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October Half Term: Parents Survival Guide




Half term. The two weeks of the school year that creep up on you with no warning. Summer is over, temperatures have dropped and it’s time to book in some time together as a family before the winter blues set in. Finding yourself frantically looking for an array of activities to keep your clan happy? Read on…



Keep active with Bovey Rangers and Bovey Bears

Bovey Castle is proud to promote the ethos for outdoor learning through woodland and nature themed activity experiences. Bring the kids over to Bovey for supervised activity sessions of exciting indoor and outdoor activities for 7 to 14 years old. Activities include survival skills, archery, fishing, 4x4 off road experience, apple pressing, bird box making and more. This is a great option for those wanting to ditch the electronics and re-connect with nature. 

For younger folk (ages 3 - 7) Bovey Bears’ Den is the perfect distraction with toys, games and activities to explore. Friendly staff are fully qualified and always have an exciting activity planned. Everything from candle decorating, stone painting and mask making to clay work, storytime and free play.



Enjoy some downtime with a ‘staycation’ at The Cary Arms

If your family is in the mood for refreshing sea air and fun in the sand, head to Babbacombe Beach for a great British seaside getaway. Cary Arms’ charming cottages are ideal for families, featuring a spacious, comfortable sitting room with a working fireplace and fully-equipped kitchen. Facilities include a 32" flat screen TV with DVD & CD player, books, games and a DVD library. There’s room for your pet pooch too! 

For some Halloween fun, you could even treat the kids to a trip to Living Coasts, just a short drive away from Cary Arms. Little ones can release their inner detectives with their half term halloween murder mystery...



Stay on budget at Langstone Cliff Hotel

Book in with Langstone Cliff Hotel during half term (21st October - 2nd November) where kids can stay for FREE. With entertainment for all ages including some of the finest magicians and tricksters in town, there will never be a dull moment. 



Trick or treat at Woodbury Park

Scare away the boredom this half term with Woodbury Park’s spooktacular line-up of activities for the kids. From trick or treat treasure hunts and pumpkin carving to their Freaky Friday Halloween party, they're sure to have a wicked time…


Ditch the electronics, pack the waterproofs and you’re set for a fabulous half term break!

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