12th October 2017
Here we are again; another half-term has rolled around. Everyone is in need of a break from the usual weekly routine and to relax a little. Children being children however, that won’t last long, so it’s always good to have some back-up plans for days out and about up your sleeve.
We’ve rounded up our favourites from around the country.
Get them dressed up in their favourite Halloween outfits and get involved in some spooky activities at Marwell Zoo in Winchester. Let your little ghouls’ imaginations run wild with scary storytelling with the zoo’s witch, pumpkin carving, wand making and broomstick flying lessons with the resident wizard – will they earn their Level 2 broomstick licence?
Meet Robin Hood, his Merry Men and friends in this interactive tour that will take you back to the 12th century. Set in the courtyard of Nottingham Castle, which has been whizzed back in time to become a medieval village, with jesters, music, puppet shows and cookery demonstrations. Have a go at archery and enjoy jousting and horseback sword fighting.
Spend a day exploring the deer park at Holkham Hall in Norfolk on this tractor trailer tour. Get up close to the herds of fallow and red deer and learn about their habitat and life in the park land that surrounds this magnificent stately home.
Regarded as one of the best museums in Britain, Liverpool Museum attracts more than 3 million visitors each year. With so many things to see and discover; from maritime history, even a lifejacket from The Titanic, and paintings from all eras and corners of the world to Ancient Egyptian and Roman treasures. Look out for museum trails to help little ones get the most out of their visit.
Now in its 17th year and with award-winning guides to lead the way, the South East Cornwall Walking Festival takes in hidden beaches, tiny villages and viewpoints that you may never have managed to find. Choose from trails including getting to know Bodmin Moor, Lostwitheil – the former capital of Cornwall and a foraging walk – don’t forget your mug and spoon to enjoy soup made after the walk.
What are your plans for October half term?