6 Spooktacular Things to do with your Children in Birmingham this Half Term

Autumn term has arrived once again… and Christmas is just around the corner.

The weather may be darker and colder, but half term next week provides a nice bit of respite for term time staff and a great opportunity for you and your children to have some fun!

There are lots of exciting things going on in and around Birmingham. Here are some of the best things I could find…

1. Unplug And Play

Venue: Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Date and time: 28th October – 1st November 2019 – 12pm-3pm

Price: Adults £4.50, Children £1 (entrance fee)

“Get your wellies at the ready for 5 afternoons of outdoor exploration, crafts and trails. Take part in spooktacular crafts and pumpkin trails, play in the mud kitchen or take a bare foot walk. Discover the outdoors, run wild and kick up the leaves, get lost in our Holly Maze, explore the Summer House or Holly Walk, or build dens in our trees.”

There’s even a fancy dress silent disco on 31st October.

 2. Halloween Lanterns

Venue: Kingsbury Water Park

Date and time: Monday 28th October 2019 – 10.30pm-12pm

Price:  £4 per child (no charge for accompanying adult). Suitable for children aged 6+

“Transform willow and hazel sticks cut from the park into spooky lanterns by adding tissue paper and lots of glue. They cast an eerie light, perfect for Halloween.”

3. Scarefest

Venue: Alton Towers Resort

Date and time: 18th – 31st October and 1st-3rd November

Price: Stay over from £113 for a family of four

“Looking for family spooks full of fun, you can book your 2019 half term break from just £113 for a family of 4 including spookily fun family shows and spooky rides in the dark.”

4. Freddo’s Halloween Spooktacular

Venue: Cadburys World

Dates and time: 19th – 31st October and 1st – 3rd November 2019

Price: £12.21 per child, £16.63 per adult (online entry prices)

“Plenty of tricks and treats, games and songs. Why not come dressed up and join in the fun as Freddo creates his very own Halloween monster out of a little bit of string and plenty of green gooey slime! It’s going to be FANG-TASTIC”

5. Spooky Welly Walk

Venue: Cannon Hill Park

Date and Time: Saturday 26th October 2019 – 12pm – 4pm

Price: £5 Per Person

“A Halloween-themed family walk with over 15 activity stations including freaky fun fair, creepy crafts, flash-mobs, and sensory experiences for children. The event is aimed at children of primary school age to come along and have an action-packed day of fun at Cannon Hill Park to collect their spooky medal.”

6. Spooky Science Night

Venue: Thinktank

Date and Time: 31st October – 6pm-9pm

Price: £6.50 Adults and £9 Children (3-15 years)

“Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, is inviting all your young witches, wizards and mad scientists to a spooky party on 31st October. So book your tickets, dust off your best Halloween costumes and join in the fun!”


I hope we’ve given you some great inspiration about the different activities you can do with your children over this Autumn Half Term in and around Birmingham.

If you would like some more ideas, we also wrote the following two blogs:

You might also want to check out our new Parent Page. Here, we will share advice, information and resources about things like learning, safeguarding, mental health and music. We will continue to add to this resource so that it is up to date and filled with information for you.

Have a great week.

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