I’m sure that we get outdoors more in Autumn than at any other time of year. Maybe because the weather is usually relatively good and we can wrap up warm when it starts to chill down. There is so much fun to be had in the North West and I’ve hunted down a few family events happening over Autumn and the October half term holidays. We usually start our half term with pumpkin picking and it really gets us in the mood for the rest of the school holidays. Here are some of the best things I’ve found going on in my local area.
Continuing with the Roald Dahl celebrations this year, Tatton Park are hosting A Frightsome Halloween themed around, ‘The Witches’. Running for the whole of half term week there will be witch hunting, spooky storytelling, conker challenges and a spectacular Halloween party at the Old Hall. Usual admission applies, the hall and gardens are free for National trust members.
We went and did this at the weekend and it was such great fun. It cost us £13 for a family of five and the boys had had to find fruit and veggies in the maze. We made our way through the Maize Maze, had a play on the tractors and even picked our own sweetcorn before we came home. The Maize Maze is open till the end of October.
We have done this for the last two years and I absolutely love it. Lucas has even asked this year when we are going to pick our pumpkins so it has become a proper little tradition for us. This is our favourite Pumpkin Patch but it gets really busy the closer to Halloween you go so be prepared to queue!
Join in Halloween fun over half term at Speke Hall with an enchanting indoor and outdoor trail. There will be a range of spooky activites for your little ones and entry is free for National Trust members.
This year Wild Rumpus are holding The Enchantment Of Chester Zoo over the half term holidays. It sounds like a wonderful family friendly Halloween event with performers and acrobats casting their spell over the zoo. When you book tickets to visit the zoo you can choose to see The Enchantment of Chester Zoo for free but there is limited availability.
Jumping Jacks are holding a party in the Palmhouse at Sefton Park specially for your little ones at Halloween. Tickets are £6 and runs 5-7pm on Halloween night.
Join the outdoor team at the National Wildflower Centre on the 27th October for apple day and enjoy seasonal family activities to celebrate harvest time.
As part of the Irish Festival taking part across the city the Liverpool Museum on the waterfront is hosting a free family day on the 15th October with dancing, music, talks and activities.
I can’t see that there are any particular events on here but I just love visiting Calderstones Park at this time of year. It has so many beautiful old trees, it’s full of colour and you can stop off for a great hot chocolate and slice of cake in the cafe…or if you’re like us an ice cream, the boys have ice cream whatever the weather.
Liverpool and Wirral are joining forces for a special bonfire night event on the waterfront. As well as firework displays there will be parades and extra events, it sounds like it’s going to be a big event! Keep an eye on the website for further details closer to the time.
Hope you enjoy some outdoor fun this Autumn!