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Whats On This October Half Term

Written by Chloe Penn

Autumn is here and schools are out,
So lets find and event to make you scream and shout!
October half term is about Halloween fear,
And there’s something for everyone to enjoy this year!


📍 Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey
⏰ 7th, 8th, 14th, & 31st October 2023

Family ticket from £120 for 4 people when you book with Picniq!

This family Halloween event promises to bring spooky experiences with everything from fancy dress competitions to the BRAND NEW trick or treat experience – Enchanted Hollow, an interactive ghost town trail full of surprises! Put on your best costume and head down for an evening of thrilling rides, explosive live shows, and family activities. Book here.


Fright Nights

📍 Thorpe Park, Surrey
⏰ 6th – 31st October 2023

Family ticket from £128 for 4 people when you book with Picniq!

If you’re brave enough to face spine-chilling scares and adrenaline pumping experiences this Halloween, head to Thorpe Park for their famous Fright Night events. For family adventures, enjoy all the spooky fun the day has to offer with thrilling rides and all things Halloween, or if you feel like facing your fears, wait until the sun goes down and experience true terror! The haunting Scare Zones will leave your heart beating out of your chest as you await the next fright! Book here.



📍 Alton Towers, Staffordshire
⏰ 7th, 8th, 13th, & 31st October 2023

Family ticket from £132 for 4 people when you book with Picniq!

This spook-tacular award winning Halloween festival guarantees scares of all sizes, from family entertainment and rides throughout the day, to terrifying experiences only the brave can face after dark. Join the five spooky Scarefest characters in their host of family entertainment and performances, or explore Trick O’ Treat Town with HARIBO  as you go from door to door to find either a HARIBO treat or a spooky surprise! Book here.


The Great British Autumn

📍 Longleat, Warminster
⏰ 21st – 29th October 2023

Exclusive 10% off when you book with Picniq!

Carve your very own pumpkin creation at Longleat this Halloween during their Autumnal celebration. Explore all the wonderful things about autumn with their owl displays, animal meet and greets, family activities, and much more! October half term promises non stop family fun and unforgettable animal encounters. Book here.


Brick or Treat

📍 LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Windsor
⏰ 28th September – 5th November 2023

Family ticket from £120 for 4 people when you book with Picniq!

LEGO® Monsters have taken over LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort and are throwing their biggest Halloween party yet! From late September to early November you can celebrate Halloween at LEGOLAND® with endless family fun, live entertainment, thrilling rides, and lots of great photo ops to go with your spooky costumes! Book here.


Wicky’s Mini Monsters Ball

📍 Wicksteed Park, Kettering
⏰ 28th October 2023

Get your best costume together and head to Wicksteed Park this Halloween for spooky celebrations for the little ones between 4:30pm and 6:30pm. There will be special prizes for the best dressed and opportunities to win prizes all night! Enjoy the dancefloor, exciting games and activities, as well as meet & greets with your favourite Wicksteed characters. Find out more here.


Tricks & Treats

📍 SEA LIFE London
⏰ 21st – 31st October 2023

Family ticket from £75 for 4 people when you book with Picniq!

Explore the spooky creatures of the underwater world at SEA LIFE London this half-term with interactive challenges that will give you chills! Grab an activity sheet and dive into the depths of the ocean as you go on a journey of fearsome but fascinating discovery, plus, special Halloween treats await once you complete the challenge! Book here.


The Haunted Castle

📍 Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
⏰ 21st October – 5th November 2023

Family ticket from £70 for 4 people when you book with Picniq!

The historic grounds of Warwick Castle will once again be transformed into a Halloween wonderland this spooky season with immersive entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy the live shows and performances which explore years of haunted history, take part in the Halloween trail as you creep around every corner with fearful curiosity, or get lost in the mysterious mazes which are packed with surprises! Book here.


Scared Shrekless

📍 Shreks Adventure, London
⏰ 21st October – 5th November 2023

Family ticket from £55 for 4 people when you book with Picniq!

Join Shrek and friends on a spooky adventure this Halloween as you go on a journey through Far Far Away with your favourite characters, but watch out for The Witch! She’ll be paying a visit to Shrek’s Adventure this Halloween and has lots of fun but spooky surprises awaiting. Book here.

