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What’s on October Half Term & Halloween in Berkshire 2018

What’s on October Half Term & Halloween in Berkshire 2018

The season of trick or treating, little ones dressed as cute cats and vampires, and all those left over sweets that you’ll just have to polish off, is just around the corner. We’ve been searching the length and breadth of Berkshire to bring you all the best events, trails, days out, and much more for families this October Half Term and Halloween. So, have a look at our suggestions below and get planning!


**Please always check details before travelling in case of changes or cancellations**



Hallo’welly’ween at Wellington Country Park

Saturday 20 – Sunday 28 October 2018

Hallowellyween wellington country park october 2018

The Welly Spooktacular is back for October half term! There will be loads of fun happening for families from 20 – 28 October, including; spooky shows, story time, magic shows, panto, Halloween disco, crafts, spooky train ride, and pumpkin carving.

To find out more about these events and to see a full schedule, click here.


Half Term Fun at Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Norden Farm october half term events 2018 berkshire

There’s always loads of fun and entertainment for children at Norden Farm, and this October half term is no exception. Here are our highlights:

Arts & Crafts Sessions – from 22 – 27 October there will be daily arts and craft session at Norden Farm. The crafts will vary so little ones can create something new every day. Suitable for 5 – 8 years and sessions are £5.00 per child. Find out more here.

Storytelling – join the storytellers in the magical den from 22 – 27 October daily for some great children’s stories. Sessions run at 1.30 and 3.30pm and are suitable for 3 – 7 years. £2.00 per child. Click here to find out more.

Singalong Concertini – we love the Concertini sessions for children, and on Wednesday 24 October you can bring your little ones along to one of their great fun, interactive music sessions. West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends will be performing songs from Mary Poppins, Matilda, Frozen and more. The session lasts 45 minutes and runs at 11.30am and 2.00pm. Tickets from £8.00. For more and to book, click here.

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco – this is an interactive early childhood event where parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos! Runs Sunday 28 October at 11.30am. Tickets from £8.00. Click here for more information and to book.

To find out more about any of these events, and more, click here.


Pumpkin Carving at Cobbs Farm Shop, Hungerford

22 – 28 October 2018

pumpkin carving at cobbs farm hungerford october 2018

Pick your own pumpkin and get creative in the pumpkin carving tent this October half term. Choose the perfect size pumpkin from the pick your own pumpkin patch or from the Farm Shop, pay for your pumpkin and then head to the all-weather tent where you’ll find all the equipment needed to create your masterpiece. This is £3.50 per child which also includes a Halloween treat and complimentary squash to keep the creative juices flowing.

To find out more and check times, click here.


Windsor Duck Tours Halloween Events

30 October – 1 November 2018

Duck Tours Halloween 2018

Give your little monsters a frightful Halloween to remember with this brand new Halloween experience. your broomstick and fly along to The Royal Windsor pub for a Spooktacular two-course meal and a 30 minute Halloween themed Duck Tour. Runs on 30 & 31 October and 1 November 2018 from 4.00 – 6.00pm.

To find out more and book your tickets, click here.


Halloween at The Lexicon, Bracknell

22 – 28 October 2018

Halloween at The Lexicon October 2018 Bracknell Berkshire

Visit The Lexicon this October Half Term for a frightfully fun day out. Bring the children to The Avenue for a 30 minute session of creepy crafts and ghoulish games. There will be a different craft activity each day, including; monster glove workshop, potion making, nightmare catchers and much more! Also, don’t miss the Unlucky Dip and the Haunted Hunt with prizes to be won! To find out more about Halloween at The Lexicon in Bracknell, click here.


Inflatable Theme Park at Palmer Park Reading

20 – 28 October 2018

Inflatable Theme Park October half term reading berkshire 2018

This October half term bring the kids to Reading’s Palmer Park for the Inflatable Theme Park! Running from 20 – 28 October 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm daily. Just £8.00 per child for an all day wristband (additional charge for wipeout, bungees and zorbs). There will be a huge range of bouncy castles and inflatables for children to play on. This is suitable for ages 2-14 years.

