I adore this time of year. The weather is – in the main – beautiful. Not too hot, but not too cold. There are so many beautiful colours around and there’s something really special about wrapping up, going out for the day and getting back home and drinking hot chocolate and snuggling down on the sofa watching a family film. There also seems to be an abundance of family friendly activities to pick from. So, with that in mind, here are our top 10 of things to do in the Black Country this Autumn Half Term!
Trick or Treat Extravaganza
Saturday 27th October + Wednesday 31st October
10:00am – 5:00pm
Hunt for the spooky doors using your trick or treat map! Cost £5 per child. Price includes trick or treat bag, map and take home treat. Costs for adults to enter the Arboretum also apply.
Jurassic Half Term
29th October – 3rd November
Take part in Dino Modelling, Dinosaur Scavenging and and a Dinosaur Hunt! Suggested donation £3 per child
Let’s Get Active This Autumn!
Huntingtree Park, Mary Stevens Park, Netherton Park and Silver Jubilee Park
Tuesday 30th October – Saturday 3rd October
2:00pm – 4:00pm
All sessions are run by qualified instructors and include tennis, rounders, basketball and football. No need to book – just turn up! All activities are free of charge.
26th October – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
27th October – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
A great chance to get your spooky costumes on! Price includes party games, and trick or treat bags
Haden Hill House Museum
Sunday 28th October – Sunday 4th November – Times vary, contact the provide for further information
There are loads of activities during half term week including a family fun day, mocktail making, pumpkin carving and a family friendly lesson in to the background of the Gunpowder plot. Various costs apply. Contact … for further info
Intu Merry Hill – The Big Trick or Treat!
11:00am – 5:00pm
A great idea! Let you little ones go trick or treating in the warm, safe surroundings of Intu Merry Hill.
Webbs at Hagley Pumpkin Carving
Saturday 27th – Wednesday 31st October
10:00am – 4:00pm
Children can pick their own pumpkin and carve it with the help of the Webbs team. Then you can light your pumpkin with the free tea light. Cost £5.50 per child
Halloween at Rainbow Street
Celebrate Halloween at Rainbow Street with a fancy dress party, spooky cupcakes and a prize for the best dressed. £6.95 for 1 adult and 1 child, £6.00 for each additional sibling.
Little Learners Wolverhampton Messy Halloween Party
10:30am – 11:30am
Have fun with scary slime, apple bobbing, chunky pumpkins and lots more Halloween themed messy play. Booking essential. £7.50 per child, £3.75 for additional siblings
Geek Week at Mac Birmingham
Saturday 27th October – Tuesday 30th October
10:00am – 4:00pm
Enjoy retro games like Street Fighter, Mortal Combat, Sonic The Hedgehog and Super Mario. £5.00 per child, £3.00 per adult
Any other recommendations for days out? Let me know in the comments below! Whatever you are up to this half term, have a great week!