LET’S GO Trick or Treating: Spell-Binding October Inspiration…

Coming up with fun half-term ideas to entertain the family can have even the best of us fleeing for the hills (and we’re not just talking about Halloween) but fear not because it’s treats all round this month!

We’ve pulled together a fabulous selection of places to go with the kids – whether you’re in need of half term inspiration or a Halloween celebration! Keep reading for spell-binding family events and attractions this October…

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The Canterbury Tales, Kent

This October half term, grab your best Halloween costume and head on down to The Canterbury Tales!

Embark on a spooky quest through Chaucer’s famous ‘Canterbury Tales’! Travel with your band of fellow pilgrims and discover five of the Canterbury Tales and their colourful characters along the way. More…


Birdworld, Surrey

Halloween Activity Week at Birdworld: Feel your hair stand on end and a shiver down your spine as you walk through the creepy corridors of Birdworld’s unique Halloween Grotto.

Make specially themed arts and crafts, take part in face painting, follow a spooky activity trail and take a ride on the park’s Halloween Train Ride to learn about some of the gruesome habits of the park’s larger birds! More…

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Oxford Castle and Prison, Oxfordshire

This October, Oxford Castle & Prison will once again host its popular Halloween festival Ghost Fest. From 22nd to 31st October, the ancient castle site will embrace its bloody past with a series of spine-chillingly spooky events!

Oxford Castle’s history is filled with murder, battle and execution so it’s no wonder that many ghosts are rumoured to reside within its walls. As wells as Ghost Fest’s ever-popular Spooky Tours, the Castle will host the return of Most Haunted’s parapsychologist Ciaràn O’Keeffe for two special ghost hunting events. There’s also plenty of Halloween fun for all the family including Spooktacular Potions! and Trick or Treating! More…

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Wellington Country Park, Berkshire

Mwahaha… it’s that time of year again when Halloween trickery takes over the Park!

There’s no need to fear, all the activities are only slightly ‘spooky’ as the events are aimed at children up to the age of 8 years old. It’s the perfect half-term destination for a ghoulish, great day out! More…

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Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire

Crich Tramway Village offers a great family day out with historic trams running daily.

Experience the fascinating Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail, visit the Red Lion Pub and Tearooms, and explore the interesting exhibitions.

Full priced tickets offer free return within 12 months (terms & conditions apply). Open daily until 4th November 2018 from 10am. More…

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Wheelgate Park, Nottinghamshire

Lil’ Park of Horrors returns to take over Wheelgate all action, all weather family theme park this Halloween. With thousands of free pumpkins to carve, new and interactive activities, including the ‘Family Friendly Scare Barn’ crafts.

Meet & greet with special Halloween characters inc. Grizelda the Witch and Millie the friendly Monster! More…

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West Somerset Railway train

West Somerset Railway, Somerset

Travel between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead by steam train throughout the October half term and help Brunel find the ingredients for his potion!

This activity can be carried whilst on the train, so even if the rain does make an appearance, this will still help occupy the little ones. More…

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Twinlakes Park, Leicestershire

Twinlakes Family Scream Park, the award winning Halloween day out for the whole family. FREE pumpkins for kids to carve or paint, wicked workshops including children’s crafts.

Fancy-dress is optional but we love it when you do! Find the ghouls and ghosts in the mummy hunt and enter the NEW for 2018 Trick or Treat Witch Wagon. More…

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Herstmonceux Castle and Grounds, Sussex

Halloween Horrors at Herstmonceux Castle: Sunday 28th October, 10am to 4pm.

Visit Herstmonceux Castle for a day full of spookily fun activities including Wizard Storytelling, Frankenstein Bowling, a decaying corpse game, castle tours, spelling trail, cookie decorating and much more!

See website for admission prices. More…

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BeWILDerwood, Norfolk

BeWILDerwood’s Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade is back… with more magic than ever before! Have a spooky, not scary, day exploring the magical woodland and at dusk BeWILDerwood will glow in a magical light extravaganza.

See the woods in a spectacular new light, as all the inhabitants come out to celebrate! 13th-31st October. More…

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Exbury Gardens, Hampshire

All aboard The Monster! Ride the gruesome ghost train this half term for a frightfully fun family day out – you’ll meet witches, vampires, werewolves and a whole colony of ghoulish characters.

Little monsters can also get stuck into Halloween-themed craft activities, pumpkin carving, face painting, creepy competitions and spooky garden trails. More…

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Longleat, Wiltshire

Don’t hibernate this October half term, bring your family and friends together with seasonal activities at Longleat.

Immerse yourselves in all things autumnal with this captivating event including bountiful pumpkins, adorable owl displays, inspiring workshops and enthralling activities to make your day an enchanting experience to share. More…

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Kent Life, Kent

Head to Kent Life for a spooktacular half term (20th-28th October)!

Knock on doors for safe trick or treating, visit creepy cuddle corner, join in with daily fancy dress competitions or get crafty with some pumpkin carving. Check out Boris & Noris’s Magic Laboratory show in the Big Top too! More…

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London Museum of Water and Steam, London

Join the Spooky fun at the Museum this October half term – when young visitors in Halloween costume GO FREE all week.

Experience a truly hair-raising half term holiday with the annual Halloween Spookfest.

All week from 20th-28th October, families can follow the creepy creatures trail, make some gruesome crafts and brave the ghost train, with the narrow gauge Waterworks Railway in steam every day. More…

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Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire

Visit Paradise Wildlife Park this October half term for Howl-o-ween!  Kids can win some yummy treats and also be in with a chance to win a family animal experience.

Get up close and personal with creepy crawly animals and take part in ghostly shows and games at the Safari Stage.  More…

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Comedy Corner…

Q: Why do demons and ghouls always hang out together?

A: Because demons are a ghoul’s best friend!

Got a better October-themed joke? Send to info@boomerangfamily.co.uk with the subject line ‘HAPPY HALLOWEEN’ and we’ll post our favourites on our social media channels!

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