Things to do this October half term

Posted on: Wednesday 29th of August 2018

Halloween actually falls outside October half term this year, but it still dominates the theme of most events and attractions, making it a great time for a motorhome adventure.

Picture the scene; the leaves are falling from the trees, the nights are drawing in, there’s a nip in the air, everyone cosying around the campfire, sipping on their hot chocolates (or something a little stronger!), and then scaring each other witless with their haunting tales and ghastly ghost stories.

October half term is the perfect time to go away. It’s the last big hurrah of the season, with loads of events and attractions taking place. Here are our pick…

Howl’o’ween at Chessington

Experience Chessington World of Adventures once the sun goes down, and the spirits of Halloween come to life. Great for the whole family including rides in the dark, a spooky twist to the zoo and sea life centre, and loads of other spine-tingling attractions.


Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

For families with smaller children, Drusillas offers plenty of spooky fun for your little monsters. Haunted Heights, Mummy Mayhem and Creepy Crawly Encounters to name but a few. Visit on the 24th October and you may even bump into the Gruffalo!



The Eden Project last year went for a Roald Dahl theme with their halloween shenanigans. Details for this year are to be released nearer the time, but the Little Monsters’ Ball will return, as well as an ice skating rink, which will be sure to chill you to the bone!


Portsmouth Spooktacular Dockyard

Jump onboard the ships in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and step back in time. Use your wits to investigate some spooky goings-on, get dressed up in your favourite halloween costume, and take part in loads of other fun activities and events.


Fright Nights at Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights’ are aimed at a more mature audience with their truly terrifying live-action horror mazes, featuring this year, AMC’s The Walking Dead.