Lots of spooky and autumnal fun to be had in our local area this half term! 

Stop! It’s Coding time this half term at Code Ninjas Newbury.


Open Air Cinema: CoCo at Cobbs Farmshop near Hungerford

 Entry from 4pm Sat 28 Oct

Get creative this Halloween (and cut down on waste) with ideas for making your own decorations, costumes and cooking your pumpkins.

 Tues 24 – Fri 27 Oct Trindledown Farm’s Halloween Half Term event 

• Fri 20 – Sun 29 Oct Great Shefford Scarecrow Trail

• 21 – 29 Oct Festival of Spookiness, City Arts Newbury

• Halloween colouring competition for 3 to 11 yrs at Hungerford Co-op  

 Mon 23 – Sat 29 Oct Free Harry Potter Trail, Wantage

 Wed 25 – Sat 28 Oct Ghost Town Shop Trail, Newbury 

 Thu 26 Oct Pumpkin Patch event Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury

 Thu 26 Oct There’s a Monster in your Show, Wantage

 23, 25 & 27 Oct Cookie Decorating Create & Play, Cobbs Farmshop 

• Wed 25 Oct Funny Bones Spooky Activity Event, Vale & Downlands Museum, Wantage.


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

For 10 years and up.


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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