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October Half Term

21 - 30 October

October Half Term Events and Activities

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Discover a wealth of outdoor events, indoor activities and spooktacular Halloween fun across South East England this October half term.  Watch out, you might find some spooky adventures with a few jumps, scares, wizarding magic and friendly ghosts along the way.

Top 10 Things to do this October Half Term  

  • Get ready for an adventure through Wakehurst's wild botanic garden in West Sussex with Room on the Broom Adventure, 15th October - 31st October 22.
  • Join with family and friends to wander from dusk into darkness between one ghostly space to another as there’s a delicious twist to the sweetest of treats on offer at Oxfordshire's Blenheim Palace, 21st October - 31st October 22.
  • Looking for some of the best Halloween events in Sussex for kids? Shriek Week at Drusillas Park is the perfect place to bring the kids for a family-friendly, fun-filled, and spooky Halloween week! 22nd October - 20th October 22.
  • Come along and join in with the family friendly Halloween events as Kent Life is transformed for the spooky season, 22nd October - 30th October 22.
  • Discover Britain’s wonderful wildlife this October half term as The British Wildlife Centre, near Lingfield, Surrey, will be open daily from 22nd October - 30th October 22.
  • Head to Odds Farm Park's Pumpkin Patch to pick your own pumpkin ready to carve over at carving corner from 22nd October - 30th October 2022. 
  • Halloween Happy Hauntings – a week of spooky, ‘cackle-tastic’ fun awaits you and all the family this October half term at Fishers Farm Park! 22nd October - 30th October 22.
  • Pull on your wellies and head to Tapnell Farm Park to pick your own pumpkins. There will be games, characters and lots more fun from 22nd October - 30th October 22.
  • It's wickedly, wonderful fun this half term as witches, wizards and other ghouls take over the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, 24th October - 28th October 22.
  • Do you dare explore Carisbrooke Castle in the dark this Halloween? Join the storytellers as they guide you on a journey through the past, 28th October - 31st October 22.

When is the October Half Term 2022?

Most schools in England break up for the October half term on Friday 21st October 2022, returning to school on Monday 31st October 2022.  Halloween falls on a Monday this year as always celebrated on the 31st October 2022. 

Don't forget our rainy day guide is also here to help whatever the October half term holiday weather brings, ensuring you have a great day out.   

What's on near me this October Half Term and Halloween?

Find hundreds more events and things to do in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Dorset, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire this October half term holiday and Halloween in our guide below. Whether you're looking for something near you, or you are travelling to a part of South East England for a short break or day trip, use the 'map view' button to find something local to you or use the specific county, use the links below. 

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  1. Trunkwell House Gift Fair

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    Get in the festive mood with our Gift Fair:

    Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October, 10am to 4pm

    - Indoors and heated

    - Fantastic shopping for all ages

    - Wide variety of stalls to see, perfect for you to start your Christmas shopping

    -…

  2. Fizz, Fish and Chips!

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    Join us for the tastiest date at Thames Valley Wine School! Your Fish and Chip Supper will be served alongside a tasting of 6 perfectly picked wines. Starting with classics like Picpoul and Albariño, we'll finish with both English Sparkling Wine and…

  3. See You Next

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    Comedy

    Hove

    A fast paced, new material open mic comedy night. Come and watch some of the best comics on the open circuit live or die. Hilarious or painful but never mediocre!

  4. Hastings Storytelling Festival 2022

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    Festival

    Hastings

    Celebrate the art of storytelling at this annual festival.

