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Half Term Fun

Families are invited to complete the trail around the garden and grounds every day of half term, with a special spooky event on Friday 31 October.

National Trust: Castle Drogo, Exeter

Sun 26 Oct

£1.50 / 01647 433306

  • 11:00 – 16:00 Half Term Fun National Trust: Castle Drogo, Exeter

Mon 27 Oct

£1.50 / 01647 433306

  • 11:00 – 16:00 Half Term Fun National Trust: Castle Drogo, Exeter

Tue 28 Oct

£1.50 / 01647 433306

  • 11:00 – 16:00 Half Term Fun National Trust: Castle Drogo, Exeter
…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

Halloween Half Term Fun

Spooky Halloween trail and eerie arts and crafts, plus a torchlight tour and pumpkin carving workshops.

National Trust: Tyntesfield, Bristol

Sat 25 Oct

Free, plus adm charges £13.90, child £7, family £34.95 / 0870 241 4500

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus adm charges £13.90, child £7, family £34.95 / 0870 241 4500

Mon 27 Oct

Free, plus adm charges £13.90, child £7, family £34.95 / 0870 241 4500

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

Halloween Trail

Join Rags the raven, for a themed trail through the woods and gardens.

National Trust: Upton House, Banbury

Mon 27 Oct

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £24.50 / 01295 670266

Tue 28 Oct

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £24.50 / 01295 670266

Wed 29 Oct

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £24.50 / 01295 670266

…and 3 more dates until 2 Nov

Hare And Tortoise (Ages 4-8)

  • Directed by: Tony Casement
  • Written by: Brendan Murray

Based on the classic story, Hare And Tortoise is a show about friendship, time and growing up. Directed by Tony Casement. Suitable for ages four to eight.

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Thu 30 Oct

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01206 573948

Fri 31 Oct

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01206 573948

Sat 1 Nov

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01206 573948

I Believe In Unicorns (Over 5s)

  • Directed by: Dani Parr
  • Written by: book)

Wizard Presents Theatre Company presents an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories, until he meets the Unicorn Lady. With storyteller Danyah Miller.

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Wed 29 Oct

£5 (£3.50) / 01235 515144

The Point, Eastleigh

Sun 16 Nov

£5 (Children £4) / 023 8065 2333

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Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale about the boy with the magic beans.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 8 Dec

£18–£25 (£15.50–£22.50) / 01727 844488

Wed 10 Dec

£18–£25 (£15.50–£22.50) / 01727 844488

Thu 11 Dec

£18–£25 (£15.50–£22.50) / 01727 844488

…and 3 more dates until 18 Dec

Kaos Youth Circus Workshop

An opportunity to learn new skills.

Theatr Ffwrnes, Llanelli

Mon 27 Oct

£4 / 0845 226 3510

Mum2Mum Market

This pop up baby and children's market features stalls manned by mums selling to other mums. Buy and sell children's clothes and maternity wear, equipment, toys and prams.

Thomas Wall Centre, Sutton

Sat 15 Nov

£2 before 12.30pm; free after / 020 8642 0803

Sat 6 Dec

£2 before 12.30pm; free after / 020 8642 0803

Octonauts

The quirky and courageous undersea explorers head out on a new adventure.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sun 16 Nov

£15.50 / 01223 357851

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 28 May 2015

£16.50 / 01702 351135

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Peebles Food Festival

Peebles' Food Festival features cooking demonstrations, competitions and a farmers market. Younger chefs are catered for, with a series of yummy special events.

Tweed Green, Peebles

Sun 26 Oct

Free

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The Pirate Squad And The Quest For Merlin

After sell-out success last Autumn, The Pirate Squad are back on the quest for Merlin.

The Dugdale Centre, Enfield

Thu 30 Oct

£10.50 (£8.50; £35) / 020 8807 6680

Tales of a Granny

Storytelling sessions designed to introduce under 5s, parents and carers to the riches of Scotland’s story.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Over-3s only

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

The Victory Hall, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 01489 572 913

Aberdeen parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run along the Beach Esplanade. Everyone is welcome, no matter how fast or slow (you're welcome to walk the route, bring your dog or push a buggy), so you can use it as a one-off fitness test, a chance to get some fresh air or come every week to try to beat your personal best time. It's friendly and…

Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Sat 8 Nov

Free

Sat 15 Nov

Free

…and 6 more dates until 27 Dec

Apple Day

A celebration of the humble apple, with tastings, demonstrations and a variety of activities.

National Trust: Barrington Court, Ilminster

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

  • 11:00 – 16:30 Apple Day National Trust: Barrington Court, Ilminster
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Autumn Half-Term

There's no need to be bored this autumn, especially during half-term week. Saltram has outdoor fun every day in the park and garden including organised cycle rides, 50 things activities, walks, crafts and trails.

National Trust: Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £15 & £25 / 01752 333500

Mon 27 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £15 & £25 / 01752 333500

Tue 28 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £15 & £25 / 01752 333500

…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

Beauty And The Beast

  • Directed by: Ben Crocker

A traditional family pantomime in which the beautiful Belle falls in love with the most unlikely of Beasts.

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Mon 1 Dec

£17 (£15) / 01684 295 074

Tue 2 Dec

£17 (£15) / 01684 295 074

Thu 4 Dec

£17 (£15) / 01684 295 074

…and 14 more dates until 31 Dec

The Big Draw

Help to create a large scale, mixed media artwork as part of the Big Draw. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford

Mon 27 Oct

Phone for prices / 01952 884391

  • 11:00 – 13:00 The Big Draw Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford

Tue 28 Oct

Phone for prices / 01952 884391

  • 11:00 – 13:00 The Big Draw Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford

Wed 29 Oct

Phone for prices / 01952 884391

  • 11:00 – 13:00 The Big Draw Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford
…and 2 more dates until 31 Oct

Bird Feeders

Create a feeder to support garden birds during the winter.

National Trust: Marsden Moor Estate, Huddersfield

Fri 31 Oct

£2 plus normal admission / 01484 847016

  • 11:00 – 15:00 Bird Feeders National Trust: Marsden Moor Estate, Huddersfield

Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Wed 24 Jun 2015

Free / 01392 446 000

Thu 25 Jun 2015

Free / 01392 446 000

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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Sun 26 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Mon 27 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Tue 28 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

…and 101 more dates until 10 Feb 2015

Arnolfini, Bristol

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0117 9172300

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0117 9172300

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0117 9172300

…and 2 more dates until 30 Oct

Cannock Autumn Chase

This is a three-hour mountain bike orienteering event taking place on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. Cannock Chase is one of the best areas for mountain biking in the country and, due to its many tracks, is perfect for navigational events such as this.

Birches Valley Forest Centre, Rugeley

Sun 26 Oct

£11 adv / 01889 586593

Charity Dog Show

Charity dog show in aid of Medical Detection Dogs.

Driffield Showground

Sun 2 Nov

£2 / 01377 257 494

Christmas At Winterbourne

Christmas crafts.

Winterbourne Botanic Garden, Birmingham

Sat 6 Dec

£5 (£4) / 0121 414 3832

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