What half term events are going on in Staffordshire? There’s lots to do at the Trentham Estate.
October half term is an opportunity to plan in some fun activities with the kids, grandkids, or children in your care. However, as the school holidays seem to appear from nowhere (every single time!) it can be difficult to plan entertaining and affordable activities at the last minute.
Finding something everyone will enjoy presents a challenge too – there’s only so many hours you can tolerate that movie that’s been watched 50 times or that game that you could play with your eyes closed.
Outdoor half term activities in Staffordshire
It’s time to de-stress and relieve the pressure of deciding what to do and where to go.
The award winning Trentham Gardens is the perfect destination for a half term day out. Head outdoors for fun and action, some delicious food and relaxation (in between all of the activity). Based in Staffordshire just off junction 15 of the M6, we also have a number of perfect half term activities. Spending time outdoors in a beautiful setting, with plenty to entertain the whole family, is the ideal day off from the day to day. We like to think of it as a holiday close to home!
October half term activities at the Trentham Estate
The Halloween Trail - 27 October
Included in the garden admission, the Halloween Trail will take you and the kids on a spooky journey around our gardens. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Italian Gardens, the Rivers of Grass and the stunning Floral Labyrinth in the crisp Autumn weather while the kids work out the name of the Pumpkin King - they’ll even win a little treat.
Fairies at Trentham Gardens
Included in the garden admission, Trentham’s fairies are a permanent feature of the gardens and can be seen dotted around the lake and hidden in the woodland. Exploring the gardens and finding their hiding places is the perfect half term activity. People of all ages are intrigued by our fairy friends created by galvanised and stainless steel wire and each fairy is a true work of art! What better way to ignite the fantastical imagination of your young ones and get them off the PlayStation?
Bring the whole family along (including the dog) to take part in this enchanting activity, and finish off the day with cake and a coffee in one of the many eateries to choose from.
Mad Science – 27-28 October
Included in the garden admission, your little ones can delight in the magical, mystical delights of the wizarding world. Set within the enchanted Trentham Gardens, step up to discover the science behind magical lotions, potions, thrills and spills.
Hocus Pocus – 29 October-1 November
Magic Merlin, the Headmaster of the Wizarding School invites you to come and join in with the Hocus Pocus Adventure Challenge - a series of events, games and more to capture the imagination of your 3-8-year-old. They’ll even make their own slime! This activity is included in garden admission.
Halloween Spooktacular – 27-31 October
What could be more fun than having your face painted while you’re running in the wild amongst the monkeys of the forest? The Halloween Spooktacular event is included in your Monkey Forest admission, there will be an extra charge for face painting.
In addition to the Halloween Trail and the Fairies, the Trentham Estate is home to:
- A shopping village – made up of 77 timber lodges, there’s a shop for everyone, even your dog!
- Treetop Adventures – for adrenaline fuelled excitement
- Monkey Forest – nature at its finest, sharing the gorgeous forest setting with Barbary Macaques monkeys
Visit our What’s On guide
We plan regular events at The Trentham Estate. Check the What's On area of our website during the school holidays or just come along to soak in the atmosphere.