What’s On In October Half Term 2018

This October half term starts on 29th October if you’re in Hertfordshire or 22nd October if you’re in Bedfordshire (with the odd inset day to confuse things further!).

This guide covers the whole two weeks so hopefully you will find something fun to do with the kids whenever they’re off school…

If you are just after some ideas of new places to go, or a reminder of some old favourites, take a look at my Days Out Section too.

It includes where you can get a coffee whilst pushing a swing, the best rainy day ideas and 8 great walks with kids plus LOTS more!

Saturday 20th October

Rotten Rhyme Trail

Jordans Mill, Biggleswade
20/10 - 31/10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Can you remember your ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ and ‘Incy Wincy’ as you follow the haunted path around the gardens and help solve the missing rhyme clues? Some things are hidden so [...] Read More
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The Huge Moggerhanger Leaf Hunt

Moggerhanger Park, Moggerhanger
20/10 - 31/10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oli The Owl Will Hide Lots of Letters in the Leaves around the Park. Can You Seek One Out? FREE To Take Part . Simply bring your Leaf Letter to [...] Read More
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Half Term Crafts at Moggerhanger Park

Moggerhanger Park, Moggerhanger
20/10 - 28/10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Head to the park this October Half Term for some fun filled craft sessions at the Garden Rooms Cafe Sessions at 11.00am and 1.30pm. Each session lasts approx 1 hour. [...] Read More
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Half Term Crafts at Moggerhanger Park

Moggerhanger Park, Moggerhanger
20/10 - 28/10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Head to the park this October Half Term for some fun filled craft sessions at the Garden Rooms Cafe Sessions at 11.00am and 1.30pm. Each session lasts approx 1 hour. [...] Read More
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Monday 22nd October

NCT Nature Tots

Norton Common, Letchworth Garden City
22/10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
This group is hosted by two enthusiastic and energetic hosts; Glyn and Alexa. Each session will start with a warming sing along and will then be followed by a nature [...] Read More
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Tuesday 23rd October

Theatre in Museums: The Lost Letter

Wardown Park House, Museum & Gallery, Luton
23/10 @ All Day
What mysteries will be revealed?! When a mysterious letter arrives at the museum, it’s up to Max MacDonald, Wardown’s trusty Curator, and you a team of explorers to uncover the [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Pumpkin Trail & Treats

Knebworth House, Knebworth
23/10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with a Pumpkin Trail & Treats in the gardens at Knebworth House. Exchange children's tickets for a Pumpkin Passport upon arrival. Participate in a series of fun games [...] Read More
Seasonal | Advance Booking

Butterflies

Luton Library Theatre, Luton
23/10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An uplifting tale of friendship and courage. “I’ve got that funny feeling again… it’s a good thing right?” Three friends embark on an exciting adventure to chase their butterflies away. [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Toddler Tales

Hitchin Library, Hitchin
23/10 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Toddler Tales are free 30 minute sessions for toddlers and pre-school children. The sessions are a mix of lively stories and rhymes. They’re the perfect next step from Baby Rhyme [...] Read More
Story & Rhyme | Just Turn Up

Wednesday 24th October

Theatre in Museums: The Lost Letter

Wardown Park House, Museum & Gallery, Luton
24/10 @ All Day
What mysteries will be revealed?! When a mysterious letter arrives at the museum, it’s up to Max MacDonald, Wardown’s trusty Curator, and you a team of explorers to uncover the [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Thursday 25th October

Baby Rhyme Time

Hitchin Library, Hitchin
25/10 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Baby Rhyme Time is a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. All parents, carers and their babies are welcome to join in. Read More
Story & Rhyme | Just Turn Up

Baby Rhyme Time

Hitchin Library, Hitchin
25/10 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
Baby Rhyme Time is a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. All parents, carers and their babies are welcome to [...] Read More
Story & Rhyme | Just Turn Up

NCT Open House

Hitchin Youth Trust, Hitchin
25/10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Open House is a group for pre-school toddlers (walkers to 4 years) – all are welcome (including baby siblings). Lots of different toys to play with and a garden for [...] Read More
Baby & Toddler Group | Just Turn Up

Friday 26th October

Little Forest Feet Half Term Day Camp

Weston Woodland, Weston
26/10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Our Forest School day camps are all about getting children out in nature; playing, exploring, being hands on, doing risky play and having fun! Our camp is 100% outside. The [...] Read More
Science & Nature | Advance Booking

Saturday 27th October

Halloween Special: Monster's Messy Mayhem!

