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Keep the kids entertained throughout the school holidays with this guide to the best events and things to do throughout the 2019 October Half Term. 

Get out and about with the family this spring and be inspired by the multitude of activities on offer. Whether you're local and looking for something near you or visiting for a half term break, there's plenty to keep the kids entertained while parents can relax knowing there is plenty to do to for every taste and budget. 

When is October Half Term?

Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex & Hampshire 

October Half Term begins on Saturday 26th October and runs until Sunday 3rd November. 

Kent

October Half Term begins on Saturday 19th October and runs until Sunday 27th October.

Isle of Wight

October Half Term begins on Saturday 19th October and runs until Sunday 3rd November.

For short or weekend breaks, our Days Out and weekend breaks pages offers a wealth of ideas for things to do in Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Looking for half term breaks near you?

See below for our list of featured attractions and use the Map View feature to find something near you during the school holidays.

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  1. British Airways i360

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    Sightseeing

    Brighton

    Take to the skies to see Brighton and the South Coast as you have never seen them before!

  2. Drusillas Park

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    Type:

    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Alfriston

    Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas.

  3. Runnymede Surrey Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Garden

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    Type:

    Garden

    Egham

    Runnymede Surrey Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Garden

  4. RHS Garden Wisley

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    Garden

    Woking


    Wisley is the historic home of the RHS and undoubtedly one of the finest gardens in the world.

  5. Congress Theatre

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    Conference / Exhibition Centre

    Eastbourne

    The Congress Theatre is Grade II* listed. Purpose built, the theatre and conference venue has a seating capacity of 1655, and is one of the largest theatres on the south coast.

  6. The Observatory Science Centre

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    Science Centre

    Hailsham

    The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading "hands-on" science centres with over 100 exhibits. As the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with its domes and telescopes, visitors can savour its unique atmosphere.

  7. West Dean Gardens

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    Garden

    Chichester

    Nestled at the foot of the South Downs just 6 miles north of Chichester, West Dean Gardens is one of the greatest restored English gardens open to the public today.

  8. Manor Farm (Farm and Museum)

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    Farm

    Southampton

    Traditional Hampshire farmstead - range of buildings, farm animals, machinery and equipment, pre-1950's farmhouse and 13thC church set for 1900 - living history site.

  9. St. Thomas a Becket Church

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    Church / Chapel

    Capel Le Ferne

    Basically a Norman church from the 14th Century with significant wall paintings of 13th Century on the north wall.

  10. Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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    Historic Site

    Fareham

    Fort Nelson is a superbly restored Victorian fort overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. It is home to the Royal Armouries national artillery collection with over 350 historic guns on display.

  11. Port Lympne Reserve

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Ashford

    Port Lympne Reserve, set in 600 acres, has something for everyone, whether you're interested in animals, historic houses, elegant gardens or magnificent scenery, you'll have a totally wild day out!

  12. National Maritime Museum

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    Museum

    Greenwich, London

    The world’s largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of exploration and adventure at sea. Critically acclaimed temporary exhibitions (ticketed). General admission free.

  13. Butser Ancient Farm

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    Farm

    Waterlooville

    Butser Ancient Farm, nestled within the Southdowns National Park, is a wonderful outdoor space showcasing Ancient Britain through experimental archaeology.

  14. Nymans

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    Garden

    Haywards Heath

    One of the great Gardens of the Sussex Weald with a collection of rare and beautiful plants from all over the world, including breathtaking spring colour in the walled garden, an old fashioned rose garden, summer borders and much more.

  15. Rural Life Centre

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    Museum

    Farnham


    The Rural Life Centre is a museum of past village life covering the years from 1750 to 1960. It is set in over ten acres of garden and woodland and housed in purpose-built and reconstructed buildings including a chapel, village hall, cricket…

  16. Devonshire Park Theatre

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    Theatre

    Eastbourne

    The Devonshire Park Theatre is a Grade II listed building designed by Henry Currey, built in 1884 and further improved by celebrated Theatre Architect Frank Matcham in 1903.
    The theatre has a seating capacity of 936.

  17. Tapnell Farm Park

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    Farm

    YARMOUTH

    Set in acres of beautiful countryside, surrounded by amazing views of the Isle of Wight, Tapnell Farm Park is one of the Island’s biggest all-weather, fun-filled family attractions.

    There’s so much to see and do, with just as much inside as…

  18. Heaven Farm Museum

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    Type:

    Museum

    Uckfield

    Historic farm on A275, 1 mile south of Danehill near the Bluebell Railway and Sheffield Park Garden. Fishing, museum, nature trail and tea rooms.

  19. The Needlemakers

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    Craft Centre

    Lewes

    A converted 19thC candle factory housing variety of different craft workshops. Visitors can see candle making, hand-engraving and visit other specialist shops.

  20. Winchester Cathedral

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Winchester

    Explore more than 1000 years of history in Europe’s longest medieval Cathedral. Discover the beautiful illuminated Winchester Bible, 12th-century wall paintings, medieval carvings, contemporary art and the awe and wonder of this magnificent building.

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