October Half Term Autumnal Adventures & Days Out

National Railway Museum Future Engineers event logo

Future Engineers at the NAtional Railway Museum

27th October to 4th November 2018
Unleash your inner scientist and give your problem-solving skills a workout at our biggest ever Future Engineers event. Spend your half term with real scientists and engineers, watch extraordinary live performances and team up to use your creativity and imagination.

Children studying a phampnlet with HArewood house as the background

Autumn Glory at Harewood House

27th October to 4th November 2018
October half term week at Harewood celebrates autumn in all its glory. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities and explore the beauty of Harewood in its autumn coat. It’s a great way to spend crisp autumn days with your family.

World war ration book

World Wars Week at Royal Armouries

This October at Royal Armouries half term come and meet characters from both World Wars as they recount their experiences through dramatic performances, storytelling and combat demonstrations. Outside on the square there’ll be a full-size Spitfire, the most famous plane of the Second World War, and assorted military vehicles.

Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park

Clip 'n' Climb

Where climbing meets theme park in an exciting new leisure concept for ages four and upwards... Our stunning series of climbing-based activities provide healthy, challenging fun for all the family!

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.

FrightWater Valley at Lightwater Valley

High Ropes Courses

Where better to experience Autumn than in the trees. Experience a new view on life and have an exhilarating family adventure journeying through the brnches.

Half Term Art Workshops at The Hepworth

Hepworth Gallery Artists Workshops

Visit Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 this half term for family fun including free artist-led workshops, our Autumn Art Club and spooktacular Halloween activities. Including Explore & Draw Stations, Body Scapes Workshops and Bright Light Sculptures. Photo Credit Nick Singleton

Footgolf hole and ball


A great activity for families and groups, kick the ball into the holes around the course in the fewest shots.

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.