To find out more, click here.


Halloween at The Oakley Court, Windsor

26 – 31 October 2018

Halloween 2018 oakely court hotel windsor

This Halloween why not bring your little monsters to The Oakley Court in Windsor for a spooktastic time.

Halloween Trail – free to all

This Halloween from 26 – 31 October all children are welcome to come to The Oakley Court hotel to take part in a free Halloween trail around the house and grounds. Follow the clues to find the missing letters which will then need to be scrambled to form a Halloween inspired word. Once you’ve solved the trail take your sheet to reception to collect your prize!

This trail is free, sheets can be picked up from Reception when you arrive. For more information, click here.


Halloween Theme Afternoon Tea at The Oakley Court

Immerse yourself in the spooky world of Halloween with a special Halloween themed afternoon tea and a glass of champagne for £41.50 per person. Children are also welcome to come for a special children’s afternoon tea for £17.50.

To find out more and book, click here.


Spooky Story Time with Alex Shows at Saddleback Farm Shop

23 October 3.00 – 4.30pm

Half term halloween saddleback farm shop berkshire 2018

Bring the little ones to Saddleback Farm Shop in Brightwalton this October Half Term for spooky story time with Alex Shows, performing loved children’s story ‘Room on the Broom’, and more. For £12.95 your kiddies get to enjoy story time as well as a Saddleback Piglets Tea of warming soup and piglets sandwich around the ‘campfire’ along with a spooky biscuit and drink. To find out more and book your tickets, click here.


Enjoy Halloween with a Squidgydoodle Craft Box

squidgydoodle craft boxes halloween 2018

This half term why not pick up a Halloween inspired craft box from Squidgydoodle. With 4 fantastic craft activities to do at home with the kids, and all the equipment you need included, they’re a school holiday lifesaver! The Halloween box includes; spiders web marble painting, collage monster puppet, splat paint fireworks, and make some spooky slime. Each box is £12.00 and until 20 October Little Ankle Biters followers can get 10% off their orders, just quote ANKLEBITERS at the checkout. Click here to get yours now.


Kids Spooky Mini Disco, Holiday Inn Maidenhead

26 October 2018

Kids spooky halloween disco holiday inn maidenhead october 2018

Bring the kiddies to the Holiday Inn in Maidenhead for a Spook-tacular kids disco on Friday 26 October from 3.00 – 6.00pm with Dave the Disco, face painting and bouncy castle. Tickets are £16.00 per child (2-12yrs), under 2 – free (no dinner box). Tickets include: Dinner box, bouncy castle, face painting and Disco.

For more information, click here.


Brick or Treat, Legoland Windsor Resort

18 October – 2 November 2018

Legoland brick or treat windsor halloween 2018

This October half term (18 October – 2 November) bring your little monsters to the Legoland Windsor Resort and get into the spooky spirit with the Brick or Treat event. With many fun spook-tacular activities plus over 55 rides, live shows and attractions, this will be the perfect day out for all the family. NEW for 2018 is the Brick or Treat Trail, Frankie’s Monster Disco, a costume competition and more! Plus get your second day FREE!

For more information and to book your tickets, click here.


Free Super Hero Mask Making Workshop, The Craft Coop, Maidenhead

Saturday 20 October 2018, 10.00am – midday

Squidgydoodle free super hero mask making 20 october 2018 maidenhead berkshire

On Saturday 20 October why not bring the kiddies down to The Craft Coop in Maidenhead’s Nicholson Centre, where the awesome Squidgydoodle will be running free Super Hero Mask Making Workshops. This will run from 10.00am – midday and there’s no booking required so feel free to drop in and have a go!

To find out more about the Craft Coop, click here.


