Things to do with the Family this October Half Term


Things to do this October with the family

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 Thursday 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.

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 Fun at Becky Falls

Come and celebrate Halloween at Becky Falls. As always, they will have their famous pumpkin carving and special effects scary scars. So, come and enjoy their wonderful woodland walks and they dare you to come to our “Animal Encounters of the Scary Kind” show, where you can meet (and touch!) snakes and lizards – definitely not for the fainthearted. All shows and activities are included in the entrance fee. Event takes place from 19  – 27 Oct 2019.

Dinosaur Halloween Horrors

During half term discover the Halloween Horrors that have invaded Torquay’s Dinosaur World. Save the dinosaurs from the wicked witch and the ghastly ghosts and ghouls, and take the Halloween Horrors Hunt to win a Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE 160-million-year-old fossil. PLUS, from 3.30pm everyday visit for their ‘Lights Out Torch Tour’ to explore the exhibition in the dark, listen to a scary ghost story, and meet our NEW baby T Rex. Will you be brave enough?

halloween-dinosaur world

Dinosaur World Torquay

And don’t forget you can get up close and personal with amazing dinosaurs, learn about these amazing creatures, discover fascinating fossils, & even sit on deadly dinosaurs. Don’t miss out on all the scary Halloween fun during October ½ term – it’s rooaarsome!!

Meet Thomas at South Devon Railway

Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at South Devon Railway. Take a ride behind Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and say hello to Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty and Dusty.

Plus lots more to enjoy including:

• Visit the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
• Explore the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
• Re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with Thomas and The Fat Controller
• Vintage Bus Rides
• Vintage fairground rides
• Miniature railway
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

Cockington Halloween and Day of the Dead Festival

Enjoy some spooky Fun in Cockington this Halloween with a colourful ‘Day of the Dead’ inspired celebration! The event takes place from 21 Oct 2019 – 3 Nov 2019. Their website will contain more information.

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!

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!

Sally Starling

Sally Starling

Marketing Assistant at TLH Leisure Resort
Second generation full 'Torquinian'. Passionate netballer, big fan of the great outdoors and all things unusual.
Sally Starling

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