What's On This October Half Term (2018)

Hey Foxy Friends! It only seems like 5 minutes since the summer holidays at our caravan parks and now October half term is just around the corner! October is one of my favourite times of year, although it is the last month our holiday parks are open for the year, there is a whole range of entertainment happening in and around our UK holiday sites! 

If you have a caravan or lodge holiday booked with us this half term, come and join us for some seriously spooky fun for Halloween! All of the parks will be running Halloween themed activities plus some spooktacular cabaret for the adults to enjoy! 

From the 19th October - 2nd November you can enjoy; Cheffy's birthday celebrations, Halloween fancy dress nights, Sand Art, The Wonderful Bear Emporium, character dining & much more. Click here for the full entertainment lineup. 


If you are staying at our Somerset family holiday parks this October half term there is lots of entertainment to enjoy in the local area: 

Halloween At Wookey Hole Caves 

20th October - 4th November - The home of Halloween opens its doors once again for spooky fun throughout the autumn half term! Costume characters will be on site including the Witch of Wookey Hole who will be giving a free treat to every child!

Dress up as your favourite Halloween character and you could win a prize at the end of the Halloween Circus Show! There will also be circus workshops so you can have a go yourself (workshops and shows operate on alternate selective dates).


The Grand Pier - Halloween Unfairground 

This October, the Grand Pier will be opening its doors after dark for the return of the terrifying Halloween event; Halloween Unfairground. The event will consist of live scare zones, including; House of Murders, Freak Show and Dead End, as well as access to all the rides and attractions, and some additional surprises along the way. 


A Halloween Tale - Mysteries Of The Cave At Cheddar 

This Halloween, get ready for some ghostly going's on at Cheddar Gorge & Caves. Some famous (or should that be infamous) literary figures have come to life and taken up residence inside Gough's cave, but what do they want? And why are they there? 

When you reach the cave entrance you'll be handed the mystery case files, which contain important clues to help you along the way. Delve down into this prehistoric cave, filled with spectacular secret caverns, hidden chambers and remarkable rock formations. Weave your way through Gough's Cave and solve this spooky mystery in an exciting and immersive day out for all ages, taking place from the 27th October to 4th November. 

The Great Golden Pumpkin Hunt At Hestercombe Gardens 

Willow the Witch is preparing a special magical potion and The most important ingredient is a slice of a golden pumpkin but they are very rare and difficult to find. It's your job to hunt high and low – up in the woods and down by the lake – and see if you can find the pumpkin and help Willow complete her potion.

If you succeed on your mission and find the golden pumpkin, you will receive a delicious chocolate pumpkin to take home.


October half term is always filled with fun around our Cornwall holiday parks with Halloween and early bonfire events! Here are my favourite Cornwall events over October: 

DairyLand Farm World 

There are lots of ghoulish goings-on at DairyLand over Halloween to keep your little monsters entertained all day! Pumpkin carving, frighteningly free-range fun and creepy craft workshops are all available through October Half Term, but watch out for things that go bump in the bull pen!

Camel Creek 

Bursting with ghostly events and packed with treats; Halloween at Camel Creek is looking spooktacular for the whole family this October half term. 

The well-known Witch's Grotto is back this year, with a TWIST! Interact with the Witch in her house and help her create a very special potion; you can even take part in apple bobbing, colouring competitions, biscuit decorating, wall of horrors and more with the Witch. 

NEW FOR 2018 – help solve the murder mystery and find out who committed the crime. Examine the crime scene and solve the clues as you explore the park, putting together the puzzle to solve the crime. Solve the crime correctly to be entered in our draw for family Annual Membership*



Just up the road from St Ives Holiday Village  there's something for everyone at Flambards from Slime Fests and vicious Victorians to a Halloween Tricks & Treats Firework Spectacular. 

To ensure no one misses out on having a horribly good Halloween, the Helston visitor attraction is also extending its holiday opening times with extra dates from Tuesday, October 30th to Thursday, November 1st. 

Junior scientists are invited to join Flambards' very own mad professor in their onstage laboratory for Slime Fest workshop, families can enjoy spine-tingling rides and a spooky pumpkin trail in the creepy Victorian Village throughout the day and watch fireworks light up the sky in the evening with a Robbie Williams tribute show headlining wednesday 24th October. 


Lands End

Beware of ghoulish goings-on and spooky shenanigans in a land steeped in mystery and legend at the most western point of Cornwall - with halloween crafts, a halloween themed 'treasure trail' and face painting all taking place, you are sure to have a fangtastic day out! 


If it is a Devon caravan holiday or a Devon camping holiday you have booked this autumn, you will not be short of things to do on your special family holiday break in Devon. 

Flying Scotsman tour of the Westcountry

Don't miss out on a trip of a lifetime this October as the world famous steam train visits Devon for the first time in 15 years. You can chose from different classes from Premium Standard to Pullman Style Dining. There are still tickets available along some of the Westcountry's most scenic railway lines including Dawlish Sea Wall and into Somerset. 

Enjoy a luxury dining experience or complimentary teas and coffees at seated tables in open carriages! 

Torquay's Dinosaur World 

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 the 'Lights Out Torch Tour' to explore the exhibition in the dark, listen to a scary ghost story, and meet the NEW baby T Rex. Will you be brave enough?

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.

Crealy Adventure Park 

Join Crealy for their biggest spooktacular event ever! With all of the rides and attractions open along with a variety of spooky activities including; pumpkin carving, the scarecrow scaremaze, the creaky hotel, the treehouse trolls, fancy dress competition, firework extravaganza and much more! 


The Milky Way Adventure Park 

This Halloween at The Milky Way families are invited to enrol in a very special School For Witches and Wizards – and to dress for the occasion, of course! From Saturday 20th October to Sunday 28th October 2018 (school half term in Devon) there'll be lots of extra Halloween activities to enjoy – all designed to be fun rather than scary! Plus, great news if your kids are on half term later than Devon schools, our Witches and Wizards school will also be open from Tuesday 30th October to Thursday 1st November.

The Big Sheep 

The BIG Sheep Annual Halloween Festival – The South West's BIGGEST and BEST Halloween Festival has even more surprises planned for 2018. Playing host yet again to an array of activities and events throughout the October Half Term week.

Explore the haunted house, take a tour of the spooky farm on the haunted hayride, carve your own pumpkin or try your hand at witches flying school! Plus Entertainingly Different will be back with another Halloween Phantomime during October Half Term- Jack and the Giant Pumpkin! Included FREE in the ticket price for entry.



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