Halloween at Wyevale Garden Centres in Berkshire

Saturday 20 – Sunday 28 October 2018

Wyevale halloween trail berkshire october 2018

This Halloween over the half term break bring the children to Wyevale for a spooky Halloween trail. Children need to hunt round the garden centre to find spooky characters and then get a sweet treat at the end! This trail is completely free and there’s no need to book, just turn up and go! The trail will take place in the following centres: Thatcham and Winnersh.

To find out more, click here.


Pumpkin Carving Competition at Nicholson Shopping Centre, Maidenhead

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Pumpkin carving nicholson shopping centre maidenhead october 2018

On 23 October bring the children to Nicholson Shopping Centre in Maidenhead for FREE pumpkin carving between 11.00am and 3.00pm.

Click here to find out more.


Halloween arts & crafts

Halloween arts and crafts baker ross 2018

If you’re looking for ideas to keep little hands busy this Halloween, you’ll find some great ideas for Halloween arts and crafts at Baker Ross. From spooky ceramic tea light holders, Halloween tattoos, themed face masks to make and decorate, Halloween stickers, stamps and loads more. Baker Ross has a huge selection of arts and crafts click here to go to their site, browse and buy.


Halloween at Stubbings Garden Centre, Maidenhead

25 – 27 October 2018

Halloween half term at stubbings october 2018

Walk with the ghosts this October Halloween half term! Join other ghoulish thrill seekers at Stubbings for dinner and a walk to remember. Included in the ticket price will be a light dinner in the café, along with a 25 minute walk round the grounds of the Old Manor house. Fancy dress is encouraged for children and adults! There will be 3 walks on each date, the later walk will be aimed at age 15 years +. Tickets are £15.00 for children and £18.00 for adults. To find out more and to book your tickets, click here.

Halloween Cup Cakes – don’t miss Halloween cup cake making from 19 – 28 October at Stubbings. Just £3.25 per child and they’ll get two cup cakes, icing and Halloween sprinkles to create their cake masterpieces. They’ll also get a babyccino included in the price. Why not treat yourself to a hot drink and one of the delicious cakes in the café while they entertain themselves. Click here to find out more.


Splash, Bubbles & Balloons Show at The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell

5 September – 28 October 2018

The lookout splash bubbles balloons show bracknell september 2018

Bring your little ones to The Lookout Discovery Centre in Bracknell from 5 September – 28 October 2018 for The Splash, Bubbles & Balloons Show. This bubbling and explosive show is not to be missed. Can you really make water disappear? Can you make a fire balloon? Come and find out in this fun show. Shows run at the weekends and during Bracknell school holiday times, at 11.00am, midday, 2.00pm, & 3.15pm. Finishes Sunday 28 October.

For more information, click here.


Drawing Inspiration at Windsor Castle Half Term

Saturday 20 – Sunday 28 October 2018, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Windsor Castle Berkshire Little Ankle Biters family saturdays drawing inspiration october 2018

Every Saturday throughout October and during the Half Term break, bring the kiddies to Windsor Castle for Drawing Inspiration. Take part in a special event celebrating art and drawing. After being inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the Castle, come along to the drop-in art workshop and create your own masterpiece to take home.

This event is free with a standard admission to the Castle. Castle entry is free to families with a RBWM Advantage Card (residents of Windsor & Maidenhead). To find out more on admission costs to the Castle, click here.

To find out more about this event, click here.


Halloween at Parkway Shopping Newbury

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 October 2018

Halloween at Parkway Shopping Newbury 2018

A life-size 3 year old Tyrannosaurus Rex will be visiting Parkway Shopping Centre in Newbury on Wednesday 24 October, between 11am & 3pm. This incredible and informative attraction will be the centre piece for a weeks-worth of FREE activities at the centre over the Halloween Half-Term, running from Monday 22 October – Saturday 27 October. Other activities will include a trick or treat trail, prehistoric arts & crafts, free face-painting & more!

