half term

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Half Term Extravaganza at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Funky Llama Festival

Step right up to the greatest show in town, this October half-term in Plymouth’s Central Park, Theatre Royal Plymouth will be hosting their iconic Funky Llama Festival with Big Top magic and funky Halloween Fun. TRP’s Funky Llama Festival will be held in Central Park, Plymouth on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October.

Expect live music, DJs, craft stalls, a fully licensed bar, circus...



  • Eco-friendly self-drive boat company to put on pirate themed treasure hunt along Regent’s Canal
  • Shiver me timbers - actors in costume and character will immerse guests into life at sea
  • Guests will receive a treasure map, tasks and clues with prizes for best fancy dress


Eco-friendly boat company, GoBoat , is putting...

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The most popular kid-friendly attractions this October half term

  • These are the UK’s top 10 most popular kid-friendly days out for 2021 as rated by visitors
  • Edinburgh Castle, Alton Towers and Chester Zoo appear in the UK’s top ten
  • Scotland home to three of the UK’s most popular kid-friendly attractions
  • Yorkshire rated as UK region with the highest number of TripAdvisor 5* rated kid-friendly attractions


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Half Term and Halloween Fun To Help Kids Learn About Responsible Pet Ownership

To help keep kids entertained during the October half term, Pets at Home has launched a series of new spook-tacular virtual activities on its free My Pet Pals educational activity hub for children and families.

Designed to educate the next generation of pet owners about keeping pets safe, happy and healthy, the latest My Pet Pals series is Halloween-themed, focusing on wonderous rats...

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Guernsey this October Half-Term with Channel Islands Direct

A short break to Guernsey this half-term is the ideal family escape for the family. The islands will feel like a trip abroad despite travellers never leaving the British Isles and with such a short journey time (either by flight or ferry) it’s the ideal destination for a short break – plus regardless of vaccination status, UK travellers can visit with no testing or isolation requirements...

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Autumn Carnival half-term fun at RHS Garden Rosemoor

This October half-term, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is inviting families to discover how the autumn season is celebrated around the world, with a wonderful range of hands-on activities to inspire people of all ages, including an autumn trail, pumpkin painting and even a disco. Half-term activities will take place at RHS Garden Rosemoor from Sat 23 to Sun 31 October.


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Finding a hotel that will leave everyone happy is enough to warrant a holiday on its own! Fortunately, the new Grand Palladium Garden Beach Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium Sicilia Resort & Spa is perfectly catered for the whole family, without compromising on style or substance.

The only five-star all-inclusive resort on the stunning island of Sicily really does cater for...

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Hobbycraft Launch kids’ half term craft workshops

Join Hobbycraft in your local store and choose your own ceramics to paint in partnership with Together for Short Lives.

Hobbycraft has launched a series of Paint Your Own Ceramic workshops for kids of all ages and painting abilities.

The workshop will be led by one of Hobbycraft’s in-store craft experts, with all money going to its charity partner, Together for Short Lives. The...

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Jump into October half term on Dartmoor

The vibrant colours of autumn are on their way, offering people the perfect excuse to get outside and get closer to nature on Dartmoor National Park this October half term.

The National Park has teamed up with partners including Dartmoor Skies and the RSPB to host free or low-cost family events themed on nature. From Lino printing to litter picking; stargazing to bird watching, there’s...

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Top 10 free things to do with your children

The sun is finally shining and we have a week off to enjoy with our children. As restrictions lift we have much more choice of places we can visit, but the costs can add up quickly. I have put together a list of 10 things you can do with your children, which will be lots of fun and won’t cost you a penny.

  1. Find a new playpark – We have about 3 parks which we tend to visit
  2. ...