It may not seem long ago that you were packing them off to school after the long summer break, but already another holiday is looming. October half term can cause all sorts of problems for parents as there can be several variations in dates across the country and sometimes even between two schools in the same area which is why we’ve put together a few ideas to help your October half term be fun for all!
October half term could be a pleasant respite from school runs, homework and packed lunches or, you could find yourself struggling for childcare and looking for affordable things to keep you and your family entertained.
We’ve come up with a few ideas which may help – and not all involve booking a short break here with us in sunny Torquay! This being said, why not check out our special offers and join us for a spooky weekend?
This year, Halloween falls on Tuesday 31st October which means for most of us in Torbay, this is a school night. With this in mind most of the Torbay attractions, including us here at TLH Leisure Resort, will be enjoying a weekend of spooktacular fun. If you’re staying on the English Riviera, or live locally, we’ve highlighted some of our favourite Halloween activities.
The prehistoric caves of Kents Cavern lend themselves brilliantly to terrifying the socks off even the most cynical teenager, so much so, its Halloween Ghost Show is not recommended for the under 8s, or the faint hearted! (no really… it’s scary!)
On a slightly gentler theme (but still pretty scary), the Babbacombe Model Village has lots of scary happenings over the half term week, complete with eerie illuminations, a 4D haunted house, a spooky tour, ghost stories and more!
Venture a little further afield and Woodlands Park have a host of family fun Halloween themed activities planned, suitable for all ages, while back in Torquay, Cockington Court will be hosting a Halloween Festival with arts and crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
It’s not only Halloween…
Of course there’s more to your half term break then scaring the life out of everyone. October is the month of mellow fruitfulness and there are plenty of opportunities to pull on the wellies and kick about in the fallen leaves.Back to Cockington Court, with its wild woodlands, beautiful rose garden, arboretum and ornamental ponds. Autumn is one of the best times of year to experience the park and yet unbelievably it’s only minutes from the sea and the hustle and bustle of Torquay town centre.
Food and drink lovers will enjoy a visit to Occombe Farm. After a stroll along it’s woodland walks, try some of the homemade, locally sourced delights in the cafe, or take something home from their farm shop.
This is just a taster of what in happening on the English Riviera this October half term. You can discover even more by visiting The English Riviera website.
If you’re looking to take a short break over the October Half Term, then head over to our Autumn breaks pages and take a look. There are Kids Under 10 Free offers and 2 night breaks from only £144pp.
Whatever you decide to do this Halloween, make sure you check out our Halloween Pinterest board for lots of fun and unusual Halloween ideas and above all, be safe!
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