A terrifyingly good reason to visit Parkway this Halloween, plenty to keep the children entertained, and with Hotel Chocolat, Pandora, Paperchase, John Lewis, Debenhams, Fat Face, Top Shop and many more getting involved – there will be no shortage of treats!

For more information please visit


Hocus Pocus Half Term Week at The Jelly Lounge Windsor

23 – 26 October 2018

Half term halloween october jelly lounge windsor berkshire

This Halloween Half Term bring the kiddies to The Jelly Lounge in Windsor for packed week of fun and activities.

There will be loads of activities going on from 23 – 26 October with spooky crafts and Halloween themed Mini Chef sessions, including; Creepy Calzones, Stuffed Intestines, Mummy Hot Dogs and Brain Pies.

Only £15.00 per child per session, with unlimited soft play included. To find out more about dates and times and to book your places, click here.


Lakeside Soft Play Halloween Party, Datchet

Friday 26 & 31 October 2018

Lakeside Softplay Datchet Berkshire little ankle biters

This Halloween bring your little ones to Lakeside Soft Play in Datchet for their Halloween party! As well as a perfect toddler friendly soft play space, there will also be Halloween themed crafts and cakes and children are encouraged to come in fancy dress (although no face paint please). The Halloween party sessions are 2.00pm and 3.30pm. There will also be great café and snacks available for adults from the café. To find out more and book your place, click here.


October Half Term at Basildon Park, Reading

20 – 28 October 2018

Half term Basildon Park Reading Berkshire October 2018

This half term bring the kiddies to Basildon Park National Trust near Reading for loads of fun and activities in the fresh air. Runs from 20 – 28 October 2018. There’s the Wild Play trail which is open all year round, the half term trail, and things are getting spooky in the house for Halloween!

To find out more, click here.



Fancy something slightly further afield…


Halloween Festival at Odds Farm Park, Bucks

20 – 28 October 2018

Odds Farm halloween 2018 buckinghamshire

Daily from 20 – 28 October, a happy Halloween awaits at Odds Farm Park. Join the Oddsocks characters in spellbinding shows, ‘Things that go OINK in the Night’ and ‘The Sock of Shock’, and pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch garden to carve and take home. Plus discover the frightfully fun Crafty Trick or Treat Walk, with even more surprises for 2018.

To find out more, click here.


Halloween: The Bats Lair, Cliveden National Trust

20 – 28 October 2018, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Cliveden national trust Halloween trail 2018 buckinghamshire

Dress up the children in their favourite Halloween outfits to run riot in Cliveden’s spooky estate this half term. Children will learn fact from fiction as they join Cliveden’s elusive bat community for fun and frolics. Follow a fun trail, solving spooky challenges, there’s a choice of routes and different activities aimed at different age levels making the trail suitable for ages 2 -13 years.

The trail costs £3.00 per child and you can collect your trail from the visitor centre by the main car park. The trail runs from 20 – 28 October, 10.30am – 2.30pm daily.

To find out more, click here.


Waddesdon Manor Half Term Events

Saturday 20 – Sunday 28 October 2018

Halloween waddesdon manor buckinghamshire 2018

Bring the children to Waddesdon this October half term for some spooky Halloween fun. This year there will be a ‘Creatures of the Night Trail’ around Miss Alice’s Drive, £3.00 per child. The Trail runs from 20 – 28 October. Waddesdon also sees the return of the pumpkin making tent from 20 – 26 October. Let children get their creative juices flowing designing their own spooky pumpkin, £5.00 per pumpkin.

And don’t forget the kids spooky afternoon tea with a delicious pot of ‘worms’, a ghost meringue and an eyeball cupcake. Runs 20 – 28 October in the Manor House.

To find out more about half term at Waddesdon, click here.



Carving the perfect pumpkin

Want to find out how to carve the perfect pumpkin this Halloween? Check out this link for BBC Good Food!




We hope you found this post useful. For other ideas on what’s on for families in Berkshire, click here.



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