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What to do with the kids in October half term

October 06, 2021

What to do with the kids in October half term

We’re all ready for some half term fun, but with lots of activities booked up already and the ever unreliable British weather, it’s good to get creative and think outside of the box for fun activities you can do with little ones. Here are a few of our favourites for the October 2021 half term, we hope you like them!

October half term activities for children

Whilst you’re out on your autumn walk, forage some fallen leaves, acorns, conkers and branches. Then, when you’re home, use your collection to get crafty! Find a paper plate, cut out the inner circle and stick your autumn leaves and more all around it, creating a beautiful autumn wreath to hang on your front door or give to someone special. You could also make a fun collage on paper, or lay out all of your leaves on the ground outside and make a really big picture or shape! 


If you’re heading out for a walk but the forecast isn’t on your side, don’t let the weather rain on your parade! Turn your drizzly walk into a fun colour changing umbrella party instead with our range of Magic Colour Changing Umbrellas. Little explorers will love splashing in puddles and watching their umbrella change before their eyes as the rain falls down.


Cosy autumnal days call for a spot of baking! If you’re looking for some fun recipe inspiration to do with little people, we’ve found the following spooky recipes to get you in the Halloween spirit. Why not try this recipe for Spooky Spider Cupcakes from Eats Amazing, then once you’re finished baking, have a tea party with friends and one of our super cool tea sets

More October half term activities for children

If low maintenance baking is more your thing, why not try this tasty Toffee Apple recipe from Jane's Patisserie instead? 

Pick up a pumpkin and get carving! It’s a classic activity and one that’s sure to keep you all busy for a few hours. Lots of local farms are now offering slots for families to visit and pick their own pumpkin, which could turn the pumpkin carving into a super fun, all-day activity!

Jigsaws for a ‘piece’ful afternoon, we have a huge range of puzzles and jigsaws to suit all different abilities and ages. Jigsaws are perfect for any time of year but they’re especially suited to chilly afternoons at home, giving children a fun challenge that they can get stuck into for hours. 

Last year we wrote a blog post full of covid-friendly things to do with children in half term, lots of these still apply if you're looking for even more fun ideas!