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Your guide to what’s on this Halloween half term.

From pumpkin picking, spooky days out to cooking and decorations ideas to do at home.

PLACES TO VISIT

Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Enjoy a Pumpkin hunt, can you find Boris the bat, guess, the weight of big Bertha and enjoy exploring the wild meadow. Finish off your visit with a cake and hot chocolate.

Booking essential during half term week.

Oxford Science Centre

Spooky science, be an owl detective, create chromatography-bats and brave the pumpkin trail in the forbidden forest to figure out the magic word and win a prize. Always a wonderful day out.

Bucks Goat Centre, Aylesbury

Halloween trail, crafts and FREE entry for all under 16yrs in costumes – Best dressed could win a family day pass.

Coggs Manor

There’s witchery afoot at Cogges Manor as it is transformed into the Witch’s House, as if by magic! Walk through a series of spooky rooms to see where the witch lives. With lighting, sound and an array of potions, bats, spiders and a cauldron on the fire, Cogges is bringing Halloween to life again this year.

Visit their pumpkin patch, say hello to the chickens, goats, ducks, ponies and sheep and enjoy the woodland adventure playground where the children can enjoy the castle fort and zip wire.

Chinnor Railway If your little ones love a train journey then check out Chinnor railway who are running special train rides 28th and 31st October at various times throughout the day. You can also private compartment options available.

Mursley Farm Pumpkin Festival

Get you costumes on and visit the fang-tastic Halloween grotto with carving station that’s packed with everything you could possibly need to create your very own masterpiece.

Café with hot food and soup and lots of tasty treats available to.

Mead Open Farm

Its Pumpkin Spooktacular at Mead this half term, haunted house, fang-tastic attractions, terror tractor rides, pumpkin carving, fairytale villain trail and more.

*Free pumpkin with every paying child.

Gruffalo Spotters trail at Wendover Woods

Interactive trail where you can spot the signs and see what creatures you can find!

Download the new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app before your visit and watch the characters from The Gruffalo story come to life as you follow the trail.

There is also and activity kit you can purchase, packed with fun things to do to help you spot the Gruffalo.

Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre

There’s heaps of spooktastic family fun to be had at Green Dragon. Wizard takeover, slime making, facepainting, scarecrow trail and spooky animal encounters. Pre book online

Bucks Railway Centre, Quainton are having a Halloween Trick or Treat night on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October from 10.30am. Follow the Pumpkin Trail to find the Trick or Treat Stations, complete the activity sheet and collect your treats!

Stoner Park

Follow the clues around the mysterious world of Tumblestone Hollow and the Gardens at Stonor to win a special chocolate prize (or an alternative treat).  Folk of Tumblestone Hollow will be reading stories from ‘The Moon Witch and The Thief’ and giving away spooky temporary transfers. There will be pumpkins galore and ghoulish surprises.

Waterperry Halloween Spooky Scarecrow Trail

Saturday 16th – Sunday 31st October 10am – 5pm

Find the 10 spooky scarecrows hidden around the gardens and collect a prize!

Odds Farm Park Halloween Festival

Enjoy a frightfully fun day picking your own pumpkin, exploring the tricky trail and other Spooky Surprises.

Millets Farm

From gremlins and goblins to witches with charm, Millets has something going on for everyone on their Spook-tacular Farm!
With a circus full of tricks, a disco full of spooks, a reptile shack full of critters and fields full of pumpkins, theres plenty of spookily good fun to be had.

Waddesdon Manor – Cryptid Safari Halloween Trail

Head down Miss Alice’s Drive and encounter magical beasts from myths and fairy tales along the way in this fantastical safari experience. Can you spot all of the creatures that live in the woods?

If you’re really lucky you might even come across the Safari Rangers, who are out and about tending to the beasts and keeping those pesky fairies at bay.

Complete the trail and claim your prize at the end!

Blenheim Palace

There is lots of spooky Halloween fun for everyone happening at Blenheim Palace, spooky walks around the gardens with performers telling creepy tails, pumpkin carving and ghostly train rides.

Resources

Find lots of ideas, free printables and activity inspiration here.

PYO PUMPKINS

Starveall Farm, off the Oxford Road Nr Sone, Aylesbury

Millets farm

Farmer Pauls Family Farm, Aylesbury

Rectory Farm

Peterley Manor Farm

Pumpkin Patch MK

  • Please check websites for full details and pre booking conditions.
  • Small charges may apply with some activities.

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