15 family friendly activities this October half term

Oct 23, 2021 | Highlights, MAIN FEED

Lots to do with the kids this October half-term in Bristol

It’s October half-term which can only mean one thing – it’s time for my round-up of all the best budget things to do in Bristol & beyond that won’t break the bank. Please double check with the venue before making a special trip – some might still have limited number because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Halloween at Upside Down House Cribbs Causeway

The whole family can visit the upside down house which has been decorated especially for Halloween from Monday to Saturday with tickets starting at £4.00 per person.

St Paul’s Adventure Playground

There are plenty of half- term play sessions and family fun planned for the week ahead at the playground which is both indoors and outdoors. Worth a look!

Halloween Spooky Barn & Potion Making at Windmill Hill City Farm

Windmill Hill City Farm is hosting a spooky barn tour, potion-making class and a scarecrow trail over Halloween weekend. Prices start from £7.50, exact details on the website.

Bowling at Hollywood Bowl or Tenpin

During half-term you can get 50 percent off at Hollywood Bowl or 2 for 1 on bowling at Tenpin every weekday until 5pm during half-term.

Farrington’s Pumpkin Festival

Take little ones to pick their own pumpkin this Halloween at this 12-acre pumpkin patch. Until October 31.

Family fun day at Imperial Apartments BS14 0TX

This looks great for little ones – there will be a bouncy castle, face painting and lots of other fun stuff to do at this Family Fun Day while raising money for charity.

Pumpkin picking at Avon Valley Adventure Park

Take your little pumpkins out for a spot of pumpkin picking at Avon Valley where they have a fab selection to choose from. Make an afternoon of it and go and get rid of some energy at the adventure park before popping to say hi to the animals.

New Room Half Term Activity Mornings

Kids can dress up in Georgian costume as this was John Wesley’s era (1700s – 18th century). Tickets for the event cost £10 which include one adult and up to three children. Events taking place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during half term.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Step inside Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for your very own Night at the Museum to enjoy a special movie screening of Hocus Pocus. Tickets start from £9.

Bristol Hoo-Ha festival

Hoo-Ha! Festival returns for October half term for two jam-packed days of music, dancing, and activities for little people and their families at Bristol Beacon.

Three Sunds at Alma Tavern and Theatre

Powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic sums up this very special show. Tickets start from £6.50 each for a family of four.

Crane rides at M Shed

Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! A landmark on Bristol’s docks, these cargo cranes are a link to the city’s 1950s trading heyday. Tickets start from £5.

John King Trips at M Shed

Take a trip on the harbour on the John King – a 1935 diesel tug built to tow cargo ships from Bristol City Docks to the mouth of the River Avon. Prices start from £4.

Halloween Ghost Trail at Bristol Shopping Quarter

This October Bristol Shopping Quarter will be hiding 21 ghosts for children and their families to find with the help of the LoyalFree app. Scan all locations to be entered into a prize draw to win Primark vouchers or a pair of designer glasses.

Half-Term Halloween Trail at Clifton Observatory

Explore the Giant’s Cave, climb the observatory tower and complete the spooky scavenger to win a Halloween treat. To participate in the Halloween Trail, simply ask at reception upon arrival for the worksheet. Plus, enter the Scary Selfie Competition to win free return tickets for kids aged 4-14! Tickets start from £2.50.

More from Broke in Bristol (& beyond):

10 places kids eat free (or for £1) this half term

10 of the best Bristol doggie walks

10 steps to get out of debt

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