Lots of fun to be had this halfterm! And if you want to be really creative (and cut down on waste) here are some ideas for making your own decorations, costumes and cooking your pumpkins.

Enjoy Newbury’s fun half-term Dragon experiences!  

See facebook event for more details.

Roblox Coding Day Camp on Tues 26 Oct 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Stop Motion Day Camp on Thu 28 Oct 9.30am – 3.30pm

You can pop into Code Ninjas on London Road in Newbury or call 01635 745072 to book!

Hungerford Family Halloween Evening Sat 30 Oct.

Make & Do Holiday Club for 4 to 8 yr olds. 25 – 28 Oct, Corn Exchange Learning Centre, Newbury

Creative Activities at City Arts in Newbury in halfterm

Pumpkin Fun at The Five Bells in Wickham Sun 31 Oct from 5pm. Kids activities, come in fancy dress and bring your carved pumpkins to display.

Pick Your Own Pumpkins until Sunday 31 October at Cobbs Farmshop, Hungerford.

Spooktacular Halloween Family Day Thur 28 Oct at Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage

Halloween trail in Lambourn on Sunday 31 October. Please text Julie Blogg at 07840 780345 to sign up.

There’s still time to book for an ‘Out of This World’ morning of arts and culture fun for 5-12 year olds on Tues 26 Oct.
Story-based sessions at Newbury Library, craft activities at West Berkshire Museum and a fun drama workshop at Newbury Corn Exchange. 
Book here with the Corn Exchange Box Office.
Halloween Crafts and Storytime at Wantage Library

Also pick up your Harry Potter poster trail map from the library!

Escape the Everyday at Newbury’s Live ExCLUEsive Games Escape Room!

For 10 years and up.

Visit facebook/InkpenPrimarySchool to find out where to pick up your scarecrow trail!


PP Guide to Places to Visit – Our personal list of the best local places to visit year-round

Spooky Old Sarum (English Heritage), Salisbury

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

Go Ape – high ropes adventure course in Bracknell

Treasure Trails explore a town or village near you

Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage 


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 Teens

ExCLUEsive Escape Game in Newbury: can your team solve the clues to escape in 60 minutes?
Have Fun Geocaching – turn a walk into an adventure. What treasure will you find?

For Primary Aged Kids

Have Fun Geocaching– turn a walk into an adventure. What treasure will you find?

50 Things to Do Before You’re 11– how many can you cross off the list?

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

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