  5. Hex Pro Wrestling October Weekender

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    Sporting Events

    Portsmouth

    Hex Pro Wrestling has been running fundraising events out of Denmead Junior school with this being their third weekender. The last 4 events have been well attended and enjoyed by all who came. Hex Pro has raised money for DJS to help with purchasing…

  6. Alice's Wonderland at Waddesdon Manor

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    Exhibitions

    Aylesbury

    Join us this year to celebrate the life, collections and legacy of a lesser known member of the Rothschild dynasty- Alice de Rothschild (1847-1922). Discover her key role in Waddesdon's history through exhibitions and displays that span our entire…

  7. Kidz With Attitude – Halloween Special

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    Childrens Events

    Brighton and Hove

    ALL AGES

    Hip Hop, Funk and Soul for Kidz and guardians!

    Kidz With Attitude is back for a spo0o0oOky Halloween special! The day time club for kidz and guardians to break out their best moves and Halloween costumes on the dancefloor.

    K.W.A DJs will…

  8. Roman Army Week

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    Childrens Events

    Fishbourne, Chichester

    This October half term, Fishbourne Roman Palace is seeking new recruits to enlist in its Roman Army and learn what it takes to become a fully-fledged soldier.

    From Monday 24 to Friday 28 October, there will be free activities every day for the…

  9. Pumpkin Carving

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    Arts

    Woking

    Come and join us on our special Halloween themed Thursday Late to carve your own artistically styled pumpkin and don't forget to bring a container for your pumpkin flesh to take home to cook. Choose from a range of designs or create your own.…

  10. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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    Theatre

    Hastings

    The classic drama performed at The Stables Theatre, Hastings.

  11. New for 2022! Science Fair

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    Childrens Events

    Maidstone

    Topics covered include astronomy, chemistry, palaeontology, forensics, physics & biology - presented in an interactive and fun way! PLUS meet George the Jurassic Dinosaur!

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    Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
    Adult £12.00 per…

  12. The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland

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    Winchester

    A new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic story.

    What if a stranger entered your world and caused nothing but chaos? In a land where madness is gently balanced, visitors should tread carefully. A lesson Alice must learn...

    A beautiful new…

  13. Owl-O-Ween

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Weyhill, Andover

    6 – 8pm
    Tickets: £19.95 – includes hot dog or burger, spooky treat and hot drink.
    Prepare yourself and your little ones for a wickedly spook-tacular family evening this Halloween. You can enjoy some ghostly storytelling and marvel at our owls as…

  14. Couples Cook – Wine & Dine – Mexican Street Food

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    Brighton

    Join us for our hugely popular Couples Cook session – together you’ll cook an array of authentic Mexican dishes, prepared and plated to restaurant standards then dine together in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. With prosecco on arrival as well as…

  15. Deco

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    Brighton and Hove

    Bright and breezy indie-pop trio.

  16. World of Wine: Explore Germany, England, Austria and Hungary

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    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wines tasting of Germany, England, Austria, and Hungary. Time to discover the aromatic wines of Europe!

    Germany is the home of the king of the white grapes, Riesling, an extremely versatile grape, making some of…

  17. SEND Morning Explorer

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    Childrens Events

    Lewes

    A quiet hour exclusively for families with additional needs to explore Lewes Castle & Museum and learn about its medieval past, and have a go at our range of Medieval Monday activities in a relaxed environment. Games, crafts, dressing up, as well as…

  18. Drawing For Adults

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    Woking

    Meet our resident artist, Marianne Frost on the 1st floor, collect a stool and some materials and set off into the galleries for two hours of indulgent reflective time to draw inspiration from the outstanding collections on display. These sessions…

  19. Snipit & The Hotrocks - Halloween Party!

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    Hove

    Two of the best festival bands under the same roof on a spooky Halloween weekend. Who could ask for a better party!

    Southwestsiide

    A freaky stylish collective of upbeat hip hop musical and lyrical engineers. Blasting in to the Brunswick to open…

  20. October Half-Term Fun

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    Childrens Events

    Petworth

    Spot the pumpkins hidden across the Pleasure Garden and have fun strolling through crunchy leaves.
    Search out the seasonal colours and different leaf shapes at Petworth that are marked on the colour catcher chart. Collect what you find, then help…

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