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October Half Term Highlights in Staffordshire


There are plenty of ways to keep boredom at bay in Staffordshire this October half term. Whether you are after an alfresco adventure, a spot of indoor entertainment or a spooky surprise, the county has all bases covered for the whole family.

Wedgwood Visitor Centre

Curious kids will love a trip to the Staffordshire Regimental Museum. On Monday 28th October, a day of discovery and trench-touring is set to excite and on Wednesday 30th October children can get their hands dirty during lots of fun and creative activities.

Likewise, for crafty critters the Wedgwood Visitor Centre and Museum has plenty going on between Monday 28th October and Friday 1st November. This includes a Code Crackers Workshop and Bizarre Biscuit Decorating, as well as lots of hair-raising Halloween fun. What’s more, with one full paying adult, three children can enter the Master Ceramic Experience and Museum for free.

There are plenty of other spooky shenanigans to scare the family over half term. The Shugborough Estate is inviting families to its spooky farmhouse between Saturday 26th October and Friday 1st November for pumpkin carving and creepy cooking amongst other eerie activities.

Get creepy and crafty at The Emma Bridgewater factory in the Halloween decorating studio. Make masks, decorate biscuits, dress up and travel along the spooky trail for a ghoulish prize on completion.

Or to keep those creative juices flowing, the National Memorial Arboretum is inviting children to print and felt-making sessions, inspired by the history of the centre, with Staffordshire’s ‘The Cultural Sisters’ between Saturday 26th October and Saturday 2nd November (excluding Sunday 27th October).

You are promised a haunting Halloween at the Trentham Monkey Forest. From Saturday 26th October until Friday 1st November, take part in everything from spooky story time and gooey tombola to a revolting raffle and a visit to the Creepy Crypt.

Halloween Haunting at Trentham Monkey Forest

If your kids prefer to explore the great outdoors though, the half term line up at Peak Pursuits is jam-packed with adventure. From Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November, 7-14 year olds can get stuck into everything from canoeing and kayaking to scrambling and abseiling.

Watch the night sky explode into a thousand colours at The Trentham Estate fireworks on Friday 1st November. Taking place in the stunning Italian Gardens over the mile-long lake, this will no doubt be one of the most picturesque displays you have ever visited.

Adventurous types won’t want to miss Drayton Manor Theme Park’s fireworks on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November. Enjoy the twists and turns of some of the most exhilarating rollercoaster’s in the UK and see the season out with a bang.

For something a little more chilled, join in with Weston Park’s Welly Walk which is taking place on Tuesday 29th October so get your waterproofs on, welly-up and enjoy exploring the wonderful woodland.


For more information please contact the Destination Staffordshire Press Office on 01734 234224 or email
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