October Half Term Activities in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas 2019

Looking for some spooky Half Term Halloween fun, or some autumnal activities, in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area? Look no further! I hope you and your family have a wonderful half term, and find plenty of fun things to keep you busy.

Ashmolean Museum
30th and 31st October, 1-4pm - Half-term fun: Gunpowder Plot
Learning Studio
Find out about the gunpowder plot, create your own Guy Fawkes Lantern and firework inspired art.

Blenheim Palace
26th October -  3rd November - Half Term Halloween Entertainment

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Halloween Fun with Cha Char Chimps
27th and 30th October, and 3rd November 
The centre opens at 10.30am and Cha Char Chimps will be holding two 60minute sessions of fun, games, singing and dancing at 11.30am and 1pm.
More details and how to book can be found here.

Halloween Disco and Spooky Night Train
30th October
6-8pm Family Halloween disco
6-7pm Ride the Spooky Night Train
There will be a Fancy Dress competition, and hot dogs and soup will be available to purchase from the cafe.
Tickets are limited and MUST be booked in advance. Click here for details.

Cogges Farm
26th October - 3rd November, 10am-4.30pm - The Witch’s House 
Cost included in day ticket
Over half term a friendly witch will transform the rooms into a spooky trail of lights, potions, pumpkins and more.

Combe Mill Pumpkin Trail
Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Saw Mills, Combe,  OX29 8ET
01993 358694

Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th October
Sunday 6th and 20th October 
Find all the pumpkins hidden around the mill.

On Wednesday 30th October pumpkin carving will also be available at £5 per child including pumpkin and buttery operated tea light candle.

Crocodiles of the World
26th October, 7pm - 9.30pm
Explore the zoo via torch light. Places are limited so book tickets in advance here. Fancy dress is optional, but bring your own torch.

Crocodiles of the World
Evenley Wood Garden
26th - 31st October - Halloween Spooktacular
Adults £6, Under 16 free. Additional charge for some activities.
Halloween trail, pumpkin carving, magic school, Halloween crafts and face painting.

Forestry Commission
Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail at Wendover Woods and Salcey Forest
£3.50 per trail pack.
Download the apps (see detail s on the websites linked above) before travelling as phone signal can be patchy in the forests.

Green Dragon Eco Farm
21st October - 3rd November - Half Term Halloween Activities including a scarecrow trail, craft activities and on-the-spot prizes for the best Halloween fancy dress! Click here for more information.

Green Dragon Eco Farm

History of Science Museum, Oxford
26th October - 3rd November
Suitable for all ages. Drop in. Can you find Wally in the museum’s collections?  Complete the activity sheet to get a special sticker.

Millets Farm Centre 
Activities including PYO Pumpkins, Halloween Party, and a circus. Some activities need booking in advance, and others are drop in. Click here for more details. 
Here’s how we got on at the PYO sessions last year - 

PYO pumpkin at Millets Farm
Odds Farm Park
Woburn Common, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP10 0LX
26th October - 3rd November - Pumkin patch, Spellbinding Shows, Crafty Trick or Treat Walk and more. click here for details.

Oxford Playhouse
31st October & 1st November, 10am-4pm
Autumn Adventures Drama Workshop
Ages 7-10, 2 day drama workshop.
Top room, Oxford Playhouse
Click here for details and to book.

Pumpkin Patch Milton Keynes
Mount Mill, Deanshanger, MK19 6DG
12th & 13th, 19th - 31st October 2019, 10am - 4pm
Free entry. 
Details here.

Rebound Revolution Trampoline Park
Halloween Disco, 30th October, 4pm - 6pm
£15, booking essential. Arrive 20 minutes before the session.
More details on their Facebook page. 

Roves Farm
Sevenhampton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7QG
26th October -3rd November - Witches and Wizards School. Click here for more details.

Stowe (National Trust)
26th October - 3rd November - Halloween Family Trail yay
Collect trails from The New Inn visitor centre. Admission applies and trails are £2 per child.

Waddesdon Manor (National Trust)
26th October - 3rd November, 10am - 3pm -  Horrible Halloween 
Activities include pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling and Halloween afternoon tea. Some activities are at an additional cost, and some need to be booked in advance. Check the website for details.

Wade Gymnastics
29th, 30th and 31st October - day gymnastics sessions for ages 5+. More details and how to book can be found here. NB. The prices on the poster are the wrong way around. Scroll to the bottom of the page for correct costs!