October Half Term

Half Term & Halloween 🎃

October is finally here and there are plenty of fun activities and seasonal events for you and your family to get into over half term. Whether its book festivals or spooky treats, we have something for everyone! Take a look below :

Spooky Root House Trail

Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley Park, WR5 1RS Worcester

27th – 31st October 11am – 4pm

The Gardens are about to have their annual Halloween makeover with lots of new ghouls and frights in store. Follow our ghoulishly delightful trail around the Gardens, tiptoe through the Trembling Tunnel, sidestep the Sinister Serpent and Mouldy Mummy, and then whisper along Witches Walk.
It’s going to be more spook-takular than ever and runs from Saturday 27th to Wednesday 31st October.

Halloween Family Rave

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, WR1 1UH Worcester, Worcestershire

28th October 11:30am – 1:30pm

This Halloween we’re hosting a Family Rave. Strut your funky stuff in a family friendly environment.
The event will kick off with BBC Hereford & Worcester’s Tammy Gooding.
Jessie DJ will be mixing Cbeebies tunes, 90’s classics and some Halloween songs, and there will be a special guest appearance by Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc.
Halloween costumes are encouraged – come along in your spooky best! We’ll have glow sticks, bubbles, face painting, craft activities and lots of dancing!

Autumn Air Drying Clay Vessels Workshop Ages 4 to 11

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, WR1 1UH Worcester

29th October 11:15am – 12:15pm

Our expert tutor Kitty Cazes will be leading this autumnal air-drying clay workshop this October half term.
Children will create paper clay plates, vases and vessels with autumn decorations which they can paint at home as a take-away project. The clay items will be decorated with imprints and reliefs from leaves and other autumn items

Ghosts & Gunpowder

The Commandery – Worcester, The Commandery, Sidbury, WR1 2HU Worcester

30th October – 4th November 11:00am – 15:00pm

Get ready for a week of intrigue and fun as we decipher puzzles and challenges to try and save The Commandery from gunpowder plotters!

Storytelling Festival

The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

27th – 28th October  – Please check site for times. 

Check out  www.worcester.ac.uk/beeline for more information.


The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

29th October 1:30pm – 2:00pm

A gentle, fun and interactive session for 0-6 year olds and their parents/carers. Expect soothing guitar music as well as poems, riddles and action rhymes aplenty, full of bugs and bubbles, rockets and pirates, aliens and a whole heap of funny faces.

Once Upon a Star -The Story of the Big Bang 

The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

29th October 2:30pm – 3:30pm

A totally cosmic spacey show for 5-11 year olds with interactive storytelling, drama, music and poetry – all based on James’ non-fiction picture book Once Upon A Star. James has taken this show to the Roald
Dahl Museum, Oxford Story Museum and Edinburgh Festival. Includes a mini writing workshop.

The Blue Bird

The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

2 November 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Presented by Lightbox Theatre. One wintery evening Tyltyl wakes to find a hump back figure in his bedroom. She is obviously a fairy. Tyltyl must find the bluebird that makes people happy. Tyltyl doesn’t know about bluebirds, or where he might find one but joined by his faithful pets the search begins…

Play with Print at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Museum and Art Gallery, Foregate Street,  Worcester, WR1 1DT

31 October 11:00am – 3:00pm

Play with Print at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum on Wednesday 31st October, 11 – 3pm as part of the annual The Big Draw Festival which celebrates drawing in all its forms world-wide. Halloween themed Play with Print is in association with artist Stephen Fowler.

October Multi Sports

Cripplegate Park, 45 Tybridge St, Worcester WR2 5BA

30th October 11:30am – 1:00pm

Freedom Leisure will be providing free sports activities in the park for all ages.

No need to book, just turn up!


Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

29th October 11:00am – 1:00pm

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s BATS! Join Worcestershire Wildlife Trust for a super batthemed day. Find out what you can do to help bats in your garden, follow the bat trail, or book in for a bat-tastic activity.

Halloween Run 2018

St Richard’s Hospice, Wildwood Drive, WR5 2QT Worcester

28th October 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Join us for our spooktacular Halloween run in the Worcester Woods country park. A choice of 2.5K and 5K routes will be available on the day of the event, with plenty of trick or treat stations along the route. Be prepared for ghouls, ghosts, slime and sweet treats. There will be prizes for the best fancy dress and additional activities to get involved with.

Spooky Welly Walk

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SZ Worcester

30th October 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Come along for a spooky walk through our woodland and collect autumnal treats along the way to make your own hanging decoration.
See if you can spot the pumpkins as you enjoy a wander through the woodland looking for signs of autumn.

Half term Scary Storytelling

George Marshall Medical Museum, Charles Hastings Education Centre, WR5 1DD Worcester

1st November 10:30pm – 12:30pm

Join children’s author Kevin Brooke for a morning of spooky storytelling inspired by our collection.
10:30 Children’s Tour
11:00 Storytelling
11:30 Write your own story based on our collection!
Parents and Guardians welcome.
Please arrive promptly at 10:30am.
Horror themes.
Suitable for ages 7-11.

Terror by Torchlight

The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU

31st October 19:30pm – 21:30pm

Join The Commandery staff to hear tales of ghostly happenings within one of the most haunted buildings in Worcestershire, complete with a pre-tour bar. Be sure to remember to bring a torch to see The Commandery at its spookiest. Tickets cost ÂŁ10 and can be bought in The Commandery shop, or by telephoning on 01905 361821 and include both admission and tour.

Bandeoke Halloween Special at Paradiddles!

Friday, 26 October 2018 from 20:00-23:00

Bandeoke returns to Paradiddles with a spooky theme! Take centre-stage with Polkadot Robot for a night of Halloween classics and hard-hitting pop and rock covers!

Reserve your place here! https://poll.app.do/sing

Fancy dress is optional, however with prizes at stake there’s every excuse to let your inner demons loose!

Halloween Torchlit Pumpkin Walk

27 Oct – 31 Oct 17:00-19:30

Enjoy a torchlit walk around the Big Pool at Bodenham Arboretum, spotting the pumpkins and trying to work out the hidden word, before finishing up on the lakeside terrace for fun activities such as…

Cooking marshmallows on the camp fire.
Make a spooky spider or wand at the craft table
Scary Ghost Stories
Apple Bobbing…!

Halloween Faces – Make & Take

The Hive, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

1 Nov  13:00-15:00

All over the world archaeologists have found masks and pots decorated with human faces. Using these as inspiration, make your own clay face pot and mini-mask to take home – will yours be ghoulishly scary or friendly?

30 minute sessions between 1-3pm, ÂŁ3 – booking essential.
Suitable for 7 years +

Half Term Horrors

31 Oct  17:00-19:00

Halloween fun for little horrors! Enjoy spooky crafts at Witley Court this half term, as we show you how to make beastly bats, spider webs, spooky owls and more. Come dressed to thrill for the chance to win a wicked prize in the daily kids costume competition.

Halloween Family Fun

Commandery & Fort Royal Park

31 Oct  17:00-19:00

Join the Friends of Fort Royal Park & Commandery for an alternative to Trick or Treating on Halloween! There is a fancy dress catwalk from 5-6pm in the Great Hall of the Commandery and an activity trail in the dark in the park between 5-7pm. Start at the Commandery or in the park!


No need to book!