October Half Term: Fun Ideas for the Family

It only seems about 5 minutes since the kids were just going back to school after 6 weeks off but the October half term holiday is fast approaching.

This means that now’s the time to start thinking about activities to keep the kids entertained. Here are a few suggestions to help you plan a fun and active week for the kids, keeping them off the sofa and off the Xbox.

Dirt Biking

Find your local dirt bike track with and enjoy a day of high octane fun with the kids. With many courses suitable for young teens, dirt biking is a fun source of exercise during the autumnal months. All Round Fun stock a range of Dirt Bikes for active and action-mad youngsters.

Snowdonia Walking Festival

The Snowdonia Walking Festival is held over the final weekend of October this year, giving participants the chance to enjoy the beautiful Autumnal scenes of the Welsh countryside. For hundreds of years visitors have been making their way to Betws y Coed to enjoy the spectacular walks and scenery. The different routes are suited to families of all ages and abilities, so you’ll be able to find the perfect route for you and your loved ones.

Creative Fun

If downpours and colder climes are keeping you and the kids locked indoors throughout the half term holidays, crafty games and activities can keep everyone entertained whilst developing creativity. From Jet Plane Designer kits to Secret Spy sets, the All Round Fun Creative Play section is full of fun crafting activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Winter Vegetable Garden

The October holidays are the perfect time to start planting your winter vegetable garden. If your kids are budding green fingers, this can be a fun way to spend a few hours every day preparing the soil, planting seedlings and caring for the blossoming sprouts. A wide range of delicious veg can be planted and grown throughout the winter including onions, garlics, carrots and many more. The fruits of your labour can be used as affordable ingredients for dishes throughout the winter including stews, roasts and pies.

Additional Learning

Just because it is the half term holidays does not mean kids cannot enjoy educational activities. Visits to museums and libraries are a great source of information and entertainment for kids with organisers striving to make their displays and exhibits exhilarating and interesting for children. The Imperial War Museums run dedicated October half term activities for families throughout all of their UK centres.

Half Term Toys

October half term ideas for families

Top left: Scream Hawk 150CC Pit Bike

Bottom left: Nova Rico Illuminated Globe

Top right: Seedling The Junior Gardening Kit

Bottom right: Seedling Good Things Creative Play Set


For more ideas for keep the kids entertained throughout the October half term holidays, visit the All Round Fun homepage or call our dedicated team on 0800 043 0437.

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