October Half Term and Halloween Camping

 

If you’re thinking of taking the family away for the half term break to have some fun and adventure then take a look at what is happening around six of our featured Club Sites.

During the school holiday in England and Wales, Halloween is celebrated each year on the 31st October. The term Halloween has come about over the years from ‘All Hallows’ evening, also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows eve. However, the history of Halloween actually goes back to the ancient Celtic festival to celebrate the end of the harvest season and for people to prepare for winter. They believed the boundaries between the living and the dead coincided and that the departed would come back to life and cause chaos by spoiling crops or causing illness.

Nowadays, Halloween is more about fun and games. Traditional activities can include trick or treating, wearing fancy dress costumes, apple bobbing, carving out jack-o-lanterns from pumpkins, telling ghostly stories and watching scary movies.

Alternatively, if you’re after more views than vampires, and more green than ghouls – we have plenty of Club Sites with availability and with mid-season prices too - planning a camping trip at this time of year with the family can be treat-tastic!

October Half Term School Holiday Dates

  • England and Wales: 24th October till 2nd November 2014
  • Scotland: Between 10th – 26th October 2014

Please note, the dates listed are a guideline only and can vary according to area and school type.

October Half Term Holiday Ideas

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Clitheroe Gulliver's
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Clitheroe
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Kingsbury Water Park
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Scone
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Alton, The Star, Staffordshire - From £22.30 a night

This attractive, well maintained family-friendly site is perfectly placed for Alton Towers theme park – just a mile from the campsite and with a bus stop right outside the entrance that will deliver you to the theme park in minutes. Similarly, those who enjoy heading off into the great outdoors will not be disappointed with some great walking country right on the doorstep.

Half Term Holiday ideas:

Alton Towers theme park will again be hosting a ‘Scarefest’ from the 18th October until 2nd November including spine-tingling spooks, terrifying scare mazes, creepy creatures and thrilling roller-coaster rides after dark - all packed into a day of spooktacular family entertainment.

Pricing

Members’ family price per night from only £22.30 on a standard grass pitch. The price is based on the members’ family deal which includes two adults and up to four children under the age of 18 (five if there’s only one adult). For non-members, the equivalent price is from £40.00.


Clitheroe, Lancashire - From £22.30 a night

Set in Lancashire’s glorious Ribble Valley, south of the Forest of Bowland - our 80 pitch campsite enjoys a parkland setting close to the River Ribble. Take a stroll to the bustling market town just over a mile away with its castle dominating the local skyline. The kids can explore the castle’s history, the Labrynthand the playground, and then back at the campsite take part in a witch hunt.

Half Term Holiday Ideas

The Ribble Valley is steeped in mystery and legend, fable and folklore. At Pendle Hill, follow in the footsteps of the Pendle Witches involved in the most famous witchcraft trials in English history over 400 years ago.

Pricing

Members’ family price per night from only £22.30 on a standard grass pitch. The price is based on the members’family deal which includes two adults and up to four children under the age of 18 (five if there’s only one adult). For non-members, the equivalent price is from £40.00.



Gulliver's Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire - From £22.30 a night

Our 90-pitch campsite is well laid out with both grass and hardstanding pitches and has excellent, modern facilities including a parent and child room, washing up and laundry areas. There’s a children’s play area and of course, the theme park is adjacent to the site. There are also ten camping dens and four maxiglamping tents for those wanting a different camping experience.

Half Term holiday Ideas

For some frightfully good fun for everyone (even grown ups),head to Trick and Treat Week between 25th and 31st October at Gulliver’s theme park. Get into the wicked spirit and go along in Halloween fancy dress, follow the Swizzles sweet surprise trail on the way to Scare School and then get your picture taken with some seriously scary characters!!

Pricing

Members’ family price per night from only £22.30 on a standard grass pitch. The price is based on the members’ family deal which includes two adults and up to four children under the age of 18 (five if there’s only one adult). For non-members, the equivalent price is from £40.00.



Kingsbury Water Park, Heart of England - From £22.30 a night

This campsite is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the industrial Midlands - bordered by a lovely Water Park. This spacious site with large, level pitches has clean, modern facilities benefiting from underfloor heating and children’s play area.

Half Term Holiday Ideas

Kingsbury Water Park offers endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with your family. Meander around 600 acres of parkland with 30 boating and fishing lakes - a haven for bird spotters with numerous bird hides, plus walking and bike trails. For the more adventurous, activities include; abseiling, canoeing, climbing and rafting. For the little ones there is a children’s farm and miniature railway.

Pricing

Members’ family price per night from only £22.30 on a standard grass pitch. The price is based on the members’family deal which includes two adults and up to four children under the age of 18 (five if there’s only one adult). For non-members, the equivalent price is from £40.00.



  Moreton, Dorset - From £24.65 a night

Discover Dorset’s beautiful beaches, heath and downlands from our Moreton campsite located in the heart of Wessex and surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a choice of a 120 pitches, this campsite is open and spacious with a good range of facilities, including two amenity blocks, a small children’s play area, a dog walk and two holiday bungalows for hire.

Half Term Holiday Ideas

Take the family on an Enchanted Floodlit Garden Walk at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens between the 15th October and 2nd November where you can stroll along candle lit pathways and through enchanted glades. The full walk takes 40 minutes, although there is a shorter easy route for the less fit and those with pushchairs or wheelchairs. Don’t forget to take a torch and have sensible footwear.

Pricing

Members’ family price per night from only £24.65 on a standard grass pitch. The price is based on the members’family deal which includes two adults and up to four children under the age of 18 (five if there’s only one adult). For non-members, the equivalent price is from £44.20.


Scone, Perthshire - From £20.20 a night

Our attractive, peaceful tree-line campsite within the grounds of Scone Palace has well-spaced pitches and excellent amenities including spacious showers and separate family and disabled facilities. There is a well-stocked shop with fresh rolls and newspapers delivered daily and a recreation room full of local information.

Half Term Holiday Ideas

Join the spooky Halloween fun on the 25th and 26th October at Scone Palace. Go down to the Witches Coven where they’ve misplaced their spooky spell book and help write some new spells before the witches turn you into bats and frogs! Get into the spirit of the occasion and go dressed up for your chance to win a prize. There will also be scary face painting, ghostly glitter tattoos, Halloween pottery painting, apple dookin and outdoor games. Scone Palace hosts many events throughout the year and has amazing grounds - show your membership card to receive discounted tickets.

Pricing

Members’ family price per night from only £20.20 on a standard grass pitch. The price is based on the members’family deal which includes two adults and up to four children under the age of 18 (five if there’s only one adult). For non-members, the equivalent price is from £36.20.



 

An additional charge for pitches with electric hook-up is at £3.85 or with hardstanding and electric hook-up at £4.85, or with hardstanding, electric hook-up plus fresh water and waste drainage is at £7.05 will be required per night.

For even more half term holiday ideas visit our What’s On section
More treat-tastic half term holiday ideas and spook-tacular goings on at our Club Sites …where will you dare to choose to go!

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