How to enjoy the spooky season on your October half term holiday | AD

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When the leaves turn orange and the air becomes crisper, you know it’s time to get spooky. 

It’s October time, and if you love Halloween, a holiday park resort can provide you with everything you need to have a ‘hauntingly’ good time!

Whether you decide to holiday in Cornwall, Wales, or Lincolnshire, in a caravan, lodge, or barn – here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the spooky season to the fullest.

Carry on reading to plan your October half term holidays UK in time for one of the best seasons!

Choose your location

The first step to prepare for spooky season is to choose the perfect location – are you looking for a lakeside retreat, woodland adventure, or something more coastal?

If you are looking to enjoy the spookiest of holidays, resorts in Lincolnshire and the New Forest, along with many others, host a range of fun activities during the entire month of October. This means you can celebrate Halloween for more than just a day! 

Expect to see the best Halloween decorations at many venues, and you can even decorate your own holiday home! Then, you can get ready to participate in themed activities, like pumpkin carving contests.

With plenty of opportunities to dress up to your heart’s content, which location will you be dressed up at this year?

Explore the local haunts

You could have everything you need to enjoy the spooky season at your chosen holiday park, but if you want to do some more exploring, various UK locations have plenty to cater for that time of year.

If you’re staying at a Welsh holiday park, Fonmon Castle hosts sell-out events during the October period. During the day you can meet various characters and take a photo with their ‘Ghostbusters’. Catering to children, you’ll find less-scary activities for them to try, along with live music and hot food and drinks – making for the perfect family day out.

Later on in the evening is the adult’s event if you want a real scare! Fonmon Castle’s popular Night Scare Trail is back and better than ever, but will you complete the Scare Run?

And with plenty of other local haunts across the UK, you’ll be sure to have the most spooktacular October half term…

Relax amidst the spookiness

Your October half term holiday will most likely be full of fun and frights, but when your days are busy with all of this entertainment, it’s always important to spare some time for relaxation.

Luckily, you’ll find some of the best accommodation options to ensure you can both enjoy the Halloween experience and take some time to unwind.

During the October season, you could cosy up with your holiday group’s favourite Halloween movie, along with hot chocolate and some homemade spooky treats. You could also sit around and tell ghost stories to really make the most of the spooky October season.

Cosy and spooky – what better combination?

With plenty of things to keep everyone entertained this October half term, how and where will you be spending this spooky season?


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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