Ffear Fforest

📍 Zip World, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
⏰ 12th October – 1st November 2023

 Zip World’s annual Halloween event that mixes fear and excitement to create the perfect Halloween experience for those who are brave enough to face it! The immersive event takes place in the quiet Welsh woodland, and guarantees spooky surprises throughout. Zoom along the Cursed Coaster as you venture through the trees, in the dark if you’re brave enough. The Nets are a bouncy adventure that is all fun and games until you’re swarmed by terrifying clowns and chased through the trees! Find out more here. 


Frightwater Valley

📍 Lightwater Valley, Ripon
⏰ 28th October – 5th November 2023

Exclusive up to 40% off when you book with Picniq!

Experience the Valley transforming into a land of spooky fun this Halloween! There are frights suitable for all ages so the whole family can enjoy this spooktacular event. With live entertainment, a magic show, a creepy maze, trick or treat trail, fancy dress competitions, face painting, and so much more, there’s so much to do at this event and the darker the night gets the spookier the scares get! Book here.


Halloween Pumpkin Harvest

📍 Birdworld, Farnham
⏰ 21st – 29th October 2023

Exclusive 20% off when you book with Picniq!

Enjoy the annual Halloween celebrations at Birdworld this October half term which include spooky decorations and activities. Learn all about the birds that live here and get the chance to meet some of them. There will be creepy Halloween activities such as storytelling, games, crafts and lots more! Book here.


Halloween at London Zoo

📍 London Zoo, London
⏰ 21st – 31st October 2023

Free £5 Picniq Voucher!

Looking for animal themed spooky fun this Halloween? The whole family will enjoy a day at London Zoo where you can enjoy creative Halloween crafts, scary animal facts and much more! Decorate a pumpkin, embark on a trail adventure of extinct species, get your face painted, or enjoy talks and demonstrations. Plus, fancy dress is encouraged! Book here.


Halloween Spooktacular

📍 Kent Life, Maidstone
⏰ 21st – 29th October 2023

Visit Kent Life during October half term for spooky festivities for the whole family, including pumpkin carving, spooktacular crafts activities, fancy dress competitions, farm rides, and more! Explore the historic houses and trick or treat each door, but watch out for what’s lurking behind them! This is the perfect autumnal day out for all ages this half term. Find out more here.

Boo at the Zoo

📍 Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
⏰21st – 31st October 2023

Free £5 Picniq Voucher!

Join in the spooky animal fun this Halloween at Whipsnade Zoo where this year’s theme is ‘Unseen Animals’. Learn all about the animals who prefer nighttime with haunting animal talks, and enjoy classic creepy crafts and pumpkin painting. There is also a ghostly railway trail, storytelling sesions, and a Halloween disco! Book here.


Halloween at Wyvernwood

📍 Wyvernwood, Colchester
⏰21st – 29th October 2023

Exclusive up to 30% off when you book with Picniq!

The enchanted kingdom of Wyvernwood is under attach from a a Wicked Witch and it needs your help! Join in the roleplaying fun with magical characters as you go on a quest to defeat the evil witch. This event is perfect for families as you can take part togethe and enjoy all of the fun of the adventure park during your visit. Book here.

Halloween at Leeds Castle

📍 Leeds Castle, Kent
⏰21st – 29th October 2023

Up to 11% off and a free £5 Picniq voucher when you book with Picniq!

The magical ground of Leeds Castle will host a Halloween adventure this year with fun for the whole family. Take part in The Guardians of the Grounds –  a quest through the castle with an interactive spooky trail where kids can pick up clues along the way and learn about the castle in immersive and exciting ways. Book here.

The Death Cell

📍 The Edinburgh Dungeon, Edinburgh
⏰ 7th– 31st October 2023

Family of 4 £55 when you book with Picniq!

Journey back in time and discover the dark secrets behind Edinburgh’s notorious Carlton Jail – nicknamed The Death Cell. This immersive experience will take you through the horrific stories of Edinburgh’s haunting history making it a perfect Halloween activity for those courageous enough. This gruesome event is recommended for over 8s, but brave children over 5 will be allowed to enter. Book here.


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