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2017 October Half Term Fun

You are guaranteed an unforgettable October half term in Staffordshire!

With top UK theme parks, frightful family fun, and great all-weather activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Find half term events in Staffordshire and everything you need to plan your short break in Staffordshire.

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Enjoy a spooktacular half term in Staffordshire! Click here for more information on half term things to do in Staffordshire.


Happy Half Term!

There are plenty of things to do in Staffordshire this October half-term, whatever the weather!

Squeeze in some last-minute thrills at our theme parks before they close for winter, or take on ghouls and zombies at Halloween events across the county.

And then send half term out with a bang at a spectacular fireworks display.

Browse what's on in Staffordshire for half term >>>

woman and child tobogganning 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 the SnowDome there is sure to be something to keep the children entertained!

Or you could try exploring Staffordshire's ancient castles and mesmerising museums.

Browse all-weather attractions >>>


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 baby farm animals at the Lower Drayton Farm.

Or walk among the penguins and meerkats at Peak Wildlife Park!

Browse animal attractions in Staffordshire >>>

Make some new furry friends at half term, like the macaques at Trentham Monkey Forest, pictured


Explore outdoors

It's time to escape the classroom and let their imaginations run wild in acres of stunning Staffordshire countryside, gardens and outdoor spaces.

Zoom down one of the UK’s longest double zip wires in the Woodland Adventure Playground at Weston Park, or spot the bats and owls on a twilight trek at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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Explore the Great Outdoors in Staffordshire this half term, like the adventure playground at Weston Park, pictured
These chilling crafty capers, like the tales of terror at the Ancient High House (pictured), will give you the creeps this Halloween


Creativity & Culture

Enjoy clay-based Halloween fun at Middleport Pottery, and make your mark in the decorating studio at World of Wedgwood.

Pick a pumpkin and carve your own demented design at Canalside Farm, and hear some spine-chilling tales of terror at the Ancient High House.

Browse half term creative activities >>>

Go Jetters Vroomster ride in CBeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort


Family Fun Short Breaks

Escape to Staffordshire and experience these fantastic October half term activities and more with our short break packages starting from £145! 

Book our Alton Towers family break from £235 for a family of four, and explore CBeebies Land which is bigger than ever before, with the arrival of two new attractions - The Furchester Hotel Live Show and Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride!

Find out more about short breaks >>>


Find an attraction in Staffordshire

Buy family or single Thrill Hopper e-tickets and visit 4 funtastic attractions for 1 fantastic price!

Book your stay

Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

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

Drayton Manor Hotel

VisitEngland 4 Star Hotel £70-£150 prpnb, Tamworth, 0844 472 1950

Dog and Doublet

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £82-£102 prpnb, Stone

Swan Hotel

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

The Moat House

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

Quality Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent

£38-£130 prpn, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 202361

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