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October Half Term is here so there is a good chance that you are probably looking for some ideas too keep the kids entertained now that they are not at school.
To give you some ideas for days out, here are ten top events taking place in the UK during October Half Term. Whether it's LEGO in Birmingham, dinosaurs in Manchester or cycling in Wales, there is something for everyone here!
Related: Spooky Days Out For Halloween
A chance to see some of the world’s best LEGO® builders with professional and amateur fan displays for BRICKLIVE visitors. Play with the Race Tracks, Graffti walls, LEGO Architecture and even more have-a-go themed areas for you to have a go at.
There are tonnes of LEGO® bricks for you to play with in the ever-popular BRICK PITS. A MUST for all fans of LEGO® whatever their age! Book Now
National Trust properties have an exciting programme of Halloween and autumn themed acticities for the school half term holidays.
As well as apple days and festivals, mushrooming events and spooky Hallowe’en thrills there is loads more fun to be had in the great outdoors. Join in at family events across the country this October half-term. Find out more
From old favourite characters through the decades to the must-have toys and gadgets to date, Kidtropolis will transport you to a world of childhood and interactive fun with a show packed full of top brands and entertainment.
With 14 awesome shows including The Next Step, Flawless,The Sooty Show, Captain Calamity, Marvin’s Magic, The Basil Brush Show, Peppa Pig, and KIDZ BOP to choose from — there’s something for all ages! Book Now
The Manchester Science festival runs until 29th October at various venues around Manchester. The theme of the event is Robots.
We often think of robots as a modern invention, but we’ve been harnessing the power of robotics for more than 500 years. Get close to a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 17th century dancing wine goblet and an animatronic baby, to Maria from 1927 film classic Metropolis and a news-reading android from Japan. Find out more
Climb aboard a time machine and travel back to witness living dinosaurs. See and feel for yourself what it was really like to be there, in the late Cretaceous, 67 million years ago.
Your adventure takes you to TimeBase 67 - an extraordinary research station built in the past - to meet time-travelling scientists who now study real, living dinosaurs instead of fossils. Tour their laboratories, watch them at work and see incredible sights like young dinosaurs in cages, a dinosaur autopsy and chicks emerging from eggs. Book Now
The Big Draw, held during the month of October concludes this half term with family events all over the UK.
This year's theme is Drawing Changes Lives. Whether it's used by a child expressing emotion or a professional designing our world, drawing changes lives everyday. Find Out More
The Bond in Motion exhibition is being held at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden, and it is the official exhibition of original James Bond vehicles that feature on the films.
You can see the archetypal Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5, Goldfinger’s Rolls-Royce Phantom III and the unforgettable Lotus Esprit S1 submersible from The Spy Who Loved Me, alongside less predictable 007 modes of transport such as the Citroën 2CV and the Crocodile Submarine. The exhibit also includes a variety of aircraft, boats and motorcycles.
Part of the Mackintosh Festival, you can join one of a number of free drop in “Banner making” events , you dont need bookings for those… just turn up !
There you will be able to have a go at stencilling while make a small contribution to the making of a communal banner. Find out More
Illuminasia in Blackpool's Winter Gardens is a walk-through experience, combining ancient Chinese tradition with modern production; this awe-inspiring display has a play of light and colour, artists of every medium gain inspiration from this beautiful Far Eastern art form.
Delight in the adventure of exploring a garden filled with towering exotic flowers and giant butterflies,and enjoy the serenity of time spent in the Jade Palace.
Cyclo Cross racing is a dynamic and exciting format of cycle racing that traditional take place in the autumnal and winter months. Each race is determined by a set time, which is usually calcuated by a number of laps of a circuit rather than a set distance.
With events suitable for all ages and abilities, you can get out on your bike and get muddy in the crisp autumn air. Find Out More
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