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Half Term Halloween Happenings in Oxfordshire

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Spooky fun for all the family

Halloween is almost upon us and with it lots of spooky activities around Oxfordshire. Here are a few family orientated ones you could try. Why not get all dressed up and make a day of it?

1. Blenheim Palace
For the ultimate in range and number of activities, try Blenheim Palace. A one day entry can be quite expensive but if you buy the full ticket and upgrade to an annual pass, it's great value.

From 27th October to 4th November, children can follow a 'Witches and Wizards' trail around the Pleasure Gardens, enjoy spooky tours of the Palace, paint scary pottery, get a fright with ghostly stories and try your own pumpkin carving.

2. Halloween Howl at Millets Farm Centre
Millets Farm Centre is also chock full of Halloween adventures for families. Check their website for details of what's running on individual days. Highlights include a Haunted House, trick or treat trails, bouncy castles, trampolines and much more.

3. Annie's Tea Room at Thrupp
Annie's Tea Room is always a fun place to take children with lots of imaginative things to do. This Halloween Half Term will be extra spooky with biscuit decorating, pumpkin carving, ghost hunts, a slimy lucky dip and much more.

4. Playzone at Bicester Wyevale Garden Centre
On Friday 22nd November from 3:30pm to 5pm, the playzone at Bicester's Wyevale Garden Centre are holding a Halloween Party. There will be mask making, a lucky dip, pin the tail on the cat, face painting and a fancy dress competition. Book ahead and the 7.99 includes a buffet and all the activities. The Playzone has a small soft play area too.

5. Create your own spooky fun
Why not have your own Halloween Party. A simple old sheet makes a great ghost costume but remember to cut some holes for eyes or some bandages makes a good mummy. A few snacks and games like apple bobbing will create lasting memories for your children. It needn't be too stressful if you ask your mummy friends to bring some snacks too.

So what are you doing for Halloween?
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Why? Spooky Family Fun
When: October Half Term
Where: Oxfordshire
Cost: various - check individual websites
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