With half-term looming, it's time to start thinking about what to do with the kids while they're home from school.
The October half term can be particularly difficult to plan with the unpredictable changeable weather, but there's a variety of fun and interesting activities on offer regardless of your budget or the age of your kids. Why not visit…
Haynes International Motor Museum
The prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum, at Sparkford in South Somerset, offers an excellent day out for everyone. With more than 400 cars and bikes displayed in stunning style, dating from 1885 to the present day, it is the largest international motor museum in Britain.
The children can enjoy the new Reel Film Bus (a cinema within a Bristol bus showing various children's films throughout the day); Hunt the Animal Quiz, Children's Activity Centre, Top Trumps Trail, brass rubbings, and many other activities. For those interested in a nostalgic trip down memory lane, the museum offers a host of familiar names such as Austin, MG, and Morris. While for those seeking something more exotic there is a vast array of performance cars, from modern classics such as the Dodge Viper and the Jaguar XJ220, to the older Jaguar E Type and AC Cobra. Also on show is a large collection of American cars, including the jewels in the crown of Haynes – the V16 Cadillac, and the million-dollar Duesenberg. Complete your day out in our café, serving a variety of drinks and snacks; visit the gift shop whilst the children play in our soft play fun bus.
The Wookey Hole Halloween Spooktacular takes place this year from October 27 to November 4.
A spooktacular Halloween awaits you at Wookey Hole this year, where the resident Witch of Wookey Hole will meet and greet you before creepy competitions and eerie tours through the caves… come if you dare!
Once inside there's no going back with the cackles, the dimly-lit corridors and the echoes of drips into the river making for an experience you'll never forget.
When you have escaped the caverns you will find an array of attractions to explore with over 20 attractions included in your ticket.
Be sure to check out the Live Halloween Circus Shows, a fun-packed show featuring trapeze, silks, juggling, unicycling, magic, and so much more.
The circus shows will be on daily at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. New for 2012 you can now meet the witch's minions in the Witch's Grotto and each child will receive a free gift. All this is included in the price of a £12 ticket; it's good value and a great day out for all the family.
This year's Ghost Tours between October 27 and November 3 are also not to be missed and the evening tour of the caves is followed by a two course carvery dinner, included in the price of a ticket. The children's play areas/Mirror Maze and Penny Arcade are open but booking is essential as spaces are limited.