Halloween (C) English Heritage

By Emma Kirkup

It may not seem that long since the children have gone back to school but if you are looking ahead to the October half term then we’ve put together some handy ideas to what’s on in Wiltshire including:

1. Crafts events and more at the Pound Arts Centre

Head to the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham for various craft, arts and hands-on events during half term.

2. Have a go at pumpkin carving

Roves Farm, near Swindon, will be running their pumpkin carving activities – create your perfect Halloween carving!

3. Experience thrills and chills at Longleat

Longleat will be getting spooky for Halloween with ghost trains, Nasty but Nice Shows and a Trick or Treat Trail (plus lots more).

4. Get into the carnival fever

The streets of Salisbury will come to life with the illuminated floats of the carnival on Friday 23 October and on Saturday 24 October, the penultimate carnival on the Wessex circuit will head to our county town of Trowbridge.

5. Test your wizardry skills

Calling all budding Hogwarts students: test your spooky skills on a discover course around Lacock Abbey at their Wizard School.

6. Enjoy a frightfully good time at Old Sarum

With have-a-go crafts and spooky stories, you are in for a frightfully good time on a visit to Old Sarum this half term.

7. Learn about Salisbury’s smelly past!

Discover the horrible and smelly bits of Salisbury’s past on a Spooky Salisbury – Horrible History walk organised by Salisbury City Guides on 26 October. For older children, check out the Classic Ghost Walks too.

8. Don’t forget your torch on a visit to Wiltshire Museum

Wiltshire Museum will be holding a Museums at Night event on Friday 30 October with storytelling, a torch-lit gallery trail, a visit to the spooky cellar and more.

Find out more about what’s on by checking out our Halloween page for some more spooky goings-on across the county.

Please note, the Wiltshire half term takes place on 22-30 October 2015 however check out our events pages for details of other family-friendly events outside of these dates.

Exploring Lacock Abbey

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