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Autumn Events for the Family

As autumn approaches with its shorter days and longer nights, there are plenty of events taking place up and down the country that will keep the whole family entertained whatever the weather. Let’s take a look at some of the best activities to enjoy during the October half term and beyond.

Harvest Festival

harvestfestivalThe traditional Harvest festival receives a dose of modernity with an emphasis on fresh and local produce at The RHS London Harvest Festival Show. Returning to Lindley Halls on the 6th and 7th of October, the show gives a true flavour of autumn, offering the chance to see, taste and buy quality produce. It also features the highly competitive heaviest pumpkin competition, which boasts a prize of £1000 for the winner.


HalloweenHalloween festivities can be found at many places across the UK during the October half term. ‘Halloweden’ returns to the Eden Project from 24th October to 1st November, with the famous ‘Biomes’ undergoing a supernatural makeover for the week. Featuring an ice rink, craft workshops and story-telling, there are activities to suit all age groups, most of which are included in the admission fee.
Chessington World of Adventures is going all out for so-called ‘Howloween’, with their popular walk-through mazes making a seasonal comeback. New for this year, the ‘Curse of the Lost Tomb’ maze encourages young adventurers to explore the secrets of the lost tomb of Genghis Khan. Not for the faint hearted, half-term week promises old-time frights and the chance to enjoy Chessington’s numerous rides in the dark during the park’s late night opening hours.

Bonfire Night

bonfirenightThis autumn, prepare to be amazed by the fantastic displays taking place around the country. Legoland Windsor has fireworks over three weekends from the 17th to the 31st October, the perfect way to round off a day of experiencing the rides and attractions the park has to offer.
The Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey offer the chance to experience a fireworks display in the unique environment of a former gunpowder factory on the 7th and 8th November. The event is a great opportunity for children to immerse themselves in the history of the gunpowder plot, with a re-enactment of the story alongside live music, fairground rides and craft activities. 
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