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Things to do with the Family this October Half Term

22 August 2020

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 October Half Term?

This year, Halloween falls on Saturday 31st October which means for most of us means weekend fun. 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.

Halloween in the Caves

The prehistoric caves of Kents Cavern lend themselves brilliantly to terrifying the socks off even the most cynical teenager! Between 20th and 31st October, you can join them for some spooooky activities…. with cave tours, the Ghost joke trail, Spooky Dig and the Underground
Pumpkin hunt.  There are regular tours throughout the day, plus Halloween themed activities including an underground pumpkin hunt, woodland bat challenge, guess the weight of the pumpkin and make your own bat  friend to take home with you. No need to book – just turn up! Visit their website to find out 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.

Halloween Day of the Dead Festival at Cockington

Enjoy some spooky Fun in Cockington this Halloween with a colourful ‘Day of the Dead’ inspired celebration! The event takes place from 24 Oct 2020 – 1 Nov 2020. Their website will contain more information.

Torquay Museum

There are lots of facinating exhibitions this year at Torquay Museum. Claws: the human history of cats explores the relationship between cats and humans from distant prehistory until the present day, including cats in Ancient Egypt, Myth and Magic and Man eaters, this exhibition will include many specimens from our extensive collections. A must for all cat lovers! Also, The Russians are Coming: During the Cold War the Soviet Union embarked on the greatest secret intelligence-gathering operation the world has ever (not) seen, with spy satellites, reconnaissance aircraft and undercover agents gathering information from across the globe. It drew up detailed invasion maps of the great cities of the world: New York, Paris, London… and Torbay!

Visit their website for full details.

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 even over half term!

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