5 Days Out Ideas For A Not So Spooky October Half Term!
If you have a child who isn’t that keen on the Ghosts & Ghouls of Halloween you might be thinking “What on earth am I going to do with the kids over half term??” Fear not, we have 5 Days Out which you can enjoy this October half term scare-free!
Half Term @ Pit: Revealing the Invisible
This half term at the National Coal Mining Museum, come and reveal the invisible with activities that unearth the hidden mysteries under our feet and behind museum doors. Scratch beneath the surface, unearth the history, illuminate the past and light the future of your connection with coal.
Look forward to craft activities, shadow puppet shows, live science experiments and even torch lit trails…
Please note: some events do require you to pre-book
Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH
Enjoy a fin-tastic day at Hull’s amazing aquarium. With over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical fish, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there’s something for everyone.
The Deep crew have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure government guidelines are adhered to, offering a safe and clean environment for visitors to enjoy.
Please note, to avoid crowds gathering, the dive show, touchpool sessions and scheduled feed presentations will be suspended for now.
In the open air, children are free to run around, making the most of our 500 acres of historic parkland.
Families will also enjoy walks in the newly restored lakes and woodland where they’ll discover bridges, follies and incredible historical features including a Greek-style summer house, a now land-locked Boat House, an Obelisk, Stepping Stones and a magical Shell Grotto.
This October half term find the ArtCart and pick up a free bag of ideas to get your family thinking and playing together and on the 28th October bring your under-5s to get creative and enjoy relaxing under a canopy of trees in our magical Hidden Forest, a space where imaginations can grow while hands and minds are kept busy.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4JX
Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.
Diggerland with its 20 different rides and drives and an array of additional activities is the ideal theme park for small to large groups looking for something exciting and truly unique. Get to grips with real JCBs and 180/360 excavators, take a head-reeling turn or two on the Spindizzy, rise to lofty heights and enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle, enjoy an off-road ride on the Groundshuttle, or have a go on the Dodgems and Go-Karts!
There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin-operated rides and much more where younger visitors can let off steam while their parents can just sit back, relax and watch the fun… or join in! All parks boast a Diggerland Goodie Store where visitors can mark their day with a memorable souvenir as well as buy gifts, toys and other merchandise.