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Halloween-inspired Half Term ideas on a budget

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Whether you are a fan of Halloween or not, over the next few weeks it’s going to be hard to escape the madness – especially with it tying in with Half Term week, too.

If you have kids, try to embrace the ghoulish delights of the season to create some holiday fun for all the family to enjoy. And, it doesn’t have to cost you the earth. Here we have listed some bargain half term ideas to suit even the ghostliest of budgets…..

Visit the Pumpkin Festival at Piglets Adventure Farm Park

  • Yorkshire
  • 26th October - 3rd of November

With a free pumpkin for every child visitor to carve for Halloween, a visit to Piglets Adventure Park is well worth a visit this Half Term. There will be magic shows, a mysterious maize challenge and a trailer ride to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect one!

Save money when you buy tickets online in advance and kids under 1 are free to enter. Piglets is just 15 minutes from York city centre – so make sure you book your York train tickets with Grand Central.

Blackpool’s Biggest Free Halloween Party

  • Blackpool
  • 25th/26th/27th/31st October – from 7pm

If you are looking for some free evening entertainment for your family in Blackpool, then head on down to Central Pier for four nights of Halloween celebration. At Pirate’s Bay Family Bar there will be children’s entertainment, competitions and music to enjoy, plus fancy dress is encouraged to get everyone into the spooky spirit!

There is also plenty of other ghostly attractions happening in Blackpool that week, from a Spooky Circus, to Late Night Rides and fireworks to a Scream Screen Drive in Cinema, too!
Make sure you have secured your train tickets to Blackpool Station and plan a week of fun.

Animal magic at Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre

  • Greater London
  • 23rd & 26th October - 1.30pm – 3.30pm

If you’re in the Greater London area and looking for a budget day out, then Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre might be right up your street. This Halloween they are hosting family fun days where everyone is welcome to attend…for free.

There will be animal tours, spooky treasure hunts, biscuit decorating and face painting, so your little ones are guaranteed to be entertained and encouraged to let their creativity flow.

Raver Tots Halloween Party

  • Milton Keynes
  • 19th – 20th October

Are your children big fans of dance music? If so, they are going to love the Raver Tots party themed with a crazy Halloween touch. Suitable for kids of all ages, they can hop and bop to DJs and MCs blasting out the tunes (don’t worry sound limits are all monitored to safe levels). 

With glow lights and UV fun, face painting, balloons and bubble blasters, this is a party that every kid will want to be on the guestlist for!

Transport to Wolverton is easy from Milton Keynes Station, so start getting those party outfits ready…

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