Halloween half term activities
Spooky Skeleton Trail
22nd October 2022 – 30th October 2022
War Memorial Park Kenilworth Road, Coventry CV3 6PT
10:00 – 14:30
You are the only one who can figure out how to free some trapped skeletons in the park.
You can purchase activity papers and trails at the visitor centre. Each £3 bundle comes with a tiny gift. Prize eligibility begins at age three. As long as supplies last, this event will take place.
St Mary’s guildhall Coventry
22nd–30th October 2022: Halloween Half Term at the Ghostly Guildhall
From October 22 to October 30, St. Mary’s Guildhall will enthral visitors with spooky mediaeval riddles and retrace history that dates back to the 14th century.
This half-term, from October 22 to October 30, St Mary’s Guildhall will host a number of Halloween activities in the heart of Coventry’s Cathedral district that explore genuine history and ghost legends.
The immersive digital tour allows visitors to walk in the footsteps of historical figures like Mary Queen of Scots and Frederick Douglass while learning about the seven centuries of gripping history that took place in Coventry. Visitors can also engage in hands-on living history in the recently unveiled mediaeval kitchen, where they can experience Halloween customs and superstitions.
Every day at 11:00 and 14:30, St. Mary’s Guildhall offers a Halloween-themed guided tour where guests may learn about the origins of Halloween, local ghost stories, and other eerie occurrences there.
Residents of Coventry who have a current GOCV card are eligible for reduced entry fees.
Halloween events at Coombe Abbey
The Devil’s Trail
Date: 22nd October 2022 – 30th October 2022
Location: Coombe Abbey Park, Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB
Cost: £3 per trail
Time: 10:00 – 14:30
In the park, the Coombe Devils have been getting into lots of trouble. Do you have any idea who has been assisting them?
Try to solve it by picking up your trail and activity pack from the information desk. Note that prizes are appropriate for children aged 3 and up.
While supplies last, activity will continue.
Free half term activities near me at Lower Precinct Coventry
Monday 31st October
Join the Lower Precient on Monday, October 31st in costume for the spooky spider sustainable event that prioritises the environment. Mini shoppers are invited to join our Halloween craft session to learn how to be eco-warriors and decorate their very own Halloween treat bag before going on a trick-or-treat tour around the shopping centre. Track down every spider hiding in storefront windows and collect your candy* along the way!
Even a GIGANT spider and Lenny the Lion, our beloved mascot, will make an appearance during the afternoon.
The events is free but donations are suggested for those who wish to participate. All donations will go to our charity of the year, “Young at Heart,” in full. A small local organisation called Young at Heart helps families of kids with heart issues.
All ages are welcome to attend the free event on Monday, October 31 from 3pm to 6pm!
Things to do with kids near me
A half-term Halloween class at Kenilworth castle
Sat 22 – Sun 30 Oct 2022
10am – 5pm
Get your little monsters together and get ready for a spooky good time at Kenilworth Castle.
On the entertaining family trek across the grounds, follow Dennis, Gnasher, and their friends to unravel spooky mysteries. Do you possess the qualifications to enrol in the Monster Hunting Academy? Find the Professor and his team by exploring the castle; they will teach you all the skills required to hunt monsters during Halloween half-term.
This October, the pumpkin farm will be back at Stoneleigh Park in a brand-new location with indoor and outdoor spaces and THREE TIMES the space for a bigger and better Halloween experience. In addition to our regularly scheduled weekday hours, we will also host late-night pumpkin-picking events on Friday and Saturday. Booking for daytime tickets or evening tickets.
Come and select your pumpkins in a wonderfully eerie setting. The Halloween shop has everything you need for decorating, trick-or-treating, and getting in the Halloween spirit. The café will be open providing a fantastic variety of hot meals.
Halloween events near me for families
Magic & Mischief at the Herbert Art museum. Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP
October 22, 24, and 25 – Lantern Luminaries Using family-friendly lights to highlight your front door or windows is a great idea. Create a colourful lantern with paper and vibrant permanent markers, then embellish with googly eyes and other details.
26 and 27 October: Tricky Masks To create your own mask, use fabric and vibrant, contrasting colours to express your creativity. How will you prepare? A sinister goblin? A cunning cat? Or could it be something else?
Enchanted Jars Will Be Lit Up on October 28 and 29. Create an enchanting decorative jar using magic sparkle dust, moss, and greenery. Draw and cut out silhouettes of fairies or goblins to put inside the jar; lavishly decorate with glitter, buttons, and sequins; you could even make lovely flowers out of tissue paper and attach them with yarn. Use a battery-operated tealight to add a magical touch to your jar.
Indoor Halloween activities near me in Coventry
Halloween has been celebrated around for over 2,000 years. The party goes back to the ancient Celtic holiday Samhain, which is held on November 1 and marks the end of the harvest season and the start of winter. There will certainly be Halloween activities near me and you this half term weekend.
People thought “souls of the dead” would visit their homes during this time. To keep the spirits away, the living would dress up in costumes and light bonfires, thus linking witches, ghosts, and goblins to the Halloween event. In the United States, October is full of Halloween events.
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