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What's On October Half Term 2020



Pumpkin Picking

Various venues until 31st October

Half term has fallen over Halloween this year which means there's lots of extra Halloween fun to be had over the whole week. Pumpkin picking is a great excuse to get out in the autumn air with all the family and with various pumpkin patches around from those on farms to pop up patches, it doesn’t need to be expensive either. Check out the nearest pumpkin patches to Hemel Hempstead on our blog here.

Circus School

Boxmoor Hall, Hemel Hempstead

Phoenix Entertainment will be bringing all the fun of the Circus to Hemel Hempstead this half term and are running fun and interactive Circus Workshops! Activities include: Juggling, Spinning plates, Aerial hoop, tumbling, pedal goes, inflatable tumble track, circus games, and more! Suitable for children aged 5 - 12. More details.

Treasure Map Trails

Hemel Old Town, Berkhamsted, St Albans, Tring and Leighton Buzzard

These treasure maps are of real towns, with picture clues for children. Each map uses a fantasy theme to grab your child's interest, and includes real street layouts and recognisable buildings to help them (and you) find their way around. A great, fun way to get out and about with your family. More details.

Pumpkin Path at Ashridge House

29th October - 1st November

Follow the path of painted pumpkins and tick them off your garden map as you discover their location in our beautiful gardens. When you have successfully found all the painted pumpkins you may collect your Halloween treat from the Courtyard Café! More details.

The Creation Station Halloween Slime & Crafts

The Red Lion, Nash Mills, 26th - 30th October

Children can make their own gloopy, spooky, ghastly pot of slime, complete with Halloween embellishments and also make a spooky craft such as wizard wands and hats, ceramic tealight votives, masks, dancing ghosts and much more. Suitable for children aged 4 years and over. More details.


Langleybury Farm Pumpkin Trail

31st October

A pumpkin trail around the farm and the £6 ticket price includes a hot drink for adults and a goody bag for children. Limited availability so must pre-book. More details.

Waddesdon Manor Halloween Trail, Pumpkin Carving & Afternoon Tea

24th October - 1st November

Throughout October half-term Waddesdon Manor have lots to keep families busy. There's the Halloween trail around the grounds, spooky afternoon tea to tickle your tastebuds, and pumpkin carving for everyone to get involved with. More details.

Halloween at Whipsnade Zoo

24th October – 1st November.

Wizard Wolfgang has been busy trying to use magic to bring animals back from extinction. Unfortunately he jumbled up his spells and managed to turn himself into a pumpkin instead! He needs your help to follow his tricky trail, collecting letters along the way to discover the magic word to reverse his spell. Hunt for clues, find fascinating animal facts and test your spell-casting skills. The first of the two brand-new trails is ideal for younger visitors aged 4-7, while there’s a longer and trickier challenge for older wizards-in-training (recommended for 7-12yrs). More info.

Halloween Half Term Trail, College Lake Nature Reserve

27th - 29th October

Read the story, follow the map and go on a journey to discover what happened one dark evening at College Lake. The trail follows an easy, mapped route taking you through different parts of the reserve back towards the café and car park lasting about 1-1.5hours. More details.

Dino's After Dark, Paradise Wildlife Park

23rd October - 1st November

This exclusive after hours event runs from 5:30pm to 8:30pm each night during half term, taking a magical trip around the World of Dinosaurs to see the dinosaurs come to life by moonlight. More details.



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