What to do with your Children during October Half Term in Surrey 2019
With only a few days before children break up for October half term in Surrey 2019, have you got anything planned to keep them busy? This year, it’s Halloween during half term, so there are so many fun things to do in Surrey. Some are even free! Here are some of my favourite things to do.
1. Shaun the Sheep Activity Trail – Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park
After all that rain we have had recently, lets hope that this October half term will be dry and the kids can get outside! One of my favourite places to go, is Alice Holt in Farnham. There is so much to do there, and its free to visit apart from the car parking charges. You can go for a walk, cycle, play family games, have a little hot chocolate and a picnic in the lovely woods, or play your way along the Timberline play trail. This half term, to celebrate the new film Shaun the Sheep, they have a Glow Trail organised.
For older children, they have the go ape climbing adventure, however, there is a charge for this.
2. Wisley Garden Centre
There is so much going on at Wisley this October half term, from Autumn trails, pumpkin carving, drama workshops and plenty more, Here is an overview of some of the activities available:
Awesome Autumn garden Adventure Trail
26 October – 3 November 2019, daily
Explore the garden with our Awesome Autumn trail and learn all about autumn leaf colour and our champion trees.
Free with normal garden admission.
Saturday 26, Sunday 27 and Wednesday 30 October 2019
Grow Lab, Clore Learning Centre
30 minute workshops at 10.30am, 11.15am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.15pm & 3pm
Come and carve a pumpkin for your Halloween celebrations. Suitable for age 6+.
Please book in advance; £5 per pumpkin.
Monday 28 October and Friday 1 November 2019
Discovery Room, Clore Learning Centre
10.15–11.15am and 1.30–2.30pm (age 4–7)
11.30am–12.30pm and 2.45–3.45pm (age 8–12)
New for this half-term! Join us to experience the life of a bug (age 4–7) or dramatise The Day of The Dead (age 8–12). Children can be left with our tutor and parents are invited to return 10 minutes before the end of the session for a mini show! Please book in advance; £6 (age 4–7) and £10 (age 8–12).
3. Bocketts Farm – October Half Term in Surrey 2019, Activities
26th October – 3rd November 2019
There is so much for your child to do at Bocketts farm over half term, its definitely worth a visit for the day. Some of the activities available are:
Reptile Roadshow – an opportunity to get up and close with a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies
Science and Slime Shows – various shows throughout the day, by the Einstein Entertainers.
Spooky Fun Trial – Find missing clues around the farm and when finished you will receive a treat.
Creepy Craft Corner – make badges, hats, colouring sheets and lots more.
Fun farm activities – Small Animal Encounters, goat milking, Tractor rides, Pony rides and pig racing.
4. Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf, Woking
Children eat free with every paying adult – must book for this offer (01483 722611)
An 18 hole mini family golf adventure, with a pirate theme. Plenty of fun for all.
5. Box Hill National Trust
As part of the 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4, Box hill have organised a fun trail for this half term. This costs £1 and is running between 10-3pm during the half term holidays. Snacks and drinks are available, or why not take your own flask of hot chocolate and some food and enjoy a fun day outside in the fresh air.
6. Garsons Farm – October Half Term in Surrey 2019
Garsons farm in Esher has plenty of fun activities for your children this half term. This includes guess the ‘Ghost pumpkin’ weight, colouring competition and an in-store pumpkin word trail. Certain days their are live pumpkin carving demonstrations.
Spooky Magical Story Time
Your children will be immersed in an enchanted magical world. Stories are brought to life by our expert storyteller with enthusiastic speech and vivid actions which captivates and transforms imaginations. These sessions are suitable for 3 – 7 year olds.
Garsons Esher, Monday 28th October, story session start times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
Pick your own Pumpkin at Garsons, Esher
What could be more exciting than choosing your own plump pumpkin whilst absorbed in the very essence of Halloween Spirit which we create here on the farm at Garsons, Esher.
The pumpkin fields are open seven days a week (weather permitting) throughout September and October. Bring the kids during half-term for some Halloween fun and involve them on their epic adventure to find the best specimen, which they can take home and carve themselves (with adult supervision!)
7. Crockford Bridge Farm
8. Bentalls Centre, Kingston
If you need to go shopping over the half term, but worried about the kids and keeping them entertained, then why not go shopping in Kingston. This October half-term, Bentalls has lots of fun-filled in store activity to keep children entertained including classes from Marvin’s Magic on 27 October and Face Painting workshops from Snazaroo throughout the day on 30th October.
The Marvin’s Magic Classes are complimentary and will last one hour. These workshops will take place at 11am and 2pm with demonstrations taking place throughout the day. Snazaroo face painting workshops will have a Halloween theme teaching parents how to face paint a Pumpkin, Zombie, Mummy or Vampire. This activity will also be complimentary and is parent and child activity.
9. Peppa Pig – Best Day Ever G-Live
Who doesn’t love Peppa Pig! Why not take your young children to see the Peppa Pig show at G-Live on the 30th and 31st October.
Tickets: £23.00, £20.00, Family £72.00 (Band A only), Under 16s £2.00 off all price bands, Babes in Arms – standard venue policy
10. Spooky Zoo – Chessington Garden Centre – October Half Term in Surrey Activity
Returning for another consecutive year, is the popular ‘Spooky Zoo’. Children get the chance to get up close and personal with the creepy and fantastic array of reptiles on display. Snakes, crocodiles & lizards will all be on show and you will get the chance to handle the creatures and have a photo opportunity.
Children – £4.50
Adults – £2.50
*Children must be accompanied by an Adult (1 Adult for every 4 Children)
(Tickets are non-refundable)
So with my top ten things to do with your children over October half term, you will definitely have plenty to do. Have a great half term.
Natalie x. My friend Clare Butler, has written a recent post on a Bump to Baby Session. She is a very talented, and does Baby Photography in Belfast, so please if you have a moment, take a look.