There’s plenty of fun to be had across Warwickshire this October half-term including some Spooktacular Halloween events for all the family. Discover what’s on across the county with our favourites below:
Join the ghosts, ghouls, wizards and witches of Warwick Castle this October and prepare for a Halloween adventure brimming with spooky tales, scary fun, and daytime themed attractions and activities for all ages. Meet the famous Witches of Warwick and find out about the spells they are concocting in their cauldron. Search the spooky mansion, navigate the Haunted Hollows and see spellbinding shows live on the Dead Centre Stage. Events are on daily from Saturday 24th October until Sunday 1st November and advance booking is required. Find out more here.
Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Kenilworth Castle! Follow the creepy trail and listen to spooky stories at their Halloween event. Take part in the daily fancy dress competition – visit dressed in your scariest outfits for a chance of winning! Spooky Kenilworth Castle runs from Saturday 24th October until Sunday 1st November and visits must be booked in advance. Find out more here.
The British Motor Museum near Gaydon in South Warwickshire are asking ‘Where’s Wally?’ this half term. They are part of the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books, to celebrate the release of the new Where’s Wally? book, Spooky Spotlight Search. Search the Museum to find the 8 mini Wally standees and spell out a spooky word. They’re also running daily (except Wednesday) Rocket-Fuelled Family Science Shows. Join Pickle and Pumpkin for a 25 minute live spooky spectacular full of cool interactive demonstrations and rocket inspired science. Shows will take place in a large conference room with plenty of space for social distancing. There’s also an onsite café and outdoor play area to enjoy too. Pre-booking is required. Find out more here.
Step back in time to the middle ages at Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick this half-term! These fascinating buildings have been there since the 14th century and were built as the home of Warwick’s Medieval Guilds before being transformed it into a home for wounded warriors of the Elizabethan age. On Thursday 29th October they will be having a free family-friendly Open Day. Learn how to crack Elizabethan codes, write with a real quill pen and examine some amazing historical artefacts. Pre-booking is required. Find out more here.
After only being open at weekends the quirky MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon will be open every day during October half-term and is a great place for the kids and the big kids alike! Interact with eccentric artworks, contraptions and machines, complete a free family activity sheet and take part in holiday competitions. Visits to the museum need to be pre-booked to allow for management of visitor numbers. Find out more here.
All these great attractions are included with The Explorer Pass. Find out more about the pass and what else is included here.