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It’s one of my favourite half-terms of the year! So much going on in Warwickshire, from pumpkin picking to spooky days out. Here’s your guide to what’s on in Warwickshire this October half term 2018

Picking Pumpkins?

Pumpkins R Us – Kenilworth

Local favourites Pumpkins R Us are back and in a new location for Half Term, with hundreds and hundred of pumpkins to choose from, a cafe selling drinks, a spooky shop and halloween tent Pumpkins R Us is well worth a visit this Half Term.

The new address is Pumpkins R Us, The Gatehouse, Leamington Road, Kenilworth CV8 2LP

See more info on the website here

Malt Kiln Farm Shop

The pumpkin patch is now open for pick your own and will be right the way through to Halloween. We have a good selection of pumpkins of all different sizes, some white ones some blue ones and some very nobbly ones. More info on their website here.

Looking for a fireworks display!? Click here to see our guide 

Hatton Adventure World – Pumpkin Week

Local favourites Hatton Adventure World are once again hosting a Pumpkin Week where all visitors can choose their own pumpkin from a field full! Hatton also have a terrifying terror maze and bewitching trailer ride. If you’re not a pass holder it’s wise to book online to save some dosh.

Click here for more information

Coombe Spooky Trail

Come along and experience our spooky trail. Collect the information to crack the code and collect your prize. Trail sheets available from the Informaton Centre between 10am and 3pm. Please allow an hour to complete. £2 per trail sheet, Boooking not required. Suitable for families.

National Trusting?

Charlecote Park

27th October – 4th November 2018-  10am – 3:30pm-  £3 per child. General admission prices also apply.

The Charlecote Witch needs your help! Charlecote is being turned upside down by an evil foe and she’ll need everyone to lend a hand if she’s to defeat him. Help out and earn a pumpkin prize to take home and carve.
BOOKING: Not necessary – just turn up and defeat the witch’s evil foe!

Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton & Coughton Court

27th October – 4th November.  11- 3:30pm. Spooky Outdoor Trail with activities. £2.50 charge for the trail and take home activities.

See the National Trust Website here

Kenilworth Castle

Little Horrors, Hide & Shriek Sat 27 Oct – Sun 4 Nov 2018 11- 4pm

Prepare for a scare with a half term monster hunt for your little horrors! Join our Victorian Investigators for a paranormal quest around Kenilworth’s creepy castle. Enjoy bone-chilling tales, set off on a quest to defeat Victorian critters, and pick up some handy tips on how to handle some most unpleasant creatures.

Lively imaginations and sense of adventure are a must for this frightfully good family day out! And don’t forget to dress to impress in our daily fancy dress competition, with prizes for all entrants.

English Heritage members Free
Adult £11.30
Child, 5-17 years £6.80
Concession £10.20
Family £29.40

See more on the website here

Warwick Castle


The Haunted Castle comes alive this Halloween!

With wondrous witches, Horrible Histories and fearsome attractions, experience Warwick Castle’s biggest ever Haunted Castle event this Halloween!

20th October – 4th November

20th – 24th October – 10am – 6pm

25th – 31st October – 10am – 10pm

1st – 4th November – 10am – 6pm

Click here for more details

Tuesday 23rd October

Pumpkin Carving at Coombe Country Park – Come and have a spook-tacular time carving your very own pumpkin to decorate your house with. Multiple session times available. Booking Essential. £4 per child. Suitable for 3 years and over. To book or to find out more, please visit

Wednesday 24th October

Creepy Crafts at Coombe Country Park

Get ready for halloween by joining the team as we create some creepy arts and crafts for you to take home ready for a creepy halloween. Multiple session times available, Booking essential. This activity is suitable for children aged 3 plus. Cost- £4. To book, please visit

Thursday 25th October

Creepy Crafts – War Memorial Park Visitor Centre

Education Room War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, Coventry, CV3 6PT  13:30 – 15:00 – £3.80 – Please allow 45 minutes to complete the activity. Last admission at 14.15pm.

Join the Education Team to make a collection of creepy crafts to decorate your home with. Booking in advance is not essential.

Creepy creatures

Friday 26th October

Muddy Puddles, Story time at Foundry Wood – 10:00 am – 11:45 am

Come and join us for story time/trails/ nature exploration & seasonal crafts at Foundry Wood every Friday morning from 10 to 10.45 and 11 to 11.45 

Suitable for ages 2 ½  to 4 years. Pay termly or book a 6 week pass. PAYG available at our 11.00 session only.

Please contact or phone 01926 335479 to book your childs place.

Saturday 27th October

SCBU Halloween Fancy Dress Party – Raising money for Warwick Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit

Halloween themed kids party with coffee & cake! Enjoy a hot drink and some cake whilst the kids burn off some energy!

Prizes for the best Halloween fancy dress costume, children’s entertainer, spooky dance moves sessions and Halloween pinata.

£2 per child, no need to pre-book. Show your interest and keep up to date on the Facebook event here.

