October half term

Bring family and friends on a walk at Erddig

It's time to switch off and unwind over the October half term break, and we've got lots of back-to-basics, mindful activities for you to try with the kids.

From crafts, to cooking, to getting out and about in nature – our half term activities don't require a screen, and they’re all guaranteed to leave the whole family feeling more connected.

Three children cooking in Wordsworth House kitchen

Go wild at Wordsworth House this half-term

What will your family get up to this October holiday? At Wordsworth House and Garden, we’ll be baking clapbread, listening to spooky stories, hunting for amazing animals, making wild art, crafting poppies, dressing up and writing with quills and ink. Why not join us?

sizergh autumn

What's on this autumn

Soak up the season and all its colours, smells and sounds with garden walks, autumn trails and warming treats in the cafe.

Get creative with your pumpkin carving

Things to do with the kids this October half-term

There are some haunted happenings at Allan Bank for all the family this half-term. Are you brave enough to take on the pumpkin trail through the woods to claim your prize, hear spine tingling tales from Cumbria, or craft your best scary face into a pumpkin?

Kids run free in Langdale

Things to do with the kids in Langdale this half-term

This October half-term Sticklebarn and Langdale will be host to some great events and activities for all the family to enjoy. Step out into a landscape full of autumn colour; retreat to the pub for board games by the fire; and take part in our family friendly events including bat walks, crafternoon workshops, and nature trails.

Hansel and Gretel shadow puppet shows at Wray Castle

Join Hansel and Gretel in our Forests of Folklore

What better place to celebrate Halloween than in a Gothic Revival castle? Step into our indoor shadow forest over half term or immerse yourself in a classic story from the Brothers Grimm.

Girl rope swing Fell Foot

Family fun at Fell Foot

Let the kids explore the great outdoors at Fell Foot. From swinging through the branches in the wild play area to splashing in the shores of Windermere - an adventure awaits your family for all-year-round fun!

Visitor Experience Officer Nancy Burditt explains, ‘It’s just about slowing down, noticing things in your own way and enjoying them – really treasuring those simple moments.’

However your family chooses to switch off and reconnect this half term, we’ve got a special place waiting for you around the corner.