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Top Activities for October Half Term

Half-term is fast approaching, and as the weather turns wintery it’s time for a break. But if the thought of taking the family away for a few days makes you worry about your wallet, think again. With rooms for £29 or less and free breakfast for kids, a family holiday can be well within budget. If you’re thinking of getting away from it all why not check out our top picks for the best activities this October half term.

1. Museum of Liverpool, LIVERPOOL

liverpool museum

Half-term just got exciting! Wally will be coming to the Museum of Liverpool when they take part in kids in museum’s Spooky Museum Search next week… Hunt for ‘Where’s Wally’ amongst the museum’s exciting collections whilst your little ones get stuck in filling in an engaging activity sheet! It’s going to be frighteningly good fun and a great way to get your kids learning in a fun exciting environment. 

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Liverpool Central The Strand

Liverpool Central

Liverpool Central Exchange Street

2. Oxygen free jumping at the O2, LONDON

trampoline park

Trampolining is a fantastic way for kids to burn off some steam and have fun doing so. Your children will love bouncing around on interconnected trampolines while showing off their best tricks at Oxygen Free Jumping Croyden, bounce into the giant airbags, challenge their friends in dodgeball or try to beat obstacle course records. 

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London Greenwich High Road

London Greenwich

London City Airport

3. Alnwick castle, NORTHUMBERLAND

harry potter castle

Harry Potter fans can scale Hogwarts school itself at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. This October half-term (running from 21st to 29th October) they’ve really gone above and beyond with their various new events, with everything from potions, explosions and dragons to bring the magic to life for you and your children. Budding wizards and witches can experience a little magic in this rather special setting and bond with you over JK Rowling’s timeless series. 

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Newcastle Seaton Burn

Newcastle Gosforth

Newcastle Airport

4. National sea life centre, BIRMINGHAM


Be transported into an enchanting underwater world at The National SEA LIFE Centre! Located in the centre of Birmingham, the Aquarium is open daily from 10am. With various animals and fish from the infamous clownfish in Nemo to striking Black Tip Reef Sharks.

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Birmingham Central Bull Ring

Birmingham Central

Birmingham Central Broadway Plaza

5. Merlin five-in-one London attractions pass, LONDON

london skyline

Pick up a Merlin five-in-one London attractions pass to enjoy top attractions, including Madame Tussauds and the London Eye. you’ll be able to go on an exciting adventure with the whole family this half term. view London’s skyline in style, see spectacular sea life, come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces at Madame Tussauds and take a terrifying trip through London’s history. A great activity for those who want to experience everything London has to offer.

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London Central Waterloo

London Central Southwark

London Central Farringdon

6. The War of the Worlds Immersive Experience, LONDON

alien abduction

It’s not theatre or cinema. It’s not an escape room, theme park ride or VR game, as London’s multi-award winning, top-rated “immersive night out,” The War of the Worlds Immersive Experience combines them all. You’ll engage all your senses as you crawl, slide and transport your way through 24 fantastic scenes: from the sighting of the first capsule to the arrival of 300 foot Martian Fighting Machines. Please note this activity is not suggested to children under 10 years old. 

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London Central Tower Bridge

London Central Aldgate East

London Central Liverpool Street

7. Landmark Forest Adventure Park, SCOTLAND

girls in a park

Where else can you enjoy three water rollercoasters, walk through a tropical hot-house with hundreds of colourful butterflies and meet your favourite dinosaurs from Jurassic Park. Landmark is home to The Dinosaur Kingdom; Scotland’s Biggest & Best Dinosaur Experience.  Landmark Forest Adventure Park was recently voted by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 10 Adventure Parks in the UK where families have been enjoying Landmark Forest Adventure Park for nearly 50 years and with all these great activities to choose from its a Half Term no brainer!

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Inverness Fairways


Inverness City Centre

8. Cyfarthfa Miniature Railway


Located in the South of Wales is Cyfarthfa Miniature Railway – a 1000ft miniature railway to enjoy which is fully equipt with a wheelchair-friendly coach on the train. The railway route takes you past scenic Cyfarthfa Lake, around the little island, past the Castle and down the drive, concluding at the Pandy Clock. A truly exciting adventure for all your little train enthusiasts.

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Merthyr Tydfil


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