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10 frightfully fun UK Halloween events and activities for the whole family


Treat (don’t trick) the whole family to an October Half Term holiday from only £9pppn*, and make this Halloween the best one yet. With Halloween activities for kids, toddlers, and fun for the grown-ups too, you don’t need to worry about keeping everyone entertained during the next school holidays – that’s what we’re here for!

1. Pumpkin carving

Bright orange pumpkins magically grow across the UK every October. They appear on our leisure parks ready to be picked and carved to perfection! Come along on one of our October Half Term family breaks, choose your pumpkin from the patch, and get decorating. We can’t wait to see your wonderful creations.

2. Terrifying treat making

All treats and no tricks is what we believe in at Halloween. Let your little ones get creative as they conjure up a spectacular sweet treat with all sorts of terrifying toppings. Yum!

3. Creepy crafts

Halloween crafts will encourage the kids to use their imagination and practice their creative skills, all while having a blast. Come along to our events on park where we can all get creative together.

The above activities are available at Riverside, Thurston Manor, and Golden Coast Leisure Parks.

4. Live entertainment

Get up, get out, and get involved with our frightfully fantastic live acts across our leisure parks! From ghoulish gameshows to mystical magic shows, our mission is to keep everyone smiling on their holidays. Discover our entertainment here so you can see what treats you’re in for on your Halloween holidays.

5. Wicked School of Magic

Witches and ghosties, horrors to fright, The School of Magic is open tonight. Everyone welcome, naughty, and good. Walk with us into the Halloween wood! Join us for a spooky stroll through the wood as we tell you our terrific tales through outdoor theatre performance.

What are you waiting for? Book your Halloween holiday here!

6. Silent cinema under the stars

Ready to cosy up under the night sky? This activity is free of charge, so join us across our leisure parks as we screen Maleficant.

7. The Grand Monster Ball

This is where the party’s at! We want to see your best fancy dress costume at the Halloween party of the year. What will you dress as – a wicked witch, spooky skeleton, petrifying pumpkin? We’ll vote for our fancy dress winner and enjoy some spine-tingling live music.

8. Local attractions

There are plenty of Halloween events in the UK, if you fancy a day out during your holiday.


Halloween events in North Devon

Halloween Toddler Takeover at The BIG Sheep, 14th – 20th October

45 minutes from Golden Coast Leisure Park


Halloween events in Edinburgh

Halloween Hoots at Edinburgh Zoo, 27th – 31st October

55 minutes from Thurston Manor Leisure Park


Halloween events in Northumberland

Halloween half term at Warkworth Castle, 28th October – 5th November

45 minutes from Riverside Leisure Park


Halloween events in the North East

Halloween evenings at Beamish Museum, 27th, 28th, and 31st October

40 minutes from Heather View Leisure Park


Halloween events in Ayrshire

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Halloween Trail, 13th – 29th October

30 minutes from Viewfield Manor Leisure Park

9. Decorate your caravan

Spooky sightings are all around as our creepy caravans come to life! Grab some decorations, or even make your own during our creepy crafts sessions, and set out to transform your caravan into a wicked wonderland. For holiday home owners, we have our annual caravan decorating competition with the chance to win an amazing prize!

10. Halloween activities for toddlers

Across our parks, we have lots of fun-filled Halloween activities for toddlers. Mini pumpkin hunting, sunrise mornings: ghost n glow, and imagination station are all in store for your toddler this spooky season. So, whether it’s their very first Halloween, or they’ve experienced a few already, it’s time to book your tots break.

Now you’ve planned your Halloween activities, it’s time to book your October Half Term break. Bring along the whole family and treat yourselves to a well-deserved spooktacular staycation.




Activities vary by park and are subject to availability. Some activities may incur an additional charge. *Price based on 6 people sharing a 7-night stay in a Sage Caravan 3 at Riverside Leisure Park, arriving 23/10/2023. Prices and availability correct at time of publishing.

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