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Halloween and October Half Term Inspiration

By Nicolette

How is it already be October? Yup, it’s already time to get back to booking Half Term Camps & Workshops for the little in case you are not travelling during the upcoming break. On the plus side, October also means trick-or-treating, spooktacular days out and everything Halloween related.

Check out our top favourite days out in October, which we are sure will resonate with your child as well! In case you are still looking for a camp, you can search the KIDSORTED directory: simply enter your postcode and age of child here and we will show you what Half Term camps are on offer close to you.

OUTDOOR FUN:

If your family lives in a concrete jungle, or if your children are animal and nature-lovers, then we would personally recommend Willows Activity Farm for a mini family day out! To celebrate Halloween, they even have a unique pumpkin festival, where your little ones can harvest their very own pumpkin or carve the pumpkin to bring home as their very own Halloween decoration! They will also be preparing fang-tastic Halloween-themed shows, nothing like any other farm. I know where I’m going to spend the weekend leading up to Halloween now! And, if you’re racking your brains trying to think of October Half Term camps or workshops to send your kids to, look no further – you can leave them in the safe hands of these Ofsted registered Activity Day Camp, and rest assured that they are eating the most organic and healthy food, rid from pesticides.

When (of if) you've had enough Halloween fun, but still want an exhilarating experience, head down to TREERUNNERS for anything an adventurer would kill for - Zip line, Tarzan swings and snowboards: you name it, they probably do it. If October is birthday month for anyone you know, TREERUNNERS is also a party venue for celebrations both young and old, and everything in between (Because age is just a number!!)

If that is not enough for you outdoors lovers, why not check out the following kids activities: Play ‘Guess Who’ at WWT London Wetland Centre; follow the Pumpkin Quiz Trail at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo; follow the Photo Trail to discover which Wakehurst trees were storm survivors at Kew Gardens; and check out all the spooky activities at Kentish Town City Farm.

MUSEUMS, CASTLES, PLAYS AND CONCERTS:

If you’re more into history and want a bit of culture and Halloween fun at the same time, Hever Castle & Garden is the perfect choice for you and your family! Meet vampires and goblins in the castle and listen to tales of the haunted while warding off demons and witches and monsters. If you survive, treat your tastebuds to some little sweeties in the cupcake decorating session! What a way to treat yourself after a day of horrifying fun, screaming and walking (or running).

The British Museum, Cartoon Museum and Dulwich Picture Gallery are also great places to wind down after a long work week, but more importantly to inculcate an appreciation for art in your little one’s while they are still young and impressionable. With different exciting and The cartoon museum fun activities for kids and families october half termamazing exhibitions to choose from, the whole family is bound to find a piece of artwork they are completely mesmerised by! Or if your little one is a budding theatre artist, Chickenshed has lots of brilliant plays with a 21st century theatre which aims to bring people from all walks of life together! Something that is suitable for the entire family, young or old! Book an evening at Chickenshed and be amazed by the number of life lessons you can learn from a play.

There are many more to choose from for those that fancy: check out the instrumental concerts at The Kids’ Concert Company; the animated light shows of Illumidoo; the ‘Friends for All’ show at Polka Theatre; the amazing ‘Time Crystals’ by David Panos' exhibition at Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park; the different shows at G64 Theatre for Young People and Omnibus Theatre, the Halloween Fair and spootastic activities happening at the Horniman Museum; the many Paddington Bear workshops at the Museum of London; Hampton Court Palace and its ‘Horrible Hampton Tour’, swing at the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern; learn how classes were tough in Victorian times at the Ragged School Museum; or immerse yourself in the tunnels at the London Canal Museum.

THEME PARKS AND MORE:

Brick-or-Treat-at-LEGOLAND-Windsor-Resort-KIDSORTEDInstead of trick-or-treating, why not try brick-or-treating? Get into the spooky Halloween mood at Legoland Windsor this October. There are lots to choose from, from exhilarating rides, to building your own LEGO, to interactive child-friendly activities, or even cozy stories by the fireplace - so you and your little terrors will never get bored! I can still remember the first time I went to Legoland all those years ago and in utter awe of the sculptures and figures that were built entirely out of tini lego pieces! I was super determined to create a massive LEGO monster, and refused to butt until I got chased out by the “monsters” (or so I believed). Tickets are limited, and WILL sell out (I mean, it’s Halloween AND Legoland?!), so remember to get your tickets before the naughty ghosts visiting Miniland beat you to it! If rides aren’t your family’s thing, or if your little ones are way too terrified of skeletal-looking lego blocks, then fret not! Legoland Windsor will also have a ninja-themed firework display on selected days, which is bound to wow you off your feet!


Scarefest-2017-Alton-Towers KIDSORTED Halloween London Activities for Kids and FamiliesThere’s always that one dare-devil in the family, isn’t it? Fret not, for selected days this October, Alton Towers becomes home to the naughty ghosts and devils, so muster up all the courage you have and enter this dungeon filled with adventure and mystery. Even adults found themselves jumping in fright whenever someone dressed up in the most real scary costume taps me on my shoulder, so I’m sure the entire family will enjoy this spooky day out! And when it gets too much, don’t forget that there are also live shows and singalongs for your little ones to calm down to.

The London Bridge Experience will probably scare you enough, but for the truly brave souls, have a go around London in the Ghost Bus Tour.

Whether or not you're looking for a quiet, educational Halloween Day, or going all out with the spookiest, funkiest celebrations; in the heart of the city or on the outskirts, there's always something to do in this city that never sleeps! London is definitely the place to be at this October, so take your pick and have a toad-ly eerie-sistable Halloween this October!


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