Things To Do With Your Kids This October Half-Term In Essex And North Herts...

October 23rd 2013
By: Melanie

With only a few days to go until the October half term we have compiled a list of things to do inside and out for your kids this October half term in Essex, North Herts, Cambridge and London.

Royston Heath

Looking for a spooky time? The Heath is running their annual Kids Halloween Party in Royston Heath on the  31st October, from 6.30pm to 9pm
Tickets Cost £7 per child - Come dressed to impress!! For more information follow the link

Indoor fun Cambridge - the Funky Fun house

Cambridge - This indoor play barn is a great way to get your kids to expel lots of energy. They have a soft play area for children and laser area for older kids. For more information visit their website @

Ghostly walk in Cambridge - weather permitting you could go on a ghost tour of Cambridge, running from Wednesday 24th to Wednesday 31st October 2012.

Walking Tours leave from in front of the Guildhall, on the Market Square at 18.00 each evening. Each tour lasts for one hour and booking is essential.

Adults £6.00
Concessions £5.00
Children £4.00

Colchester indoor fun - If you don't mind traveling this half term then the Crowne Plaza Five Lakes in Colchester are hosting a Mega Inflatable Fun Day, which offers a huge range of bouncy castles and games for kids of all sizes. Suitable for kids and adults. They are holding fun days on the 29th & 30th of October from 11:00 till 16:00, you can also use their other facilities such as the swimming pool, Golf and gym, additional charges may apply. For more info please visit their website
Harvey Centre Harlow: Halloween at Harvey Centre

This half term, the Harvey Centre are offering a special day of Halloween fun between on the 31st October between - 10am and 15.00. Children of all ages are welcome to create their own party bags, spooky tricks in their arty workshops.

Happy Halloween Boat Trip in Broxbourne

This event is being held on  Wednesday 30th October 2013.  Times 10.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 15.00  Price £8.70 per person.  Under 2s FREE.

Join the Youth and Schools team for a creepy cruise along the River Lee.  Take part in scary seasonal games, quizzes and art and craft activities and have a 'frighteningly fun' Halloween!

Halloween party games - stick the wart on the witch, make a pongy potion and more.  Make a spider and fly 'ball in a cup game'.  Fancy Dress optional but a small prize will be drawn for the greatest ghoulish or sensationally scariest outfit per session.  A two hour event based on a canal boat for approximately an hour travelling along the Lee Navigation and approximately an hour on land. For more information please visit their website @

Harlow for your little witches and wizards

Harlow Leisurezone are holding anvUnder 5's Halloweeny morning from
10.00 - 11.30am.

There will be face painting, spooky dancing, trampolining, arts and crafts, best fancy dress wins a prize plus more for more info call 01279 621500 to book.

Batty Hallowe'en in Hatfield Forest

Thursday 31st October 2013 Hatfield Forest is inviting families to come along for their Halloween night, you will need to wear fancy dress and take a torch. There will be crafts and games for children of all ages from 3pm until 4.30pm as well as a spooky walk from 4.30pm-5.50pm. For more information visit their website @<>

Booking is essential you will need to call 0844 249 1895 Car Parking fee (£5) applies for all events for non NT members.  Members park free.  All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable unless the event is cancelled.  £6.50 peer child, suitable for children 11-16.

Halloween Specials at Audley End

Ride the Steam Train in twilight / darkness, stopping at the Halloween House  to see the whizzed witches and ghosts and to have a  dance and lots of fun  on the 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th 30th & 31st  October
Trains run every half hour from 2.30pm to 7pm
To Book Call 01799 542134 /01799 541354 (office hours only)
or  Tel: 01799 510726 from 1pm - 5pm
Cost £6.50 per person
Under 2's Free
Every Child  in fancy dress receives a present
Booking is strongly advisable to avoid disappointment. Pre-paid tickets will have reserved seating.

London is also a great place to spend a day with the children, from family events , including the Big Draw Competition to ghoulish fun for kids, visit Time-out's website.

Pop into your local branch of Intercounty from the 26 October until 9th November to enter our Firework competition for more information please follow this link