Things to do this October Half Term and Halloween

An Autumn holiday during October half term is a wonderful time for a holiday. With the weather turning crisp, the countryside a colourful amber, and the sea whipping away in the winds – the Isle of Purbeck the perfect destination for your October holiday. See our top picks for some fantastic days out this October Half Term.

Have a truly terrifying scare experience at ‘Survival Zone’

October 21, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Have a Halloween like no other – it will be sure to scare the living hell out of you! Featuring live actors, special effects and a truly unique setting, this event is certainly not for the faint hearted! This immersive, theatrical zombie experience puts you in the middle of a crisis where you will need to weave your way through the labyrinth of rooms and passageways to try and survive. Located in Wareham, Dorset this is a truly enquire experience. See more information.

Travel back to 1572 for some Tudor Living at National Trust Corfe Castle

Join Mistress Gabrielle the kitchen maid and Thomas the Master Carver as they prepare for a feast in honour of Sir Christopher Hatton. There will be a Tudor food display, demonstrations and you will discover the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of Tudor table manners! Book tickets here.

Enjoy family Halloween Bushcraft Special

October 23, 2021 - October 28, 2021

Embrace autumn with Fore Adventure’s bushcraft special. Enjoy some spooky stories, campfire crafts and bushcraft activities. Activities will include shelter building, tool use and camp crafts, water purification and fire lighting. Children can also make their very own brooms and wands! To finish off the session you can cook some tasty treats (popcorn or smores) over the fire. Book your family day out with Fore Adventure.

Have some Halloween fun and pick some pumpkins at Farmer Palmers

October 25, 2021 - October 30, 2021

There are cauldrons full of family fun to be had at Farmer Palmers this October Half Term, the farm park has had a spooky makeover and the ‘Boo Crew’ will be on hand during your spookily scary day out. Pick a pumpkin, ride on the ‘Soak-a-Spook’ Tractor Trailer Ride and enjoy ghoulish goodies! Find out more.

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Halloween Children’s trail

October 22, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve are hosting a spooktacular trail through the woodland to see what animal are lurking in the trees. Find out more here.

Half Term at Monkey World

October 25, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Monkey World is already a fantastic day out but with the addition of some spooky events, there is even more to see and do! Enjoy Spooky Story Time, discover creatures of the night on the Halloween trail and meet the Loris! If you visit on the 31st October children can take part in the Halloween Fancy Dress Competition. Book tickets for Monkey World.