Fun Family Things to Do in Suffolk During the October Half Term

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Five fun family things to do in Suffolk during the October half term. Days out, pumpkin patches and Halloween activities. 

With half term and Halloween just around the corner, it is time to think about how to keep you and your family occupied. With an array of fun-filled indoor and outdoor activities available, you can enjoy yourselves whatever the weather.

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Including the best places to go camping in Suffolk and where to make your very own magic wand, the list of things to do is endless. From pumpkin picking, and camping at Alton Water, we have put together five fun things for the family to enjoy in and around Suffolk during this October half-term.

Halloween Trail and Camping at Alton Water

We know how tricky it can be to find something for the whole family to participate in and enjoy, but Alton Water has got you covered.


Not too far from the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located in the stunning countryside of Suffolk with over 400 acres of land, Alton Water Park is the perfect place to escape and stay entertained.

Alton Water are hosting their very own Halloween Trail throughout October – follow clues, discover interesting facts about nature and claim your spooky reward. This a great way for children to have lots of fun and learn along the way!

If one day isn’t enough for you, then why stop there? With lots to see and plenty to do, why not visit for a weekend or even longer? Take a look at the Alton Water Camping and Caravanning club facilities and make the most of the October half-term. 

pumpkin patch at undley farm

PYO at Undley Farm

Situated near Bury St Edmunds, Undley Farm is a great location to amuse the entire family.

With their ‘Pick Your Own’ pumpkin patch celebrating its 20th anniversary, the event offers a specially created themed maize maze. Alongside this, enjoy a jam-packed day of live magic shows, a pumpkin-shaped bouncy castle and an inflatable obstacle course.

Pick your own pumpkins straight from the vine – ready to carve, decorate or eat! Let children play and take part in the all-new Stamp Station Trail.

Warm up and get cosy in their Halloween Cabin with a festive hot chocolate or enjoy a wood-fired pizza. For something more autumnal, grab a hearty bowl of pumpkin and red pepper soup followed by a slice of pumpkin pie or a Halloween cupcake.

Wands and Witches at Easton Farm Park

Head to Easton Farm Park for some hauntingly good half-term fun and all things wands, witches and mystical beings.

Providing families with a week of spooky delights, Easton Farm Park is a one-stop-shop for the perfect Halloween adventure. Children will get the chance to visit the animals, take part in a ghostly trail and even make their very own wand or broomstick!

The whole family can get involved in a creepy quiz for the chance to win a spook-tacular prize. Get warm in the Barmy Barn Cafe while little ones continue the fun in the indoor play area, or even stay the night in a holiday cottage or caravan!

Framlingham Castle

Spooky Framlingham Castle with Creepy Critters

Visit this fantastic Halloween event at Framlingham Castle which is bigger and better than ever before – it is sure to get the family in the Halloween spirit!

Join in on the fun and get hands-on with creepy crafts and a wicked-witch themed quiz. Dress up in your best Halloween outfit for a chance to win a prize. Meet some amazing animals including snakes, spiders and learn some interesting facts about these creepy crawlies. Take part in the Witch Trail and carve your very own pumpkin!

With lots of things to keep the entire family entertained, your half-term week is sure to be filled with lots of fun, laughter (and a little bit of horror!).

Hallowsgate at Kentwell Hall

Get involved with all things spooky at the Hallowsgate Halloween Family Festival at Kentwell Hall.

Full of thrilling quests, challenges and activities, there is sure to be something for the whole family to enjoy. Take part in the ‘School of Sorcery’ where children can make their very own wand and graduate as an official wizard!

With a haunted house, a witches walk, a fairy garden and a whole lot of face painting, pumpkin dipping and fancy dress fun – this will keep the family entertained all day long.

Dress up and wrap up warm as you take part in the outdoor festivities before making your way to the stable yard and van in the funfair ground for a whole host of ghoulishly delicious food and snacks.

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