities, please visit
12-6pm, no booking required
The Bentall Centre

Browns Brasserie & Bar
Kids eat free
Kids eat for free when they bring an adult! With every adult that orders a main meal from the a la carte menu, they will be entitled to a complimentary children’s two course meal.
All day, no booking required
Terms and conditions apply
Only available at Browns Kingston
Riverside Walk

Busaba Eathai
Kids eat free
Kids eat free with every adult full meal.
12–6pm, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Kids eat free at lunch and dinner
Spice up your Thursday at newly opened, award-winning Chakra on Kingston Riverside. Chakra’s menus include mild options, ideal for your little ones, such as Jalandhar chicken – a Punjab classic tandoor grilled chicken dish simmered in a fine tomato and cream masala sauce. One kids
main course for free with every adult purchasing a main course.
12-10:30pm, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Eden Walk
Eden Walk’s Halloween Wizardry School
Double, double toil and trouble! You’ve been accepted to Eden Walk’s Wizardry School this Halloween, so don’t be late! On the 25 October, meet the Wizard Headmaster and be top of the class at our workshop where you can make your very own Wizard Hat and Spell Book. Be sure to visit our face painting station to transform into your favourite magical creature and collect your free gift (while stocks last). Don’t forget to enter our Spellbinding Word Search competition for a chance to win one of four magical goody boxes! Pick up an entry form at Eden Walk. For more details visit
12-4pm, no booking required
Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Hawkers Bar & Brasserie
2-4-1 Pizzas
2-4-1 on all large pizzas in Hawkers Bar & Brasserie. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Visit to book online. 
12-2pm / 6-8pm, no booking required
Skerne Road

John Lewis
Story time at John Lewis
Drop in for some spooky story time. Meet Felicity the spooky witch who will draw you into her magical world. For each session, one prize will be given out to the best dressed little spooky one!
11am, 12pm, 1pm, no booking required
John Lewis Community Hub, third floor by Nursery department

Kingston Library
Jabberwocky monsters
Create your own frightful monster inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky poem, and add a leaf to our Mindfulness Tree.
9.30am-12pm, no booking required
Drop in. £1.50 per child
Fairfield Road

Kingston Museum
Spooky skeleton craft session
Did you know that Kingston Museum is home to a skeleton which is over 1000 years old? Come to see him and get inspired to create your own Halloween skeleton craft.
2-4pm, no booking required
Age 3+. Children must beaccompanied by an adult
Wheatfield Way

Las Iguanas
Kids eat free
Kids eat free when they bring an adult! Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, two sides order & dessert from the kids menu. The Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of favourites to keep the little ones happy, from Whacky Tacos to crunchy Cod Bites, Crazy Quesadillas to tasty Macaroni Cheese. The puds are just as yummy; who can resist wibbly wobbly jelly, churros with chocolate dip or juicy fruit. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests. T&Cs apply, offer only available on the 25 October in Las Iguanas Kingston.
All day, no booking required
High Street

Halloween mask competition
Enter Newbie’s Halloween mask competition! Come into store and collect a template. Decorate your mask in store or take it home to complete – be creative with colour and texture! Please return your mask by Sunday 4 November – the winner will be informed by email on Monday 5 November. One lucky winner will collect a Newbie goodie bag and will also be able to select an item of clothing of their choice. All ages welcome. Free coffee will be served for accompanying adults on Thumbs Up It's Thursday.
All day, no booking required
Church Street

Kids eat free
Feed your hungry kids for free this half term at Preto. Maximum of one child for full paying adult rodizio. This offer is open to children up to 10 years old (proof of age may be requested). Cannot be accepted in conjunction with any other offer, voucher or set menu e.g. lunch or kids set price main menu, specials menu.
Available after 4pm, no booking required
High Street

The Rotunda
Children’s cinema club
Join The Rotunda for free children’s craft and dress up activities themed around the fun filled family release, Smallfoot.
12-4pm, no booking required
Clarence Street

Stanley Picker Gallery
Play with print
Visitors of all ages are invited to make their very own prints (using car parts!) in our latest playful exhibition “You say Volvo, I say Potato…” from acclaimed designer and Stanley Picker Fellow, Michael Marriott.
Visit for more information. 
11am-5pm, no booking required
Parents must supervise children
Kingston School of Art, Grange Road

Turk Launches
Free boat trips for kids
Free travel for children aged 2-11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turks 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 one-way only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.
10am & 12 noon
No pre-booking required, adult tickets to be purchased on board
Turks Pier by Kingston Bridge

Ultimate Outdoors
Character hunt
Including a prize at the end of the hunt!
9am-5pm, no booking required

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.

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