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Looking to entertain the kids during the October half term?

Thumbs Up It’s Thursday returns on 31 October for a day of spooky Halloween fun in Kingston! 

Click here to download the booklet. 

All Saints Church

Spooky Crafts
Take part in a range of craft activities including decorating tealight holders, spooky scratch art, creating wands and making spiral snakes.
11.30am-2.30pm, no booking required. Accompanied children only.
Small charge of 50p, £1 or £1.50 per craft activity.

  • Market Place


Today At Apple Sessions for Families
: Video Lab for Kids: Making a Move Trailer.
Fancy yourself as a scary movie director? Come along to this Today At Apple sesion and you’ll create characters and stories that send shivers down your spine! 

2.45-3.45pm: Art Lab for Kids: Make Your Own Emoji
Unleash your spooky skills in this exciting drawing experience! You’ll learn to use Procreate to come up with a brand new set of Halloween-themed emoji, from pumpkins to ghosts and skeletons. 

4-5pm: Coding Lab for Kids: Sphero Robot Obstacle Challenge
Come and join Apple for a fun hour where you’ll learn to tell scary stories with interactive robots! For all coding levels.

Booking is essential for all sessions, visit to book.  

  • Bentall Centre


Kids Eat Free
Kids get a kids' main for free when there's a minimum of two adults buying a main course. Maximum of one free kids’ meal for every adult dining. Valid on Thumbs Up It's Thursday dates only. 
Available all day, 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 between 12 and 6pm. T&Cs apply.
12-6pm, no booking required.

  • Riverside Walk


Kids Eat for 25p!
Get a kid’s burger for 25p with every grown-up buying a burger. This 25p will provide a school meal to a child living in poverty, in partnership with One Feeds Two®.
11.30am-5pm,  no booking required. 

  • High Street


Kids Eat Free
Kids eat for free when you spend over £25 (on food only; not including drinks). Kids must be under 12 years old. 
1-9pm, no booking required. 

  • Riverside Walk

Comptoir Libanais

Kids eat free, sweet treats and make your own Man'ousha
Come and enjoy a Lebanese Feast with your kids, with one child's free meal for one full-paying adult main meal. It's a great chance for kids to prepare food with their favourite toppings. Little ones can also "Decorate your Man'ousha". 
Available all day, no booking required. Only available at Comptoir Libanais Kingston and on 31 October only.

  • Riverside Walk

Eden Walk

Ghostly Pirate Party
Ahoy there mateys! Ye be looking for an adventure this Halloween with good ol’ Eden Walk? Well look no further as X marks the spot on 31 October, from 12 to 4pm. Collect your map from the Pirate Captain in Eden Walk and find the treasure items in store windows. You best have your sea legs on when you meet the pestering pirate patrolling the area, get on her good side and you might walk away with a bit of her treasure (while stocks last)! Make a starboard turn to the workshop where you can craft some deep-sea goodies or paddle up to the face-painting station to be transformed into your favourite coastal characters.
12-4pm. No booking required.

  • Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Giggling Squid

Kids Eat Free
Get a ‘little tapas meal’ free when an adult orders a main meal. One child per paying adult. Just mention ‘Thumbs Up It’s Thursday to claim.
12-5pm, no booking required.

  • High Street

Haché Riverside Social

Kids Eat Free
One child eats free from the Haché Kids' menu when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Just quote 'Thumbs up it's Thursday' to claim.
Available all day, no booking required.

  • Riverside Walk


Happy HEMA-Ween
Make a trick or treat stop at HEMA Kingston to enter their spook-tacular colouring competition and enjoy free treats!
Available all day, no booking required.

  • Clarence Street

John Lewis

Spooky Storytelling
Come and enjoy some spooky stories with Witch Felicity!
11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm, no booking required.

  • John Lewis and Partners Community Hub, Third Floor by Nursery Department




    Kingston Library

    Author Event: Storytelling with Cat Craft
    Local author Wobbling Pen will be here to tell her stories of mischievous cats, followed by some black cat craft for Halloween. Books will be available to buy on the day.
    10.30am, lasting around one hour. No booking required.
    Age 4+

    • Fairfield Road

    Kingston Museum

    Seasonal Craft
    Join Kingston Museum for a creative autumnal craft session inspired by the Museum’s collection. 
    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. T&Cs apply. Offer only available on Thumbs Up It's Thursday dates in Las Iguanas Kingston.
    Available all day, no booking required.

    • High Street

    Molton Brown

    Mother and Daughter Pamper
    Molton Brown are offering a signature hand and arm massage for Mothers and Daughters, you will also receive a goody bag with any purchase and a treat bag for your child. 
    Available 11am - 5pm, booking required. Please call 0208 541 4223. 

    • Church Street


    Kids Eat Free
    Come and enjoy a Brazilian feast at Preto Kingston. The little ones will get to enjoy the same experience as the grown ups; watch their faces light up as the passadors serve their favourite meats.
    Please note this offer excludes drinks or desserts, and Cover Charge will be added to the bill on the pre-discount prices. Available for children up to 10 years old. Maximum of one child for full paying adult rodizio. Cannot be accepted in conjunction with any other offer. 
    Available after 4pm, no booking required. 

    • High Street

    Restaurant on 3

    Kids Halloween Party
    Dress up in your best Halloween costumes for Restaurant on 3's Halloween Party. Ticket price includes a kid's pick and mix bag or a kid's meal and a drink.
    To book, email or call 020 8549 5261.

    • Bentall Centre

    Stanley Picker Gallery

    Making a Mountain! 
    What does a mountain mean to you - beauty, power, exhaustion? Visit the HOLD - a new multi-disciplinary exhibition by 50-person art and design collective We Are Publication, to create new artworks and exhibit your ideas.
    12-4pm, no booking required. Parents must accompany children. 

    • Kingston School of Art, Grange Road

    The Cheeky Pea

    Halloween offer
    Get a free scary Halloween vegan cupcake with every kids meal. A Cheeky Kids Meal deal includes a main (falafel, meatballs or chicken), two dips, sides and your choice of drink. 
    12-4pm, no booking required. Available 31 October only and while stocks last. 

    • Eden Walk

    The Entertainer

    Demo toys for 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 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.
    10.30am and 12pm, no booking required. Adult tickets to be purchased on board. 

    • Turk’s Pier by Kingston Bridge

    Warrens Bakery

    Teddy bear cookie-making
    Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.
    9-11am, no booking required.

    • Fife Road

    Wonderland Hair & Beauty

    Face painting
    Free Halloween face painting with treats included!
    Available all day, no booking required.

    • Griffin Centre


    Apple Bobbing with Kids’ Horror Movies
    Play a classic apple bobbing game at Woody’s! They’ll also be showing movies (all suitable for children) on their projector. There will be toffee apples to purchase too.
    11am-8pm, no booking required

    • Ram Passage

    Upcoming Dates

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

    October Half Term: 31 October 2019

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