Halloween Party – Foundry Wood
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for our annual Halloween Party in the woodland. Halloween-themed crafts and entertainment for all ages, food around the campfire – soup, baked potatoes, hot drinks. Free entry – donations welcome

Brandon Marsh – Pumpkin Carving

 3:00pm5:00pm or 6:00 – 8:00pm

Come and join us for an afternoon of fun, have a go at carving your own pumpkin. Embark on our halloween trail and take home some Halloween goodies. Children cost £10 to include pumpkin, drink & goodie bag & Adults £1 which includes a hot drink.

Book Online here

Old Warty’s Halloween Family Fun Night – Ryton Pools

Bring the whole family to Ryton Pools for a spooky evening of Halloween fun and games with Old Warty the witch and friends! This evening event includes a ride on the ghost train, the halloween Teddy Hospital and Old Warty the Witches Haunted Garden. You can also visit the Tunnel-web Spider Lair, Bat Cave, Clumsy Ranger trail and other areas during the evening!

The Courtyard Cafe will be open all evening selling hot food and Halloween treats at additional cost and the Visitors Centre will be open at the visitor’s Centre selling Halloween gifts and goodies! Please bring a torch and a teddy for patching up in the hospital!
An event suitable for children aged 3 years + who must be accompanied by an adult. PLEASE NOTE: Only ONE ADULT PER CHILD will be permitted on the ghost train to keep queue times down.
Booking is essential. Cost is £10 per child and £2 per adult

(Parking for this event will be FREE). Tickets available on this link

Monday 29th October

Mini Arts Hallowe’en Family Sessions

Mini Arts will be hosting Hallowe’en family fun sessions for ages 2 to 9 years during on October 29th.

There are two sessions to choose from:

Session 1: 09:30 – 10:30

Session 2: 10:45 – 11:45

Both sessions take place at Cubbington Village Hall, and will include lots of fun arts and crafts activities, plus refreshments.

It’s Story Time – Story Session

Come and join a spooky but not scary Halloween special including stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Sessions will cost £3 per child and is catered towards children 2-5 years old. All ages are of course most welcome. Venue – The Racehorse at Warwick, 9.30 – 10:15am.
There is a maximum of 15 children per session so please make sure to sign up if you are planning on coming along to avoid disappointment.

See more details here

Tuesday 30th October

Dinosaur World Live – Warwick Arts Centre

Tue 30 Oct – Thu 1 Nov 2018

An interactive show for all the family where the audience are encouraged to take photos and be as raucous as possible!

Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing and remarkable dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including the flesh-eating giant, Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few.

At the end of the show you’ll have the chance to meet the stars – the dinosaurs!

Click here to book

Wednesday 31st October 

Halloween Spooky Breakfast Feast – Spangles Tea Room Cubbington

All you can eat Halloween pancakes & toppings, Spooky French toast, Ghost crumpets, Green waffles, Blueberry mini muffins. With arts and crafts inc make a Halloween crown or spooky light jar.

£9.99 per child. Adults £9.99 inc bottomless breakfast and 1 hot drink or fruit juice

Click here for the event on Facebook 

Room On The Broom Themed Yoga Class ages 3-6 welcome!

Join us at the St Chads Centre on Halloween from 2.30-3.30pm  for a children’s yoga class where we shall follow the story of Room On The Broom through adventure yoga. 

Children aged 3 – 6 are welcome. Pre-booked tickets only, see the event here on Facebook for more details

Hocus Pocus Movie – The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Something fun for a halloween afternoon, Hocus focus is showing at 14:30 these tickets are just £5.50. Book your tickets here.

Halloween at Baggots Castle

Bagot’s Castle, Church Road, Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3AR – 3pm-7.30pm.

Bagot’s Castle will be decorated for the event, ghostly figures will around the castle. There will be games, trick or treats, small cakes, soft drinks and face painting.


Click here to see the website

British Motor Museum

Join Professor Pickle and Doctor Pumpkin this Halloween for a spooky spectacular science show full of cool interactive spooky science demonstrations.

The shows start at 11am, 1pm and 2pm on Wednesday 31 October only. Simply Sign up at the Family Station when you arrive at the Museum and be ready for some ‘spooky’ science fun!

All activities are included in your Museum entry price so just come along to the Family Activity Station when you arrive to find out what’s going on when.

The British Museum also have activities happening throughout half term. For more information

Thursday 1st November

Pizza Making Workshop with Get Cooking

For more information & the Facebook event, click here 

What’s on October Half Term, Warwickshire

Brick Live – The NEC Birmingham 

Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th November

We’ve been as a family for the last couple of years & always had a great day out, see our review here.

For more info and tickets click here

Looking for something a little different?

Have you tried the new clip & climb at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre yet?

£12 – Sessions run on the hour from 10-3.30 during school holidays. Click here for more information

Looking for bigger days out, or something to do indoors, just click on the pictures below to visit the websites:


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