Top Activities for October Half Term
15 September 2020 / What To Do / Families /
We’ve rounded up the very best activities for families this October half term, both at The Grove and in the local area. Read on and you’ll see just how much there is to fit into your week off!
After a hugely successful summer break, Football Escapes are returning to The Grove this October half term, providing premier football coaching courses for children, courtesy of current and ex-professional footballers.
In August we were joined by Marlon Harewood, Anton Ferdinand, Jimmy Bullard and we were even treated to a guest appearance from Olly Murs. We can’t wait to see who will be joining us for the next camp.
At The Grove on Sunday 25 October and 1 November, choose from two outstanding hawking displays where you will meet spectacular birds of prey who will glide through the trees and land on your glove.
On Saturday 24 October and 31 October let your little explorers discover our magical woodland with one of our forest camps. They will love discovering the great outdoors as they take part in activities such as den building, campfire cooking and bird watching.
Arts and Crafts in The Potting Shed
The Potting Shed is one of the most creative and inspiring places in The Grove, making it the ideal spot to hold our arts and crafts sessions.
This half term we will be holding the following seasonal sessions for kids to get stuck in to: T-Shirt Design, Trick or Treat Bags, Halloween Hats, Biscuit Decorating, Slime Workshop, Design a Mask, Cupcake Decorating, Pumpkin Carving.
The Snow Centre
If you didn’t make it to the Alps this year, do not fear as you can ski all year round at The Snow Centre, home to the UK’s largest indoor lesson slope. Ski, snowboard or ride the Ringo Slide in a giant inflatable ring.
Whether your children are taking their first steps in snowsports or brushing up on their skills, there are lessons for all levels including family lessons – the perfect bonding experience.
Pumpkin Festival at Willow’s Activity Farm
Head to Willow’s Farm where children can take part in a Pumpkin Hunt, as well as pick and carve their own, choosing from thousands of home-grown pumpkins – an Instagrammable photo opportunity if we ever did see one.
Outside of the pumpkin patch there is plenty of fun to be had with a 3D cinema, farmyard animals, adventure play, funfair rides and Peter Rabbit’s Playground.
We have plenty of activities that are for big kids too. Ignite some competitiveness within the family as you try our newest experience, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting and see who can hit the bullseye first with a game of archery.
As always our bikes and Segways will be here for you to head out into the woodlands with the whole family.
Natural History Museum at Tring
If it’s a rainy day, why not make it an educational one with a visit to the Natural History Museum at Tring. Roam the galleries and learn about the endangered species on display, find out why the dodo went extinct and much more.
Junior Golf Camps
A great way for budding young golfers to experience the game, sign your children up to one of our Junior Golf Camps. Our expert PGA Assistant Professionals will guide and encourage them through the key skills they need to play the game. Meanwhile, you can slip off to Sequoia Spa for a relaxing dip or to the Lounges for a coffee.
Owned by the Zoological Society of London, a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats, Whipsnade is the UK’s biggest zoo. Meet amazing animals including zebras, brown bears and tigers.
On 26 October, children aged 5-7 can join a one day Zoo Explorers course to learn even more about the zoo.