Date Posted: 13-09-2019
Bidding farewell to another fine summer doesn’t mean we hunker down like bears. Quite the opposite. Park the TV nights-in until the Christmas Radio Times hits the door mat. It’s Autumn. Get the wardrobe sorted and get out to enjoy Britain at its most beautiful.
To provide a little inspiration, we’ve gathered a list of destinations to get you and the family on the road. Festivals, events and with half-term holidays at the end of October, some chilling ideas for Halloween.
M25 Jct 11 or 13. Up to November 3rd. Admission fees apply.
Claimed to be the UK’s premier Halloween event and definitely not one for the faint hearted! One of Europe’s premier theme parks finds it’s darker side as bids farewell to 2019. Amongst the white knuckle rides, you’ll be pushed to your wits’ end with added live action experiences, including Horror Mazes, shows and terror lurking in every shadow. This isn’t apple bobbing and face painting, so this is best suited to teenagers upwards and best get there early. Find more information here.
Various venues. Throughout October and November. Admission fees apply.
National Trust venues are a perfect setting to draw in the Autumn air, with plenty on for this coming Half-term and Halloween. With less of the thrill than Thorpe Park, these trips will appeal to many age groups. Family Halloween days out can be found at destinations including Attingham Park Shropshire, Bodiam Castle Kent and Kinver Edge Shropshire. Details and opening times can be found here.
M1 / A1 – various junctions. Open all year. Admission fees apply.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the romance of steam travel right across the UK. Perhaps Yorkshire stands proudest as the shrine of our past heritage. Home to the National Rail Museum in York and the famous North Yorkshire Railway. You’ll find plenty of ways to sample the splendour of yesteryear and miles of track to enjoy it. If the weather gets the better of your plans, then head to York to enjoy the museum. Those seeking a blast of real steam will have plenty of options in the Moors and Dales. All you need to know can be found on this great site link here.
M40 Jct 13, Open all year. Admission fees apply.
The world-renowned Warwick Castle is quite simply unique. Perfectly preserved and quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Medieval life from the comforts of the 21st century. With plenty on for kids this Halloween, including The Haunted Castle, with wondrous witches, Horrible Histories® and fearsome attractions! A must for any Autumn short list. Details and opening times can be found here.
October to November – admission fees will apply
Of course, we couldn’t sign off without something to celebrate Fireworks Night, so we’ve found a great list, from Countryfile, of the big firework displays up and down the UK this Autumn. The list includes the famous Lewes Fireworks Display, Inverness, The Ride the Rocket Firework Train in Denbighshire, Chatsworth House and Alexandra Palace London. Information and details for all these displays can be found here.