Top activities for October half term
1 October 2021 / What To Do / Families /
Get ready for a whole week of action-packed, half-term fun. From inspiring forest camps and hawk displays, to creative arts and crafts and golf – we’ve got a busy week planned to keep the little ones entertained! Read on to find out our top recommendations for things to do here at The Grove and in the surrounding area.
1. Outdoor Pursuits
To get those hearts racing, jump on a Segway or a bike and explore the paths of Asher’s Woodland Trails, which are looking as glorious as ever this time of year. If wheels aren’t your thing, try your hand at laser clay pigeon shooting or archery and put your accuracy skills to the test.
We are delighted to share the return of Woodland Hawking’s Birds of Prey and Hawk Displays, where you will be able to admire the magnificent creatures in all their glory and then watch them take off and soar through the skies. Also returning are Mud and Guts’ Bush Craft and Survival Camps – the perfect opportunity for kids to make some new friends, have fun and build the most amazing dens.
For children aged 5-13, we’ve got Forest Camps, where your little explorers can roam the woods and unearth the secrets hidden within the trees. For anyone aspiring to be the next Tiger Woods, come along to one of our Golf Camps, where our expert PGA Assistant Professionals will guide you through the game and impart to you their profound knowledge of the sport.
2. Warner Bros, Studio Tour London
Grab your wand and wizard hat and venture down to the Harry Potter studio tour for their Halloween-inspired Dark Arts event. With your studio tour passport, go on the hunt for the Dark Mark, but make sure to dodge the Death Eaters as you sneak through the streets of Diagon Alley. As you wander through the Great Hall, make sure you admire the impressive pumpkin display and floating candles, and most importantly, don’t forget to try a butterbeer before you leave!
3. Potting Shed Arts and Crafts
If your child is more on the creative side, pop them along to the Potting Shed from 20-31 October for our complimentary Arts and Crafts sessions. Lots of fun is to be had and mess to be made with cupcake decoration, t-shirt-designing and pumpkin-carving, and it’s a fantastic chance for them to share ideas with others and make some new friends.
4. Rock Up, Watford
With 27 exciting climbing walls and over 70 different ways to climb, Rock Up in Watford city centre is a perfect way to entertain the kids (aged 4+) on a rainy day this half term. No experience or equipment is required to join in on the fun and adults are more than welcome to challenge the climb too! Just don’t look down…
5. Swimming at Sequoia
Make a splash at the pool this half term. As well as our children’s swimming pool, kids aged twelve and above are able to swim in the Sequoia pool between 15.00 – 17.00. And, if you’ve got the joy of being on watch duty, don’t worry, as we have plenty of comfortable loungers around for you to retire to when your shift is up!
6. TopGolf, Watford
Spend quality time with the family at TopGolf, a sure winner with kids of all ages. Pick up a club and try your luck at hitting the micro-chipped golf balls at large, dartboard-style targets – the further the distance, the more points achieved. What’s more, you can have delicious food and drink brought to you whilst you play to keep you going throughout. Competition can be a tiring game!