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October half-term family fun

October half-term family fun

With October half term coming up, we have put together an event guide for family-friendly spooky, and not so spooky, Halloween fun in Somerset!

So, whether you are touring, camping, or have decided to stay in one of our luxurious caravan holiday homes, read on to find out what events are happening within reach of Southfork Caravan Park this half-term.

* Miles calculated are from Southfork Caravan Park.

Allhallowtide at Barrington Court – National Trust (5.4 m)

23 – 31 October

Barrington, near Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0NQ

Join the hunt for the mysterious lights known as the Hinky Punks, seven have escaped and are hiding around the grounds of Barrington Court. There are also storytelling sessions detailing local mysteries and legends. Booking is not needed and normal admission applies.

Visit the Barrington Court website

Mystery, Myth and Magic at Crewkerne Museum (7.5 m)

02 Sep – 31 Oct (Mon, Thurs, Fri & Sat)

The Heritage Centre, Market Square, Crewkerne Somerset TA18 7LP 

With a long and interesting history, Crewekerne has been an important place throughout history for many including travellers and industrialists. During October and September, enjoy the chance to discover some of the more weird and wonderful tales that make up the mysteries of life.

Visit the Crewkerne & District Museum & Heritage Centre website

FAAMily Activities – History Tellers, Fleet Air Arm Museum (8.6 m)

27 – 29 October

Sat nav location: BA22 8HW

Join History Tellers Abs and Alex as they tell some incredible and fascinating stories related to people and events involved in the Fleet Air Arm history. Stories include ‘Pilots and Pioneers’, ‘Frightful Flights’ and ‘Horror Aircraft’. Shows are free with a valid Museum ticket.

Visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum website

Steam Fright Night, Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum (17 m)

30 Oct 15:00 – 20:00

Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0LS

Do you dare venture around the historic buildings, dodge creepy cobwebs and scream at spooky monsters? Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum has a range of after-dark family-friendly Halloween events including a ghost train, witch hunt, pumpkin carving, spooky tales and many more. Booking is required.

Visit the Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum website

Family Craft Activity Workshops, Glastonbury Abbey (17.8 m)

25 / 27 / 29 October

Satnav location for nearest car park: BA6 8BS.

Glastonbury Abbey has 3 fun, family-friendly, creative events coming up over the half term break. Choose from building a pipe cleaner spider (25 Oct), making an animal mask (27 Oct), or creating a stained-glass effect bookmark. All the materials needed are supplied in activity packs with a fee of £2.50.

Visit the Glastonbury Abbey website

Halloween at the Museum of Somerset (20 m)

29 – 31 October

Museum of Somerset , Taunton Castle, Castle Green, TA1 4AA

Discover the museum in the dark! This Halloween, the Museum of Somerset has opened its doors after dark for visitors. On arrival, children will be given a lantern to shine a light on the word clues which will unlock the magic treasure. Booking is required.

Visit the Museum of Somerset website

Halloween at Hestercombe (21 m)

23 – 31 October

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

During this October half-term there is plenty of spooky fun for all the family at Hestercombe. Learn all about bats with the ‘Barmy Bats’ trail and take part in one of their special events – Spooky Science, the Potion Room, Creepy Crawlies, Stories of the Untold. They also have some non-Halloween inspired events such as the Autumn Bulb Plantathon and Fungal Foray.

Visit the Hestercombe Gardens website