A Spooky Half Term For All The Family

Oct 14 2021 Autumn Explore Family Friendly What's On

Looking for the perfect Half Term day out this October? Discover More in Worcestershire…

From the great outdoors, to spooky events, to ideas for those wet play days, we have something for all the family this half term.

Spooky Season

Severn Valley Railway Ghost Trains

For the brave and bold this half-term, ride the Ghost Trains through the haunted stations at Severn Valley Railway. Arrive at Kidderminster Station before making your way along the dark platform to find your haunted carriage.

Once aboard the train, hold on tight as the train roars away, passing through haunted stations – who knows what lurks around the next bend!?
For the bravest children that survive the spooks and scares, free Halloween goodie bags will be handed out.

The Ghost Train runs from 28th – 30th October and services depart at 5:30pm, 6:20pm, 7:10pm and 8:00pm. To book your tickets for The Ghost Train – Click here

Churchfield’s Halloween Week

For your very own little monsters, join Churchfield’s Farm this half-term for a week of spooktacular events!

From 23rd October, the Pumpkin Festival will be open every day until Halloween. Pick out your own pumpkin, wheelbarrow it to our outdoor carving barn, choose and carve the spookiest face before taking it back home ward off any ghouls or ghosties that come your way this Halloween.
Get your tickets here.

Enter the Scary Fairy Trail which has come to life with the spookiest of Halloween monsters. Watch out for the hidden troll under the bridge as you enter the spooky woodland walk. Use your torches to guide you from start to finish without getting lost. For those who complete the torchlit trail, treat yourself to a luxury hot chocolate, or ice cream as you cosy up next to the fire – fire pits and blankets provided!
The Torchlight Scary Fairy Trail is open 29th and 30th October – Book your tickets here!

If you’re in the mood for enjoying a screamer, then the Spooky Moo’vie Festival is for you. Get your snacks, blankets, and cushions ready, as you cosy up on your chosen haybale, in our creepiest covered barn! Choose from either a family spooky film on Saturday or Sunday afternoon or a creepier teen/adult movie in the evening.
Pick your movie and reserve your haybale here!


Spetchley Gardens Wizadry

Calling all young aspiring Wizards! Learn how to be a Wizard at Spetchley Wizarding School! The magic begins in the atmospheric grounds of Spetchley Park Gardens, where you will be greeted by the Head Wizard and his mischievous cat.

You will proceed through the grounds to Assembly, wands may be needed to ward off creepy creatures lurking in the trees. Professor Plume will then hand you your quest cards and you will be off on your Wizarding School adventure: searching for Dragon eggs, creating charms in Miss Charming’s class, taking part in Wand Wafting and Magic Spells, Predictions with Professor Plume, whilst making sure not to annoy the grumpy gardener as you fly past his gnarly root house.

To attend the Spetchley Garden’s School of Wizardry – book your tickets here.

Wicked Witch Week at the Commandry

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble! Take part in the Witches Potion Trail! Willa the Witch has lost the ingredients for her creepy concoction, can you help find them all?

At The Commandery there’ll be a hand-printing station so you can make lots of different witch pictures to take home, and a spooky sensory tray with lots of creepy crawlies, eyes, black play dough, and black pasta bats! More Information Here

Hartlebury Castle

Calling all budding witches and wizards! Dress up in your favourite spooky costume and join Hartlebury Castle for all your Halloween Fun! Carve a pumpkin, follow the fangtastic pumpkin trail, make a wand to cast spells, and stir up a potion ready for Halloween! More Information here.

For more ghostly events this half-term, check out our Halloween blog page.

Evening Outings

For those who looking for evening motivation this half-term, we’ve got you covered.

Lantern Festival:

Visit the Safari Park this autumn for an epic lantern trail, where you can enjoy mesmerising lighting displays, discover a ‘wild’ range of breath-taking lanterns, and explore the walk–through areas of the Park like never before. Be transported to a wonderland of lanterns and interactive lighting displays. With over forty light groupings, and up to 1000 individual lanterns, the event will have something for all ages, and make a fantastic family evening out.

With magical lit-up landscapes, dinosaur lanterns, glowing animal installations, a giant interactive piano keyboard, rainbow tunnel and many other creations, the 3km trail has been designed to offer guests a safe and enjoyable evening, with plenty of fun all round!

The Lantern Festival runs everyday during half-term and you can book your tickets here.

Classic Evening Outings

For more classic evenings out with the family, visit Vue Cinema to catch the latest releases. Ten Pin, and Escape Room are perfect for those looking for a family challenge.

Pumpkin Patches

If picking and carving your own pumpkin is on your agenda for Half Term, why not visit one of our local farm shops, pumpkin fields are available at:

Churchfields Farm
Stanleys Farm Shop
Pinewood Christmas Trees
Attwell Farm
Clives of Cropthorne
Bennetts Willow

Get Active

Get active this October half-term and have a fun-filled day out at Raven Meadow Golf Centre. Test your skills at Footgolf, an exciting mix of football and golf. Played over the 9-hole Short Course at Ravenmeadow, a fun and relaxed environment especially for families.

Or if up for a golfing adventure, then have a crack at the Jungle Safari Adventure. You’ve crash landed in a dense forest. Navigate your way through rugged terrain, avoid hungry animals, and escape to safety. The Jungle Safari Adventure Golf contains 18 holes, full of various challenges to overcome.

As we can’t rely on the British weather, some options for indoor activities include: Indoor Climbing at Redpoint, a family swim at Malvern Splash or bounce away at The Buzz Inflatable Park.

Outdoor Explorers

Embrace the outdoors and enjoy the various National Trust Properties in Worcestershire. There is plenty of fun for the whole family to be had on fantastic days out to Croome Court, The Firs or Hanbury Hall.

If you’re look for the best place for autumn colours, it doesn’t get much better than a visit to Arley Arboretum. Once voted as the ‘best place to see the autumn colours’ in the UK by Countryfile, Arley Arboretum is well worth exploring with family this half-term. With acres of woodland to explore, wide open natural vistas to run and play in and activities all year round, there really is something for everyone.

Your little explorers will also love; Worcester Woods Country Park, Gheluvelt Park, Walking the Malvern Hills, or for the more daring swinging from the trees on a Go Ape experience.

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