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Family Fun for October & Half Term

Autumn is coming and that means October half term and Halloween followed by Fireworks on 5th November. Plenty to look forward to even though the weather is getting a little chilly! Let’s Go brings together an exciting array of attractions and events to visit this coming month; so wrap up and Let’s Go explore!

family watching fireworks at Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, Berkshire

The Jumps season returns to Ascot with a bang on Saturday 30th October with top-quality racing and a host of Halloween-themed attractions. A breath-taking pyro-musical show will launch over 20,000 fireworks from the centre of the racecourse to light up the skyline and bring the curtain down on a spooktacular family day out. Tickets from £27.00, under 18s go free.

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boy listening to music at Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre in Winchester, Hampshire 

Sound is set to get awesome this autumn at Winchester Science Centre. On weekends and school holidays until Sunday 21st November, put investigation skills to the test in live science show Acoustic Explorers. Discover what reverberation is and how to control sound with epic live science demos and fun audience participation.

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Halloween witch and kids looking at a cauldron at Sea Life

SEA LIFE in locations nationwide

Join the spooky fun as SEA LIFE centres across the UK and Ireland go from Aquarium to Ascarium this Halloween! Discover the weird and wonderful creatures of the ocean and follow the immersive trail to find the Sea Witch’s missing potion ingredients and you might receive a treat (or trick)!

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London Transport Museum in London

This October half-term, visit London Transport Museum to experience the ‘From Steam to Green’ event and discover how different transport technology has impacted London’s environment over the last 200 years. Take part in interactive STEM activities, collaborative art installations and playful storytelling. Don’t forget, kids go free and adult tickets last a whole year.

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Sundown Adventureland in Retford, Nottinghamshire

The Spooktacular Halloween Adventure is the spookiest, family-friendly fun at Sundown Adventureland. The park will be decorated with tons of spooky loveliness throughout and there will be loads for the kids to see and do. No need to worry about the little ones as it’s only ever spooky and NEVER scary.

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train and witch at Whistlestop Valley

Whistlestop Valley in Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Calling all aspiring witches and wizards! Why not head over to Whistlestop Valley this October half-term and hop on the Wizard Express! This spectacular steam train express transports you to a spellbinding Wizard school to learn everything from broomstick riding, potion making and much more!

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pumpkins at godstone farmGodstone Farm in Godstone, Surrey

Godstone Farm Halloween event runs from Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October and kids can enjoy exciting Halloween themed activities, including Ghost Rangers’ Trail, pumpkin carving and pumpkin painting, mini Horrid Walk and character meet and greets. Dust off the cobwebs and come and visit for a day of eerie fun on the farm and don’t forget your best creepy costume!

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Red Kangaroo Trampoline Parks in Nottingham, Reading and Coventry

Start your haunted half term with a bounce at Red Kangaroo! Burst through the doors into the bounciest, brightest and most bonkers world of trampolines, inflatables, slides and foam pits. Come and explore Red Kangaroo’s huge park of dodgeball courts, Wipeout, Ninja Warrior, tumble tracks and bouncing basketball!

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graphic of owl and autumn leaves at HolkhamHolkham in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Go wild at Holkham this October half term and explore the Magic of Nature. Think woodland trails, wildlife safaris, fungi forays, twilight walks, bushcraft, pumpkin carving, craft activities and after dark thrills on the ropes course! With so much to choose from, what will you discover?

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Before you go, check out what’s going on in your region:

family looking at London sites with City Cruises

City Cruises along River Thames in London

This October half term take the family on a lovely sightseeing cruise along the River Thames with City Cruises. With a 24h Family River Pass, up to three kids go FREE!

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pumpkins at West Midland Safari

West Midland Safari in Bewdley, Worcestershire

Visit West Midland Safari Park this October half term for spook-tastic family fun at ‘Spooky Spectacular’! Meet the brand-new pumpkin character in his fantastic live stage show, visit the Pumpkin Patch and take part in a scratchcard trail where Spooky Explorers can earn a sticker prize! Book online to avoid disappointment.

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pool complex full of people at Guildford Spectrum

Guildford Spectrum in Guildford, Surrey

Guildford Spectrum is the ultimate leisure destination this October half term, and a spook-tacular day out for all the family! Enjoy all of the fun activities on offer including leisure pool swimming, indoor ice skating, bowling and Specky’s soft play; there really is something for everyone! Tickets are available to pre-book online.

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Peppa Pig Best Day Ever in theatres nationswide

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road trip in this live show packed full of adventures, songs, games and laughter. Touring the UK from 17th October.

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family at Roman Baths

The Roman Baths in Bath, Somerset

Learn how the Romans kept fit and healthy in the newly-opened Roman Gym as part of a visit to The Roman Baths. New areas include an ancient exercise courtyard where Romans would have worked out and the remains of a Laconicum (a Roman steam room). Projections and audioguide commentary bring the site to life.

Click here for a chance to win a family ticket to The Roman Baths

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kids dressed for Halloween at Jump In

Jump In locations nationwide

Jump In trampoline and adventure parks have Fang-tastic special events throughout October. Half term & Halloween brings big fun with a host of extra activities. Trampoline, soft play and clip and climb, yummy treats and spook-tacular birthday parties!

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wizard making potions at Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle & Prison in Oxford, Oxfordshire

Underground in Oxford Castle & Prison crypt, a cauldron is brewing with the help of a warlock to concoct magical potions! Children will love brewing up some magic with three exciting activities in this workshop. Find out more and book your place today!

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grafic of coal miners hat and light National Coal Mining Museum

National Coal Mining Museum for England in Wakefield, Yorkshire

Reveal the invisible at the National Coal Mining Museum for England with activities that unearth the hidden mysteries under our feet and behind museum doors. Scratch beneath the surface, illuminate the past and light the future connection with coal. Look forward to craft activities, shadow puppet shows, live science experiments, and even torchlit trails on 23rd, 24th and 27th to 31st October.

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collage of trampolines at Air Hop

AirHop in Bristol, Somerset and Guildford Surrey

Ultimate bouncing fun for kids and big kids. Jump into happy and enter Europe’s leading trampoline park this half term! AirHop welcomes all ages and abilities to experience the exhilaration of jumping through the clouds, guaranteeing you leave with a big smile on your face. Book now!

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We recommend you always check COVID-secure measures before you travel and note changes to booking requirements. We hope you and your children enjoy wonderful and safe days out this autumn.