Make their half-term one to remember... | Natural Retreats

Make their half-term one to remember...

Get the kids out of the house this half-term and whisk them off to a luxury hideaway across coast and country. As we wave farewell to summer, we’re secretly quite excited about donning woolly knits, crisp country walks and pumpkin carving, and we can’t wait for you to join us!


Halloweden at the Eden Project (22 – 30 October 2016)
Immerse your young explorers in magical craft activities galore this half-term and dare to be scared! From pop-up performances and ghostly sideshows, to uncanny illusions, magical books of mystery and storytellers - Halloweden offers a spooky day out for all!

Half Term Week at Lanhydrock House (25 October - 2 November 2016)
Follow the spooky garden trail through Lanhydrock House this October half-term and discover a Victorian history filled with mystery and magic.

Heligan Halloween (22 October – 30 October 2016)
Take a step off the beaten woodland track and creep down the Heligan halloween trail this half-term! Enter the hubble bubble tent for crafts and games or sit spellbound by the resident storyteller by the fire.


Creepy Creek Halloweek at Camel Creek (22-30 October 2016)
With a free pumpkin for every child, free prize for all children in fancy dress, scare zones, ghost trains, bobbing for apples and the witches grotto, there's plenty for all to enjoy!

Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle (29 October 2016)
This popular Witchcraft Museum will be holding its third annual All Hallow’s Eve Dark Gathering which includes dark morris dancing, a spooky lantern procession, fire dances and a candlelit evening at the Museum.

St Nectan Glen (All Year Round)
Treat your young explorers to this spectacular natural phenomenon this half term - walk through ancient woodland along the banks of the sparkling river and search for piskies and fairies to the sound of bird song, then discover the breath-taking waterfall nestled among glorious scenery.


Little Frankenstein at The Georgian Theatre Royal (22 October 2016)
Don't miss out on this little horror for 'little horrors'! Discover semi-famous puppeteer Frank Stein and his dark quest to create the perfect puppet - family-friendly entertainment for the whole gang to enjoy!

Half Term Hands On at Green Howards Museum (24 - 28 October 2016)
Your chance to interact with a fascinating variety of precious objects from the museum collection and find out more about them from the friendly team during the day.

Halloween at the Foxglove Covert (26 October 2016)
Join the Catterick Garrison from 10:30am – 12:30pm for a spooky morning filled with arts and crafts activities amongst this beautiful nature reserve!

Fabulous Fireworks at Lightwater Valley (22 - 23 October 2016)
Get ready for a thrilling cocktail of insane explosions, awesome rides and up-beat vibes as the theme park kicks off October half-term with a bang.......and a whizz and a scream!

Frightwater Valley at Lightwater Valley (27 - 30 October 2016)
Discover the annual Halloween spooktacular as a cloak of supernatural delight shrouds the theme park. All manner of creepy ghouls and beasties lurk within the Valley, so tread scarefully as they celebrate 'shock-tober' in style!


Rainy Day Fun at Glasfryn Parc (All Year Round)
For those rare rainy days on the Llŷn Peninsula, it's good to know that families still have plenty of options for fun days out! Less than 15 minutes away, Glasfryn Parc offers something for everyone from their indoor Soft Play Centre to fun-filled bowling and much more.

Gwledd Conwy Feast (22 – 23 October 2016)
Bursting with flavours, sounds and sights, the historic town of Conwy is transformed during half-term, boasting the largest celebration of music, art and food of Wales.


Air Extreme in John O'Groats (All Year Round)
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Then discover the completely unique high ropes course at Air Extreme - great for filling their lungs with the freshest Highland air and giving them an adventure they'll never forget!

The Duncansby Trail (All Year Round)
Collect the magical 'groatie buckies' (tiny Scottish beach shells) on your trail across the beautiful John O'Groats coastline, before marvelling at the awe-inspiring geological sea giants - the Duncansby Stacks.

Orkney Island Day Trip (All Year Round)
Take your young explorers on a fun-filled day trips to learn about the history of the Orkney Islands. Departing from right outside our legendary Inn, this is a fantastic family experience for all to enjoy.


Zoo Boo Halloween Week at Newquay Zoo (22 - 31 October 2016)
Spooktacular fun for all the family with a ghoulish ghost hunt, facepainting, make and take art, spooky storytime and creepy crawly encounters!

Dairyland Farm World in Newquay (28 October - 3 November 2016)
Show off your creative skills with Dairyland's free, fun-filled pumkin carving. Explore the spooky surroundings of the farm and dive into the massive indoor play area.


The ‘Boo’ Experience at Leahy’s Open Farm (24 - 31 October 2016)
From haunted hay rides through the farm, to the mysterious witches forest where children can help the little old witch make a magic spell by gathering special ingredients, there's a fun halloween game to suit everyone. Make sure you check out the witches wiggle disco where fancy dress is a must, and settle in for scary story-time before your journey home.

Youghaloween Spooktacular (28 – 30 October 2016)
A whole weekend of spooky events awaits visitors to the hauntingly beautiful medieval town of Youghal. This Halloween festival set on the River Blackwater, which blends the old Celtic Pagan ways of celebrating Halloween with the new, is a fantastic fun-filled event for all ages.

Rock Close at Blarney Castle (All Year Round)
Ideal for children, this magical trail has a fairy/witches theme where a lot of the natural landscape is said to be occupied by fairy tale creatures, as well as larger climbing frames and swings for older kids.

Ghostly Goings-On at the Castlemartyr Resort (24 - 31 October)
A warm, witchy welcome awaits all who venture into the Castlemartyr grounds during mid-term! This halloween there are a whole host of bewitching activities for younger guests to enjoy, meaning that your mid-term break to our modern mews houses and spacious lodges will be fun for the whole family.