October Half Term

The cold weather has crept up on us and it’s now well and truly Autumn. We’ve got lots of fun planned for October as the nights draw in, including plenty to entertain the children with over the half term holiday! 

We recommend booking your tickets in advanced. 


 Halloween Ghost Hunt

Sunday 28 October | Entry between 4 – 6.30pm

Tour the museum in this after-dark Halloween experience. Come dressed and ready to scare as you make slime, try ghoulish games and complete the graveyard unlucky dip. Talk to the ghosts of the Saxon Princess and the Highwayman as you complete your mission and make it out safely! Visitors will be admitted in small groups. Please select your entry time when booking. 

Book here | £6 per child


 Medieval Fun Day 

Sunday 21 October | 12 – 5pm

Hear the Museum echo with Medieval drums and fanfares! Join their dances, cheer their boisterous dramas, be entertained by juggling and gasp at combatting knights. Featuring:

  • Make a Heraldic Shield – £3 tickets available here
    Sessions starting 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm.  
  • Free storytelling & activity trail 

Discover & Make: Halloween

Tuesday 23 & Thursday 25 October
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm 

Make a spooky mask and design your own loot bag to collect your treats for Halloween! Why not use it to hold your goodies at our Ghost Hunt on the 28th? 

Book here | £3.50


Parent & Child Crochet

Saturday 20 October 
11.30am – 1.30pm

Come along and learn to crochet with your child. Make a gift to take home and use your new skills to make exciting things together. Refreshments included. Max two children to one adult. Recommended 5+

Book here | £15 parent and child joint ticket, £5 for additional child


Cally’s Board Game Evening

Thursday 25 October
7 – 9pm

Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun! Come and play Cally Trench’s intriguing and entertaining original board games – including ‘Trees versus Axemen’ and ‘Whirlpools and Lifebelts’. Book in advance. Suitable for all the family.

Book here | £5


Halloween Crochet

Monday 22 October
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm

Be seen at Halloween and crochet your own glow in the dark scary key fob or jewellery. Recommended for children aged 4+

Book here | £3.50


Fox & Cubs Family Fun

Friday 26 October
10am, 12.30pm

Family outdoor sessions suitable for 2 to 6 years, following the format of our popular toddler forest school. Join us for seasonal activities, natural crafts, campfire cooking and more. Including drink and a snack. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather!

Book here | £6.50 per child