Devilish activities to delight the whole family this October Half Term at Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

20th - 29th 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  

  • Back for another year celebrating everything Pumpkin. Come to Tapnell Farm to enjoy lots of pumpkin related festivities including pick your own pumpkin, axe throwing, pumpkin carving and more! Now - 31st October 2023
  • As the air turns crisp and a rich display of Autumn Colour envelops the countryside, pack your walking boots or wellies and head to Hever Castle. Now - 28th October 2023
  • Go Ape Sundown Adventures are back for autumn 2023 at Go Ape at Leeds Castle. For a limited time only, you can climb, swing, and zip your way into the night for the best adventure you’ll have this season. 13th October 2023 - 4th November 2023
  • As Halloween creeps closer and the days shorten, there’s a chill in the air at Blenheim Palace where ghosts, ghouls and witches get ready to deliver a whole host of tricks and treats along a spooktacular trail. 20th October 2023 - 29th October 2023
  • Come along and join in with the family friendly Halloween events as Kent Life is transformed for the spooky season. 21st October 2023 - 29th October 2023
  • If you're looking for a thrilling and spooky adventure, look no further than Portsmouth's iconic Spinnaker Tower. 21st October 2023 - 29th October 2023
  • Calling all witches and wizards this October half-term at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens. 21st October -31st October
  • The Brickworks Museum's Autumn steam up welcomes the traction engines back from their summer show season to join them in one last celebration of brickmaking before the Museum closes for the winter months. 
  • Chiltern Open Air Museum's 'Halloween Spectacular' is back on Friday 27th October
  • Grab your broomsticks and get ready for a bewitchingly brilliant day out at Carisbrooke Castle. Gather round for tales from the spooky storytellers and solve creepy clues in the Halloween Quest, 28th October 2023 - 5th November 2023

When is the October Half Term 2023?

Most schools in South East England break up for the October half term on Friday 20th October 2023, returning to school on Monday 30th October 2023. Schools in Isle of Wight however gets an extra week off shool with students returning to school on Monday 6th November 2023. Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year as always celebrated on the 31st October.

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.