Plan Ahead: October Half Term Things To Do
Food festivals... spooky mazes... It's time to get planning some October Half Term days out with the family.
We don’t need to worry about our summer bods anymore – although who really cared anyway! Autumn means it’s time for FOOD! For a fun and quirky family day out this October half term, take the kids to a food festival happening near you. They might discover some new and exciting flavours!
The UK’s biggest Vegan event, VegFestUK, is returning to Olympia London on October 27-28, with a vegan food village featuring goodies from all corners of the globe!
This October expect lots of spooky and seasonal films to come to UK cinemas.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls is out in cinemas now, a book adaptation telling the tale of magic and mystery in an old creaky house. Perfect for younger kids wanting a spooky adventure this Halloween. There’s also Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, a fun Halloween flick with plenty of laughs for the kids.
Before the theme parks all close their doors for winter, it’s time for the spookiest season of the year to take over! See which theme park is suitable for your kids, as some are definitely ‘spooky’ and others ‘scream-worthy’.
For older kids we recommend Alton Towers Scarefest as the ultimate day out, but Warwick Castle turning into a haunted castle for Halloween is also a medieval and spooky experience not to miss!
And for those that really want a scare check out Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2018! With ‘The Walking Dead’ themed attractions and much more!
Autumnal Walk or Bike Ride
Don’t let the autumn slip you by, enjoy the crisp but sunny days this half term with a family walk or bike ride. Make it an adventure and Google for trails and routes in your area that you haven’t journeyed on before. This is a great day for unwinding and appreciating our beautiful British countryside.
If you’ve got Picassos-to-be, you could collect some unusual and pretty leaves along the way and make some autumn arts and crafts.
This half term if you’re looking for a fresh, family meal that won’t disappoint try out the Italian restaurant ‘Prezzo’. And you can save your pennies on your meal out too, with this Kids Eat for £1 at Prezzo voucher, which you can use any day and time of the week!
This is a lovely October day out to get the grandparents involved with, and this is a great low-cost option for half term too. Younger kids love to go to the farm and see all the animals, usually there are feeding sessions too to make it extra special!
A farm day out is a fun and sensory day for the kids, and half term is the perfect time to go because the weather is looking up! It’s always nice to enjoy some family fun outdoors, enjoying the simpler things.