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October Half Term and Halloween Events in Dorset

Posted on: 28th October 2019


If you’re heading to South Lytchett Manor this October half term make sure you check out some of the exciting Halloween activities taking place nearby. Our Dorset holiday park is ideally situated for day trips to Poole, Bournemouth, Wareham and Swanage, where you can enjoy a range of family friendly events including pumpkin carving, wand making and mystical trails.

Here’s our pick of just some of the Halloween events taking place across Dorset this half term. South Lytchett is the ideal destination for a family caravan, camping or autumn glamping holiday

Pumpkin Carving

Upton Country Park

26th October – 31st October 2019

Get crafty at Upton Country Park this October half term and learn how to carve a pumpkin with the activity team. Choose a pumpkin from the spooky pumpkin tunnel before heading to the education centre to bring your designs to life.

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Fang-tastic Halloween

Farmer Palmers  

28th October – 1st November 2019

Take the little ones to Farmer Palmers this October half term for a day of Halloween farmyard fun. Throughout the week there is an action-packed schedule of activities to keep younger members of the family entertained. Halloween themed events include face painting, a silly spooky tractor trailer ride, a mini monster hunt in the Maize Maze as well as dancing with our ‘boo crew’ to end the afternoon with a bang!

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Wand Making Workshop

Brownsea Island

26th October – 2nd November 2019

If you’re feeling brave why not head into the haunted woods on Brownsea Island this October to see what’s lurking in the trees. If you visit on 31st October you can make your own magical wand and try casting spells! After a busy morning in the crisp autumn air you can warm up by the campfire at the Outdoor Centre.

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Halloween at The Blue Pool

The Blue Pool

26th October – 3rd November 2019

The Blue Pool is a magical place to visit throughout the year, but nothing beats Halloween. Take a walk around the lake, which is famed for its ever-changing water colour and spectacular views whilst following a spooky trail through the surrounding forest.

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Spooky Fun at Lulworth Castle

Lulworth Castle

27th October – 30th October 2019

Lulworth Castle is the place to be this half term if you’re looking for a fun filled day of family activities. Explore the basement and the castle grounds on a special trail as you complete your quiz book. There’s also pitch n putt, lawn games, soft play and a craft table for budding artists to try. Don’t forget to wear fancy dress for the spooky disco!

Halloween at Monkey World

Monkey World

26th November – 3rd November 2019

Help staff find Fennel, the ring-tailed lemur during your trip to Monkey World this half term. Collect an activity sheet when you enter the park and see where you can find her orange eyes peering out at you. As you make your way around the exhibits take a detour to one of the spook stations, where little ones can try their hand at spooky sand art learn more about creatures of the night. Children wearing full fancy dress on 31st October go free!

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Halloween Claymations Workshop

Durlston Country Park

31st October 2019

Learn something new this half term at one of the Purbeck Film Festivals interesting children’s workshops. Team up with local animator Dougal Dixon to create a spooky Halloween animation film using hand crafted clay figures.

Adventure Wonderland


26th November – 3rd November 2019

Adventure Wonderland was recently voted Dorset’s top family attraction and is a must visit during the half term. There’s a spooky Halloween show taking place each day and a family friendly live action maze with cobwebs, giant spiders and characters ready to give you a fright. If you truly want to get into the Halloween spirit, why not visit at night? During the Monster Bash event the park opens until 10pm, allowing you to explore by torchlight!

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Wimborne Model Town

Half term is a fantastic time to visit Wimborne Model Town. Throughout the week there will be family friendly magic shows, balloon modelling, halloween crafts, games and a grand costume parade.

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