Your guide to half-term activities in Havering

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 May 2018

Models displaying the latest trends at The Liberty's Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Show Weekend which will be held again this half-term in May 2018.

Models displaying the latest trends at The Liberty's Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Show Weekend which will be held again this half-term in May 2018.


What’s happening in Havering this half-term?


Half Term Fashion Event – The Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford

Kids can enjoy a range of free workshops and activities all to do with fashion throughout the half term.

From Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June from 11am to 4pm. Visit

Public Skate at Sapphire Ice Leisure – Western Road, Romford

Enjoy public sessions learning how to ice skate all week with boots and penguin skating aids available for all ages and abilities.

Opens at 9am, Session durations may vary. Book tickets in advance Adult £8.50, Junior: £7.50.

Discount prices may be available to members.

Call 01708 206 892 or visit


Windmill Craft at Upminster Library, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster

Create your very own windmill, make it as sparkly or patterned as you like.

From 10am to 11am. Tickets cost £3. Book a place with Kim Greatorex by calling 01708 434933 or email

Build a Bug Hotel, Valence House, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham

Using materials from our gardens create a cosy hotel habitat for creepy-crawlies to enjoy.

Crafting sessions from 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm. £1.50 per child. Drop in. No booking required.


Make your own kite - Rainham Hall, Broadway, Rainham

Suitable for 5 – 12 year olds. Test your kite out in the hall’s gardens once you’ve completed your creation.

Tickets: £3 per child. 11 am – 12pm. Call 01708 525579

Football, Doorstep Sports Club for teens, Central Park, Gooshays Drive, Romford

Suitable for all ages. Coaches will be on hand to referee games under the parks floodlights. From 5pm – 6.30pm. Cost: Free.

For more information please call or email Jaimee Lampard on 01708 431 524 or email

Musical Tots – Fairtykes Art Centre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch

Suitable for ages 4 and over. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

From 9.20pm-10.20am or 10.20-11.20am. Call 01708 250804 or email


Yoga for young people - suitable for all ages – Thames Chase Community Forest, Park Lane, Upminster

Raising funds for Thames Chase Community Forest (Charity No. 1115627).

Suitable for all ages. Starts at 10.30am. Donation £3 per child. Call 01708 462970

Spring Nature Detectives Trail at Thorndon Country Park, The Avenue, Brentwood

Find all the signs of spring and collect your prize. Available on the day from 10am - 4pm at Thorndon South. Tickets cost £3.

For further info and directions call 0845 603 7624 or visit

Archaeology Explorer Adventure – Valence House, Becontree Lane, Dagenham

Discover some ancient treasures whilst going behind the scenes in the museum store with this interactive exploration.

Sessions from 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm.

Suitable for children aged 7-11. Cost: £4.50. Advanced booking essential. Call 020 8227 2034.


Rapunzel – The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, Barking - 11am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm

A family musical performance on the classic fairytale featuring George Sampson as the Prince.

Booking is essential. Under 16’s £18. Family tickets – four people including at least one child costs £64. Booking fee included. Call 020 8507 5607 0r visit

Birds of Prey Evening – Thorndon Countryside Centre, The Avenue, Brentwood

Join Essex Wildlife Trust and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy to see the birds up close and for a talk about owls.

From 7pm-9.30pm £6 per adult and £4 per child donation. Booking is essential. Call 01277 232944


Book Signing with Ade Adeptian – Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Road, Stratford

Visit Foyles bookstore and meet the author sign copies of his latest novel, Ade’s Amazing Ade-taption: Battle of the Cyborg Cat.

From 2.30pm – 4pm. Tickets cost £5.99 including copy of the book. Call 020 3206 2671

Fun Golf at Golf Kingdom, Whalebone Lane, Dagenham

Enjoy a round of Fun Golf with friends and family at the Golf Kingdom.

Suitable for children age 4 and over. From 10am till dusk, last entries will be permitted 60 mins before dusk. Under 12’s - £5.

Booking is essential. Call 020 8597 1120 or book online at


Learn to Fish at Belhus Woods Country Park-Workshop/Course, Aveley

Join qualified instructor Steve Deare who will introduce you to fishing.

All equipment is provided.

Suitable for over 8’s. All under 16’s should be accompanied by an adult. Lessons cost £20. Booking is essential. Call 0345 603 7624 or email

Barking Park Light Railway – Longbridge Road, Barking

Enjoy a journey a journey from Park Gates Station to Lakeside Halt (the Boating Lake).

Suitable for all ages. Single 50p or Return 70p. Open from 12am – 6pm. Call 07740 343801.

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