October Half Term Autumn Leaves

If you're stuck on ideas for what to do during October half term, we can help! If it's a family day out you're looking for, or a romantic getaway there's plenty that Wiltshire has to offer. These are just some of our suggestions. 

Scare yourself  

It's Halloween month which means, dressing up, trick or treat and best of all family fun events. You can admire some scarecrows at Bowood house,  go on a ghost walk through medieval Salisbury and even admire some owls for a real treat. 

Ghost walk Wiltshire Autumn

Enrich yourself in literary knowledge 

Discover the world of words at Salisbury Literary Festival, number one New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory will be there and there will be lots of events going on around the city. Salisbury is a place with great depth of literary knowledge so be sure to check it out.

Get creative 

Make your own bracelets at Elements of Avebury, perfect for a personalised Christmas gift. Or if you fancy yourself as pottery master Eastcott Studios have a variety of workshops on offer!

Go to an alternative exhibition 

Experience virtual reality at the Fox Talbot Museum Lacock, and step back in time (virtually) to William Fox Talbot’s photography era in 1839. 

Virtual Reality Lacock


Challenge the autumnal weather and go camping in a tent at Blackland Lakes in Calne, they have a great autumn promotion for you too. Or if you‘re looking for an alternative way to stay in Wiltshire check out these options.

Go to a show! 

What’s better than experiencing drama first hand at Salisbury playhouse. They're also hosting 'play in a day' a workshop working with theatre professionals to create your own play for the day! Another great option is the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon which offers concerts, comedy shows and more. You can also laugh the night away at a comedy show in Melksham. 

Feast at an award-winning restaurant

Treat yourself and a loved one to a meal out, there are so many different food options in Wiltshire and you can be sure to wow your partner at one of these award-winning restaurants.

Award Winning Restaurant Wiltshire

Explore the Salisbury Plain in style 

Not to be missed on your visit to Wiltshire is the Salisbury plain; to see this beautiful area you can ride on horseback or for the more adventurous book onto a 4x4 tour with Salisbury Plain Safaris

Driving Experiences in Wiltshire

Drive around Wiltshire's idyllic settings in style with vintage classic cars. A great way to explore and feel like a movie star. Enjoy and action packed day and race, watch and experience motosport at Castle Combe Circuit.

Vintage Classic Car

Jump for joy 

Ever wondered what it feels like seeing Wiltshire from above? Release your inner daredevil at GoSkydive and have a go at jumping out of a plane (with a trained instructor, don't worry!) It's definitely worth it! 

Watch a firework display 

Longleat are hosting a firework spectacular to celebrate the end of October half term. There's no better setting than this! Make sure you head down to see it and get into the spirit of Autumn. 

Hopefully this informed you a little bit about what to do in Wiltshire this half term but if you need some more ideas, have a look at what's on here. We look forward to welcoming you soon!




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