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Things to do in October half term in Dorset

Dorset events in October half term

Halloween is well covered in the series of half term events in Dorset but if you don't like ghosts and ghouls, or even pumpkins, October also sees nature and history celebrated with half term activities.


Chesil Half Term Bird Bonanza 22-30

An ornithological extravaganza, teaching little ones how to look after birds ready for the winter.


Weymouth Freaky Streets 22-30

There’s no escaping Halloween with a half term in Weymouth – there are spooky goings-on around every corner throughout the town.

Pumpkin time

Studland Beach Halloween Week 22-30

A Halloween beach trail and seasonal crafts to keep half term holidaymakers entertained.


100 years of the tank 22-30

Bovington tank museum celebrate 100 years of the tank this October half term. Details are under wraps, but it’s sure to be special.


Christchurch Heritage Festival 23-30

‘Watch the Wall’ is a series of events celebrating smuggling throughout the history of Christchurch with songs, talks, films, exhibitions and general festival stuff.

Christchurch quay

Farmer Palmer’s Halloween 24-28

Fang-tastic fun at the farm with fancy dress, dances, face painting and monster hunts.


Great Half Term Dinosaur Hunt 22-30

The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester will have little ones hunting for answers to a great dinosaur mystery whatever the weather.


Spooky Fun at Lulworth 23-28

Explore the setting of the ancient castle and be spooked by ghosts and ghouls.


Halloween at Corfe Castle 22-30

Take part in a horrid trail and explore the castle ruins with welcoming pumpkins and other activities.

Corfe Castle

Don't forget to find yourself somewhere safe (and non-spooky) for a half term holiday in Dorset.

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