What’s on this October half term: Things to do in Northamptonshire

There is no shortage of fun and covid-safe activities for people of all ages during the school holidays

Monday, 26th October 2020, 8:38 pm
Wicksteed Park have opened up the train, carousel, sway rider, aviary, crazy golf, meerkats, Carousel Cafe and Franks Hamburgers so everyone can come and enjoy their attractions over half term! Rides will be running from 11am-4pm and tickets can be bought from the ticket office on the day.

Stuck for what to do this October half term? There are plenty of spooktacular events going on in Northamptonshire for people of all ages!

Some of these events require you to book tickets for time slots in order to adhere to social distancing measures so be sure to check availability and book as soon as you can.

Explore the Haunted Castle and its dungeons, find your way through the petrifying paths in the Haunted Hollow, learn how to make potions from the wicked witches or find your way out of the Horrible Histories maze. There’s so much to do for all of the family this Halloween at Warwick Castle!

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At Rockingham Castle, you can go on a guided tour hosted by one of its many witches and wizards, who will tell you spooky stories and a little bit of history along the way. Find the hidden word on the garden trails where all of the letters are hidden. Walker’s House Tea Room will also be open for a selection of treats!
Find your perfect pumpkin and transform it into something spooky at the carving station then explore their ‘trick or treat’ trail, which is weather proof and suitable for little ones. All of the fluffy animals at Mini Meadows Farm will be waiting for you to pet and feed them too including rabbits, baby alpacas, goats and chipmunks.
Explore the Wildlife and Heritage Halloween trail at Stanwick lakes and find out about how our predecessors celebrated Halloween and how the wildlife make their homes there during the Autumn months. The trail is 2.5km long and it costs £2 per person.
Bring your little monsters along to Delapre Abbey to take part in a family-friendly Halloween spooktacular, where you will roam the Abbey’s grounds and expect to see ghostly apparitions from the abbey’s past and even get a goodie bag full of Halloween treats! Tickets are £5 per child (adults go free) and time slots must be booked in advance.
Smith’s Farm Shop is opening up their fields for pumpkin picking where you can take pictures in front of their spook-tacular spider display or even join their pumpkin carving competition.
The Number 50 Tea Room in Duston will be offering children’s Halloween afternoon teas throughout half term for £5.95 per child. You will need to book ahead of your visit.
Castle Ashby will be placing pumpkins all around their gardens for children to seek up to November 1. Tickets can be purchased on their website.
Boost is hosting several Halloween parties for their event ‘Ghouls just wanna have fun’. The fancy dress parties take place on Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st with one event designed for families with children under the age of four. Tickets are priced from £5 per person and include a spooky goody bag and drink voucher.
Bounce on the trampolines at Gravity in Sol Central or pay a visit to the Caddy Shack where you can play crazy golf, darts or bowling.
There is so much to do this October half term in Northamptonshire!