From wizards and witches to the ghost of King Henry VIII himself, the Cotswolds have an abundance of activities to do this October half term which will make your whole family and friends squeal with joy! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break whilst the leaves are still crunchy, or an activity filled holiday full of spooky adventures, we can cater for all.
If you are looking for a last minute half term getaway then take a look at our websiteand check the availability on our properties.
Spooktacular Half Term Fun
(Any age. Perfect for younger children & families.)
Carefully carve the perfect pumpkin, sneak down to the cellars to see the witches or meet the ghost of King Henry VIII and his six wives and learn about their lives during the Tudor times. Berkeley Castle is pushing the boat right out this year with events, attractions and pumpkin soup every day! Brilliant place to visit with your younger children to get a real Halloween feel in a gorgeous setting. Find out more!
Steam n Scream!
Jump aboard the steam train for this spooky special at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington Station for an experience filled with spooky activities, quizzes and ghost hunts!
However, you must beware – the event comes with a warning to be careful…you never know what might happen as you make your way through the haunted Great Tunnel or what might be waiting at the platform when you arrive at Winchcombe!
Find out more about the event here.
Take a day out exploring the huge variety of birds that live around the Cotswolds. The area prides itself on its vast amount of wildlife, and the team at Birdland brings it all right in front of you along with an extensive amount of knowledge. During the half term week, visitors to the park will be able to let their imagination fly with a special Halloween themed ‘Myths & Legends’.
Discover why owls are considered to be so wise, where the legend of the Phoenix came from, and find out which bird’s call the Romans believed meant imminent death!
Find out about the event at Birdland.
Addams Family Comedy Dinner
(No age limit but more appropriate for adults.)
They’re Creepy and They’re Cooky
Mysterious and Spooky
They’re Altogether Ooky
The Addams Family.
What about an adults evening full of laughs and nostalgia whilst getting into the Halloween spirit with The Addams Family Comedy dinner. For £38 per person, you receive a 3-course dinner, entertainment and discounts at the bar along with some of the best comedy actors in the land. If this doesn’t tempt you enough, then just check out the menu here… Cheers!
Hauntingly Beautiful Autumn Walks
(Any age. Walks can differ in length and accessibility. Contact us if you have any questions about these walks.)
Shorter days, cosier nights and copper forest floors. Bursting with fresh crisp air and crunchy leaves, the breath-taking landscapes of the Cotswolds are just waiting to be explored during arguably one of the most beautiful seasons. Definitely not an opportunity to let slide.
The Soglos website has accumulated some of the most stunning walks to take during this vibrant season and the pictures took our breath away. Take a look at some of them here
Rumour has it that a number of night time monsters are planning to take up residency within The Cave’s artificial caving system during Halloween Week. Not to be taken lightly with an unnamed member of staff admitting that “everything changes there at night”. Are you brave enough to enter? Come alone or with a group of friends and expect some tricks and treats whilst exploring the spooky setting. Discover more here…
(Older children & adults.)
NOT for the faint hearted. What’s your survival plan for when the zombies attack? Well it’s time to evacuate as they invade right next door to us!!
Here’s what to expect from the ordeal…
- Pre-evacuation briefing in Ground Zero
- Launch your escape boat onto our lake to reach the decontamination zone on the island
- Board our rapid evac power boats deep into infested territory
- Navigate your way through the darkness of zombie infested woodland
- Find your way to safety in the militarised zone
- Enjoy a celebratory hot dog on us
- Treat yourself to a hot beverage
The event will take place after dark and it could get wet and muddy! Find out more here.
Are you ready for the Half Term?
Spooky events, stunning settings and most of all, fun for all ages! There is a huge amount going in the Cotswolds and surrounding areas during the half term week which is definitely going to take those visiting us by surprise.
If you haven’t had a chance to book your stay in the Cotswolds, head on over to our website and enter your preferred dates into the property search. We’d love for you to join us for the October half term in one of the properties waiting for a last minute booking.
We’re also booking up quickly for Christmas and New Year so we highly recommend getting in their now. The festive season is just round the corner!
If you’d like to speak to a member of our team, please give us a call on 01285 861839 and we’d be more than happy to help.