October Halfterm Activities and events

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The Half Term is nearly here, so what will we do with the kiddies.

We are so lucky that there are a number or really interesting Holiday Clubs around to keep the children entertained.

And if you count all the fab Free activities and Halloween trails we have a really comprehensive list to share with you!


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At Local Family events we organise the events to make it easy for families to find out what events and activities are going on locally.  All relevant Free or Charity events and activties are free.  There is a small Fee for others wishing to advertise, however I am happy to negotiate!

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Runabout Halloween Trail
Runabout Halloween Trail

Over Half term The Runabout softplay in Farnborough have organised a free Halloween trial around the softplay, with a free prize at the end.Find out More

Half term laser run deal
Laser Run Farnborough

This is a great game for all the family (5yrs+). If you have younger children, you can always leave 1 adult looking after the younger children in the softplay, and leave the older children to have fun in the laser arena. Current government restrictions still apply..

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Ash and Co Workshops
Escape from the real world at a creative family workshop where your Mini-Maker can make a fun wooden character or car. Your child will use their creativity and imagination to build their own unique wooden character or scrappy racer car in our proper woodworking workshop in Crondall. Suitable for children aged 5 and up.

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Make at Home Kits

For children and adults to enjoy making together, these kits are a little bit of the Ash & Co. Workshop, lovingly created for you to build at home. Choose from a car kit or a character kit! There are also Halloween add ons for this half term, so you can give your creations a spooky twist! 

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Sundown Halloween Go Ape adventure
Sundown Halloween Adventure

Go Ape Sundown Sessions for Halloween are back at Alice holt for a limited time only! Perfect for an Alternative Halloween! Tackle high platforms in the darkness and feel the speed of a zip wire under a blanket of stars as you coast through the dark! Experience a shorter version of our Treetop Challenge courses with the added thrill of exploring the forest at night. With minimal lighting, these sense-deprived experiences really do add a new level of excitement to the mix. £22ppFind out More

Go Ape Half term
Go Ape Adventure and Go Ape Challenge

There are 2 courses 1 for those over 1metre (Perfect for children under 10yrs and their grown ups) with challenges and zip lines to enjoy.  For those ovver 10yrs there is the Tree top Challenge, which pushes you a little bit further out of your comfort zone. Love zip lines? Then you will love the Challenge course, which has multiple zip lines to enjoy! with the longest one you’ll launch yourself over the meadow, go through a tree tunnel before safely landing back down to earth by our cabin..

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Jakes Halloween Fun
Jake's Halloween Fun

Getting our “Halloween on” this weekend at Jake’s!! Join in with a treasure hunt, spot the witches and ghosts or just enjoy all the decorations while having fun on the farm!! Running throughout October 🎃👻.Find out More

Secretts Pick Your Own Pumpkin Week
Secretts Pick Your Own Pumpkin Week

Come and take a leisurely stroll to our pumpkin field to select your pumpkins. Ticket price does not include your pumpkin. As always we have grown a large variety of all different shapes and sizes. Enjoy your time on our working farm and take advantage of the setting to take family pictures while you are with us.

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Paint at Home Halloween pottery
Paint at Home Halloween pottery

Halloween is coming and what better way to celebrate than to create long lasting spooky and unique ceramic Halloween decorations for next year? A great activity to do with children during half term or all family on Halloween night! Popolo Ceramico has paint-your-own pottery takeaway boxes available for hire. The box includes your chosen ceramics (pumpkin, skull, witches’ cat, spooky castle money box etc.), paints and all equipment required to do pottery painting. We will arrange collection or delivery of your box. You can keep the box for a week. I will the personalise your ceramics if requested, glaze and fire it, and return it back to you all nice and shiny. More Info

Mushrooms: Fungi & Felt
Fungi & Felt

The Fantastic World of Fungi This course takes a look at how some different types of fungi grow and work. Learn how to go about competently identifying what you've found, and how to sustainably and responsibly gather for the pot. We will share together a delicious organic & seasonal home cooked lunch around the fire and in the afternoon we will needle felt little mushrooms to take home to the nature table..

