October Half Term Things To Do

Looking for things to do to keep yourself and your children entertained this half-term holiday?
Here are a few suggestions on how you might like to spend your time.


Free things to do near our hotels

Take a look at our hotels on this page and the great list of free things to do nearby, mix it up with a couple of trips to the seasonal events below and you are in for a great half-term break creating special family memories.


Have a spooky day out

It’s spooky time – Halloween is on 31st October. You’ll find a bundle of ghoulish events for families to enjoy at and near our hotels.

Broome Park, Kent - Spooky Family Halloween Trail

Denham Grove, Buckinghamshire - Odds Farm Halloween Festival

East Sussex National - Halloween Afternoon Tea and Drusillas Park Halloween Week

Holiday Inn Maidstone, Kent - Kent Life Heritage Farm Park Halloween Spooktacular

Horsted Place Hotel, East Sussex - Halloween Afternoon Tea with a Family Pumpkin Trail

Pendulum Hotel, Manchester - Halloween In The City

Park Hall Hotel, Wolverhampton - Black Country Living Museum Halloween Nights

Quorn Country Hotel, Leicestershire - The Halloween Farm

Risley Hall Hotel, Derbyshire - Bluebell Dairy Halloween Festival


Go Pumpkin Picking

Now is the perfect pumpkin picking a time of year and many farms offer this activity for you to enjoy with your family. Pick one of the below pumpkin-picking places near our hotels and get the kids involved in picking their pumpkins to carve and decorate.

Broome Park, Kent - Pick Your Own Pumpkins Canterbury 

Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire - The Patch MK

Hunton Park, Hertfordshire - The Pumpkin Patch

Orida Maidstone, Kent - Pumpkin Moon


Halloween Game Ideas

How about creating some indoor Halloween games at home to keep your children and their friends entertained?

Spider Race is a cheap easy game, you just need plastic toy spiders and some straws. Whoever blows their spider across the finishing line first wins.

Creepy Halloween Mystery Box is a fun game that has guests reaching into dark boxes to feel eyeballs, bones, guts, and fingers. The trick to this game is that these items are just everyday things you can find around your house—and the players need to guess what the objects are.

Use old food boxes and decorate them, leaving/cutting a hole so you can reach inside. Then place your items inside here are some ideas:

Dried apricots: ears
Peeled grapes or olives: eyeballs
Fuzzy pipe cleaners: spider legs
Steamed cauliflower: brains
Sweetcorn: teeth
Peeled plum tomato: heart
Cooked noodles: guts
Dried pasta: bones
Wet tortilla: skin
Cheese sticks: fingers
Overcooked rice; maggots
Peanut butter: ear wax
Slivered almonds: fingernails
Yarn: monster hair
Rubber glove filled with flour: dead hand