We’re putting it out there guys, this is our favourite half term of the year.
Feb, forget it. May, shmay. The October holidays are all about cosy lie-ins, woodland walks, crafternoons and horror movie marathons. Seriously, what could be better than a week of chomping on pumpkin pie after a chilly stroll in the crunchy orange leaves? Yep, autumn is the best.
If you’ve planned your week off already, go you, you sassy organised hero. If not, we’ve got a few ideas up our chunky knit sleeves…
Okay, we know we’re in danger of sounding like your granny here but check out the National Trust for some seriously pretty nature walks. Wherever you live, there’s an outdoor adventure waiting in anticipation. Wrap up in your fave scarf and mittens combo to climb trees, take Insta snaps of pretty scenes and get a magical dose of fresh air. Take the dog while you’re at it – that’s one chore to tick off your half-term list too. You’re welcome.
If the outdoors isn’t really your *thing* then why not give an escape room a go! It’s so darn mind-boggling but SO much fun if you love puzzles and solving mysteries. There’s a Harry Potter themed Enigma Quest (WE KNOW!) which tests your potions knowledge as well as your courage, imagination and creativity. It’s totally thrilling and the perfect day out for you and the rest of your Gryffindor team, just make a pact before you go in that you’ll work together like Harry, Hermione and Ron – especially if you want to avoid he-who-must-not-be-named. (Jks. Voldermort isn’t actually chilling in there.)
If you’re more aspiring gymnast than Crystal Maze champion, why not drag your besties to the closest trampoline park? There are tons all over the country, with most of them featuring a whole world of interconnecting trampolines for you to explore. Heck, some even have massive airbags to somersault on, dodgeball courts and even super squishy foam pits! It’s as amazing as it sounds, trust us.
Obsessed with Halloween? We know, we know, it’s only one day in the month but if you love witches, wizards, toffee apples and trick or treating as much as we do, hit up a pumpkin patch! From muddy farmyards to dedicated fields of the big orange babies, you’re bound to find somewhere to pick your own. Once you’ve popped your new pet in the car, take it home for an epic crafternoon. If you CBA to carve it (we get it), here are 6 more amazing ways you can decorate it instead…
Get your skates on
The outdoor skating rinks might not be open yet but that doesn’t make swishing through an indoor floor of fresh ice any less, well, fresh. Think of October half-term skating as your warm up to the big event. Spend a day practising your best pirouettes (OK maybe just try and stand up) because the more hours you put in now, the more impressed your Christmas crush will be when you go on your cute December ice skate date.
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