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We've carved out lots of treats and plenty of tricks for your family this year for HOWL'O'WEEN at Chessington. Wander into the Forgotten Forest and encounter enchantment in our NEW attraction, as well as enjoying your favourite rides at dusk! Join us on the 17th October – 1st November.


2 days for 1 access to the Chessington Theme Park and 1 night stay in the resort hotel with Delicious breakfast.


Fun for the whole family, Splash and play in the indoor water play area and swimming pool.

Brick or Trear LEGOLAND Short BREAKS

Calling all little monsters and their monster families! This October Half Term, Lord Vampyre invites you to Brick or Treat at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort for the most spook-tacular time of the year, Halloween! LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will be transformed into a pumpkin-filled wonderland for what is sure to be the most frightfully fun event of the year perfect for the young, and the young at heart!


2 days for 1 access to selected LEGOLAND Rides (on selected dates) 1 night stay in a LEGO-themed family room with Delicious breakfast.


Evening entertainment for the whole family, Splash and play in the indoor water play area and swimming pool.

Wild Families Halloween Event
Wild Families Halloween

Join us in the woodlands for some Halloween fun! Search for spooky clues during a mini treasure hunt, learn the crafts of knot tying and reward your efforts with some pumpkin themed games.Find out More

FREE Halloween spooktacular
FREE Halloween Spooktacular events this October half-term.

Head to Wellington Street in Aldershot (30 October) or Queensmead in Farnborough (31 October) between 10am and 3pm for some magical adventures/p> More Info

Halloween Trails

Hawley Halloween Trail
Spooktacular Halfterm Trail Hawley

Walk/scoot round our halloween trail, find all of the marked locations, collect the letters at each to spell out a spooky phrase. Head back to the Coffee Shop to claim your treat.Find out More

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Yateley Autumn House Hunt

Follow the map to find all the decorated houses

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Spencers wood Halloween Trail
Spencers Wood and Three Mile Cross Halloween Trail FREE

Spooktacular October Half Term fun. COVID-19 safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Free fun trail for all the family to take part in!.Find out More

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Sunninghill Scarecrow Trail

A fabulous way to have a fun, half term, family activity and raise money for St Michael's CoE School PTA in Sunninghill. We have a whopping 47 Scarecrows lined up ready to go on display in half term. Many, many thanks to all the scarecrow entrants. All participants that complete the trail and work out the hidden message, have the chance to enter into a prize draw to win a £150 toy bundle.

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Xplorer - Free family orienteering around Surrey Parks

Explore the park, Find the Markers and complete the Challenge, Have Fun Together!

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Halloween at Millars Ark
Animal Handling Open Days

The hands on farm for all ages. Farm Open Days, Mobile Farm, On Farm Children's Parties and Red Letter Days Based at Manor Farm, just off the A30 outside Hook.

GOOD NEWS! Millars ark have reopened for prebooked ticket only open days to comply with government guidelines. Visits are time limited to an hour and a half cuddling the animals with additional time in the cafe before or after.

This means there are a limited number of people on the farm at any one time giving a better visitor experience and keeping everyone safe.

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Binfield Scarecrow Trail
Scarecrow Hunt - Binfield

75 Scarecrows to find! Buy your map (£3) from Crema Coffee shop (RG42 4DS), Foxes' Den (RG42 4EW) & Binfield Village Stores (RG42 5JBFind out More

Spooky Halfterm Trail Finchampsted

Can you find all of the pumpkins and scarecrows on our Spooky Trail? Maps can be purchased here and will be emailed out to you. Please include your email when booking so we can send you the map.

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Frimley Scarecrow trail

Over 25 Scarecrows can be viewed at a safe social distance by following a trail around Frimley. Come and view the array of characters that have been created by residents & why not share with us photos of your favourites.

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Halloween trail in Woking high street
Halloween Safari At Woking Shopping

Take part in Woking Shopping’s Augmented Reality Monster Villain Trail this October.

Monster villains have been spotted in Woking Shopping and the centre is inviting young monster hunters to help track them down. The creepy trail has been set up using ‘augmented reality’ monsters which families can bring to life on their smartphones. The fun starts on 12th October through to Halloween and is helping to raise funds for Woking Shopping’s official charity of the year, Sebastian’s Action Trust.

