October Half Term 2021 Autumnal Adventures & Days Out

T-Rex at KWVR

Jurassic Specials at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

25th to 29th October 2021
See the epic battle between an animatronic 8ft T-Rex and mischievous Raptor at Keighley. There’ll be cute baby dinosaurs for those not quite brave enough to meet the bigger boys, and live reptiles waiting for you too.

Askham bryan wildlife

Askham Bryan Wildlife Academy

18th to 30th October 2021
Each three day wildlife Academy @ the Zoo is an amazing chance for 8-11 year olds or 12 to 15 year olds to learn all about animals and nature in our Wildlife Park and Animal Management Unit.Pre Booking required.s

Movie Monsters

Movie Monsters at Royal Armouries

23rd to 31st October 2021
The midnight hour is close at hand. Are you ready to tackle vampires, mummies and zombies? It all seems so simple on the big screen. Come and find out how they really make the magic happen. Join our ghost-hunting gang for a masterclass in movie monsters and how to slay ’em.

October half term at the National Railway Museum

Move It at the National Railway Museum

23rd to 31st October 2021
Inspire the family this October half term at the National Railway Museum, with hands-on LEGO activities and engineering giants that changed the world.

Halloween imge of children and pumpkins

Halloween Events

Looking for some Halloween fun this October half term, try our dedicted Halloween events page. Family fun and scary halloween for teens and adults.

Bradford Science Festival October half term

Bradford Science Festival

23rd to 31st October 2021
A life-size killer whale, LEGO challenges, pumpkin trails and spectacular light and sound displays—Bradford Science Festival is back!

Carved Halloween Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patches and Festivals

Enjoy the outdoors and discover Yorkshire's RSPB reserves. Learn more about native birdlife and wildlife, enjoy crafts and activities in the RSPB dentres and more.

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz at Burton Constable Hall

29th October 2021
The perfect Halloween family favourite: The Wizard of Oz! Join Dorothy in the magical land of Oz, as she follows the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard. Gary Starr Pantomimes are original and fully interactive. Filled with songs and dances, their actors will encourage the audience to participate and interact with the characters.

Jorvik Viking Centre

Jorvik Viking Centre

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Viking York in the unique and groundbreaking Jorvik Viking Centre.

Family Paddleboarding


Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a new and easy to learn water sport. Yorkshire offers Paddle boarding on inland lakes and in coastal waters.