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What To Do This Half Term In The West of England and Wales – 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!

Halloween Festival: Longleat Adventure and Safari Park, Warminster
22nd-30th Oct

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This half term enjoy all the usual Longleat fun, drive the safari and meet the animals plus join in with the fun Halloween activities. Spooky characters are wandering the site and may give you a trick or treat if you brave the Halloween train! Watch the ‘Creepy Crawly’ shows, visit the Witches  who have taken over the Longleat great hall and join pumpkin trail!
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sunbullet  Halloween Witch Hunt; Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
22nd – 30th October

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A coven of hidden witches are waiting to greet you this Halloween and you need to find them! Follow an exciting trail through the woods in search of clues and see if you can identify the most mischievous witch! Find out more.

sunbullet  Halloweek at the Castle; Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
23rd – 26th October

This Halloweek is guaranteed to be filled with plenty of spooky surprises at Berkeley Castle. From pumpkin carving to bat detecting there is definitely something spooky for every witch and wizard to get involved in! Find out more.

sunbullet  Creepy Craft Workshop; St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff
29th and 30th October

Plan a trip to the St Fagans National History Museum for your little ones to get involved in a creepy craft workshop. Allow them to out on their scariest costumes and make a Halloween themed lantern while they wait for dusk! Find out more.

sunbullet  Spooky Science for Half Term; Techniquest, Cardiff
28th October

Find out just how creepy science can be at the Halloween Spooky Science Show. You can come in your scariest outfits too, if you like! This attraction will be open throughout the half term holiday. Find out more.

sunbullet  Pumpkin Carving; Rhondda Heritage Park, Pontypridd, Cardiff
30th -31st October

This Halloween half term your kids can enjoy a pumpkin carving frenzy at Rhondda Heritage Park, as well as arts and crafts, face painting and funfair rides! Find out more.

sunbullet  The Halloween Ghost Train at Vale of Rheidol; Llanelli, Wales
22nd – 30th October

Bring the kids in their spookiest costumes for a day of Halloween fun this half-term. They can follow a Pirate Treasure Trail or hunt for mini beasts and other creepy crawlies in the ponds. There will be fun Halloween themed workshops the kids will love. Find out more.

sunbullet  Spooky Halloween at Folly Farm; Saundersfoot, Wales
22nd – 30th October

Ghostly goings on are definitely happening down on the farm this Halloween! Bring your little monsters for a fun day out where they can handle unusual creatures, follow trails and join in with creepy crafts.
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sunbulletSpooky Torchlit Tours; Bristol Aquarium, Harbourside, Bristol
28th October – 6-8pm

Due to popular demand the Ghoul-Guided Family friendly tour is back! The attraction will be freakishly spooky as twilight falls and who knows what might be lurking in the darkness. Pre-booking is essential as this is an after hours event. Find out more.

sunbullet  Halloween Festival; Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol
22nd – 30th October

For a haunted Halloween half-term head to Bristol Zoo Gardens for a frighteningly ghosty time! There are plenty of activities for all the little witches and wizards to get involved in and there will be face painting too, allowing your children to become any spooky character that they wish to! Find out more.

sunbullet Go Ape! Margam, Port Talbot

Set in the beautiful country park and offering great views, this Go Ape! is a fantastic day out for all of the family (over 10yrs), with zip lines, swings and walkways to conquer! With 5 sections, 39 crossings and the longest zip wire being a massive 167 metres its sure to get the adrenaline going. You can also grab a FREE £10 Frankie and Benny’s voucher when you spend over £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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