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Gravity force Fright Night Trampoline party
Gravity force Fright Night Trampoline party

Ghouls just want to have fun! come and enjoy a great night if family fun!.Find out More

Gravity force Monster Bash Night Trampoline party
Gravity force Monster Bash Night Trampoline party

Perfect for children under 8yrs, let them come and have some Family Fun. For £15 your child can enjoy 2hours of jumping, with a hotdog and Slush too!

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Monster Mayhem - small group Halloween craft session

Join us for Monster Mayhem our creepy half term small group craft sessions in our Covid secure garden gallery. A fun pre-bookable event for children between 2-8yrs, where you can make your own hair raising Halloween decorations, spooky masks and mini mummy. Each session will be strictly limited to 16 places, (including adults and babies), with family groups no bigger than 6. £5 parent & child ticket, additional children in the same family group £2. 28th &29th October, 2 sessions.Call to Book

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Spooky Halloween lantern Workshop

Come and create your own spooky Halloween lantern in our Covid secure garden gallery. A fun pre-bookable family craft event for children between 5 - 11yrs. Each session will be strictly limited to 16 places, (including adults and babies). With family groups no bigger than 6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Prices £5 parent and child ticket additional siblings from the same family group £2 each. 2 sessions running on 31st October.

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Monster Villain Safari
Monster Villain Safari

There are ten monster villains have been spotted on stickers in shop windows around Farnham town centre and it’s your job to find them! with a free Ebook the end.Find out More

Half term laser run deal
Art and Design Craft Market & Farmers Market too!

To complement the month’s creative arts celebrations, Farnham Town Council has arranged for an Art and Design Craft Market. There is also the Farmers Market too!

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Rural Life Living Museum Halloween Crafts

Join us for spooky children’s crafts, carve a pumpkin, go for a walk through our haunted woodland or take a trip on the Old Kiln Light Railway. This year we are spreading our Halloween activities over several days from Wednesday 28th October to Saturday 31st October. Join us for spooky children’s crafts, carve a pumpkin (£3 pre-booked ticket, pumpkins provided) go for a walk through our haunted woodland or take a trip on the Old Kiln Light Railway (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 1st Nov, extra charge applies). Get your museum and pumpkin carving tickets from our website .book now

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Sport4Kids Sports Holiday Camp - Bordon

All-day multi-activity camp providing safe fun-filled all-day childcare every weekday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm for 5 to 13 year olds. We're excited to be bringing our summer activity camp back to The Holme Primary School in Bordon this summer. Running right across the summer holidays, we'll have safe, fun-filled activities running from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. £120 for 5 days Places are very limited, so take advantage of the early bird offers that save you up to £150 and book now! book now


Multi-Activity Day Holiday camps £38

Mon to Fri 26th - 30th October

09:00am - 4.00pm

If you have a child between the ages of 8 and 14 years old who are looking for a great day out, full of fun and excitement this is the place to be. It is also a great opportunity for them to try a new sport for the first time! Max of 12 children per bubble for social distancing

The sessions are perfect for children to come along and make new friends and enjoy new experiences in a range of activities available here at Horseshoe Lake.

The children will do a range of activities during the day which could include any combination of the following; 

  • Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Archery Range
  • Raft Building
  • Sailing Dinghies**
  • Kayaks
  • Canoes**

    Don't sit in getting bored – Get Out, Get Active!

**Subject to craft availability, current government guidelines and prevailing weather conditions


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RYA Youth Sailing

A 16 hour long course over 2 days in a small group of up to 6 participants. This is the best way to learn how to sail in a safe and fun environment whilst offering professional instruction.


RYA Level 1 17th-18th August

RYA Level 2 6th-7th & 20th-21st August

RYA Level 3 10th-11th & 24th-25th August


RYA qualifications are recognised world wide, with RYA Level2 being the standard for sailors to be able to hire dingys,

The course is a great way to boost child confidence after lockdown, so they re-start schooling with a new qualification under their belt!

Call us: 01252 871808
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