The Greenacre Centre, Stotfold
27/10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pink Bear Events and Little Messes are throwing a special Halloween party for under 4s. There are two session times at 10.00am and 1.00pm. There are over 15 messy activities [...] Read More
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Halloween Special: Monster's Messy Mayhem!

The Greenacre Centre, Stotfold
27/10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pink Bear Events and Little Messes are throwing a special Halloween party for under 4s. There are two session times at 10.00am and 1.00pm. There are over 15 messy activities [...] Read More
Seasonal | Advance Booking

The Selfish Giant

Luton Library Theatre, Luton
27/10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oscar Wilde’s classic tale is reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family. In a very cold, grey town, not too far from here, hidden behind [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Sunday 28th October

Halloween Special: Halloween Spooktacular!

The Greenacre Centre, Stotfold
28/10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aimed at 0-5 years, Pink Bear's Halloween Spooktacular is back with two party times at 10.00am-12.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm. Zones include: LIVE ZONE | FREE sessions from a brand new local preschool [...] Read More
Seasonal | Advance Booking

Dinosaur World Live

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth Garden City
28/10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A brand new dino-mite adventure! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Dia de los Muertos - Family Rave at Hitchin Town Hall

Hitchin Town Hall, Hitchin
28/10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our resident DJ 'WONDER' will be providing a soundtrack of classic anthems, pitched perfectly to ensure it’s the parents as well as the children that won’t want to leave the [...] Read More
Seasonal | Advance Booking

Dinosaur World Live

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth Garden City
28/10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A brand new dino-mite adventure! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Halloween Special: Halloween Spooktacular!

The Greenacre Centre, Stotfold
28/10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aimed at 0-5 years, Pink Bear's Halloween Spooktacular is back with two party times at 10.00am-12.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm. Zones include: LIVE ZONE | FREE sessions from a brand new local preschool [...] Read More
Seasonal | Advance Booking

Monday 29th October

PopArt Halloween Spooky Special

Holy Saviour Church, Hitchin
29/10 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
In this special halloween class we will be making two halloween crafts. Dancing, playing and singing spooky songs. This class is open to children from 1-7. (crafts adjusted to suit [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Advance Booking

Tiny Treasures Baby Keepsake Session

Secret Garden, Hitchin
29/10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join us for our popular Tiny Treasures Baby Keepsake Session, where we make special keepsakes with your baby in a relaxed, friendly environment. We will be decorating our most popular [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Advance Booking

Young Filmmakers Club

St Michaels Mount Community Centre, Hitchin
29/10 - 03/11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!! SPACES ARE LIMITED Learning how to storyboard their ideas, build confidence, literacy skills use the camera, set up the green screen, rotate roles of Director, Camera Operator, Clapperboard [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Dinosaur World Live

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth Garden City
29/10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A brand new dino-mite adventure! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Halloween in the Green

Ickleford Upper Green, Ickleford
29/10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Spooky trail, Halloween games, face painting, visit from Winnie the Witch, craft table and refreshments Read More
Seasonal | Just Turn Up

Dinosaur World Live

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth Garden City
29/10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A brand new dino-mite adventure! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

PopArt Halloween Spooky Special

Secret Garden, Hitchin
29/10 - 30/10 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
In this special halloween class we will be making two halloween crafts. Dancing, playing and singing spooky songs. This class is open to children from 1-7. (crafts adjusted to suit [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Advance Booking

Tuesday 30th October

Spooky Slime Session

Tilehouse Street Baptist Church Hall, Hitchin
30/10 @ 9:15 am - 10:10 am
Join is for a Spooky Halloween Slime Session - we will make a large batch of slime and then divide it up to make 2 or 3 different types of [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Advance Booking

Forest School playscheme

Wymondley Wood, Hitchin
30/10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us in the woods for games, den building, natural crafting and cooking marshmallows. Morning or all day option available. Read More
Science & Nature | Advance Booking

Young Filmmakers Club

St Michaels Mount Community Centre, Hitchin
30/10 - 04/11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!! SPACES ARE LIMITED Learning how to storyboard their ideas, build confidence, literacy skills use the camera, set up the green screen, rotate roles of Director, Camera Operator, Clapperboard [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Halloween Family Fun Session

