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October Half-Term Activities

This year the October half-term takes place from 23rd – 29th October, and because we know it can often be tough to think of things to keep the kids entertained for the whole week, we’ve scoured the UK for the best activities to keep the little ones grinning from ear to ear. We’ve even found their nearest train station, making travelling to these destinations by train as simple as possible.

Halloween Witch Hunt at Puzzlewood 23rd October – 29th October

Nearest Train Station: Lydney Train Station

Grab your walking shoes and head toward Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean this October half-term. A coven of colourful witches have crash landed in the forest and using the clues scattered around you can help find them. At the end of your trip head to the café and let them know what you’ve found; you may end receiving a special treat!

Roald Dahl's Halloweden @edenproject 21st -29th October

Nearest Train Station: St Austell Train Station

This Halloweden, The Eden Project have gathered Roald Dahl's most terrible villains! With themes taken from five of his best-selling books, the spooktacular special is a fantastic time for children and grown-ups alike. Plus, on Saturday 28th October, little ones can join in with the Little Monsters' Ball Halloween Disco.

Mountfitchet Castle Halloween Pumpkin Trail 23rd – 29th October

Nearest Train Station: Stansted Mounfitchet Train Station

During the October half-term you can follow the Mountfitchet Castle Halloween Pumpkin Trail around the open air museum. Grab your best searching buddy and start hunting. Will you be able to spot them all? Don’t forget to take in all that the castle has to offer whilst you’re hunting and look out for the Fallow Deer and other rescued animals that will be freely roaming.

Juice Festival @JuiceFestival 20th – 28th October

Nearest Train Station: Newcastle Train Station

Juice Festival is a festival aimed at families and under-25s taking place during the October half-term. With a whole host of different events scattered throughout the week, each day has new and exciting activities for you and the whole family to get involved with. From Street Style workshops to Circus shows, you won’t forget your day at Juice Festival.

Piglets Farm Park Pumpkin Festival @PigletsFarmPark

Nearest Train Station: York Train Station

Once you arrive at Piglets Adventure Fam, hop in a trailer and ride on over to the Pumpkin Patch. From there you’ll be able to pick from over 10,000 pumpkins to claim for yourself. You can also enjoy Spooky Story Telling, Pumpkin Carving, along with a fancy dress parade every day at 3pm. If that’s not enough, you can also ride the Barrel Train, head to the Fields of Fright and so much more. It’s an event not to be missed.

Don’t forget, you can book all of your train tickets to these attractions through

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