It might seem quite far away, but by the time the October half term rolls around, you’ll be kicking yourself that you didn’t organise yourself sooner. Children love Halloween; whether it’s dressing up or just getting a little bit scared, they always get excited over spooky, creepy and gory things at this time of year. So, what can you do? There are many exciting events going on in every corner of the UK, so wherever you are, you can do something more exciting than just dressing up and trick or treating.
The Wookey Hole
The Wookey Hole is a cave in Wells, Somerset that conceals a secret river and a fantastic history. It was once home to a witch who used to curse new relationships to fail. One man, whose relationship was spoiled by the witch, hid in a dark corner of the caves and splashed holy water upon her so she turned to stone. She remains in the cave to this day. The Wookey Hole has much more to offer than just a story, however. On the 26th of October to the 3rd of November, the witch of Wookey will take you on a tour of her lair, along with a whole host of other attractions.
The Wookey Hole will also have the Circus of Horrors performing on the 25th and 26th October.
There are a whole host of different events happening at Holkham Hall in Norfolk. Scientists, slime and spiders will rule this Halloween at Holkham on the 17th of October to the 31st. From a creepy web maze spider hunt to the traditional face painting, pumpkin carving and more, Holkham offers a great Halloween experience for kids who aren’t too keen on getting scared.
The theatre at Holkham is also putting on a terrifying play to really tingle your spine. Not suitable for under 14s, this is a great idea if you have older kids in need of entertaining during half term.
Centre for Life
The International Centre for Life in Newcastle has an array of exciting events on over Halloween, including Frankenstein: Escape the Monster. As a 4D motion ride, it should be lots of fun for the kids. You’ll experience the wind, smoke and water just as the characters do, as well as the smells! You do have to be at least 4ft or 1.2 metres tall to ride, but there are other activities to take part in if your kids are too small. This runs daily from the 26th of October ‘til the 3rd of November. Additionally, the slime workshops let children of all ages explore the fun that’s to be had with this spooky substance.
Half Term Breaks
If you’re looking for a getaway with the family at Halloween, then a stay at www.park-resorts.com is a great way to enjoy Halloween without emptying your purse. Offering affordable accommodation and entertainment for the kids and for the adults, Park Resorts is a great alternative to staying at home and trick or treating for the 7th year running.