❓Looking for some Spooky Half Term Fun for your little ones❓

🎃👻 Spooktacular Halloween Totz Classes coming this Half Term! 👻🎃

Get ready for a hauntingly fun experience at Active Totz Oxford this Halloween season! Our Halloween-themed classes are the perfect way to keep your little ones active and entertained while getting into the spooky spirit. 🦇🕷️

📅 Date: Monday 23rd October & Tuesday 24th October 2023

⏰ Time: 10-10.45am

📍 Location: Steventon Village Hall & Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre

👶 Age Group: 18 months – 5 years old

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Older siblings up to the age of 7 Years old also welcome to come and join in the spooky fun!

Don’t miss out on the Halloween fun! Limited spots available, so reserve yours now!

07709 168740
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The Witch’s House half term – Grimm’s Fairy Tales come to life at Cogges Manor Farm

Spooky season has arrived at Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, and the Witch’s House is back for October half term 2023!

See this year’s Grimm’s Fairy Tales spine-tingling transformation of the historical Manor House from Friday 20th – Sunday 29th October, fairy tale Halloween outfits encouraged! Tiptoe through spooky rooms, and be scared-silly by spooktacular sights and sounds from Hansel and Gretel and other gruesome tales. Go on a pumpkin trail around the Witch’s garden, and enjoy your own witches brew in the Cogges Kitchen Café with tasty Halloween-themed treats. Children’s crafty activities during the week include making fabric ghosts, creating chilling chalk pictures, and spooky storytelling in the Stables.

Witch’s House After Dark – Grimm’s Fairy Tale folk LIVE!

For even more scares, visit the Witch’s House After Dark for Grimm’s Fairy Tale folk LIVE! on Saturday 28th October, 6-9pm.

Follow the lit pumpkins and experience a theatrical, immersive tour of the Witch’s House, with live actors. Enter if you dare! Finish with a visit to Cogges Kitchen Cafe, with fiendishly good food (available to pre-order), dastardly drinks and spooky surprises at the Witches Brew Inn! Fire pits and ‘Smores in the Cafe courtyard – weather permitting.

For grown-ups and families, recommended for ages 8+ . Parental discretion is still advised, particularly for those that may be sensitive to the dark, lighting effects, sudden noises and surprises.

Book Witch’s House After Dark tickets here. 

Visit the Witch’s House at half term or for the After Dark Live! event and share your spookiest photo on social media @cogges @coggeswitney #coggeswitch for a chance to win a prize!

Cogges is open daily until 29th October, visit the website for festive events thereafter. The Cogges Christmas Market runs 25 & 26 November, and you’d better be good, as Santa’s Grotto and light trail starts 1st December!

Cogges Kitchen Café remains open as usual until 23rd December.

Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire
Free Parking OX28 3FR
Book tickets and see what’s on at cogges.org.uk

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Hogshaw School of Witchcraft & Wizardry

Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October 2023

It’s time for some magic and mystery this Halloween as you enter Hogshaw School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. Little witches and wizards of all ages are invited to join us for a week of nature-inspired adventures this October half term. Enjoy everything that our rural Wizard School location has to offer for spook-tacular Halloween fun, including giant pumpkins, rare creatures, birds of prey and bags of outdoor space to test out new spells!

Tickets include full farm access, with exciting Wizard School theming and daily programme of animal encounters, plus exciting Halloween activities. Fancy dress is actively encouraged!

Pumpkin DecoratingOwl DisplayLive Roaming EntertainmentScarecrow TrailPotions Making Lesson (optional extra)

Pre-booking highly recommended to avoid disappointment – particularly for extras hogshawfarm.co.uk

Hogshaw Farm & Wildlife Park
Claydon Road, Hogshaw
MK18 3LA

01296 670444
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The Hedgehog Club are running drop off sessions for 5 to 12 year olds on 25th and 26th October 2023 with Halloween related activities.

