Visit the Cotswolds this half term holiday for a spook-tac-u-lar time!

(Last Updated On: 11th October 2019)

Woooo-ooooo…the school autumn half term is fast approaching! With Halloween and Bonfire Night at the end of the holiday, it’s the perfect time to get away to the Cotswold countryside with the family, have some fun carving pumpkins, watch a firework display and generally have a deliciously spooky time… Here are 4 spooky places in the Cotswolds to visit this half term and pump-tastic things to do:

1. Enchanted Sudeley Castle

2. Ghastly Goings on at Berkeley Castle

Have an audience with King Henry VIII and two of his beheaded wives, watch out for the Grim executioner as he prowls about the castle with tales of gore, two of Henry’s less fortunate wives will mingle with visitors, telling their sorry tales of how they fell out of favour with the King and what became of them! And you can carve a pumpkin, get your face painted in a ghoulish fashion, then swap your adventure stories over toasted marshmallows in the Wild Play area.


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3. Cattle Country Moos & Boos

Take a scary tractor and trailer ride to find the witch in the spooky wood at Cattle Country Adventure Park


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4. Pick your own pumpkin at Cotswold Farm Park Halloween Land

Cauldrons of spooky fun are to be had at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park Halloween Land area.

Pick your own pumpkin, fresh off the farm’s pumpkin patch. Get crafty and decorate it at the farm (leave all mess behind!) or take it home with you. Children get to choose a fearsome face-painting design they would like too.

People walking through pumpkin patch

Deliciously scary half term sleepovers…

If you’re inspired to come and visit the gloriously spooky Cotswolds this half term, why not stay a few days and book a self-catering cottage or castle for the whole family? Take a look here for ideas and availability, but don’t hang about (sorry…), our Cotswold holiday homes (sleeping from 4 to 12) are booking up faster than you can say “boo!” to a ghost!

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