28 February 2024

October Half Term for Salisbury Families

October Half term takes place on 25 Oct – 29 Oct. This is the halfterm that falls during halloween so a lot of spooky themed activities have been planned for our chiildren to enjoy.

Top 5 Spooky things to do

  1. Cholderton scare breeds farm, October 21 10:00 am – October 31 5:00 pm, Join in for all the fun on the farm this Halloween Half Term, with their NEW interactive spooky trail to try and find all of our freaky friends down on the farm…… Plus book tickets to come and enjoy the Family Halloween Party on Saturday 30th October with the AMAZING Disco Dion.
  2. Salisbury Interactive Ghost Walk, Enjoy a Salisbury Interactive Ghost Walk Wiltshire. The city of Salisbury is one of the most haunted and ancient in England. It’s history can be traced back to 2,500 BC and as a result has a diverse and complex and bloody history. The centre preserves its medieval street plan and has many ancient buildings within have their own ghost stories. Call 01722 342860 to book
  3. The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest at Old Sarum, 23 Oct, 10:00 – 31 Oct, 17:00. Head to Old Sarum for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the grounds on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series. Click here to read more
  4. Book a Halloween Dining Domes, Start spooky season the proper way with a Halloween pumpkin-themed dining dome for all the family. Call 07827910409 to find out more
  5. Finkley Doen Farm, October 23rd – October 31st 2021. Halloween fun aimed at the younger children. Walkabout Characters (don’t worry not too scary!) Walk-through Spooky Barn. Halloween Discos 1pm & 4pm.

Remember to visit the Events section of our website here. If you are holding an event please do add your free event listing here

Tips for staying safe and enjoying Halloween from the wiltshire.gov.uk website

See that costumes fit properly to avoid trips

Aalways check costumes for a CE mark, instructions and safety information 

Flames should be kept away from the child and costume, or use LED lights

Eensure any masks or hoods don’t stop the child from seeing or breathing

Not taking part in Halloween?

If you don’t want to be bothered by ‘trick or treaters’ this Halloween, you can print off this ‘No trick, no treat, no thanks’ poster, and place it in the front door or window of your home.

Please respect those that have chosen not to take part in Halloween by not calling at houses displaying this poster. While lots of people enjoy trick or treating some people, particularly the elderly or vulnerable, might be distressed by seeing strangers knocking at their door.

Icon for pdf No trick or treating poster [398.57KB]

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