Tilehouse Street Baptist Church Hall, Hitchin
30/10 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Join is for our Spooky Halloween Family Fun Session for children between the ages of 20 months and 11 years old, where we will be making 4 fabulous Halloween inspired [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Advance Booking

Pumpkin Trail & Treats

Knebworth House, Knebworth
30/10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with a Pumpkin Trail & Treats in the gardens at Knebworth House. Exchange children's tickets for a Pumpkin Passport upon arrival. Participate in a series of fun games [...] Read More
Seasonal | Advance Booking

PopArt Halloween Spooky Special

Secret Garden, Hitchin
30/10 - 31/10 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
In this special halloween class we will be making two halloween crafts. Dancing, playing and singing spooky songs. This class is open to children from 1-7. (crafts adjusted to suit [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Advance Booking

Toddler Tales

Hitchin Library, Hitchin
30/10 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Toddler Tales are free 30 minute sessions for toddlers and pre-school children. The sessions are a mix of lively stories and rhymes. They’re the perfect next step from Baby Rhyme [...] Read More
Story & Rhyme | Just Turn Up

Wednesday 31st October

Halloween Day

Secret Garden, Hitchin
31/10 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Spooky fun and games, crafts, games, stories, fancy dress...regular price entry to the Garden + £2 for the Halloween room. Slime Making Spooky Storytelling Messy Play Lucky Dip Trick or [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Just Turn Up

Rats Bats and Cats Halloween Fun Day

The British Schools Museum, Hitchin
31/10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a frighteningly fun activity session packed with lots of spooky crafts to make and take home. £5 per child. Includes a drink and a biscuit in our [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Advance Booking

Young Filmmakers Club

St Michaels Mount Community Centre, Hitchin
31/10 - 05/11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!! SPACES ARE LIMITED Learning how to storyboard their ideas, build confidence, literacy skills use the camera, set up the green screen, rotate roles of Director, Camera Operator, Clapperboard [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Pumpkin Trail & Treats

Knebworth House, Knebworth
31/10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with a Pumpkin Trail & Treats in the gardens at Knebworth House. Exchange children's tickets for a Pumpkin Passport upon arrival. Participate in a series of fun games [...] Read More
Seasonal | Advance Booking

Happy Halloween Party

Secret Garden, Hitchin
31/10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Imajica Theatre Company present this interactive Halloween party for children aged 3-8. The party includes: - arts and crafts - fancy dress - party games - party bags £12 per [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Advance Booking

Thursday 1st November

Little Forest Feet Half Term Day Camp

Weston Woodland, Weston
01/11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Our Forest School day camps are all about getting children out in nature; playing, exploring, being hands on, doing risky play and having fun! Our camp is 100% outdoors. The [...] Read More
Science & Nature | Advance Booking

Young Filmmakers Club

St Michaels Mount Community Centre, Hitchin
01/11 - 06/11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!! SPACES ARE LIMITED Learning how to storyboard their ideas, build confidence, literacy skills use the camera, set up the green screen, rotate roles of Director, Camera Operator, Clapperboard [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Baby Rhyme Time

Hitchin Library, Hitchin
01/11 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Baby Rhyme Time is a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. All parents, carers and their babies are welcome to join in. Read More
Story & Rhyme | Just Turn Up

Baby Rhyme Time

Hitchin Library, Hitchin
01/11 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
Baby Rhyme Time is a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. All parents, carers and their babies are welcome to [...] Read More
Story & Rhyme | Just Turn Up

Pumpkin Trail & Treats

Knebworth House, Knebworth
01/11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with a Pumpkin Trail & Treats in the gardens at Knebworth House. Exchange children's tickets for a Pumpkin Passport upon arrival. Participate in a series of fun games [...] Read More
Seasonal | Advance Booking

Friday 2nd November

Little Forest Feet Half Term Day Camp

Weston Woodland, Weston
02/11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Our Forest School day camps are all about getting children out in nature; playing, exploring, being hands on, doing risky play and having fun! Our camp is 100% outdoors. The [...] Read More
Science & Nature | Advance Booking

Young Filmmakers Club

St Michaels Mount Community Centre, Hitchin
02/11 - 07/11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!! SPACES ARE LIMITED Learning how to storyboard their ideas, build confidence, literacy skills use the camera, set up the green screen, rotate roles of Director, Camera Operator, Clapperboard [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking