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October half term places to go

Is half term really nearly upon us?! We’re wondering where the last few weeks have gone since the children went back to school, are you?

Read below for a handful of suggestions from some of our Area Sales Managers for places to go with your family during half term, to keep everyone occupied:

Louise Simpson, Reigate and Redhill

Louise suggests Denbies near Dorking and this half term they have some great sounding activities, from spooky crafts, spooky storytelling, “The Spookiest Fairy Tale Ever Told”,  and birds of prey. Many of the activities can be booked in advance here. We think the kids will love it!

Priory Farm in Nutfield has the great Spooky Trail, and fun is guaranteed as you wind your way up the hill and down again with lots of ghostly surprises in store. There is also the Witches Cavern across the road where you can go and choose your pumpkin to take home and carve.

Zac Ship, Tonbridge

Zac is planning to take his daughter to “Wear ‘m out” in Tonbridge, as a brilliantly handy place to go on a rainy day, he regards it as “always a winner”! There is a café there with healthy treats, so it’s easy to spend a few hours there while the childen have fun.

Paul Mulligan, Croydon

Paul recommends Kidsspace as somewhere to go on a wet weather day, it’s a fantastic soft play where the children have a great time running around the play frame.

He also enjoys the World of Golf, with the Dragon Quest course for children, which looks like great fun for a dry day!

Mathew Gurr, Haywards Heath

Mathew is planning to visit Washbrook Farm at Hurstpierpoint, where you can have a go at the “Guess the weight of the pumpkin” competition and the “cuckoo in the nest” quiz. There are even Halloween specials in the tearoom. Yummy!

Nicola Jordan, Marketing Director

Nicola has recently been to the Sealife Centre in Brighton with her daughter, and recommends following it with a walk through the tunnel to the seafront and having fish & chips on the pier.

She also wholeheartedly recommends Drusillas in Alfriston, especially as they have a special offer this half term for a child to go for £5 with a full price paying adult.

Sam Webb, Land and New Homes Manager

Sam loves taking her daughter to Hobbledown where they have pumpkin bowling, creepy crawlies and ‘The Spider’s Lair’ a puppet show which will take place in Topperpot’s Tepee Theatre. Sounds like great fun!

Mark Waldron, Sevenoaks

Mark has spotted the excellent sounding events at The Hop Farm, and let us know about it. With Pumpkin carving, face painting and a Zombie Shoot Out and Monster Mash Disco among other themed events, it sounds like a great day out.


He also spotted that Igtham Mote have a spooky spider web trail and a spider craft (craft on Thurs 26th Oct only) – dare you enter?!

If you’re looking for pumpkins, have a look at Crockford Bridge Farm just round the M25 near Weybridge. They have a fun play area, facepainting and an outdoor theatre performance (pre-booked tickets only). A great place to go for Halloween related fun.

One final place to mention is the delightfully named Pumpkin Moon, where you can grab yourself a colourful wheelbarrow, choose from 50 different types of pumpkins and squashes to take home and decorate for Halloween. It sounds wonderful!


We hope these ideas are helpful and you have a brilliant half term with your little monsters!

If you’re thinking of selling or letting your home, please give the team a call on 0330 223 1000.