With the October half term just around the corner, it’s time to start looking for ways to keep the kids occupied.
Staffslive has compiled a list of fun things for all of the family to enjoy in Staffordshire while the young ones are off school.
20th October – 4th November
Halloween Half Term Fun at the Emma Bridgewater Factory, ST1 3EJ
Whether you want to meet owls, make something creepy out of clay or join in with the pumpkin hunt, the Emma Bridgewater Factory has you covered! Seasonal treats will also be available in the café.
26th – 28th October
Bonfire & fireworks at Biddulph Grange Garden, ST8 7SD
Take in the stunning scenery as you walk around the candle lit garden and enjoy food fresh from the BBQ. You can even enter the free costume competition if you’re feeling spooky! The night will conclude with a bonfire and firework display.
Firework Night at Stoke Ski Centre, ST1 5PU
This family event is definitely not to be missed. With fairground rides, face painting and an award-winning firework display, this night will not disappoint. Doors open at 5pm and entry is £6 per person.
Spooky Saturday in Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Centre, ST5 1SW
This free event is guaranteed to get you in the mood for Halloween with activities including a pumpkin trail, zombie drumming and craft workshops.
27th & 28th October
Scary Trains at Apedale Valley Light Railway, ST5 7LB
Travel back in time with a ride on a historic locomotive. Scary Steam Trains will be running between 4pm and 7pm with regular trains running throughout the rest of the day.
27th – 31st October
Half Term Spooktacular at Trentham Monkey Forest, ST12 9HR
Expect the usual monkeying around along with some Halloween fun. Activities include face painting and games in the Deadly Dungeon. Usual entry fees apply with an extra charge for Halloween activities.
29th October – 1st November
Hocus Pocus Adventure Challenge at The Trentham Estate, ST4 8JG
Learn how to cast spells and ride a broomstick under the watchful eye of Magic Merlin. This event is suitable for children aged 3-8 years old.
Free-ky Halloween fun at intu Potteries, ST1 1PS
Enjoy some retail therapy and a spot of lunch followed by games and plenty of free treats. You can even dress up if you want to!
Fireworks at Trentham Gardens, ST4 8JG
This spectacular bonfire and fireworks display set in the Italian gardens is sure to impress. Entertainment on the night will include fairground rides, circus acts and even a display from fire performers. Tickets are £12 and should be booked in advance.