Half Term Fun and Frolics

Written by: Elmtree Press

Half Term Fun and Frolics

Half term will shortly be upon us and a number of attractions across the country are pulling out all the stops to ensure fun filled days out!

Eureka! is bringing back Gross Lab Workshop an all-time favourite schools workshop to explore just how amazing the human body is! Led by their specially trained Enablers, you will get interactive investigating the science behind all the icky, sticky and yucky stuff our bodies do. What better way to make learning memorable than getting grossed-out. Children will find out:-

  •     What happens when you cut yourself.
  •     What saliva is really for.
  •     Why our bodies need to burp and poop.

Why not combine your Gross Lab Workshop with a gallery visit to All About Me – their gallery dedicated to the human body.

SEA LIFE Scarborough presents The Deep as seen on CBBC from October 21st to November 5th. Solve the secrets of The Deep and become a Junior Nekton! Learn the secrets of the sea and use them to help us save the oceans. As you interact around the centre, discover how we can conserve marine life around the world.  Follow the trail around the centre and learn about their creatures. Use the decoders to crack the code and claim your prize at the end!


Organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council, Museums Week celebrates the unique collections and activities in their local museums. All activities are free for local residents with a Discovery Card.

There will be more than 100 activities taking place across 23 venues during the nine-day celebration.

  • Discover 800 years of history at the Mayor’s Parlour and see Bath’s Royal Charters, gold, silver and sword
  • Look at fancy dress from the 1920s at the Fashion Museum Bath, and make a colourful headdress
  • Make a Roman actor’s mask at the Roman Bath
  •  Create pictures using oil pastels and find out about complementary colours and how they work at the Victoria Art Gallery
  •  Join a family-friendly tour of the floor at Bath Abbey and learn about the 1,500+ memorials and the lives of the people they commemorate Experience what life was like for Victorian children at the Radstock Museum

An evening of fun, games and activities will take place at the Roman Baths on Thursday 26 October to introduce the Children’s University in Bath.

The Children’s University encourages out-of-school learning, promoting life experiences, motivation, ambition and a love of learning in children aged five to 14.

It was launched in Bath in May this year by a group of schools working with Bath Spa University and other local organisations.

On the night, local museums will provide fun activities for children as they strengthen their curiosity about learning, and parents will be able to find out how to get involved regularly in the Children’s University. The event is free for Bath and North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card.

Booking is not required. Entry will be through the main doors of the Roman Baths. Doors will open at 6pm with last admittance at 7.30pm.

For full event listings please visit and Museums at Night ( 



Celebrate the magic of autumn at Beaulieu this October Half Term with amazing seasonal activities and traditional fun and games that all the family will enjoy.

See the fantastic harvest festival-themed decorations in Palace House and head to the Victorian Kitchen to help the cook to bake soul cakes, a traditional autumn recipe.

Don’t miss special themed arts and crafts activities for younger visitors to get stuck into before having your face painted with a ghoulish design.

Follow the All Hallows trail around the Beaulieu attraction, discovering fascinating seasonal facts as you go and learning about the origins and folklore of Halloween and All Hallows Day. Search for the spiders that are hiding across the attraction, can you spot where these eight-legged critters have gone?

For more magical goings-on, explore the secluded Mill Pond Walk to see fairy doors belonging to Beaulieu’s smallest residents, plus tree carvings of the mythical griffin, many-headed serpent and the green man of the woods.