Free and Low Cost Activities for October Half-Term
What’s on for kids and families over the October Half-Term without me having to break the bank, I hear you cry? Well, even though the half-term is only a week long, there seems to be loads going on AND lots that won’t cost you a penny!
You can see the full list of October Half-Term events HERE and if you fancy going to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure for FREE, then you can enter our prize draw to win a family day pass and prize bundle HERE. (ends 18th Oct 2018).
(Please check events haven’t sold out before you attend!)
Norwich Science Festival You can use the filter function on the Norwich Science Festival website. These are the ones that come up with you filter for ‘FREE’ and ‘FAMILY’ events!
19th – 27th October Empowering: Norfolk Women in STEMM Science Film Booth You can’t judge a book by it’s cover – Exhibition of Books
20th October Tree Listening
22nd October Astronomy Day
23rd October Engineering Day Big Lego Build RAF Marham Workshops Robot Rumpus
24th October Raspberry PI Jamwich Engineering activities and careers event Technology Day
25th October Chemistry Day Chemystery Breakout! Here comes the sun!
26th October So you want to live to 100? Concussion in Sport Is there more to food than taste and flavour? Drawn Together Health Day
27th October Science Fun Day for Families at Norwich Cathedral Soapbox Science Discovering our forgotten senses of taste and smell
Friend In Deed
Norfolk County Council Activities
Halloween at Castle Mall
Tuesday 23rd October Castle Mall – 11am-3pm Robot Rumpus – part of Norwich Science Festival 2018
Join us for a day packed full of robot fun! FREE storytelling, crafts, competitions and lots more!
Meet & Greet Meet Ro:Bot the life size walking, talking robot! Appearances at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.
Robot Testing Help the Kastle Kids team to test some robotic toys and learn about how they work.
Storytelling Join us the hear popular children’s books ‘Robot Rumpus’ and ‘No-Bot The Robot With No Bottom!’
Craftworkshop Join the Kastle Kids team to make your very own walking robot out of card! Plus decorate a robot mask.
Find us in the Kastle Kids room.
Norfolk Record Office
The Green Room, Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ
Enter the Dragon’s (& Lion’s) Den Thursday 25 October, 2018 2-3.30pm Take Snap the Dragon and the City Hall Lions as inspiration for your own puppets, before using archival backdrops to create your own puppet show.
Friday 26 October 2-3.30pm Discover some of the stories of ghosts contained in the documents of the Norfolk Record Office before creating your very own spooky hallowe’en decorations.
Free of charge
Children under 8 years much be accompanied by an adult.
FREE but booking essential – ring 01603 222599 for ticket availablity.
Park Britannia Halloween Activities
Park Britannia, Waterloo Park, Angel Road, NR3 3HX
Keep your little monsters and entertained this Half Term at Park Britannia:
Monday 22nd October 2018 9am, 10am, 11am and 12noon Creepy Crafts and Games
Tuesday 23 October 9am – 1pm Fangtastic Face Painting
Wednesday 24 October 9am, 10am, 11am and 12noon Ghoulish Games
Thursday 25 October 9am – 1pm Circus Trickery
Friday 26 October 9am, 10am, 11am and 12noon Spooky Slime
Plus complete the Waterloo Park Halloween Hunt to receive a treat, and be naturally creative and create an Autumn Halloween-themed crafty collage from natural items found in the park – you could win a Spooktacular prize each day!
We think these activities are suitable for ages 3+ (younger children may attend but will need parent/carer help with activities). Parents/Carers must stay with children at all times.
Spooks and Sparks in the Park (£5, under 3s free)
Catton Park, 27th October, 4pm-8pm
A fun packed halloween event for all the family, with a full size funfair from L Gray & Sons, two professional firework displays from Norwich Fireworks & Flashfx, entertainment from the Unhinged Circus performers, a new expanded food court catering for a wide range of tastes including vegetarian and sweet options too!
Spooktastic family fun at intu Chapelfield
24th October to 31st October 2018
Eerie activities, Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 October – 10am-1pm and 1.30pm-4pm Join us for ghoulish games, spooky storytelling around a witch’s cauldron and a zombie walking monster class.
Crown the pumpkin king, Saturday 27 – Wednesday 31 October Check out our retailers’ putrid pumpkin designs and vote for your favourite on Facebook.
The big trick or treat, Wednesday 31 October – 3pm – 6pm Gather up your little monsters, grab a beastly bucket and join out giant trick or treat trail on the lower ground mall.
Make this half term a spook-tacular one with intu Chapelfield. Visit us, it you dare…
Family Fun Day at The Garage
The Garage, Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY Friday 26th October, 10am – 3pm
This fun day we will be running activities for the whole family to come along and enjoy. From Zumba to storytelling, all the activities will be free.
All the classes are free but spaces are limited and must be booked by calling us on 01603 283382.