We’ve reached October and half term is just 3 weeks away. I don’t know about you but I’ve already started scouring the local papers, FB events and general media for half decent events we can add to our calendar. If you haven’t the time for searching then check out my discoveries below, in and around the West Midlands area. You may find something that will entertain you.
Half Term Activities – October 2017
Open weekend at the Bonded Warehouse – Stourbridge
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd October, 2017
There is free admission to the site and there are a number of attractions which include classic vehicles, traction engines, amusements, canal boat trips, fairground organs and a craft fair in the Bonded Warehouse.
Halloween family fun at Arley Arboretum – Arley, Worcestershire
Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October, 2017
KIDS GO FREE – Your little one can explore the Arboretum, searching high and low for clues on our Ghoulish Graveyard Trail! The trail costs £2 and includes a prize. There will be face painting and glitter tattoos in the Halloween Activity Tent, where there will also be a colouring competition for kids to enjoy. There are lots of FREE children’s activities too… Join in the Dinosaur, Fairy and Pre-school Woodland Animal Trails, conquer the maze to reach the castle and play in the adventure playground. Plus enjoy the extra challenge of the spooky night time maze! Forestry Adventures Clubs and extra evening sessions also available and the tea room will be open in the evening for hot sandwiches and tasty treats.
Half Term Halloween at the Avoncroft Museum – Bromsgrove
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October, 2017
Creep down to Avoncroft this half term for spook-tacular fun! Get into your spookiest costume and fly down to Avoncroft to create creepy crafts, carve pumpkins and make your own witch or wizards broomstick! Complete your scary outfit by getting your face painted too! Brave the Halloween trail around the the extra spooky museum grounds – do you have what it takes to find all the clues? Mwahahaha! Normal museum admission applies, please note that some of the activities on site may have an additional charge.
Manor House of Witchcraft and Wizardry – West Bromwich
Monday 23rd October, 2017
There are lots of things going on at the Manor House this Halloween for all witches and wizards in training. Attend magic class, story class, see some animals or make some spooky crafts. Admission 50p per child, adults accompanying a child free. There will be a charge for some activities. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. Where an activity or event is staged inside one of our buildings, if the maximum capacity is reached we reserve the right to refuse entry. Pushchairs are not allowed inside the Manor House. The Manor House has no disabled access at present
Little Skippers: Halloween – Dudley Canal Trust and Tunnels
Tuesday 24th to 27th October, 2017
Hugely popular school holiday activities and boat trip are back for more family fun this October half term! Join Little Skippers for a 45 minute boat trip followed by things to make and do. This half term they’re bringing Halloween crafts and activities to entertain in true spooky style. Get hands on with potions kits to make an animal-inspired super power potion, then make yourself a witchy or wizardly hat to get you properly into the Halloween spirit. Create a creepy creature to add to the display, or take home with you.
Tickets are just £4.75 each and include the boat trip as well as activities for children and a hot drink from The Gongoozler for adults. The boat departs at 10am – visitors are encouraged to arrive by 9.50am to check-in before their trip.
Pumpkin Parlour – Becketts Farm, Wythall, Birmingham
Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th October, 2017
Your little monsters will be responsible for scooping out the pumpkin brains, choosing their pumpkin face and pinning out the template and then finally covering in skeleton dust so that the masters (that’s you Mum & Dad) can do the carving. Fancy dress is optional, but there will be an extra treat for any little goblins, ghosts & witches that make a ghastly effort! £2 entry per child. You can buy pumpkins in the Farm Shop (or you can bring your own) and carve it there so no mess in your kitchen at home! * All children require adult supervision whilst carving pumpkins (At least 1 guardian per 2 children).
Himley’s Halloween Hunt – Himley Hall & Park, Dudley
Tuesday 24th October, 2017
The ghouls and ghosts of Himley Hall have escaped onto the park. Find them all and claim your spooky certificate. A chance for the kids to let off some steam during the half term holidays. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event
Trick and Treat – Red House Cone Museum, Wordsley
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October, 2017
Trick and Treat around the Cone. A safe and fun family event. Decorate a goody bag and then see who or what you can find around the site with treats. Pre-booking required. Kid friendly. Free entry, £3 charge for crafts
Self-led Halloween Trail – Severn Valley Country Park, Alveley
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October, 2017
Follow the Halloween trail around the park. See if you can solve the creepy clues to win a lolly! Trail map £2.00 each and are available each day of the school holidays from the visitor centre 11am-3pm.
Halloween Story & Crafts Session
Wednesday 25th October, 2017
There are 2 sessions of this event 10am-12pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm. Enjoy the popular Halloween story ‘Room on the Broom’ with rangers and volunteers. Also, mix up some spooky potions and make yourself a wizard’s hat and witches broom!
Please dress for the outdoors. Children £3.50, Adults free. Please call 01746 781 192 to book your place. Please call 01746 781 192. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 4 and upwards.
Thanks for stopping by! x