Full days from 9.30am until 3.30pm with early drop off and late pick up options.

The cost is £37 per child with a 10% discount for multiple bookings. £10 extra for the early drop off and late pick up.


07767 078876
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Ashmolean Museum

Enjoy some family time whilst following one of the museum’s trails! The Ashmolean also provides a family lunch room and even free nappies.

Tel: 01865 278000

Address: Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH

Blenheim Palace

Follow the spooktacular trail, through the spider tunnel and watch the fire performers! You can also enjoy hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows and even a Halloween afternoon tea. Booking is essential.

20th – 29th October 2023

Tel: 01993 810530

Address: Woodstock, OX20 1PP

Earth Trust

Save the date for this year’s pumpkin patch!

21st – 29th October 2023

Tel: 01865 407792

Address: Little Wittenham, Abingdon, OX14 4QZ

History of Science Museum

Enjoy a family friendly weekend, with free entry, perfect for age 7+. Enjoy trails, puzzles, stories and exploring artefacts!

28th – 29th October 2023

Tel: 01865 277293

Address: Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

Millets Farm Centre

Enjoy loads of half-term fun at Millets Farm Centre!

Pick Your Own Pumpkins – Halloween themed patch with wheelbarrows available and pay per weight. Tickets are essential.

30th September – 30th October 2023

John Lawson’s Halloween Circus – The thrilling show is back with lots of new acts! £9.50 per person.

22nd – 28th October 2023

Pumpkins by Night – Get into the Halloween spirit with spooky woodlands, live acts & pumpkin picking!

13th – 28th October 2023

Sprouts Play Barn Spooktacular Disco – Have an evening of Halloween fun with the huge play frame and disco! Tickets must be booked in advance.

24th – 26th October 2023

Tel: 01865 392221

Address: Kingston Rd, Frilford, OX13 5HB



Museum of Natural History

Enjoy some great half-term activities at the Museum of Natural History, including dinosaur crafts and specimens, The Great Big Dinosaur Show, origami animal workshops and Science Saturday. For more information, and booking, see the museum’s website.

23rd – 28th October 2023

Tel: 01865 272950

Address: Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3PW

Oxford Bus Museum

Enjoy Halloween activities and free heritage bus rides! Rides depart at 12.15, 1.00 & 2.15pm.

25th – 29th October 2023

Tel: 01993 883617

Address: Hanborough Rail Station Yard, Main Rd, OX29 6LA

Roves Farm Visitor Centre

Visit the pumpkin patch and get carving! Enjoy fancy dress and wand making, as well as all the usual fun on the farm. Tickets are limited so booking is essential.

Experience the farm after dark with a ghost hunt, haunted hayride and lots more – suitable for ages 10+.

19th – 29th October 2023

Tel: 01793 763939

Address: Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG

Science Oxford

Celebrate World Earthworm Day or create your own spooky monster creation with the coding club! Activities do require booking.

21st – 28th October 2023

Tel: 01865 810000

Address: Quarry Rd, Headington, OX3 8SB

The Story Museum

Take part in one of the brilliant children’s workshops on offer, including a bug safari, story explorers, pets, Greta & the Giants and loads more!

21st – 29th October 2023

Tel: 01865 807600

Address: 42 Pembroke St, Oxford, OX1 1BP

Waterperry Gardens

Take part in the Halloween Hunt in the gardens during half-term. £3 per child, including a prize.

21st October – 5th November 2023

Tel: 01844 339254

Address: Waterperry, Oxford, OX33 1LA

Wellington Country Park

Visit Wellington Country Park for Wooky Willow show, a ‘Not so Spooky’ show, lots of creepy crawlies with ZooLab UK and choose a pumpkin at the patch to carve. There will also be a pop up play village, train rides, crafts and more.

21st – 29th October 2023

Tel: 0118 932 6444

Address: Odiham Rd, Riseley, RG7 1SP