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9 Family-Friendly Shows to See During October Half Term

18 October 2018 by TodayTix
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Looking for something to do this half term? Look no further. We’ve got tickets to some great West End musicals and plays the whole family will love. We know how hard it can be to entertain the kids, so why not spend an afternoon or evening watching a show and let someone else do the entertaining for you?

From popular Disney classics to smash-hit new shows, a trip to the theatre is the perfect way to keep the kids (and grown ups) amused during the holidays.

Take a look at our picks for the best family-friendly shows that you can see in the West End this October.


Take a ride on a magic carpet and escape to a whole new world with a trip to Disney’s spectacular musical, “Aladdin.” With the songs from the award-winning film as well as some new tunes, this sensational production features breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, and too many sequins to count!

Feeling spontaneous? Don’t forget that we now have shining, shimmering, splendid new Rush tickets available from 10AM every performance day.

Age recommendation: 6+


Roald Dahl’s beloved book comes to life in this heartwarming musical adaptation that both kids and adults will love. Whether you remember reading the book or can’t make pancakes without thinking about the famous scene from the film, you and your tiny maggots will love the inspiring story, spectacular sets, and the talented young cast.

Age recommendation: 6+

“School of Rock”

Schools may be out, but this school is definitely still in session. Head down to the Gillian Lynne Theatre this half term for the must-see musical adaptation of “School of Rock.” You’ll come out feeling energised and inspired (and only a little bit jealous of the ridiculously talented kids).

Age recommendation: 5+

“The Lion King”

Visit the plains of Africa without having to leave London in this sensational musical, now celebrating 19 years in the West End. With a mix of puppetry and award-winning costume designs, see the animals of the Serengeti Plains come to life in this much-loved adaptation of the classic Disney film.

Age recommendation: 6+


Travel to the Emerald City and discover the untold story of the witches of Oz in this thrillifying, award-winning musical. With some of the most well-known modern musical theatre songs and gravity-defying special effects, a trip to Oz is the perfect family outing!

Age recommendation: 7+

“42nd Street”

Whether your offspring are aspiring performers or not, a chance to see the largest cast in the West End tap dancing in sync will be sure to drop some jaws. With classic songs that the adults will love, spectacular costumes and sets, as well as 50+ pairs of tap dancing feet, there’s something to keep the whole family thoroughly entertained.

Come and meet those dancing feet with £25 Rush tickets available at 10AM every performance day.

Age recommendation: 5+

“Mamma Mia”

With the timeless music of ABBA, “Mamma Mia” is a great night out for the whole family. This ultimate feel-good musical has been seen by over 60 million people around the world. Join the party and unleash your inner dancing queen!

Age recommendation: 5+

“The Play That Goes Wrong”

Family entertainment doesn’t have to be all about singing and dancing…and it certainly doesn’t always go as planned. Now stumbling into its fifth catastrophic year, “The Play That Goes Wrong” will have the whole family in stitches. Children will love the slapstick, and adults will love the many genius comedy moments.

Age recommendation: 8+

The Wider Earth”

Visit the brand new theatre in the Natural History Museum this autumn for a family-friendly account of the gripping story behind one of the world’s most important discoveries. Featuring beautiful puppetry and an original score, join 22-year-old Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle’s daring voyage to the far side of the world.

Age recommendation: 10+