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Autumn half term in St Albans - 26 Oct to 3 Nov 13

What's on, days out, events and activities for all ages

There's lots to do in and around St Albans this Autumn half-term for families with children of all ages. Please check event details, availability and prices with the venue before you go and remember that pre-booking is often required. For more ideas, visit our children's, museums and attractions, days out and parks and gardens sections.




All week

Willows Farm Village

Pumpkin Festival: a free Pumpkin for every child plus Pumpkin Hunt, Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Olympics, and lots more

All week

Butterfly World

Kids go half price all week with our voucher!

Sat 26 Nov - Sun 3 Nov: October half term activities including creepy crawly handling sessions, mask making, face painting and visit the Leaf Cutter ant colony running all week. Also activities on each day including glow bugs, sand art, bird feeders and much more.  Times and info on the website. Some activities may incur an additional charge.    

Buy tickets for Fireworks at Butterfly World on 3 Nov online here now

30 Oct

Burston Garden Centre

Children's Pumpkin Mask Making, face painting and storytelling. 11am to 3pm. All money raised goes to Greenfingers charity.

30 Oct

Clock Tower

Pumpkin Carving.  Carve your own pumpkin.  The best will go on display at the Clock Tower on Halloween night. 1pm - 5pm. Free (£3 to take pumpkin home).

26-30 Oct

Celtic Harmony Camp

Samhain Week: enjoy autumn crafts, games and activities to prepare for Halloween. Daily from 10am to 5pm. Costs £8 person in advance for adults and children. Under 2's free.

28 Oct-1 Nov

Campus West

Half-Term Skates: 1pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4.30pm.  £5.25 (£6.75 with skate hire)

31 Oct

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Halloween Activities - Decorate Halloween cookies, enjoy craft activities and Halloween games, hear about the Curse of the Cave and dress up. 11am - 3.30pm.  Free entry (some activities will incur a small charge).

All week

Campus West

Family Movies - Child friendly films on all week at Garden City Cinema, Campus West. See website for more information.

31 Oct

St Albans Cathedral

The Big Draw: The theme for this year’s Big Draw is Draw Tomorrow. Our team of volunteers will help you with ideas on how to approach the theme through exploring the Cathedral building and its artefacts before using the wide range of materials provided to create your very own masterpiece! From 10.30am to 3pm. Free!

29 Oct and 1 Nov

Radlett Centre

Scrooge (A Christmas Carol).  Adaptation of Charles Dickens classic story into a child-friendly theatrical format. 29 Oct.  Suitable for 5+. 11am & 2pm. Tickets £9.50

Marty MacDonald's Farm. Colourful farmyard fun with a host of loveable characters. 1 Nov 2pm. £9 or £32 (family ticket)

28 Oct -1 Now

Museum of St Albans

Holiday Club - Winternights and Wondrous Days.  Holiday club sessions held each day on a variety of Viking related themes. 10.30am-12.30pm daily. £10.  Details., October 2013