Don’t Miss These Fantastic Half Term Activities in October

October half term is only one week long, but there’s plenty you can do with the kids to have an absolute blast…

Dinosaur safaris, exploding robots, pop stars and Disney princesses – See Tickets always comes through when it comes to keeping the kids entertained and this October half term doesn’t disappoint. Whether you want an outrageously fun trip to the theatre, concert or a mind-expanding adventure that could even teach you grown-ups a thing or two, here are the coolest ways to get the kids out from under your feet.

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1. Stomp

Show the kids that they don’t need fancy instruments to make music and make your way to Ambassador Theatre in London’s West End this half term. Stomp’s brand new show promises an hour and 40 minutes of explosive dance, comedy and ludicrous beats – performed by eight professional racket-makers with brooms, plastic bags, bin lids and even kitchen sinks. They’ve perfected their sound and show for thirteen years now, so prepared to be entertained.

Stomp is at London’s Ambassador Theatre at 3pm and 8pm throughout October 2017. Find out more.

2. Disney on Ice Presents Passport to Adventure

Make dreams come true without splashing out on a family trip to Disneyland Paris this half term – go to Birmingham Arena instead to watch The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Frozen performed live by your favourite fairy tale characters, on ice skates. Everyone will be there, from Mickey and Minnie Mouse to Frozen’s Elsa, Anna and Olaf, so what about you?

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3. Whales: Beneath the Surface


Have a whale of a time, quite literally, at London’s Natural History Museum this October half term. More than 100 whale, porpoise and dolphin specimens will be on display for the very first time – including the whopping great big skeleton of the northern bottlenose whale that swam up the River Thames in 2006.

Nosey around the exhibits, learn about the 50 million year evolution of whales and challenge the kids – catch prey in an interactive game, compare your hands to a whale flipper, see what lies in a Sperm Whale stomach, hear Humpback whales sing on the whale jukebox and so much more.

Whales: Beneath the Surface is at London Natural History Museum throughout October 2017.

4. Little Mix

Get down with the kids at a Little Mix concert this October half term. The X-Factor girl group are heading out on their ‘Glory Days’ tour in support of their latest album, and there’s still time to bag some of the hottest tickets in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Sheffield. After all, what could be more memorable than your first pop concert? Expect a school-disco on steroids, when you go along with the kids to bellow smash-hits, perhaps even ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ or ‘Wings’.

5. Extreme Robots Live Tour

Cheer on 100kg robots as they battle it out, inflicting damage and sending sparks flying with their clamps and flippers, saws and hammers. Extreme Robots Live tour is the Robot Wars television show you know and love, brought to life in a battle arena at Gloucester Leisure Centre. Fans get a chance to see the House Robots in action and the kids could even get their hands on the controllers – there’s a fleet of have-a-go robots lines up and waiting for your command, called the ‘Battle Ratz’. There’s only one way to find out who’ll end up on the podium and who will be flung on the scrap heap.

Extreme Robots Live Tour is at Gloucester Leisure Centre at 12pm and 4pm on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017.

6. Dinosaurs in the Wild

Spend 70 minutes in a laboratory, coming face to face with dinosaur eggs and baby Triceratops, the iconic T-Rex and the largest of them all, the Ankylosaurus. Dinosaurs in the Wild is a mind-boggling immersive experience at Event City in Manchester that could convince the kids they time-travelled to 67 million years ago when real life dinosaurs roamed the planet. Your family gets a tour of TimeBase67, where scientists are studying ‘living’ dinosaurs and carrying out an autopsy on a Pachycephalosaurus. It’s one of the coolest ways to spend this October half term.

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These Halloween events aren’t for the faint-hearted…

Make no bones about it, you could be scared witless at one of this year’s creepiest Halloween events…

Don’t wait up for the trick or treaters, go in search of things that go bump in the night. From immersive escape rooms infested with 30 zombies and blood thirsty maniacs and huge mazes crawling with skin-catchers and aliens to a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller in a creepy chapel. These events are guaranteed to make your knees knock…

1. Alton Towers’ Scarefest

For most of us, the rollercoasters at Alton Towers are terrifying all year round, but imagine hurtling through the pitch black night at 9pm during Scarefest this October. It gets worse. For starters, their 3 mazes will be infested with skin snatchers and aliens, with disused mines and gothic towers blocking your escape. Kids, however, are often much braver than you grown-ups, they’ll love Phil & Franklyn’s Ghoul School, Patch’s Trick-or-Treat Party and the gruesome Freak Show.

Scarefest runs 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 21st – 31st October 2016.

2. Wicked

You surely know the Wizard of Oz? Well, the West End’s Wicked musical is something of a prequel, telling the story of Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West who hounds Dorothy) and Glinda (the Good Witch of the North who helps her home to Kansas). You’ll see their unlikely friendship blossom when they’re sorcery students at Shiz University and then dissolve when they meet The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Is the Wicked Witch really as evil as we all belive? Find out at Apollo Victoria this Halloween.

Wicked is onstage at the Apollo Victoria Theatre throughout October, tickets now available on See Tickets. Need help with your booking? Call to speak with their customer service team.

3. House of the Dead

Watch out Manchester and Kent, hell is coming to town and it’s called House of The Dead – a series of spine-chilling immersive escape room experiences. You get 60 minutes on the clock to solve clues and crack codes to escape one of 3 nightmare rooms.

At Trapped Down South in Kent’s Bluewater, you’ll either have to dodge a prolific serial killer in a makeshift torture chamber or rescue your mate from a bloodthirsty kidnapper. Trapped Up North will see Manchester’s Victoria Theatre become a labyrinth infested with 30 zombies, murderous maniacs and clowns who’ll pick you off one by one. It’s too scary to go it alone, the corridor will ring with screams, so round up 3 to 6 brave mates and take it on together.

House of the Dead is at Bluewater in Kent and Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. Tickets for Manchester available now on See Tickets. Need help with your booking? Call See Tickets’ customer service team direct.

4. Psycho

No matter how many times you’ve watched Hitchcock’s Psycho thriller through your fingers, you’ve never seen it like this – in a former chapel in Manchester. The black and white classic follows a secretary on the run for robbing $30,000 to a roadside motel, owned by a murderous mother and son, where murder, madness and psychological terror ensues.  You’ll get to tuck into themed food and drinks at this special Halloween screening, though be warned, you’ll never want to shower again.

Psycho Live is on at Manchester’s Albert Hall. Tickets are available now on See Tickets. Need help with your booking? Call See Tickets’ customer service team direct.

Scared yet? Search See Tickets for more strange happenings in your local area this Halloween…