Due to Covid, trick-or-treating is not recommended this year (please see advice here) but you can still have lots of fun!
Fossiltastic Art & Crafts, The Story of Mary Anning and Dino Detectives Halfterm Workshops at the Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage
Pick up an entry form from Hungerford Library (or contact email@example.com / 01488 682660 to be sent one), then find the dinosaur pictures hiding in the windows of the High Street shops. Write the dinos’ names on the entry form and return it to the Library by Sat 7 Nov to claim a small prize (for Yr 6 & below children).
If you love dinosaurs, the Natural History Museum website has loads of facts and fun things to try.
Pick up your Scarecrow Halloween Hunt map from Honesty Inkpen at The Crown & Garter, RG17 9QR for just £2.
To enter the prize draw, hand in your completed map to 17 Robins Hill (in post box).
In aid of Inkpen Primary School.
PP Guide to Places to Visit – Our personal list of the best local places to visit year-round
Spooky Old Sarum (English Heritage), Salisbury
Drive Through Halloween Camel Safari, Idlicote, CV36 5DN
Pick Your Own Pumpkin at Cobbs Farmshop near Hungerford
The Living Rainforest in Hamsptead Norreys: discover exotic creatures and plants and learn about sustainability
Didcot Railway Centre – brings alive railway history with models, events and railway experience days
The Rose of Hungerford canal trips for all the family
Crofton Beam Engines near Great Bedwyn
Go Ape – high ropes adventure course in Bracknell
Treasure Trails explore a town or village near you
Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage
FUN FOR FREE
Five Free Ways to Entertain Your Kids – local stand-up comic Toni Kent shares her top tips on low budget parenting…
West Berkshire Libraries – with all sorts of fun and educational events
Vale & Downland Museum – Aside from the usual exhibits, the museum in Wantage also hosts wonderful events for the whole family
Wantage Library – Hosts various events that are great for kids and adults alike!
Savernake Forest – lots of lovely trails to walk and cycle, near Marlborough
Snelsmore Common – outdoor fun yearround exploring this varied heathland
Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham – great adventure playground, lakeside cafe and activity centre, trails & picnic areas
For more great ideas for affordable family activities visit Berkshire on a Budget
For Primary Aged Kids
Have Fun Geocaching– turn a walk into an adventure. What treasure will you find?
Cook up a storm – have fun taking over the kitchen!
Science Fun at Home – 5 easy experiments to do (that don’t require any specialist equipment!) from Ruth at Mini Professors