Even when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the family still needs a good day out to lift the spirits. If you are looking for places to visit or things to do with the kids this Autumn, I’ve got 5 tried and tested family days out I think you will love.

Drayton Manor Park

Drayton Manor halloween

Drayton Manor Park’s More Trick Than Treat event is back for another year between 14th and 26th October.  Thomas Land and the rest of the theme park will be transformed for lots of spooky fun which will end with their famous fireworks extravaganza, which this year takes on a Ski-Fi galactic theme.  To books tickets visit the website.

Warwick Castle

What better place to visit this Halloween than a haunted castle!  Between 21st and 31st October Warwick Castle will become The Haunted Castle with exciting challenges for it’s young visitors, spooky delights from Horrible Histories and the spectacular fire jousting display is back with a vengeance.  Visit here for more information.

Fire Joust

West Midlands Safari Park

Visit West Midlands Safari Park for their Spooky Spectacular event between 30th September and 31st October.  There’s lots of eerie fun as the park stay open until 9pm to give guests the chance to enjoy the Trick or Treat trail and the spooky sea lion show. Visit here for ticket prices and details.

Alton Towers

Scarfest is making a spectacular return to Alton Towers this October with spooky Flash Mobs, live shows and scare mazes.  They promise fun for all the family and if you book 5 days in advance you can save £20 on an adult ticket.

National Space Centre

National Space centre

It’s all gone very spooky down at the National Space Centre in Leicester, with a fantastic halloween themed event between 14th and 29th October.  If you ever fancied making your own green slime, then this is the place to be.  For more information, visit the website.  Booking in advance is highly recommended.

Where will you be visiting this October to keep the kids busy over half term?

Fun filled family days out for Halloween this October. If you are looking for days out in the Midlands there's bound to be an idea here for autumn

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  1. Fantastic suggestions, I haven’t been to Drayton manor or West Midlands safari Parks for years but really want to take our children, we won’t be going on holiday next year as we have just moved and need to decorate and carpet throughout, so we will be planning a few day trips instead, we haven’t been to Warwick castle either xxx


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