October Half Term 2022 Autumnal Adventures & Days Out

NYMR Light Spectacular

Light Spectacular with NYMR

22nd to 30th October 2022
Marvel at our heritage carriages, decorated with thousands of lights, before departing from Pickering Station for an awe-inspiring journey. Let our voiceover man and DJ-Mix of music get you in the mood for a party the whole family will enjoy.

York Minster Platinum and Lights

Platinum and Light at York Minster

20th to 27th October 2022
Experience York Minster in a different light this October when the cathedral’s cavernous Nave will be illuminated with a new sound and light projection – Platinum and Light. The new installation has been created by award winning artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid,

Royal Armuries October half term

Rebels and Revolutionaires at Royal Armouries

22nd to 30th October 2022
This October half-term, get up close with famous rebels from history in this family-friendly event. Throughout history, rebels against the establishment have had to find ways around the fact that the powers in charge usually controlled access to arms and armour precisely to make it difficult for rebels to rebel. This has meant that revolutionaries have had to improvise weapons, beg, borrow or steal them, and sometimes do without weapons altogether.

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

Gruesome Grounds at Burton Constable Hall

24th to 30th October 2022
With a Gruesome Grounds ticket you are entitled to access our Petrifying Pumpkin Trail, Creepy Crafts and Spooky Story Telling, plus each pre-booked child ticket comes with a free goodie bag!

Old Moor Spider Spooktacular

Spooktacular Spiders at RSPB Old Moor

This half-term RSPB Old Moor will be turning fear into fascination by finding out about our amazing arachnids.

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.