Looking for things to do this October half-term? Here are some fantastic activities to keep the family entertained over the school holidays.
Whether it’s teenagers or toddlers you’re wanting to keep amused, these fun activities, Halloween events and awesome experiences offer something for all.
With Treasure Trails, families can work together to solve the clues and uncover the secrets with one of more than 1,200 self-guided adventure trails across the UK. Each Treasure Trail is designed to last around two hours, with themes including Treasure Hunts, Spy Missions and Detective Mysteries! Treasure Trails make use of well-known local landmarks, signs, statues, monuments, images, engravings or any other unique or eye-catching features to create an exciting adventure. They’re available all across the UK, with hundreds of Treasure Trails to pick from! Suitable for up to five people. Treasure Trail booklets cost just £9.99 (plus P&P if required), and they can be purchased here: www.treasuretrails.co.uk.
With the month of October best known for the spookiest season of the year, why not take the family pumpkin picking to get everyone into the spirit of things? You’ll be showing your support for local businesses, you’ll be getting some fresh air, plus you’ll be able to pick the best pumpkin EVER! For a round-up of 50 great places to go pumpkin picking, check out this article from Day Out with the Kids.
Visit your local National Trust Site
The National Trust has heaps of great family activities planned for the October half-term. There are wildlife trails waiting to be followed, historical stories to be discovered, and plenty of opportunities to get creative with natural materials! Whichever National Trust site you visit, there’ll be plenty to do with the kids this October. Check out this half-term events and activities guide from the National Trust.
Visit a Creepy Castle!
There are so many spooky castles waiting to be visited across the UK, thanks to English Heritage! Is your family brave enough to climb the highest, mightiest towers and delve into the deepest, darkest tunnels? Visit one of England’s historic places this Halloween and feed your imagination. With hundreds of years of gruesome history and bloody battles, castles are not for the faint of heart! Which castle will you be visiting first? Check out your options here: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/halloween/creepy-castles-to-visit/
Visit Kent Life Heritage Farm Park for their Halloween Spooktacular!
Between 23-31 October, families are invited to come along and join in with the Halloween events as Kent Life is transformed for the spooky season. There’s pumpkin carving, creepy corner, spooky tractor rides and daily fancy dress competitions. Are you brave enough to come along and trick or treat in our historic houses? You never know who’s lurking behind the doors! Find out more and book your tickets here.
Not local to Kent? Make some enquiries to see if your local farm attraction is running any special activities over the half-term hols!
Ghost Raiders at the Tower of London
Ready for a spooky day out in London? Head to the Tower of London to solve an eerie mystery! Spirits have been inadvertently released and are roaming free around the castle! But don’t panic, the Ghost Raiders are on hand to help! They need you to crack clues, solve puzzles and find treasure as you investigate the spooky happenings to solve the special Halloween mystery and save the day – all whilst getting to explore this incredible location.
However you decide to spend your half-term holiday this year, we hope you have a great one!
Boo for now!