October half term and Halloween activities in Oxfordshire

October Half Term & Halloween Activities in Oxfordshire

We’ve scoured the length and breadth of Oxfordshire and put together a list of the best October half-term and Halloween activities, events and things to do in Oxfordshire.

There are loads of things to do with kids – even if a downpour threatens to send you inside - including child-friendly shows and great things to do indoors with the kids over the October half-term in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

And dare we mention that 'Trick or treat' season is also upon us. What to do with little ones dressed up for a celebration that may very well look and feel a little bit different this year due to the "rule of six" as well as local lockdown restrictions across many parts of the country.

Have a look at our suggestions below and get planning. We hope this list will help you to find all the half-term activities near you that you need to experience truly amazing half term days out this October from 24 October to 01 November.

26 September to 31 October

Pick your own Pumpkins at Millets Farm

Put on your boots and enjoy an autumn family day out to pick your own pumpkins at Millets Farm.

Family-friendly Halloween events

24 October to 01 November

The Waterperry Halloween Bat Hunt

This half term, join The Waterperry Halloween Bat Hunt and find the bats hidden around the gardens to collect a prize at the end.

River & Rowing Museum

Saturdays & Sundays throughout October

Didcot Railway Centre Autumn Open Days

Savour the sights, sounds and smells of steam and take unlimited rides in an historic train.

Halloween at Waddesdon Manor

27 to 31 October

Spooky Science Family Open Days

Visit the Science Oxford Centre of wizardry this October half term & Halloween for a spell of spooky science for all the family.

Unearth new outdoor adventures

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Until 31 October

IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival 2020

The Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway will be running miniature locomotives for rides subject to a revised 2020 timetable.

The fun doesn’t stop when the rain starts

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25 October

Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway

The Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway will be running miniature locomotives for rides subject to a revised 2020 timetable.

Visit a farmers' market