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What To Do This Half Term In The East Of England – October 2016

Written by Louise Winter


It’s October and the kids are off so it’s time to get out and about and enjoy some autumn sunshine. This half term there are some fantastic events taking place at an attraction near you and here’s my list of things NOT to miss!

sunbullet  Boo at the Zoo! Whipsnade Zoo; Bedfordshire
22nd – 31st October

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This half-term head to the zoo for some Halloween fun and games. There are lots of great activities on offer including a hunt for ghosts aboard the steam train. Listen to spooky tales and Terrifying Talks or become a monster hunter! Don’t forget to wear your scariest outfits too!
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sunbulletWitches and Wizards Halloween Festival; Marsh Farm, Essex
24th – 31st October

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This October half-term Marsh Farm is getting spooky with a witches and wizards Halloween festival that includes a magic show, an animal show, Halloween show, a spooky maze, wizard school, creepy crafts, a tea-cup ride and a free pumpkin for each child! All this on top of the usual fun with the animals on the farm.
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sunbullet  Howl-O-Ween at Paradise Wildlife Park; Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
22nd – 31st October

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Halloween at Paradise Wildlife Park this October half-term will leave your little ones howling with delight! Kick starting the event is Wolf Night, followed by a while week of spooky animal fun, fabulous hunts where the kids can win some sneaky sweet treats, and also the opportunity to win a Snooze at the Zoo experience.
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sunbullet  Halloween at Holkham Hall; Wells next the Sea, Norfolk
27th – 30th October

There will be some very spooky goings on this Halloween at Holkham as kids explore the haunted hall for hidden pumpkins and other treats! Meet creepy crawlies and Tilly the Talespinner will be ready to entertain you little monsters with spooktastic tales! Find out more.

sunbullet  Fifteenth Anniversary Film Celebrations! The Making of Harry Potter; Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Leavesden, Hertfordshire
15th October – 4th November

For all the Harry Potter fans out there, make sure you don’t miss this awesome opportunity to be able to admire authentic sets, props and costumes that were created during the first production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This is a wonderful idea for over half-term, guaranteed to be an awesome experience, come rain or shine! Find out more.

sunbullet  Suffolk Owl Sanctuary; Stowmarket, Suffolk

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Take the family to see the large collection of birds, including over 80 birds of prey. There are regular displays meaning that you can not only get up close to the birds, but you can also learn about them. Kids will also love the mini-maze, adventure frame and the MeerKat Kastle! This is a wonderful day out to enjoy over half-term that is totally UN-halloween! Find out more.

sunbullet  Spooky Express; Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham, Norfolk
22nd – 30th October

For a spooktacular half-term take your little ones to the Bure Valley railway to catch the ever popular spooky express where the kids can enjoy plenty of spooky fun without it being too scary! There is a competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey and many more exciting haloweeney activities to take part in. free travel for every child who is accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Find out more.

sunbullet  Halloween Week at The North Norfolk Railway: Sheringham, Norfolk
22nd – 29th October

Who in the family is brave enough to hop on board the ghost train? Expect some ghoulish antics, witches and creepy crawlies! Listen to spooky stories and watch a frightfully good show! Find out more.

sunbullet  Halloween Days; Dinosaur Adventure, Dereham, Norfolk
22nd – 30th October

This half-term spend a day outdoors in search of dinosaurs and enjoying fun Halloween activities. There will be pumpkin carving sessions, face painting, a spooky trail to follow and much more! Don’t forget to dress the kids in fancy dress for a chance to win a prize. Find out more.

sunbullet  Halloween Hooters at RSPB Titchwell Marsh: Docking, Norfolk
24th – 28th October

Get outdoors this half-term with the kids and follow a spooky woodland walk around this lovely RSPB reserve joining in with their ‘Flight Fright’ Challenge. Find out more.

sunbullet  The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade; BeWilderwood, Norwich
15th – 30th October

A spectacular treat awaits all the family at this lovely park in celebration of Halloween! During the day everyone can explore the park, listen to ghostly storytelling and make a fang-tastic glow in the dark lantern ready for an evening of spooktacular entertainment. As day turns to night there will be a parade, lights and lasers and much more! Find out more.

sunbullet Go Ape! Thetford, Brandon

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Climb, swing and zip around at this fun and exciting outdoor centre set in the heart of Britain’s largest lowland pine forest! With five sections, 140 metre long zip wire, 36 crossings and heights reaching 12 metres it’s sure to get the adrenaline pumping! There’s also a Tree Top Junior Adventure for children over 6! Get a FREE £10 Frankie and Benny’s voucher when you spend £30 with Picniq!

I hope this gives you some inspiration of things to do with the kids this half-term. Don’t forget, visit our website Picniq for more ideas of where to take the children and share your wonderful snaps on our Facebook,Twitter and Instagram pages!




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