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October Half Term Activities For The Whole Family

For school kids throughout the UK, October half term is here. It may only seem they have just gone back to school from the summer break but we all know how quick those terms go.

If you are wondering what on earth you are going to do with the kids for a week thankfully there is plenty of choices to give all the family a great break, from events in your local area to just a few days away with the family. Here are 10 great ideas for October half term for the whole family to enjoy.

Book a UK Getaway

Yes, it’s got a bit colder and rain clouds are making a more frequent appearance, but don't let that stop you as the UK has some stunning destination to enjoy the colourful season in all its golden-hued glory.

Choose a picturesque location such as Cornwall, Devon, the Lake District or the Cotswolds for wonderful views and long walks as the kids stomp in their wellies through muddy puddles and colourful leaves. Or you could head out to one the UK’s more traditional seaside resorts such as Blackpool or Brighton, in order to enjoy those blustery days.

Grab Some Winter Sun

Didn’t manage to get away this summer? No worries as October half term is the perfect time to inject some winter sun into your systems before the festive season gets into full swing.

Popular destinations for families wanting to spend some quality time together in the sun include the likes of the Canary Islands, The Caribbean and Florida.

If you decide to shop around, then your next trip doesn't need to cost you a fortune. You are able to find late deals online and you don’t even have to go that far afield either.

A Day In London

A change of scenery for the day is just as good as a rest, so taking the family on a day trip somewhere new could leave the whole family feeling refreshed.

So, where better for a wide range of stimulating options than the capital, London?

Amazingly you don’t need to go and spend a fortune while your there either. How about an educational day out at the one of the capitals many museums such as the V&A Museum of Childhood, with its collection of toys, dolls and games all from the Victorian times, or if that’s not really your scene however you can be a bit more hands-on at the Science or Natural History Museum.
If you do decide London is the destination for you and you want to travel by train, then the earlier you book the better as train tickets will go up in price the nearer you get to your day of travel.

Have a Spooky Day Out...

Obviously, in October it’s all about Halloween, and normally most schools are still off over this time. Thankfully the popularity of this holiday is ever growing with more Halloween events cropping up over the UK.

Be sure to check out your latest tourist board to see if there are any local events near you such as Ghost tours and walks or Halloween festivals. If you have younger children which might not be into the whole getting scared side of thing yet then don’t fret as there will always be a child's friendly option at local village halls or youth centres.

...Or Make Your Own Halloween Fun

If the above one doesn’t interest you then why not just make your own Halloween fun at home.

Get creative in the kitchen and make some Halloween treats with the kids, dress up decorate the house and even create some fun spooky games which can keep the kids entertained for hours. Of course, pumpkin carving has to be on that list too.

Whatever you decide to do with your family this half term just make sure you are prepared for all occasions especially when it comes to the weather. Wear warm clothes and of course don’t forget your umbrellas just in case of that sudden downpour.

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