7 Things to Do in October Half Term around Cheshire

Well that sneaked up quickly! It only seems like last week that the kids went back to school and now it’s half term again. If you are still looking for things to do this October half term around Cheshire, then we can help.

The October half term can be a tricky one as the weather can be unpredictable. And with Christmas just around the corner, you may not want to spend lots. Read on for some great ideas that will keep you and the kids amused and that will suit all budgets.

1. Kenyon Hall Pumpkin Festival

It wouldn’t be October half term without some pumpkin fun and Kenyon Hall. Warrington has got it covered with pumpkin picking and carving with Winnie the Witch, spooky storytelling and Halloween treats galore.  For more details, click here.

2. Techniquest Spooky Science

If your little ones like experimenting, then a visit to Techniquest could be a hit this half term. A fully hands-on science museum with over 70 exhibits and puzzles, they also have a Spooky Science show running all over half term with ghostly goings-on, supernatural slime and brewing blood.  Full details here.


Have an enchanting time with the entire family at the Magical Woodland in Blakemere Village. (Photo from the MagicalWoodland.com website.)

3. Magical Woodland

From the 27th October, Blakemere Village turns into a Magical Woodland with lighting and audio experience that is truly magical. It’s a perfect late afternoon/early evening activity which will be loved by both children and adults who like the great outdoors. You will experience five different magical woodlands from across the world.  For full details, click here.

4. Day Out in Manchester

If you are planning a day out in Manchester this half term, then you will be in for a treat (and maybe a few tricks!).  The shops will be going green, you can be part of street theatre performances, and you can enjoy some face painting. Plus, there’s also going to be a giant spider! There will be so much going on. Take a look at the full list of events here.

5. Delamere Forest

Fancy some more outdoor activities over half term? Delamere Forest has it covered for all ages. Pumpkin carving and broomstick making, bug hunts, zombie hideout making, obstacle courses–it sounds amazing. Book soon though as some events have sold out already!

6. Tatton Park

Tatton Park has been celebrating Roald Dahl all year and many of these special events come to an end at October half term.  Aside from Danny Champion of the World and Fantastic Mr Fox, there are also some special events based around The Witches this half term. Trails, dressing up and Halloween parties–it sounds like a great day out for all the family.  Take a look at all the events here.

Hallowtide activities and more at Little Moreton Hall

Enjoy scary stories, thrills, and other family activities at Little Moreton Hall this half term. (Photo from the NationalTrust.org.uk website.)

7. Family Workshop with Artist Liz West

Finally, if your little ones are a bit artsy, then this workshop with a real artist could be right up your street. Play and learn about colour in this free workshop and join in the Hallowtide activities at Little Moreton Hall with spooky stories and trails. See all the activities at Little Moreton Hall here.

We hope you have a spookily good half term and do let us know if you have any other great ideas for the holiday.