October Half Term

The weather's getting colder, the leaves are turning golden, and did someone say toffee apples?!

That's right: autumn is well and truly upon us. Not sure what to do with your little ones over the upcoming Halloween half term? Don't panic. This is the place to be for ideas and inspiration for the week.

Get your craft on with pumpkin carving, peg doll making or leaft artwork at National Trust Nostell. Build a sculpture or take a magical adventure through the autumn forest at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Enjoy some spooky stories, Halloween-themed face-painting and crafts - or go on the hunt for Norman the Gnome at The National Coal Mining Museum.

If you fancy with a bit of history, look no further than Wakefield Museums and Castles this half-term. From discovering how Iron Age peoples celebrated their own version of Halloween at Castleford Museum, sewing an Ancient Egyptian cat at Wakefield Museum of getting up close to the past at Pontefract Castle, there's plenty going on. Download the Wakefield Museums and Castles planner to explore what's happening day-by-day with their handy calendar.

For a full list of half-term events, click here, or check out our top picks across the week by clicking the boxes below. 

Now all you need to worry about is your spooky costume!

What's On This October Half Term

Pumpkin Festival 2019

Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Festival 2019

Farmer Copleys Farm Shop

Sat 19 - Thu 31 Oct 2019

Dig Experience

Dig Experience

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct 2019

Junior Archaeologist

Dig Camp

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Create a 3D artefact

Make A 3D Artefact

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 Oct 2019

The Ridings Halloween Event with The Den

The Ridings Halloween Event with The Den

The Ridings

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Dig Update

Dig Update

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Halloween At The Hepworth

Halloween

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Weird Witchballs

Weird Witchballs & Carved Candles

Castleford Museum

Mon 28 - Tue 29 Oct 2019

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

National Trust Nostell

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Transform Yourself Into A Pharaoh

Transform Yourself Into A Pharaoh

Wakefield Museum

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Pumpkin carving for kids

Pumpkin carving for kids

National Trust Nostell

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Simple Sewing

Simple Sewing: Ancient Egyptian Cats

Wakefield Museum

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

National Trust Nostell

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Halloween Crafts!

Half Term Halloween Crafts

Anglers Country Park

Tue 29 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 2019

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Halloween @ Pit

Halloween @ Pit

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Paintings of Pontefract

Paintings Of Pontefract

Pontefract Museum

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Wacky Wednesday Welly Walk

Wacky Wednesday Welly Walk

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Campfire adventures: toast, bake and make

Campfire adventures: toast, bake and make

National Trust Nostell

Wed 30 Oct 2019