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Half term activities for families in Somerset

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching! But first, it’s October half team and there is plenty of fun to be had for families and children of all ages.

With a huge range of local places and events offering Halloween and Christmas activities, we’ve pulled together a list for you to have a browse and get involved:

  • Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than picking and carving your own pumpkin? Grab a wheelbarrow and get picking at these autumnal pumpkin patches in Somerset.
  • Halloween at Hestercombe offers different events every day! Whether it’s the Barmy Bat trail or a spooky science session, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Thurlbear Wood is the perfect place for an autumnal walk and to take in the colours of the season.
  • The wildlife park at Burnham – on – Sea is the perfect place to visit on a sunnier day, with 40 acres of park including a playground and views of wildlife, it makes for an idyllic picnic spot.
  • The animal Farm adventure Park at Berrow offers an action-packed day out for the whole family, with rides, zip wire, a safari train and of course a chance to meet the animals.
  • Exmoor National Park has a huge range of activities to offer from mountain biking, climbing and horse riding, just to name just a few.
  • Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton is a beautiful medieval manor that offers walks along the river Cary, as well as a children’s quiz trail and arts and crafts garden.
  • Set in 25 acres of Somerset countryside, Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre has lots to offer children of all ages. Day Camps introduce them to some of the 40+ activities available, whether it’s paddling along the Brue, whizzing down the zip wire or braving the assault course. Just to note, booking for Day Camps is essential so do follow the link above if you are interested in finding out more.
  • For something a little more educational, check out the Creator space in East Quay and find out about the amazing life of plankton from a marine biology expert and create some awesome artwork with local artist Angie Wood.
  • The Somerset Coast exhibition, created by a partnership between Somerset Wildlife Trust and Contains Art, is a great way to celebrate local artists whilst learning more about our coastlines.

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