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2016 October Half Term Fun, Halloween & Fireworks

Staffordshire has everything you need to make the 2016 October half term one you won't forget.

From thrilling theme parks, animal attractions & children's school holiday activities, to spooktacular Halloween events, fantastic fireworks displays and things to do both indoors and out - there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Discover what's on in Staffordshire for half term and choose Staffordshire for your next UK short break holiday.

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Halloween family fun at National Forest Adventure Farm


Spooktacular Staffordshire

There’s plenty of spooky fun and Halloween events this October half term for all ages to enjoy.

Alton Towers Resort Scarefest returns with terrifying live action scare mazes and Twisted Attractions host Terror Farm at Lower Drayton Farm for ultimate thrill seekers.

National Forest Adventure Farm's Screamfest is sure to fright or tiny terrors might want to try their Halloween Spook-takular.

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Girls snowboarding at SnowDome


Whatever the Weather

Come rain or shine there’s always something to do during October half term in Staffordshire.

From making a splash at Waterworld, bouncing around at Flip Out Trampoline Park or learning to snowboard at Tamworth SnowDome there is sure to be something to keep the children entertained!

The National Forest Adventure Farm is great no matter the weather, with a huge indoor play area as well as the outdoor Fun Field, a day of adventure awaits.

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Creativity & Culture

Get creative at World of Wedgwood and Play with Clay by throwing your own pot for free, or join in the STEAM Powered Big Draw Festival this Autumn Half Term.

Enjoy A Friendly Giant Experience at the Potteries Museum - make your own giant from clay and create some dream dust to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth.

Join children’s author Helen Watts at National Memorial Arboretum for storytelling & creative writing workshops or get crafty and make your own trench critters to take home.

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Decorating studio session at Emma Bridgwater factory, Image courtesy of Visit England & Diana Jarvis.


Animal Antics

We've enough animal magic to charm the whole family. If you're looking for half term days out in Staffordshire, try an animal adventure.

Meet the monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest or get up close and personal with birds of prey, big cats and even reindeer at Drayton Manor Zoo!

Or for something a bit different, try Lower Drayton Farm for Llama Trekking and Pony rides.

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Family of monkeys at the Trentham Monkey Forest
Fireworks at Drayton Manor Park


Fireworks Fun

Enjoy unforgettable firework fun for the whole family, starting with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Firework Display at Drayton Manor Park this October half term.

The Ultimate Fireworks at Alton Towers resort, Tamworth Firework Extravaganza at Tamworth Castle and the Trentham Estate Bonfire & Fireworks displays are always spectacular events and are not to be missed!

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Family Fun Short Breaks

Escape to Staffordshire and make this 2016 October half term unforgettable and experience these fantastic school holiday activities and more with our short break packages!

Enjoy a family short break holiday from £145, including entry to three thrilling attractions and an overnight stay for a family of four.

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Halloween Events

date event
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Oct Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Oct Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort
Fri 20 - Tue 31 Oct Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort

Book your stay

Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

VisitEngland 4 Star Inn £95-£260 prpnb, Leek, 01538 300296

Foxtwood Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £440-£1199 pupw sleeps 2-9, Alton Towers area, 01538 266160

Troutsdale Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £0-£1560 pupw sleeps 6-10, Leek, 01538 300101

Swan Hotel

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £65-£145 prpnb, Stafford

The Moat House

AA 4 Star Hotel £150-£185 prpnb, Stafford

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