The October half term holidays are the perfect time to get away. During the longest school term, with winter nights drawing in earlier and Christmas seemingly far in the distance, a week away can really recharge the batteries. Often around the time of Halloween and Guy Fawkes, there are always lots of fun events on offer across Somerset, with spooky trails and pumpkin carving competitions leading the way.
Why spend October half-term in Somerset?
With the beautiful colours of Autumn filling the trees and the countryside preparing for winter, now is the time to take advantage of the still mild days, before winter sets in. The hills and moors are a pretty patchwork of different hues and the beaches are still ideal for coastal walks.
Things to do at October half-term in Somerset:
October half term is an exciting time for children. They will love the pumpkin carving competitions and firework displays put on all over the county and can even make their own guy for the bonfire. Wookey Hole and The Big Sheep in North Devon are two excellent attractions you can rely on for a great day out.
Why stay in a Somerset cottage at October half-term?
Our cottages in Somerset offer the perfect retreat to come back to as the nights get shorter. Cosy up to a roaring fire or play board games together in one of our family-friendly cottages across the county. Don’t forget the four-legged member of the family either with one of our dog-friendly properties!
Three must-see things in Somerset at October half-term:
- A trip to Cheddar Gorge and caves is always a popular choice during school holidays.
- The Big Sheep near Bideford has an annual Spooktacular Halloweeen Festival full of scary activities.
- Head for Hestercombe Gardens in Taunton with its Pumpkins and Potions Halloweeen trail.