Your October Half Term Planner 2020

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October half term and its Halloween celebrations are going to look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't still make them great. We've mapped out a whole week of morning, afternoon and evening activities for your family to get stuck into this half term, with everything from the best family events, free days out, at-home fun, Halloween prep and plenty of Autumnal meal ideas too. Find more half-term ideas here.

Scroll down to download the clickable PDF planner and let us help you plan the perfect half term break this October!

Note: Most of the ideas below can be done at home. A handful involve travel to a venue in aTier 2 region. For these, you should avoid public transport where possible, and walk, cycle or use private transport.

October Half Term Planner


At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things, that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents. 

We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it's important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.  

Kidadl provides inspiration for everything from family days out to online classes, arts, crafts and science experiments. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.

Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong. 

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